The Evil Of LiberalismPosted: 18 June 2012
College of Political Knowledge
The closer we get to the general election, the more savage the insults toward people on the opposite end of the political spectrum….that is both sides…there are NO innocents when it comes to verbally assaulting another person for the political beliefs….me? I just try to help.
Before too many get excited that I may have strayed away from my more Leftist positions….sorry….No can do! I hope that people will take this post for what I intend, an explanation of a term that is in use liberally (no pun intended) in the media and among pundits.
In these days of anonymous insults via Twitter, Forums, etc, much has been said about the parenthood of liberals, and the mental capacity of said people and best of all the socialist thing….but I will talk about just what a liberal is……not from a media based definition but rather from a political philosophical position. And yes there is a difference.
The media looks for ways to explain complex theories in 30 second sound bytes. So what you know about conservs and liberals may be a bit off the point. I would like to remind readers that I am speaking from a political philosophic point. I am NOT condemning any philosophical point of view….only trying to help people understand the more complexities to political philosophies……
To all my conserv readers and friends….do you believe in the following?
Privatization of public enterprises
Deregulation of the economy
Massive tax cuts
“Monetarists” solutions to keep inflation in check even with the chance of increasing unemployment
Strict control of organized labor
Reduction in public expenditures especially social spending
Down sizing government
Expansion of international markets
Remove controls on the flow of global financial markets
Answer these questions realistic, please. If you agree with most or all of these proposals then you are a LIBERAL….granted it is neo-liberalism…..but a liberal none the less.
Bill Clinton is a neo-liberal….I wish pundits would STOP calling his a liberal!…….look back at his presidency and his membership in the DLC he fought for damn near everything on that list and succeeded on numerous occasions and thanx to that success we have the economic crap we are suffering with today.
My point in this post is to show that in the strictest philosophical sense, that in this world of political correctness, you may be mistaken when you are trying to pigeon hole others. The list is pretty much the whole agenda of today’s conservs, at least that is what we call them…..when in actuality they are a neo-liberal and not a conserv in the classic sense.
I want people to think….not tell them what to think…..