"In other words, the fact that reality does not match the preconceptions of the intelligentsia shows that there is something wrong with reality, for which somebody must be blamed. Apparently their preconceptions cannot be wrong.""First, do no harm" is a good short conservative maxim.
"Who is to blame" may be similar for the "progressive".
Sowell covers "fairness" yet again in his inimitable style. "Progressives" assume that they know how things SHOULD be, so when reality doesn't meet their preconceptions it MUST be somebody elses fault.
"It's not my fault" is another classic liberal line. In fact, one pretty much just needs to listen to a pre-school playground to understand liberal thought:
-- "It's not fair"!
-- "I'm going to tell"!
-- "Gimme" !
-- "She/he is cheating"!
-- "I can't"!
Perhaps understanding "liberals" is much easier than it sometimes seems?
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