Is Your Friend a Liberal or a Leftist? Ask These Questions to Find Out

Is Your Friend a Liberal or a Leftist? Ask These Questions to Find Out. By Dennis Prager.

Virtually every value liberals have held for a century is now held by conservatives and scorned by leftists. Therefore, America, in serious jeopardy of being lost, will be saved when people convince the liberals in their life that the left, not the conservative, is their enemy.

This process begins by establishing whether a friend or relative is a liberal or a leftist. If it turns out that he or she is a liberal, it is worth engaging in respectful dialogue on the issues of the day. If the friend or relative is a leftist, you can probably only talk about innocuous subjects such as the weather (though not about global warming) or sports (though not about players taking a knee during the national anthem).

If you talk about the great issues of the day with a left-wing friend or relative, that could be the last time you talk to each other. He or she is likely to unfriend you not only on social media but also in life. Leftists generally do not dialogue; they dismiss.

Here are questions you might want to pose to friends and relatives to determine — as much for them as for you — whether they are liberal or left. …

3) Is the goal of being “colorblind” — doing one’s best to ignore a person’s color and concentrating only on the person’s character and personality — a noble goal or a racist one? …

5) Do you agree that all white Americans are racist? …

7) Is it possible for a black person to be a racist? …

16) Has capitalism been a net-plus for America and the world? …

20) Should America have full control over its borders to prevent illegal immigration? …

23) Do you believe police departments should be defunded, or at least have their budgets severely cut? …

25) Which school do you believe is more likely to be attacked by a gunman: one that has a sign in front that reads, “Gun-Free Zone” or one that reads, “This School Has Armed Personnel”? …

26) Should it be legal for a teenage girl to have her breasts surgically removed because she identifies as a male—or should there be a minimum age of 18 or 21? …

28) Should biological males who identify as females be allowed to compete against biological females in sports? …

32) If you believe hate speech should be banned, who do you believe should determine what is hate speech?

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