The Liberal Dilemma

I have something to tell the Nice Man community! It is something I have known for a very long time. Some of those who know me may have already guessed but… I AM A LIBERAL. Not just a bit liberal either. I am a full blown, gun hating, salad munching, second hand clothes wearing, commie cuddler.  Of course this is not something I am ashamed of, it is a central part of who I am. Every decision I make from who I vote for, what I eat, what I wear and even who I choose to associate with is based, in part, ­on my political beliefs.

My constant attempts to be a better person (You may not see this as being a better person, but that’s a debate for another day, or the comment section) comes with a curse, and that is liberal guilt. It seems that every time I try to do something good, I’m also doing 100 bad things. The best example of this is obviously drug use, something many liberals choose to overlook. The hypocrisy of passing judgement on regimes and organisations, while at the same time funding them for an unnecessary luxury is an act carried out by thousands of people throughout the western world.

However this is not the only questionable act carried out by us so called liberals. Something as seemingly innocent as buying a t-shirt comes with the burden of knowing it was probably made by an orphan slave child who has to work 29 hours a day or he’s not allowed to eat for 3 years.

Of course people who disagree with you will take great glee in pointing out that although you have managed to end world poverty through peaceful protest, you did once have a one night stand and not text them back so you’re an evil misogynist and you did get a taxi home so you have personally caused global warming.

So what is the answer? To ignore everything and avoid falling into the dark mire of guilt and despair that comes from trying to be a better person? No, of course not, my personal philosophy is: “Try not to be a knob” and I think that’s the best anyone can really do. Don’t stop using your car, never sleep with someone again and refuse to get new clothes unless you have made them yourself out of materials you grew in your garden. Just try you’re best to be a better person and make the world a better place and when you slip up, because you will, don’t allow negativity to stop you trying.

5 thoughts on “The Liberal Dilemma

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    January 18, 2013 at 4:24pm

    You’re awesome. Everyone should try a little bit harder to not be a knob.

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    January 18, 2013 at 4:50pm

    Your article insinuates that to be a better person is to be liberal, which I would hope was not your intention.

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    Nice Man Blog

    January 18, 2013 at 5:27pm

    *Note: The last comment was not podcast Zach*

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    Heather Rae

    January 22, 2013 at 3:35pm

    I think that is what he was insinuating! So by his standards, I’m the best. Going out to vegan chicken and waffles with my wife to celebrate how awesome we are/what good people we’ve become in our union/restaurant week in our city.

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    Heather Rae

    January 22, 2013 at 3:36pm

    PS. How does doing drugs fund anyone other than all of the people who have to grow/smuggle/possibly die for it?


    it’s ok to smoke pot, Isaac. As long as you don’t eat meat….haha

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