Over at Ricochet, Paul Rahe writes “How Hatred Became a Liberal Value.” His piece is well worth a read (I particularly liked his reminders of liberal calls for “civility” and the “hate is not a family value” bumper stickers so popular a decade or so ago), but I’ve got my own idea: no diversity. The heartland of American leftism is less intellectually diverse than any large conservative community in the United States. The entire cities of New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. are less politically diverse than your average Evangelical megachurch.
The Chair of my Church’s Social Justice Committee asked me to start a group for UU Conservatives. I asked why and she said partners of some members avoid Church because of the perceived political Liberalism/Progressivism. We’re not on the face of it an intellectually diverse lot although I think one need not scratch deep to find plenty of surprising diversity.
So I have. Four takers so far, and we’ll start with the materials used at GA.