Liberals live in an alternate reality


It is a common talking point on both the Left and Right to suggest that one’s opponents are not well-acquainted with reality, but it seems increasingly likely that liberals actually do occupy an alternate reality. This is not unlike the Berenstein(stain) Bears conspiracy where some believe that two alternate realities have collided with some people remembering one, some the other. Liberals seem to live in a reality much like our own except that everything important means the exact opposite. This is how George Ciccariello-Maher, an associate professor of political science at Drexel University, can claim that conservatives are actually the ones squashing free speech and academic freedom on college campuses. This is despite leftists rioting more than once at Berkeley to prevent conservatives from speaking, leftists arguing that free speech is overrated, leftists needing “safe spaces” to avoid the views of others, &c. Indeed, leftists are far more likely to avoid opposing political views, and the “least tolerant sub-demographic” are leftist women.

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