A certain amount of multiculturalism is necessary, or you'd never be able to live near neighbors who who are fans of a different football team -or a different football. There is a point at which it gets to be overkill. I dont't have to like anything in your culture if I don't. I just have to let you do your thing.
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"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
It's very hard to generalize liberals and conservatives, as each person is different and there are not just two kinds of people.
But when I generalize for a moment, for the sake of the argument, acknowledging that there are always exceptions to the rule -- then I would say it's indeed often the case that there are emotional differences between liberals and conservatives:
The stereotypical liberal is driven by empathy, maybe a naive empathy that sometimes goes too far, because they forget economic limitations. The stereotypical conservative, on the other side, is driven by emotions of fear and aggression: They constantly feel essentially threatened, that someone wants to take away their possessions, their identity or their way of life, which sometimes borders on paranoia.
The former quickly relates to strangers and cannot stand to see them suffer, the latter consider every stranger a potential threat until the opposite is proven.
And some among the stereotypical conservatives severely lack empathy. In many cases, that is probably just ignorance, but in some cases, it seems to be an obsession with inflicting pain and punishment on people that borders on sadism. (Think of "lynch mob mentality" or the cheers Perry got when he boasted being responsible for most executions of death sentences in his state.)
So I don't think one side is less emotional than the other. Bleeding heart warm fuzzy talk is not more emotional or irrational than waving guns and the flag while drooling patriotic slogans and calling for the death of people.
But of course, those are just stereotypes.
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"Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."
Do liberals hate cold people?
I wasn't aware that necrophilia was now considered a desirable trait.
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos
Dunno about anyone else, but I can't stand Eskimos.
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)