Liberal backwards think is a curious phenomenon. The best way to explain how liberals take a subject and apply their logic from the back end forward is to give two stark examples of liberal backwards think. One is how liberals approach math in spending and the other is how they approach the science of events. (Note: this has nothing to do with right brain/left brain thinking.)
When the right thinking person spends money and they see a ten dollar item that is reduced by 20%, when they buy that item they understand that they just spent $8. When a left thinking person spends money the same way they do not understand they just spent $8, they focus on the fact that they saved $2. So when each describes their purchase the right person will say they spent $8 while the left person will say they saved $2.
In the past, before politically correct language, this was called “female logic.”
Leftists, Socialists, Democrats, and to some extent moderates, view the world in this manner. When President Obama and the Democrats say the sequester cut spending by 2% and they don’t have the money to pay for their programs, they are misrepresenting the facts in the same way. This year’s spending is not 2% less than last year’s spending.
Democrats do not use baseline budgeting wherein the money to be spent next year is based on what was spent this year. Instead, they initially calculated a 5% increase in spending, but reduced the increase to 3%. To the right thinking person this is a 3% increase in spending. To the left thinking person this is a 2% reduction in spending.
The Democrat’s battle for gun control is the other example. Since the introduction of concealed weapon licenses allowing citizens to arm themselves, gun crimes have dropped significantly. Because of psychotics committing mass shootings and terrorists acts, Democrats want guns to be unavailable to crazies and criminals, so they want to pass more restrictive gun laws. These laws would further restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens to own guns, but have no effect on those who obtain guns illegally.
Leftists explain that citizens do not need guns because gun crimes are down. They believe allowing citizens to have guns will cause more gun crimes. They again approach cause and effect backwards.
This is how liberal minds approach left brain or factual thinking. It’s like there is a missing connection between right brain intuitive/emotional thought and left brain deductive/logical thought. Hence the declaration by Winston Churchill.