Cracked - Why the Viral ‘I Left the Left’ Is Based on B.S. Logic
JF Sargent at Cracked, power owns Dave Rubin of the “Rubin Report,” and shows us why his reasons for “leaving the left,” are utterly nonsensical and just plain wrong. This is important because Rubin claims to have been on the left at one point, but is now spouting a bunch of nonsense about what people on the left ( like myself ) believe.
If you’ve been keeping up with viral Facebook videos over the past couple days, you’ve probably seen this explanation of why one commentator “left the left” and became a conservative:
I’ll admit that when I saw the video’s title, I was excited. After all, who has a better perspective on the political world than somebody who shifted from one side of the spectrum to the other? Who better to explain the subtle and surprisingly nuanced difference in values that divide our country? So much of politics these days is name-calling and outrage — imagine how much further we could get if we actually tried to understand what we are saying and why we’re saying it, instead of just trying to prove each other wrong. Yes, I am indeed a naively optimistic doofus.
As you can imagine, that’s not what this video does. Instead, host Dave Rubin runs through a list of the outrageous things he claims “progressives” want, but nothing he mentions bears any resemblance to anything I or anybody I have ever met is actually fighting for.
I’m going to continue to be an optimistic doofus and hope that some conservative Rubin fans are reading this so that I can try to explain why things aren’t quite as simple as he makes them seem. By the end, you might not agree with me, but at least you’ll have a better understanding as to what you’re actually disagreeing with. Hopefully, you’ll think of us as “a group of people with different views” instead of the idiotic fascists Rubin seems to think we are.