To be direct, this is NOT one of those liberal messages about ‘we all just have a different point of view and its okay’ but rather I once say things from a hyper liberal view and truly understand how they think.
In a quick irony liberals of course espouse togetherness/inclusion – but its only when you agree with them otherwise they are extremely intolerant. Back in my college days I was at a liberal rally and got a shirt that said ‘dont tolerate intolerance’ even back then I laughed at the irony but of course it fits pretty well.
That being said, I grew up extremely liberal, this was not because I was some dumb stoner. I was very highly educated, stayed away from drugs, led clubs and so on. I legitimately remember thinking that the older teachers who bashed communism ‘just didn’t get it’. Or that they were paranoid and delusional.
Keep in mind I grew up in the 90s, so liberalism still retained some of its old trappings and feminism/gays/identity politics had not come onto the scene at all yet.
The key part to understanding the way they see the world was this self-rightousness. They KNOW they are right and you are literally either with them or wrong. Conservatives of course have some degree of this but I think deep down this is doubt or knowing they might be deluding themselves with religion but it is not nearly the same brainwashing. An affect of this is how quickly they will swing from one belief to another. Late 2000s I remember the popularity richard darkins – some atheist – was in the upper liberal circles and these days is non existent.
The easiest way to sum up both their humor and way of viewing the world was snark. John stewart was kind of like a god and figure head. The way humor would work would be something like this he’d say “so who thought (something obviously bad) was a good idea?” (shows dumb pic of pres bush and cues laugh track, he smiles dumbily). “Well I guess that’s all there is to say about that.” It is so ‘evidently’ clear the right side is dumb merely showing them in mocking ways was enough – and of course avoiding debating them on facts.
To be clear I do not identify with conventional conservatives at all, both parties serve zion interests and this kavanaugh hearing was a perfect distraction of men vs women identity politics and avoid his record as a major deep state accomplice.
I remember during 2016 there was a funny picture going around where various hyper libs were telling their follows to NOT engage in debates with alt right types because ‘their arguments can sound very convincing’, which is funny that they fail to see their own irony.
One thing I appreciate on the alt right is the brutal honesty and discourse. Any idea stands and falls purely on its own merit, not whether it feels good or ‘is right’ or anything like that.