The most basic difference between liberals and conservatives is their belief regarding moral absolutes.
Everything else stems from this. The conservative believes in moral absolutes: If something is wrong for you, it is also wrong for me, and it is always wrong, in every circumstance. The liberal does not believe in moral absolutes: What is right for me can be wrong for you, depending on the circumstances. But liberals do believe in something absolutely. They believe in their ideal for the betterment of humanity. To achieve this ideal, they have their agenda. To them, the agenda is everything.
So, when a conservative behaves immorally, all other conservatives distance themselves from him, and call for his resignation. Liberals also call for his resignation, not because they think he did something wrong, but because they see a chance to get a conservative out of the way of advancing their agenda.
On the other hand, when a liberal does something immoral, other liberals look at his life work in general, and the immoral act specifically under the lens of, “Do his actions generally advance the agenda, and do these specific actions either advance the agenda or, at the very least, not hinder the agenda?” If the liberal in question generally advances the agenda, and the specific actions do not hinder it, then liberals will circle the wagons and come to the defense of the one in question. They do not see hypocrisy as having one set of standards for me and another for everyone else.
They see hypocrisy as not seeking to advance the agenda. So as long as we call out their hypocrisy based on our values of moral absolutes, they will continue to ignore us.
Oh, and I did not discuss just how depraved and disgusting their ideal for the betterment of humanity really is. One aspect of this ideal is to reduce human population to around 1/2 billion, and maintain it there. So they support things like gun free zones so that mass murderers can have a target rich environment to help reduce the population.
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