Liberals…….

Liberals!  You know who they are according to most so-called conservs….they are anyone who does not meet what they consider a conserv ideology.

I would try to have an academic debate on this situation but that would be a waste of time and would end up with the so-called conserv saying “whatever” or their favorite retort “moving on”.

If there is half a brain out there then they will realize that we are witnessing the demise of democracy….but then few will see it for it is happening all around them slowly with a barrage of slogans……it is as if the world has lost all confidence in democracy…..

Democracy across the world is under siege. This according to the latest Freedom House report documenting that for 2017, “democracy faced its most serous crisis in decades” as seventy-one countries experienced declines in freedom or fair government, including the United States, and only thirty-five an improvement. This was the twelfth consecutive year of decline in democracy world-wide.

The question is why? Why has confidence in democracy retreated? Freedom House does not provide an answer, but there is a reason. It is democracy’s marriage to neo-liberal capitalism has fostered the conditions leading to its own undoing, similar to the way Karl Marx once described in the Communist Manifesto the “gravedigger thesis” (What the Bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own grave diggers”) where capitalism would produce the conditions that would undermine its own existence.

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/06/28/neo-liberalism-and-the-retreat-of-democracy/

Back in the early days of this republic a young Frenchman came to observe the founding of a new nation…..his name was Tocqueville and his book “Democracy In America” is required reading for a political scientist…..could this Frenchman save the US from itself?

The modern world differs from antiquity and the Middle Ages, a disjuncture Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America (1835, 1840) proposes to explain and illustrate. In the past, societies were organized on the assumption that men were naturally unequal. However, the Christian idea of human equality provided the impetus for a “democratic revolution,” or a gradual reordering of the world based on the equality principle. Democracy in America shows what a difference equality makes by constantly contrasting modern, democratic forms of politics, work, family life, and the arts and sciences with their old, aristocratic counterparts.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/what-would-tocqueville-do/

This country needs all the assistance it can get….if it can be saved from itself…..I mean there are still those old farts that see a socialist behind every Democrat…..as always these people are afraid of something they cannot identify.

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4 thoughts on “Liberals…….

  1. I have never really comprehended why America as a whole is so afraid of Socialism. It would work really well in your country, using the UK Labour Party model that allows rich people to keep all their wealth. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Democratic Socialism is catching on better these days….since the death of the USSR only the old use the word as a fear card……chuq

  2. “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” –John Steinbeck
    Having recognized this, and being a socialist myself (yes, I suppose a “democratic socialist” one could call me, certainly as opposed to a “social democrat” like the completely fraudulent warmonger Bernie Sanders), I recognize all too clearly that, aside from the need for social programs to help the poor, a reasonably and carefully regulated economy and environment–AT LEAST we hope–along with free education and health care, as starters, it has to be said that US liberals are NOT of the left, as Chris Hedges and other notable outspoken American socialists have pointed out time and again…they are slightly right of center. And this is why working through either of the two established mainstream parties will NEVER work. They are both COMPLETELY corrupt. However, American Liberals are much too conformist in their thinking. They are OK our murderous imperial wars, which need to be the first order of business in establishing anything remotely like a quasi-socialist or even hybrid government. It seems these days, all that is required in the US to be recognized as a “free-thinking” and “compassionate” citizen is to say that one is at complete odds with the warmongering Republicans. First of all, BOTH parties are beholden to the same corporate, banking and military-industrial-surveillance interests (forget the liberal rhetoric). And BOTH parties (read: “really one party” or “duopoly”) have an expansionist military and economic agenda that cowers before the Council on Foreign Relations, the Washington establishment, Wall Street, AIPAC, Goldman Sachs, the Pentagon, etc…. It’s time for self-described “liberals” to wake up, get informed, turn OFF their mainstream news, do their research, and find the courage to become REAL socialists and citizens. Any other way will never work.

    1. I cannot argue with a word you have said for I agree with it totally…..but the Dems are stuck in the Clinton-esque thinking and will not change for a generation or more…….change could come but is it really what the American people truly want?

      Thanx for the visit and comment….please stop by as often as you can…..chuq

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