Safety Obsession

I was thinking about how modern liberals are safety obsessed. I am not, obviously, though more actually liberal than most of the “liberals” out there. However, no one would look at my life history and claim that my primary concern is safety.

Why this absurd mispricing of risk and obsession with safety over all other concerns? How did this pathology develop and why is it so prevalent now? I wish I knew the answer but I don’t have much insight.

Liberals weren’t always this way, though! As recently as the 90s, it was pretty much the opposite — conservatives were the safety-obsessed and liberals were out there pushing boundaries and expanding human experience. It’s a terrible inversion, though, and I do wish I knew what dark grotto of human frailty it crawled out from.