drunkyouthshelpme asked: If the worst thing about liberals is unevenly caring about stuff, we are doing pretty damn much better than anyone wanting to tell people they dont deserve rights for not being white, straight and rich. People love to say liberals are uneven without thinking about the negativity of the right, which is far worse. Thoughts?
I feel that saying that “the other side is horrible” doesn’t absolve people who identify as liberal of criticisms against them and I feel that liberals being uneven in their support for various issues is a valid critique.
That said, I like to keep in mind that many people have “pet issues” that they are passionate about and just because you focus a lot on those pet issues doesn’t mean that you don’t care about other issues going on.
For example: Religion in politics and the spread of accurate information are pet issues of mine. I talk about these things a lot, but that doesn’t automatically mean that I don’t care about other issues, it’s difficult to focus on everything at once and sometimes certain issues may get more of my time than others.
One thing I find that helps is to follow a variety of blogs that focus on different issues that are important within the liberal/civil rights circle in order to keep my view from getting too narrow.