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Editor’s note: The following Charles Krauthammer column was originally published on July 26, 2002. To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil. Social media storm The Islam Party has sparked a strong reaction from Belgian politicians on social media. The separation of men and women has been condemned and Sharia law criticised as a violation of human rights. "We can not ban a political party even if this party advocates extreme ideas because the political landscape has enough room for all these parties." Media: Euronews Liberals believe that human nature is fundamentally good. They think conservatives are mean. When Republicans unexpectedly took control of the House of Representatives in 1994, conventional wisdom immediately attributed this disturbance in the balance of the cosmos to the vote of the “angry white male.” The “angry white male” was a legend, but a necessary one. “Because Bush seemed personally pleasant,” explained Slate, “(they) assumed his politics lay near the political center.” What else could one assume?
Liberals think conservatives are evil. I'm not a robot reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms Liberals believe that human nature is fundamentally good. How about this wild theory: If you lock up the criminals, crime declines. They think conservatives are mean. Liberals, who have no head (see above), believe that conservatives have no heart. The "angry white male" was thus a legend, but a necessary one. Both apparently represent the "angry right." A classic of the genre - liberal amazement when it finds conservatism coexisting with human decency in whatever form - is the New York Times news story speaking with unintended candor about bioethicist Leon Kass: "Critics of Dr. Kass' views call him a neoconservative thinker. Neoconservative but thoughtful and dignified. "Because Bush seemed personally pleasant," explained Slate, "(they) assumed his politics lay near the political center."