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There’s an interesting quote embedded in this interview with the leader of Canada’s Conservative party.
“I believe the problem with Liberals is that they don’t care about the results of their policies, they just care about the intentions that they show. They wrap themselves up in emotion and sending a signal about what they care about. The effects of their policies are usually terrible but they try to gloss over that.
“Conservatives have the inverse problem — we don’t do enough to show that we are engaged on these issues and care about them, we go right to results.”
I will leave it to the Ricochetti to debate the veracity of that last sentence, but the first paragraph rings true: The standard response from progressives after the inevitable failure of their attempts to modify reality is “Yes, it didn’t work, but our heart was in the right place.”
The damage inflicted on the victims of their folly means little to the liberal, because as long as their heart is in the right place and they felt good while doing it, what actually happened is of little concern. They don’t mind breaking a few eggs to make an omelet, as long as none of the eggs that are broken are theirs.