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    You know you're a lefty if ...

    You Know You're a Liberal/Lefty .... (collated from a few lists plus some of my own)

    • If you think the answer to ANY crime, infraction, or injustice is counseling.
    • If you've spent no less than 30 years in the walls of academia and don't see how today could be too much different from the '60s.
    • If you think the criminal has more rights than the police who arrest this criminal, unless the crime is sexual harassment, or racism.
    • You believe that nativity scenes should be banned from public view, but that anyone objecting to pornography only has to look the other way.
    • You object to any mention of "God" and "Jesus" in the media and education systems — except as swear words.
    • You go to a church wedding or funeral, but only to pray ostentatiously to "the woman upstairs".
    • You have not seen The Passion of the Christ, and you don’t know anyone who has seen it.
    • You whinge about the conservative bias in the media.
    • You think marriage is an obsolete institution — except for homosexuals.
    • You believe that gender roles are the product of Christian patriarchy, but homosexuals are born that way.
    • If you think Rob Reiner had to stretch to play the liberal in All in the Family"
    • You oppose studying telling schoolkids that the Pilgrim Fathers came to America to practise Christianity free of persecution, that the Declaration of Independence mentions a Creator, and that the first public schools used a Bible as a textbook. But you support using My Two Dads as wholesome literature, and forcing other people's kids to read it.
    • You support gay rights because ‘what consenting adults do in the privacy of their own bedroom is no one else’s business’. But then you want public approval and want to ban disapproval even in private situations.
    • You think that protestors outside nuclear power plants are dedicated activists, but protestors outside abortion clinics are dangerous zealots interfering with a legal activity.
    • You think that it's wrong to execute a convicted serial killer, but abortion on demand is a constitutional right.
    • You uphold a woman’s right to choose, unless a woman chooses adoption, chooses to be a stay-at-home mom, chooses to homeschool, or chooses to start a business.
    • You start a lawsuit to expunge Christian books from the school libraries in your state because it violates "separation of church and state" that you insist is in the Constitution. Simultaneously you start a lawsuit to defend the right to have books in the same school libraries advocating the religion of Wicca.
    • If you use the term 'open-minded' and don't care that it can't be defined in absolute terms.
    • If you think only white people can be racist.
    • If Clarence Thomas made you sick, Bob Packwood made you protest, but Bill Clinton is a victim of partisan politics.
    • If you think that teenager's sexual behavior is uncontrollable, but hardened violent criminals should be released on parole after serving a cut sentence in a "correctional institution".
    • If you think black leftists Maxine Waters, Jesse Jackson and Sheila Jackson Lee are articulate geniuses but black conservatives Justice Clarence Thomas, Dr Thomas Sowell, Dr Alan Keyes and Dr Walter Williams are dolts.
    • If you think Rush Limbaugh and Michael Reagan are mean spirited racists and promote hate crime but Maxine Waters, John Conyers, Jesse Jackson, ex-KKK Robert Byrd and Louis Farakahn aren't and don't.
    • You think Dan Rather was only guilty of excess zeal for pushing the forged Killian memos to try to discredit GWB, while the media were right to blacklist JFKerry's former comrades "Swiftboat Veterans for Truth".
    • If you think that the Constitution is a "living, breathing document" whose meaning always evolves toward your favorite cause, and should be changed but the writings of Karl Marx are "written in stone".
    • If you think burning the United States flag should be Constitutionally protected but burning a cross should be outlawed.
    • If you think that tax cuts hurt poor people and are uncompassionate, but taking 50% from their paychecks is compassionate
    • If your idea of hell is having to mind your own business and not meddle in other people's lives.
    • If you believe that posting the "Ten Commandments" in schools will hurt the children, but putting Heather Has Two Mommies or Ask Alice (on the internet) won't.
    • If you think that the American Dream could have only been accomplished in the '60s.
    • if you think that conservatives have no sense of humor then shudder at the idea of a Clinton joke.
    • If you actually do believe that Clinton doesn't know the definition of the words "alone", "is", or "correct".
    • If you believe that Columbus is a mean-spirit bringer of genocide, and never should have explored to the new world, which meant that no one would have religious or taxation freedom whatsoever.
    • If you think that the only way the tragedy in Littleton, CO could have been avoided was to restrict the access of the guns, two of which were bought on the black market.
    • If you actually think the multicultural movement of the '90s works better than organized religion.
    • If you don't want the Christian Right imposing their morality on you, but you want to impose big government on everyone else because they won't do the right thing.
    • You're a liberal if you can't see the irony in your own beliefs.
    • If you believe Peter Jennings was a very educated and intelligent man.
    • If you can actually believe everyone around Bill Clinton is lying, but Bill Clinton himself is telling the truth.
    • If you point to God's forgiveness of King David in reference to Bill Clinton but "forget" to read the rest of the scripture about the ruin that he inflicted on his family, his kingdom and himself.
    • If you think that the only acceptable hate crime is Christian bashing.
    • If you want to make the rich "pay their fair share" but leave Ted (more people have been killed in my car than in an American nuclear power plant) Kennedy and John (I married two heiresses) out of the definition of the rich.
    • If your idea of compassion is giving a homeless person a shopping cart but expecting them to accept the responsibilities of life is mean spirited, racist, bigoted, etc. ad nauseum.
    • If you think Princess Diana was compassionate for hugging poor children and children with AIDS (while "forgetting" about her getting in her limo and driving away) but Mother Teresa makes you uncomfortable.
    • If you think that "dumbing down" America's school kids is compassionate but holding them to high educational standards is "mean spirited", racist, bigoted, etc. ad nauseum.
    • If you think that people need to be punished for good choices and rewarded for bad ones.
    • You're a liberal if you think what Hitler did to the Jews is horrible but the "Christian Right" is dangerous and needs to be done away with.
    • If you don't see the parallel between yourself, Adolph Hitler, Josef Stalin and Chairman Mao.
    • If you believe that the "700 Club" are a group of fakes or actors but the people on "The Jerry Springer" show are real people.
    • If you actually refer to the Reagan and Bush Presidencies as one Presidency.
    • If you think that affirmative action is the only way to solve racial problems in America.
    • You still think that Duke University was right to suspend the whole lacrosse team and abuse the accused alleged rapists, even though we now know that they were totally innocent and that prosecutor Nifong had withheld exculpatory evidence. After all, whether it happened or not, it still reflects a racist and sexist culture.
    • If you think that pouring blood on a $1,500 fur coat is a sure-fire way to get your message across, but if anyone protests outside an abortion clinic, they're extremists!
    • If Sean Hannity makes no sense and Alan Colmes makes perfect sense.
    • If you voted for Mondale in 1984 thinking that raising your taxes was a good idea.
    • If you refer to listening to Jesse Jackson or Sam Donaldson as "equal time".
    • If you make snide remarks to guys for looking at women but champion Clinton's right to do whatever he wants with his interns.
    • If you think the impeachment vote was 'just about sex'.
    • If you think all the attacks against Republicans are justified, but got outraged about the Willie Horton incident—how dare they claim that Governor Dukakis was soft on crime?
    • If you actually think Clinton 'only inhaled'.
    • If the last 'good old president' you remember was Carter.
    • If you condemn Dan Quayle for misspelling potato (based on a schoolteacher's scorecard) and then ignore the witticisms of Al Gore (who are these people?)
    • If you think Alec Baldwin was justified in his protest on the Jay Leno show.
    • If you actually think there IS a way that the Republicans can poison the water supply to certain people, and destroy the ozone layer.
    • If you believe any of the conspiracies such as that the AIDS virus was started by the government or that certain products cause sterility in black males, or think that the US government orchestrated 11-9, but think The X-files is too far fetched.
    • If you think that Watergate and Iran-Contra was a travesty of justice, but anything against Clinton is partisan!
    • If you believe VH-1 when they tell you that warning labels were put on by "Conservatives led by Tipper Gore".
    • If you believe Clinton's 'change of heart' after the sudden switch in the 1994 election.
    • If you use the words "right wing extremist" at least four times in any given day.
    • If you think that Clinton's bombing on Iraq couldn't have possibly had anything to do with the impeachment vote... then why did they stop as soon as the vote was done? And now you condemn GWB for bombing Iraq, of course.
    • If you think that the four cops who beat Rodney King should have been thrown in jail forever, but the four thugs who beat Reginald Denny should have fair justice.
    • You complain that your community has too many white people and the Catholic church you go to doesn't have enough ethnicity, but you're the first one with a for sale sign in your yard when blacks start moving in.
    • You called Vietnam Veterans "baby killers", but think that allowing a woman to suck her baby into a sink is a constitutionally protected right.
    • You think that Joe Camel and big tobacco are out to kill your babies, but allowing a babies brain to be sucked out of its skull when it's 1/3 of the way out of the birth canal is paramount to a free society.
    • You scream if a CEO sleeps with an employee but think that Clinton receiving oral sex from an Intern is just fine.
    • You believe that Clinton was forced to lie under oath by the "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy"
    • You think that Ken Starr is the devil's helper for calling Monica's mother to testify but believe that Ollie North's wife and minister being called before the grand Jury was fair.
    • You believe Clinton's numbers about the number of jobs created and don't credit it to the businesses given opportunities in the 1980s.
    • You know no recorded economic history (e.g. the massive stagflation and recession) before the Reagan Era.
    • You think sexual harassment is rampant, date rape pervasive, domestic violence common and Paula Jones is lying.
    • You get mad when rape victims' sexual history is plastered all over the news media, but think Paula Jones' sexual history "must be made public."
    • You hate Hillary jokes.
    • You hate Monica jokes.
    • You pale at the execution of child killers, but defend the killing of unborn children as an expression of choice.
    • You fully support women who have "exercised their right to choose" when they abort in the 3rd trimester, but think Amy Grossberg should get the death penalty before the trial even goes to court.
    • You think trees have feelings, animals can conceptualize and the fetus is a blob of protoplasm.
    • You wear a red ribbon to show your support for a cure for AIDS but oppose all animal experimentation needed to find that cure
    • If you hear a news report of a man beat nearly to death because he is a minority or gay and you rally about punishing the bigot who committed the terrible act BUT, if you hear a news report of a man beat nearly to death for his money, and you start talking about the poor disadvantaged person who is forced to commit such acts to survive.
    • Further, we need hate crimes to punish the murderers of Matthew Shepard, although they already received the maximum sentences for murder. But we don't need them to punish the homosexual Nicholas Gutierrez who brutally bashed Mary Stachowicz in a fit of anti-Christian rage.
    • Similarly, we need racial hate crimes ;laws for the white murderers of the black man James Byrd (although two of Byrd's murderers were sentenced to death, and the other, life in prison). But we don't need them for the black murderers of the white couple Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, or for the Aboriginals who terrorized a white group for being white just after Sorry Day.
    • You are convinced that Frank Capra films and Norman Rockwell paintings are lies and distortions but Platoon, Dances with Wolves and Thelma and Louise are realistic.
    • You thought Walt Disney was saccharine sweet and terminally cutesy-pie — until it made Pocahontas (correctly censoring out her Christian conversion because that would violate "separation of church and state").
    • You think a moment of silent prayer at the beginning of the school day constitutes government indoctrination and an intrusion on parental authority, while sex education, condom distribution and multiculturalism are values-neutral.
    • You agonize over threats to the natural environment (acid rain, toxic waste) but are oblivious to threats to the social environment (pornography, promiscuity, and family dissolution).
    • You are appalled at all the money being spent investigating the alleged illegal activities of Bill Clinton, but insist that investigating 75 charges (74 which were dismissed as unfounded) charges against Newt Ginrich was "the only just thing to do." And you have no problem with the New York Times' recent smear on John McCain.
    • You want to outlaw cigarettes and legalize marijuana
    • You want to legalize cocaine and outlaw handguns. You think cops are pigs and criminals are products of their environment.
    • You believe the National Rifle Association helps criminals while the American Civil Liberties Union protects the innocent.
    • You think Rush Limbaugh is responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing but are outraged by suggestions that Ted Kaczynski (the suspected Unabomber) and Al Gore have anything in common.
    • You just know that everything Rush Limbaugh says is a lie but you have never listened to him.
    • Jesse Jackson makes sense to you. Barbra Streisand makes even more sense.
    • You oppose school vouchers and support forced bussing, but send your own kids to the best private schools that money can buy.
    • You think Herblock cartoons are funny and Janet Reno is totally hot.
    • You believe corporate profits are obscene but government spending is too low and the American people are undertaxed.
    • You see cartoons condemning religions and making fun of Christianity as funny and an expression of free speech, but think the cartoon B.C. should be banned because it is too religious.
    • You think deficits are caused by tax loopholes.
    • You think AIDS is spread by insufficient funding.
    • You consider the Catholic bishops noble and idealistic when they oppose capital punishment and welfare cuts but dangerous fanatics trying to legislate their theology when they defend the right to life.
    • You are convinced that proponents of welfare reform hate the poor and opponents of affirmative action hate minorities, but AIDS activists who bash the Pope and People for the American Way types who go psycho over Protestant "fundamentalists" are guardians of democracy.
    • You attribute every minority problem to entrenched, institutional racism and the legacies of slavery and segregation.
    • You think the black middle class is a myth created by Newt Gingrich.
    • You view race riots as justifiable expressions of rage over injustice and fail to see the similarities between a black mob burning a Korean store and a white mob in the Jim Crow era lynching a black man.
    • You don't understand all of the whining about affirmative action and are more than willing to sacrifice someone else's employment or education opportunity to assuage your guilt.
    • You marched against American involvement in Vietnam, thought the Gulf war was unnecessary but believe 25,000 U.S. troops in Bosnia are vital to our national interests.
    • You see no correlation between welfare and the rise of illegitimacy, judicial leniency and surging crime rates, or addiction and an entertainment industry that glorifies drug abuse. But you believe Richard Nixon is responsible for everything horrible that's happened in the past quarter-century.
    • You think those child-abusing, religious fanatics at Waco had it coming but the illegal immigrants roughed up by California deputies — after leading them on a high-speed chase — are the victims of the decade.
    • You think that it's ok for a class to make students learn a politically correct rendition of Islam (minus the violence, abuse of women, etc...) in the classroom, including taking Muslim names and performing parts of the religion, but if a science teacher points out a problem with evolution, that's a violation of the separation of church and state. "
    • You think it's great that many black Americans are abandoning their slave names, and don't see the irony in their adopting Arabic names when Muslim Arabs enslaved more blacks than white Europeans did.
    • You think that lecturers who spend much time attacking Christianity in their lectures, even though it means less time for the subject they are paid to teach, are responsibly exercising academic freedom. But you wanted to fire Dean Kenyon for attacking evolutionary ideas on the origin of life, although he was a world expert in the area and it was directly relevant to the course.
    • You think America needed to apologize after 9/11
    • You think that the 9/11 hijackers were freedom fighters, and that the war in Iraq is all about oil.
    • You think John Kerry nearly won the last election.
    • You think Theresa would have made a classier first lady than Laura.
    • You protested when your middle-school student had to play religious songs in band for the Christmas concert (someone might be reminded of Christianity if they hear an instrumental version of Silent Night, after all!) but if anyone is offended by hearing God's name used as a swear word, they should just shut up and not listen.
    • You think separation of church and state is really in the Constitution, and it only applies to Christians.
    • You really think Abraham Lincoln was gay.
    • You still talk about "President Gore."
    • The courts are the final authority when they reject Intelligent Deisgn, but when a British court finds serious errors in Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, it's "What would a judge know anyway?"
    • You think Scott Peterson should have more rights than Terri Schiavo.
    • Fox News is biased towards conservatism (except the show On the Record with Greta van Sustren, you don't know how she survives in that cesspool), but the New York Times and CNN are completely unbiased.
    • You think that homeschooling should be banned because government schools are essential to teach kids "socialization". But if kids talk in a government school class you're teaching, you yell, "you're here to learn, not to socialize."
    • You continually say that conservatives have no sense of humor, but after reading this page, think that I am cold and mean-spirited.
    • Lastly, you're a Lefty if — you don't get the point of this list!
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    The Lefties' 10 Commandments

    1. Thou Shalt Have no other gods before the environment.
    2. Thou Shalt Not make to thee any image or likeness of scripture or anything that references or alludes to God and post it a public place.
    3. Thou Shalt not take the name of the Supreme Court in vain.
    4. Remember vacation days in union contracts to keep them sacrosanct. For three days shalt thou labor, but the remaining four shall be for recreation.
    5. Honor thy Public School teachers and never criticize their methods, curriculum, or results, that they may fill thy campaign coffers.
    6. Thou Shalt not kill except for convenience and sex.
    7. Thou Shalt not judge any consensual sex act as immoral, lest thou be considered a prude.
    8. Thou Shalt not steal unless it is from a rich man and thou useth the tax code, or if thou art a clever movie character, thou canst do it as well.
    9. Thou Shalt bear false witness and paint a deceiving picture if it advances the cause of liberalism.
    10. Thou Shalt Covet thy neighbors house, thy neighbor's car, and thy neighbor's spouse. For thy neighbor hath gotten all of his goods and success by oppressing the poor. Thy covetousness shalt drive thy politics.


    And the greatest lefty commandment:

    Thou shalt be tolerant of thy neighbor, of his religion, and lifestyle, embracing it as if it were thine own."
    Unless he is a Christian, in which case thou shalt not tolerate this because it is intolerant.
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    Well Jono, when I saw the thread title I thought it would be fun to go through and answer all those questions. I underestimated how many there were. I didn't read them all, but read many of them. I can now confidently say that I not a leftie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
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    And the greatest lefty commandment:

    Thou shalt be tolerant of thy neighbor, of his religion, and lifestyle, embracing it as if it were thine own."
    Unless he is a Christian, in which case thou shalt not tolerate this because it is intolerant.
    Amen brother
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    Great list Jon. Got half way down. Thanks.

    FWIW, I'd lose:

    -- If you think that Teddy Kennedy, Jesse Jackson and the KKK don't have anything in common (at least the KKK is honest about their goals)., and

    -- If you think the best way to care about a disease is to wear a ribbon.

    as well as fix Peter Jennings to past tense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Great list Jon. Got half way down. Thanks.

    FWIW, I'd lose:

    -- If you think that Teddy Kennedy, Jesse Jackson and the KKK don't have anything in common (at least the KKK is honest about their goals)., and

    -- If you think the best way to care about a disease is to wear a ribbon.

    as well as fix Peter Jennings to past tense.
    All done, thanx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    Well Jono, when I saw the thread title I thought it would be fun to go through and answer all those questions. I underestimated how many there were. I didn't read them all, but read many of them. I can now confidently say that I not a leftie.
    That's good to know
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    Gee, I guess I'm not a lefty after all!

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    You know you're a lefty if you commit the fallacy of denying the antecedent?

    (I presume the way the list works is that if you blah, then you are)
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    I made it to the end of the list (sigh!) and my total score (excluding several US-centric questions I knew insufficient about to comment) was thirteen and nine halves. I haven't bothered listing which ones they are, but instead of asking if that qualifies, I'll ask a question:

    You're a liberal if you can't see the irony in your own beliefs.
    Jono, do you see the irony in your own beliefs, and if so, what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mangafranga
    You know your a lefty if you commit the fallacy of denying the antecedent?

    (I presume the way the list works is that if you blah, then you are)
    More like, if you are a lefty, then ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    More like, if you are a lefty, then ...
    Really?

    p if q (p=you know you are a lefty q=one of the list) is equivalent to if q then p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mangafranga
    Really?

    p if q (p=you know you are a lefty q=one of the list) is equivalent to if q then p.
    Yeah really. The tenor of this is not that any single one of these would be definitive.
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    Top psychiatrist concludes liberals [i.e. lefties] clinically nuts
    Eminent psychiatrist makes case ideology is mental disorder


    "Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness. "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave."

    ...

    "A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity — as liberals do," he says. "A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population — as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which over-regulates and over-taxes the nation's citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state — as liberals do."

    Dr Rossiter says the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by:

    • creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization;
    • satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation;
    • augmenting primitive feelings of envy;
    • rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government.


    “The roots of liberalism — and its associated madness — can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind,” he says. “When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Yeah really. The tenor of this is not that any single one of these would be definitive.
    I am not sure where such tenor is imbued into the text ("You know you are a lefty if ..."). It also seems rather odd to me that this tenor should destroy the literal meaning so easily (reversing a conditional no less). Also your formulation "if you are a lefty, then such and such" means that if you answer no to any, you are not a lefty. It also means that yes to all doesn't entail that you are a lefty.

    Also since the purpose is to figure out if people are leftys, it seems to me that my formulation makes more sense "if such and such, you are a lefty". And then perhaps just make it that the such and such has to be a conjunction of a number of yes answers.
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