Liberals’ Oikophobia

Liberals and Progressives within America’s borders have long suffered from oikophobia, a term coined by modern British philosopher Roger Scruton to describe those that are possessed of, “the disposition, in any conflict, to side with ‘them’ against ‘us’, and the felt need to denigrate the customs, culture and institutions that are identifiably ‘ours.’”

No adequate word exists for this attitude, though its symptoms are instantly recognised: namely, the disposition, in any conflict, to side with ‘them’ against ‘us’, and the felt need to denigrate the customs, culture and institutions that are identifiably ‘ours’. Being the opposite of xenophobia I propose to call this state of mind oikophobia, by which I mean (stretching the Greek a little) the repudiation of inheritance and home.

– Roger Scruton
England & the Need for Nations

One of the things that truly spotlights their oikophobia is the dichotomy inherent in their attitudes towards the current chaos in the Muslim World and America’s Tea Party.

2011 Muslim Revolts

Liberals endorse, support, and laud the insurrectionists in Tunisia and Egypt who have turned to violent means to overthrow their governments due to economic problems, loss or lack of personal liberties, and those governments being seen as having ceded too much power to foreign interests, mostly America and the nations of the Civilized World.

2010 Tea Party Protest

Conversely, Liberals utterly condemn and vilify the Tea Party Patriots who have peacefully protested against America’s government due to economic problems, loss or lack of personal liberties, and that government being seen as having ceded too much power to foreign interests, namely the United Nations.

Yes, the Left’s conflicting views of these two disparate groups who have protested for very similar reasons points up their oikophobia with a clear and harsh light for all Americans to see.

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Keep your eyes open. Travel light but load heavy, and always put another round in the enemy after they’re down. ;-)

Related Reading:

By Summer's End (Christian Fiction)
It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism
1001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization (National Geographic Kids)
National Geographic Kids Everything Ancient Egypt: Dig Into a Treasure Trove of Facts, Photos, and Fun
Tea Party Rules

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