The “liberal cause” is a pejorative colloquialism meant to signify an attempt to assist a person, group, or issue for whom those who are not liberal, or just don’t go in for causes, would consider helping to be silly, sentimental, or even morally wrong. Labeling things a “Liberal Cause” is something folks like Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh do constantly. Liberal Causes are things that Matt Damon and George Clooney support. I’ve always disliked the phrase because I do not consider myself to be a true political or Philosophical liberal, but I sometimes go in for causes (though not as often as you might think). Whether you are a fan or a foe of the liberal cause, it’s good to be able to laugh at ourselves, right? Harvard Sailing Team can help as they remind all of us that not taking ourselves too seriously is one of he more important keys to happiness.
Harvard Sailing Team’s take – a little humor to keep your Friday happy!