Commenter X-Ray explains:
August 20, 2017 at 10:07 am GMT • 500 Words
Liberals believe whatever helps their side and harms their enemy. That explains the hypocrisy between now and yesteryear concerning corporate influence (and everything else):
Past: corporations stigmatized as being conservative –> corporations bad.
Present: corporations police speech the establishment legally can’t –> corporations good.
There is no contradiction here. They support whatever they think helps them, and then seek to justify it to using words. This explains the many contradictions of the left.
Past: Christian Right supported conservatives –> organized religion is bad.
Present: Muslims and their descendants will vote against conservatives –> Islam good.
Past: white voters don’t care about fringe environmental issues –> environmentalism good.
Present: limiting immigration would mitigate Climate Change but help conservatives –> environmentalism is good but we shouldn’t do anything about environmental issues, except close down coal jobs in conservative-voting areas, sign unenforceable climate deals that will probably fail, and increase immigration to the United States.
Past: people being killed might vote liberal if they were here in the US, people doing the killing are majority white –> war is bad.
Present: people who might be killed would vote conservative if located in the US (white Russians) –> war against Russia is good.
Past: vast majority of Americans are non-fringe whites and could censor speech if they didn’t particularly like it –> free speech is good (to prevent liberals from losing their rights).
Present: liberals have the power to censor speech without recourse, free speech is undermining the liberal narrative –> free speech is bad.
Past: violence is bad because it could be used against liberals by the majority ~conservative population –> violence is bad.
Present: violence can be used against opponents of liberals without recourse –> violence is “justified” (see Marco Rubio’s tweet).
Past: conservative Bush doing the spying –> spying bad.
Present: Obama/anti-Trump Deep State doing the spying –> spying good or at least a non-issue.
Past: some poor whites voted democrat –> socialism good.
Present: most poor whites don’t vote democrat –> corporatism isn’t really that bad (Hillary: “sure, I’ll break up the big banks, wink wink”).
Past: country mostly white, blacks lived in conservative areas –> integration, busing, diversity…all good everywhere.
Present: country increasingly non-white everywhere, too many blacks live in liberal areas –> integration bad because that’s cultural appropriation – also deport blacks to the heartland.
As you can see, Liberals aren’t really hard to understand, despite all the articles from high-minded conservative types trying to explain their mystifying hypocrisy. Liberals don’t have any core principles other than a primal need advance themselves by proving that they are better than some foil (whites, lower-class “uneducated” types, Southerners). They’ll support whatever cause they think allows them to do so while opposing (or changing their minds) about whatever issue they believe either does not serve that purpose or empowers their foil in some way.