The reason why so many people remain on the Left is because of the demonization of the Right as mean-spirited people. People on the Left are taught that to be a Conservative is to be sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist, and bigoted.
In a previous article, I noted that Leftism is emotion-based. Emotions override the Left’s rationality in every area of policy. Moreover, the takeover of emotions on the Left also has to do with how the Left deals with people they disagree with. Nonetheless, let it be clear that there are both good and bad people on both sides.
There is rarely a time when debating someone on the Left, when he or she is not offended by something you say politically in some way. Whether it has to do with foreign policy or abortion, it seems that if someone disagrees with a Left-wing position, it is somehow hurtful. This plays into the theme of emotions on the Left, where they believe that nobody should be able to say “Merry Christmas” because it may offend a non-Christian. Or when the Left wanted to stop keeping scores of children sports games in…
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