It used to frustrate me to no end when a faux liberal would tell a lie, get caught in the lie, and then lie some more to try to get out of it. As someone who kinda likes truth in my life, I was shocked and offended that people treated the truth with such disregard. And for the longest time, I couldn't figure out why the faux left would ignore facts and logic presented to refute them.
Then, it occurred to me that the faux left believes in situational ethics. What this means is the faux left will look at a particular situation from as many different perspectives as possible to arrive at a way to say whatever will coincide with their ideology. For example, the faux left believes Bill Clinton having sex outside of marriage is an invasion of his privacy, but Newt Gingrich having sex outside of marriage is inexcusable. For the longest time, I thought it was pure partisanship, but it's not.
The faux left believes in situational reality.
It's basically the same concept as situational ethics, but with a twist. Whenever a faux liberal is introduced to facts that they cannot reconcile with their beliefs, they will ignore those facts and continue believing they're right. That's why they maintain there were no WMDs in Iraq, the Marines in Haditha are guilty of murder, and President Bush suspended habeus corpus with the PATRIOT Act. Once the facts to counter them are laid out, the faux liberal erects a wall against the onslaught of truth, thus ensuring no facts will break through.
Yes, there are some so-called conservatives who do the same (John McCain and Ron Paul come to mind), but by and large, the faux left have cornered the market on situational reality. Whether it's Bill Clinton's "depends on what your definition of is is" or John Murtha's "Marines shot civillians in cold blood because of the pressure," the faux left will ignore any amount of reality to sustain their view of the world and their egos. Why?
Because it's all they have. The faux left hates to be questioned on anything because they know once their world view is challenged successfully, they don't have anything to fall back on. It's the ultimate defense mechanism for their egos. Don't want to deal with the real world? Create your own where only you can determine what qualifies as real.
The problem with this approach is that reality doesn't change for the people who follow it. The facts that would ruin their world view are still there, no matter how much they wish the facts didn't exist. And the more the faux left insulates themselves from the harsh realities that are out there, the more they undercut their ability to lead.
At times like these when we have international terrorists wanting us dead, we can't afford to have people who follow situational reality in positions to make decisions because invariably those decisions will be bad or not well thought out. And even one lapse in judgment, one tiny mistake, can be catastrophic. Seeing as how I kinda like living, I'm not to keen on having people not too keen on reality making decisions.