Conservatives and NASCAR
Listening to liberal politicians talk about and make fun of NASCAR fans is extremely illustrative. In fact, it really exemplifies what I consider to be a liberal political strategy - lumping people into groups and then thinking of them in terms of their group affiliations.
It’s not that conservatives embrace NASCAR or have some strange genetic predisposition toward car racing. It’s that conservatives see value in all people, and they don’t look down upon someone simply because of what part of the country they’re from or what kind of sports they like. (We don’t even look down on people because of their political affiliation.)
Conservatives don’t hear a Southern accent and automatically conclude they’re smarter than that person. They don’t see hunters or fishermen and assume they’re idiots. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, many liberals do. You can hear it from liberals you know and you can read it in liberal columns from prominent liberal thinkers.
What’s even stranger about this, to me, is that liberals have told us for years that they are the only ones looking out for the little guy. They’re the ones who are fighting for the common person. Yet, you could argue that they don’t come too much more common than the NASCAR fan, and who’s the first one to make fun of them?
Those who claim to be for diversity should not make fun of those who aren’t like them. By doing so, they project their own insecurities on others by being condescending and making false judgments of people they think are beneath them. They assume they know what’s best for others. Conservatives get accused of being all corporate, rich, white guys
who hate the middle class and poor, but it’s liberals who openly ridicule the NASCAR fan, the outdoorsman, the trade worker and the common laborer.
This is one of the endless supply of inconsistencies that define liberalism today.