"Liberalism is at its core an elitist philosophy that castigates the "common" man for silly emotions like patriotism and love of God and country. Liberals believe that they are better because they have a more intelligent and "nuanced" view of the world."
The great French economist Frederik Bastiat put it best with regard to "the socialists";
"These dreamers spin, all out of their own imaginations, men as well as things. They invent a social order without regard to the human heart and they invent a human heart to suit their social order". - Social Motive Force - 1850