Thursday 21 March 2013

The 15 year old Liberal

The 15 year old Liberal

When I have argued with Liberal’s I have discovered that if any event happened more than 15 years ago, in their mind, it is ancient history. 15 years is also the furthest most can project into the future. The ideas and policies that they advocate exist inside that vacuum of time. 

That is how they can say things like “Look you all said the sky would fall in if this became law but the sky hasn’t fallen”. The long view of history is hidden from them, that the effects of a law or policy may take years, in some cases decades to come into full effect doesn’t seem to occur to them. 

They are not people of the past and they are not people of the future, they are people of the present. That is both their gift and their curse.

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