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Questions to Determine Whether a Friend or Relative Is a Liberal or a Leftist

Dennis Prager on

The great tragedy of our time is that liberals vote left.

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/relatives to determine -- as much for them as for you -- whether they are liberal or left.


1. Many universities now have all-black dormitories, and some have all-black graduation exercises. Do you support these developments?


2. The University of California has declared this statement racist: "There is only one race -- the human race." Do you agree with the University of California, or do you agree with the statement?

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?

4. Do you believe the color of a person's skin tells you anything of importance about that person?

5. Do you agree that all white Americans are racist?


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