Oops! The headline is misleading. After all, you can’t successfully argue with a liberal, anymore than you can argue with a bird-bath or a fence-post. So probably the headline should be, “Why You Can’t Argue With a Lib.”
My wife and I were discussing British socialists the other night, and I marveled that persons who seemed otherwise intelligent simply can’t see that socialism has been a total bust all over the world. There’s no denying it–the bigger the dose of socialism a country gets, the bigger the failure. Even Red China has had to change to a market economy, while preserving the name of communism. And to the extent that China can’t resist the urge to impose government controls on the people and the economy–to build things that never should be built, and to refrain from buildings things that really need to be built, simply because the state is the supreme authority–to that extent will China fail: almost certainly in your lifetime and mine.
So why can’t socialists (and other libs and progs) see that their hair oil doesn’t grow hair, their seeds sprout only into weeds, their boat doesn’t float, and their cockamamie system depresses productivity?
Because it’s their religion.
They don’t believe in God, they don’t acknowledge the authority of Scripture. The state is their god, its political leaders their angels, and its teachers’ unions their priesthood. They are incapable of questioning any of it. That’s why, if you do try to argue with them, and are uncivil enough to subject them to facts and logic, they instantly resort to shouting, name-calling, and threats. You are a racist! You are a bigot! You are a hater! In the interests of peace and love and harmony–not to mention diversity–you must be beaten senseless.
So, no, you don’t really argue with a liberal. You just have to find some way to get him out of office.