Living Like a Liberal August 3, 2010

In this article Matt Labash explains how being liberal, or progressive, is becoming more than a political belief but a way of life – I would almost say a spirituality of sorts. The text, he says, is Justin Krebs’ work “538 Ways to Live Work and Play Like a Liberal.” Ultimately, this is a trend to encourage. Liberalism will evolve in the direction of being a sort of spirituality and even a religion. And when that happens, we can declare “separation of church and state!” and declare liberalism excluded from public political discourse on religious grounds.

I would remind my readers that I may be a Democrat, but I’m not a ‘liberal’ (progressive) of the sort Labash and Krebs describe. I confess that I tend toward being a Crunchy Con. Crunchy Cons adopt many of the lifestyle

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features that Krebs recommends, but they do not accept most aspects of the progressive world view in matters political, social, or theological. I think Crunchy Con-ism is the best way of enjoying the best of liberal culture without buying into its foolishness.

Read “Living Like a Liberal” by Matt Labash at The Weekly Standard

2 Comments
jdlittell 08/04/2010

The most efficient solar panels in the world use a rare chemical element that is highly toxic to humans. So much in fact that if a panel drops, the hazardous materials team needs to come to clean up the toxic mess. Germany only allows these panels in their country if a bond is posted that pays to have the panel removed from their country when it no longer functions.

So, it appears the liberals might be solving one problem but creating several others not only with solar panels but with most everything else they do and say. Why aren’t all liberals walking around nude, not using transportation or utilities, and growing what they eat in their back yards?

Hypocrisy? Sure sounds like it to me!

RustyEntrekin 08/17/2010

A Crunchy Con! That sounds like a label that might fit me. I will have to order the book to see. I’ve always felt that our social and political values ought to be evaluated in the light of scripture, and thus, find myself to be a non-conformist conservative in many ways. For instance, I believie in stewardship of our earth and natural resouces, seeing this as a God-given responsibility. On the other hand, I would not value anything in nature above mankind, since man is created in the image of God. I suppose the best way to describe my philosophy is that I think we should live in accordance with God’s design, which is evident in the obvious teleology of man, woman, and each natural created thing (to the extent that it has not been corrupted by the fall).

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