As I explained in yesterday’s post, the second phase of liberalism, egalitarian-liberalism, focused on inequities other than rich against poor, the traditional Marxist inequity. One such inequity that has been a frequent target of egalitarian-liberalism is that of privileged Christianity over other underprivileged religions.
Because liberals have often championed atheism, which of course is certainly an underdog philosophy in the United States when compared to Christianity, some people have gotten the false idea that liberals are pro-atheist, but this is not the case. Liberals are merely anti-Christian because it’s the most powerful religion.
Liberals will often take positions just to spite Christianity and for no other reason. For example, liberals are in favor of teaching evolution in the schools, and of course evolution should be taught, but this has given liberals an unfair characterization as being in favor of free scientific inquiry. But nothing could be further from the truth, liberals are only in favor of scientific inquiry that disproves Christianity. Liberals are dead set against any inquiry into evolutionary psychology, which is a natural consequence of evolution. Evolutionary psychology attacks the very egalitarian principles of liberalism, so liberals, quite ironically, attack evolutionary psychology with the same fervor that William Jennings Bryan (a Democrat) attacked evolution.
The true atheist, such as Christopher Hitchens or myself, hates Islam above all other religions, because Islam is the most evil religion and the greatest threat to freedom. But liberals are pro-Islam, and they are even calling people who are anti-Islam racist, racism being the most evil of all things in the liberal lexicon. Liberals are pro-Islam because they see Islam as the underdog religion compared to the world-dominant Christianity. Liberals have no philosophy of free thinking, it’s merely about supporting underdog religious philosophies regardless of their virtues or vices.
The root-for-the-underdog mentality of liberals is also seen in their attitude towards Israel. When Israel was first formed it had the support of liberals; the Jews were seen as the underdogs because millions of them had just been massacred in Europe, and they were surrounded by enemy Muslims. But after Jews demonstrated their ability to kick ass in warfare, and after Israel’s great economic success in comparison to neighboring Muslim countries, Israel and the Jews became privileged in comparison to the underprivileged and underdog Palestinians and Muslims. Now liberals no longer support Israel.
These examples demonstrate why it’s dangerous to ally with liberals just because they seem to be on the same side as you. They will turn on you as soon as your side is no longer seen as the losing side.