I am not a liberal, as they are just as oblivious to oligarchy—not to mention the ongoing ecological collapse—as conservatives. And the new liberalism is rife with postmodernist, circular nonsense. No time for that. But I will say that liberals mostly try to understand conservatives’ arguments, while conservatives make no such effort, not even as a token gesture. I saw a meme going around that said something to the effect of “neither side is stupid,” as a plea for understanding and civility between Democrats and Republicans. Sorry, but one side is attempting to use facts (which usually aren’t true, hence “attempting”) while the other side proudly rejects facts as a basis for argument, remaining steadfastly ignorant of basic reasoning. I’ll let you guess which side is which. There can be no common ground between such fundamentally opposed schemata: one being mendacious, the other being willfully numb to reality, and both being ultimately insidious. But just because two sides are in opposition, that doesn’t mean the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Sometimes one side is just wrong. And sometimes both sides are wrong.