MICHAEL LIND: Are liberals seceding from sanity? The left is crazy to insult white Southerners as a group. He’s right, of course. But isn’t insulting white Southerners one of the main pleasures of liberalism? I mean, if you have to give that up, what’s the point? “Reform is difficult and expensive. And it is much less fun than caricaturing entire ethnic or regional groups, particularly those whose members tend to have less money, less education and less power than those who lampoon them.”