I realize I rub some people the wrong way... and they rub me the wrong way.
Yet, it doesn't have to be that way.
The problem is group think;
If a group of people truly and honestly
agree with each other on specifics, I don't see anything wrong with group thinking.
when anyone questions the ideological narrative they get attacked.
I present ideological narratives when I genuinely and honestly
believe in that narrative. I also will articulate and present evidence to why I believe the narrative I am presenting. I also have no problem with other posters, such as yourself, presenting opposing views to my narratives. On the other hand, if you present your opposing views in a conceited or snotty way, then you should expect your points of view to be attacked.
I challenge the group think and that causes conflict.
I am speaking as a liberal. When engaging in a debate with someone, some level of conflict is to be expected. Some level of conflict is not unusual when debating. You might find that when you challenge the group thinking, that the conflict probably wouldn't be as bad if you did it in a non-conceited and non-snotty way.
I obviously don't mind taking this role, nor do I mind the fact that many people aren't happy with this.
When I am on a political thread, I expect opposing views. In fact I welcome opposing views. The fun is in the debating of opinions, facts, and evidence. If I didn't have opposing views to debate with, it would get real boring real fast.
I don't believe that anyone can question the ideological narrative in a way that would avoid rude behavior from people who want to prevent dissent.
If you challenge my ideological narrative in a conceited snotty way, I will definitely respond in a very negative way. I would never want to prevent dissent, but I do relish and enjoy exposing conceited snotty people.
In this thread, I am asking the question if someone who questions liberal dogma can still be a liberal. This is an important question since several self-proclaimed liberals have directly challenged my right to use that label.
What you refer to as liberal dogma
may be what other liberals truly and genuinely believe in, with well thought out
reasons for their belief. You can call yourself whatever label you wish to call yourself. It's no big deal.
Just for the record, I have occasionally
observed you being attacked unfairly here on A2K.