Half Sigma explains why he is not a liberal:
I am not a liberal because liberals are ruled by guilt. This is why liberals seldom care much about the middle class. Liberals only want to help the poor. Liberals think that the middle class in the United States has it so much better than the rest of the world so that by helping the middle class they are increasing the inequality of the world. Liberals truly do hate America because they feel guilty about American being such a great country and they want to alleviate their guilt by ruining America.
Now I am not a bleeding heart liberal either and lie somewhere in the moderate middle. But I do identify with many liberal concerns but also agree with Half Sigma’s contention that liberals tend to ignore the middle class and focus too much on the poor. The Indian middle class is growing exponentially these days and few weeks back there was a major discussion in the Indian blogosphere on the treatment of the middle class by the government. However, Half Sigma’s last line is way off the mark because I don’t believe the quest for social equity is ruining America; in fact, it defines America and sets an example for the rest of the world to follow.