Liberals Are Very Bad People

by Burt Prelutsky

I realize that good manners dictate that we shouldn’t generalize about a large group of people. Some would insist that’s the case even if that particular group enjoys nothing better than condemning others — be they Republicans, Tea Party members, the Boy Scouts or evangelical Christians — as fascists, racists, Astroturfers and bigots.

I’ll leave it to other conservatives to play the civility game. There’s no way I’ll play in a game where my opponents not only make up the rules as they go along, but mark the cards and deal from the bottom of the deck.

For instance, Juan Williams got fired from NPR, not because he is one of the dullest men on the face of the earth, but because, according to his bosses, he’d suggested that people wearing Muslim garb at the airport made him nervous. NPR insisted that he crossed the line and made him an abomination in their eyes. Well, I must say that is one very elusive line because Nina Totenberg once wished aloud that a blood transfusion would give Sen. Jesse Helms AIDS or, if not him, one of his grandchildren!

So the same vermin who get up in arms if someone dares to connect Barack Obama to William Ayers, and start hollering about McCarthy-like guilt by association, have no problem with wishing the worst on a child whose only sin is being associated with his or her grandfather.

Ms. Totenberg is of course still drawing a salary at NPR.

Liberals go into a frenzy every Columbus Day, insisting that the day the great explorer sighted America was one of the darkest days in recorded history. They see the white man as the destroyer of paradise.

The fact is there were only a few million Indians on all of what is now the United States. We are now a nation of 305 million and there is still a lot of empty space between our major cities. Were the Indians supposed to keep everyone out for all eternity?

The idea that all the Indians lived peacefully, at one with nature, is a load of hooey generated by white historians with an axe to grind and by the sort of Indian activists who have a collective hissy fit over sports teams being called the Braves, the Indians and the Chiefs.

There were peaceful tribes, but there were others who pretty much concentrated on murder, scalping and cannibalizing, members of other tribes. It was not the white man who introduced genocide to North America.

Speaking of tribes, I always wonder if these liberals regard the African continent as the Garden of Eden. While it’s true that whites took slaves, diamonds and natural resources out of Africa, it’s also true that Africans were involved in the slave trade long before Columbus set sail, and, what’s more, they still are, a century and a half after slavery was abolished in America.

The European colonizing nations weren’t always the kindest of caretakers, but I would venture that most black Africans have it even worse under the current black despots. But don’t hold your breath waiting for liberals to utter a negative word about black villains when it is so much safer and politically correct, to attack conservatives, Christians and Israel.

It is mainly liberals who are the simpletons who took up global warming as a cause and made a god of Al Gore, ignoring the fact that Gore was making millions of dollars off the hoax. You would think that left-wingers, especially the many atheists in their ranks, would question a god who not only made a fortune out of his holy mission, but refused to debate the issue and only spoke to true believers. And how is it that the same people who so eagerly point out the big homes, the fancy jewelry and all the other signs of religious hypocrisy for which televangelists are noted, aren’t the least bit skeptical of Mr. Gore? Apparently if a televangelist like Gore talks about the weather, instead of the hereafter, liberals not only don’t denounce him as a fraud, they give him the left-wing trifecta: an Emmy, an Oscar and the Nobel Peace Prize.

Liberals pay no attention to the fact that when a few people actually noticed that the earth and the oceans were cooling, Gore and his pet “scientists” quickly began referring to “climate change” and eventually to “global climate disruption.” It didn’t matter to them if things were heating up or cooling down; all that really mattered was that they had a cause and could use it as a way to butt their way into everybody’s business.

Now we have those lousy light bulbs to contend with. Not only do they not provide decent illumination, the ugly little things contain mercury! I would have thought that these idiots who spend half their lives separating paper and plastic in their trash barrels would have had second thoughts about foisting on us a product that enclosed mercury inside a piece of fragile glass. But these morons are shameless. What’s next? Baby blankets made of asbestos?

Most liberals are zealots. That’s why the idiots glommed onto a slogan that was as insipid and unspecific as “Hope and Change.” Even “A Chicken in Every Pot” told you what you might expect if you voted for Herbert Hoover. But one needn’t be too specific with zealots. As Obama understood, you merely have to toss out a line and the annoying lunkheads, all of whom hope to change something, will fill in the blanks.

The worst thing about zealots is that they’re all terribly anxious to make the world a better place, but they never think to start with themselves.

©2010 Burt Prelutsky>

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Burt Prelutsky, a very nice person once you get to know him, has been a humor columnist for the L.A. Times and a movie critic for Los Angeles magazine. As a freelancer, he has written for the New York Times, Washington Times, TV Guide, Modern Maturity, Emmy, Holiday, American Film, and Sports Illustrated. For television, he has written for Dragnet, McMillan & Wife, MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, Bob Newhart, Family Ties, Dr. Quinn and Diagnosis Murder. In addition, he has written a batch of terrific TV movies. View Burt’s IMDB profile. Talk about being well-rounded, he plays tennis and poker... and rarely cheats at either. He lives in the San Fernando Valley, where he takes his marching orders from a wife named Yvonne and a dog named Angel.
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  • Guest

    I thought it was a brilliant article. Very insightful and nailed the liberal mindset.
    It’s not Goldberg’s fault that deep down liberals are hypocritical, simpleminded, selfish, lazy, easly manipulated, ignorant, heartless, godless bad people who would sacrifice their own children in the name of liberalism, it’s their own.

    Oh’ and take a bath liberal, you stink like patchouli…
    Soap is your friend..,

  • aleatharhea

    Wow you are quite the simple-minded jackass, aren’t you?

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  • Boog

    In the complicated world we live in, it’s good to find simple sotuilons.

  • Tristen

    Excuse my late response, I was just so wrapped up in reading the comments. Don’t you think it is a little more important to preserve our earth and help other human beings that are less fortunate than to concern ourselves with money matters. I understand that money is a large part of our world. Very large. It’s because we made it that way. I would much rather see one less child starving in a third world county than see a man buy a luxurious house worth millions of dollars. I guess it doesn’t really matter. No one will actually ever fix problems like that, at least in America they won’t. We have to many selfish people here. I am not saying America is the only country with selfish people, so don’t even try to call me out on that. I am more concerned with our planets future and the things living on it than the money in your wallet.




  • Shirl

    Way to go Burt! Political correctness needs to be stood on its head alot more often.

  • David Garvasi

    What a horrible article. You should have stopped at the first sentence, then the remainder of your diatribe wouldn’t be necessary. Stop pigeon-holing anyone who doesn’t think the same way that you do as “morons” or “zealots”. It’s childish and makes YOU look like the fool.

    Maybe if we can somehow, some way stop all the name calling, hypocrisy, and sabre-rattling between the “conservatives” and “liberals”, this country can get itself back on track. Will plain old “common sense” ever rule the land? Highly unlikely.

    • John Detwiler

      Oh David it must be painfull to you when someone tells the truth. Just look at what the liberals stand for, then it is easy to see why they are thought to be insane. Every once in a while when you give them some slack, and then one of their heinous leaders makes a rediculous statement like Speaker Pelosi when she said they have to sign the bill (Obamacare) so they can read what is in it. How idiotic and how about whorehouse Harry Reid who walked 40 miles to school. They both had been talking to their fellow libersls because any conservative would know they were crazy. But what the hell can you expect from the insane liberal left?

      • john

        Why are you so angry at anyone that doesn’t agree with everything you believe?. Is that not what makes the US a democratic society?
        I had had it up to hear with both sides telling me I am wrong because I don’t believe everything they believe.
        If your life is truly just black or white with no gray then you are sheltered and ignorant and should not be allowed anywhere near a voting box.

      • datboychris

        Its so funny when people say bad things about the affordable healthcare act. Its helped plenty of people who otherwise wouldn’t have gotten treatment. I surely don’t mind putting tax dollars into a program that’s actually geared toward HELPING PEOPLE. Especially when our last president spent our tax dollars enforcing the PATRIOT act, which was responsible for the arrest & torture of over 200 innocent people simply based on racial & religious profiling

  • Marcus

    Bruce A.,
    Liberalism is NOT a mental defect. It is the result of 60’s hippies succeeding in their goal to shield their kids so much, that those kids have no real view of the world. Heinlein wrote “Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy”. Liberals have not only done that, they’ve done it to the point where their now-adult children cannot be taken seriously.




  • Terence A. Craig

    So … the neo-conservatives are any better? The likes of Limbaugh, Beck and Hannity are spewing lies that are easily proven as such, but that’s ok I guess.

    I realize you’re writing some of these edgy comments to keep the boredom level down in your article, but you’re using some wild conjecture here and you’re also misinformed on some points.

    For example, your comments about the new CFL light bulbs and your implication that they are dangerous. CFL bulbs have a fraction of the mercury contained in a common household thermometer. These bulbs are gaining popularity because of the savings, yes savings in both electric bill costs and future light bulb purchases. When a moron like Joe Barton says these bulbs cost $10 each and are “environmentally correct” is just plain foolish. Joe is once again looking out for his energy buddies and could care less about “main street” (as he so often refers.)

    If you want to write your next BG article on your typewriter, while sipping “new formula” coke – while listening to your 8-track player with your console TV on in the background … all under the glow of incandescent light … by all means go ahead, just be sure to turn your beeper off so you’re not distracted.

    I’ve included some facts about CFL light bulbs, don’t listen to “oily” Joe Barton.

    • John Detwiler

      Name some Terrence, it’s easy to say something that supposedly is the truth, but when you ask for clarification, you get a lot of hewing and hawing and hesitating. So you have plenty of time in this vehicle to do this. So how about it Terrence, please just clarify some of the lies told by Limbaugh.

      • Terence A. Craig

        What??? … Seriously???? You need examples of Limbaugh’s lies, I could just say listen on any given day and take your pick, but I’ll give you what you want.

        Let’s start with his claim that the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (known as the Waxman-Markey bill) would require homeowners to bring their homes up to code and pass an inspection before they can be sold, but the claim is false.

        Next, On 4/16/2010, he claimed that there were Union workers at the Massey Mine explosion in West Virginia

        His claim was debunked by multiple sources, the 85 workers he speaks of were at a different mine, here’s one article citing the mine was Non-union:

        Third, on November 29, 2010, he stated that second hand smoke is harmless shades of his previous claim that the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico is harmless and “natural.” That’s great! I can ladle it onto my bowl of ice cream.

        And fourth, let’s not forget his LIE that the President was spending $200 million dollars a day on his recent trip to India. Pretty stupid since it costs less per day for the war in Afghanistan, this was debunked nicely by Anderson Cooper … of all people (you may consider him “lamestream media” but facts are facts.)

        There you go, now I have a question for you … Rush Limbaugh repeatedly says President Obama “hates this country.” I would like you to explain how this is possible. Please show your work and cite references.

        Terence A. Craig

  • K Rovinsky Realtor

    But liberals are very bad people…and so are most Europeons

  • lehigh yaland

    Oh dear. Speaking as a British person, I thinkyou Americans have a little way to go before you understand the full spectrum of political beliefs, from far left to far right. The rest of the world see the US electorate as having just two choices: far right and crazy fascist. Recognising this would go some way to getting your country rehabilitated with 90% of the rest of the planet’s population.

    • JimmyJohn


      I agree with your assessment of the extreme polarization of our American political choices; however, I disagree that should attempt “rehabilitate” ourselves with the rest of the planet’s population. As imperfect as our system is, I’m elated that we haven’t (yet) gone down the path of Social Democracy evident in most of Western Europe, not to mention the authoritarian rule throughout most of the Middle East, Venezuela, Cuba, China and many other places. We may not be perfect, but we’re definitely the best (at least for now…not sure if we can survive another 4 years of Obama without ending up looking like the UK, Sweden and France….yuk!).

    • Troy

      Are you Euro idiots really that dumb? Have you ever read a history book? You consider us fascist? How many genocides have we committed in the name of the master race? Do you even know what a fascist is? The Nazi party under Hitler was a socialist party. Read a book once in a while before you come on here judging a country that has repeatedly bailed Europe’s ass out of the fire.

  • Schnapps Mcdougal von Weinerstein III

    When I feel the heat of summer I cannot efface global warming’s verisimilitude. When I feel the cold of winter I cannot release my intransigence of proclaiming it a myth. Such is the vacillation of modern man. Visceral pigs!

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  • Christopher

    Zealots? If you mean people who see that the more liberal/progessive that we get, the better the world gets, yeah… we are zealots.

    The fact is that Obama is SQUARELY IN THE MIDDLE of American politics. He is not ‘far left’, he is right in the middle…. as shown by his policies being taken FROM THE DAMNED REPUBLICAN POLICIES OF 20 YEARS AGO!

    No, the real issue is that the Republicans have gone SO FAR RIGHT they cannot see left anymore! On a scale of 1-10, with 5 being moderate, 1 being conservative, and 10 being liberal? They are a minus 20!

    • JimmyJohn

      What a douche! The more liberal/progressive we get, the world gets worse….for proof, I offer the entire entitlement class created by welfare and social security and our education system where there is an inverse correlation between money invested and results. All liberalism does is steal resources from those who produce, give it away to those who do not and create a massive bureacracy (government agencies) and business model (for example: Rainbow Coalition) for those who take a cut of each dollar that is redistributed.

    • Troy

      Haha, Libs always think they are moderates. Then they vote higher taxes, more spending, and that is socialism/communism. By the way what killed more people than anything else in the 20th century? You’re communist heroes.

  • Bruce A.

    A recent article on cited a university study which identified a liberal gene. Some say liberalism is a mental defect & they just may be correct.

  • JDO

    HypoDSS – The disease all Liberals are affected with, to varying degrees – Hypocritical Double Standard Syndrome.

    I’ll give this to them: Global Warmi … er, Climate Change turned out to be much “sexier” than “Save the Rainforests.” It’s a much better plan of attack. “Save the Rainforests” (and when was the last time you heard that? I guess they’re all ok now) was far too specific for Liberals. When you’re too specific, facts become more important. General discussions/topics/causes like “Climate Change” work much better for them. I’ll tell ya what, though, if I’m going to hire a salesperson for my business, it’s gonna be a Liberal. They do, after all, have Masters in BS.




  • Begbie

    Haha….not how I would have worded these ideas but well done anyway. A great read!

    I find it fascinating that the climate summit in Mexico (near CANCUN, I believe) will be attended by people who will fly in by private jet. Take a stand, make a statement, take a bus!

    Or I think it would be better, as Dennis Miller said, to drive instead through Juarez and enjoy the Mexican air conditioning provided by the numerous holes in the vehicle created by the rounds of ammunition being fired by the locals.