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Response to tblue (Reply #26)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 05:35 AM

30. Liberal has been a difficult concept for those in power probably for eons.

It gets in the way of selfish decisions that are the hallmark of of the powerful elite in both business and military matters. Arguably, it's why they killed off Jesus so quickly and why they have such a knee-jerk reaction to the word 'peace'. As far as I'm concerned, hearing someone denigrate liberalism tells me they are just ignorant on the subject. Other prejudices and biases are soon to spill out of their mouths.

Just tacking labels on people is problematic, as you point out. But if we fail to acknowledge the concept of liberalism and discuss its merits and challenges, then the richness of this ideology will remain closed to many who would greatly benefit from applying it in practice.

I guess that's my way of saying "fuck GHWB, Reagan, Rush... and all the horses they rode in on". The utter inadequacy of their "conservative" philosophy to meet the needs of all but a handful of people demonstrates to me that they care only for themselves and whatever supports their small-minded interests. They're willing to let millions suffer in poverty and war for their own gain. They damn well better be afraid of liberals and liberalism because we intend to bring them to justice.

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