Edited / Excerpted from
John Hinderaker's column
Over the last month or two, as the coronavirus has burst into public consciousness, we have witnessed a long-running show called Liberals Behaving Badly. Liberals like Nancy Pelosi initially pooh-poohed the virus and criticized President Trump for taking meaningful action against it by blocking travel from China.
But once it became apparent that the virus would be a significant problem, they did a 180 and began to accuse Trump of not doing enough. We have all seen this ad nauseam, and there is no need to catalog thousands of instances.
We have also seen an outpouring of hope from liberals that conservatives will die from the virus. I can’t readily think of a parallel in our history. During and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, for example, I don’t recall a single conservative saying that, looking on the bright side, it’s mostly liberals who are dying.
Conservatives just don’t think like that. This time around, however, many liberals are both blaming conservatives for the virus and rooting for conservatives to die. Which seems a bit odd, since the main centers of infection are all in blue zones like NYC, Detroit and New Orleans.
It’s just another day in Liberal Land. The hate flows freely, and it would be a Sisyphean task to keep track of it, let alone try to rebut it. The lesson, though, is clear. In the past, conservatives were much too willing to give liberals a pass with regard to motivation.
Conservatives have generally thought liberals are well-meaning, just ill-informed. There certainly are liberals in that category. But there are a great many liberals for whom that characterization is too kind. Many liberals are simply hateful people, and their ideology reflects that hate.
"Inside every progressive is a totalitarian screaming to get out." - David Horowitz