My old hippie friends, and I’m talking about the real deal here, from the free love flower power days, haven’t changed much over the years. They mostly don’t own guns but don’t care that I do. They don’t care that I may have voted differently than them, but they do care, and very deeply, that I am a good and honorable person or they would not wish to be my friend any longer. I’ve had many business dealings with them and they are the absolute best most trustworthy folks I know of, I have never, not once, not even a little bit, been jerked around by them. They complete the work they were tasked with happily or pay for whatever I might have done for them promptly and fully. They are not religious, though most of them are very spiritual, but they respect without question other people’s right to be. They don’t understand what all the fuss is about regarding gay marriage and such, let them get married, who friggin cares? It doesn’t effect other people, at all. They are pro choice, but I know for a fact that some would never under any circumstances get an abortion themselves. Babies are awesome and beautiful. They are anti military industrial complex and anti FOREIGN war but understand that we have a right to defend our homeland. In short, they are among the best human beings on the planet.
They have significant differences with many of today’s “radicalized” libs, but mostly vote democrat and libertarian because there are no politicians like them. You actually have a point in the overall idea behind this thread, but your caricature like views of the left make discussion of the subject with you all but impossible. You have no friggin idea who the left is, only what you have been spoonfed by the politically myopic far right talking heads.