Why is there suddenly so much misunderstanding about liberalism as in terms of political choice and personal philosophy?
Maybe it was always present and I never noticed. In any event, I find it rather alarming… especially because I see that there’s a great deal of misunderstanding even among liberals themselves and hell, if we don’t know who we are or what we represent… well, come on people, you KNOW that’s not good.
People on the far left vociferously decried the demise of bin Laden; their flatulent-filled invective called the president “Obomba-bomber” and accused him of being a war-mongering capitalist shit (I paraphrase). In some bizarre twist on Orwellian realpolitik, men like Gaddafi and bin Laden were transformed into victims of American tyranny and the President of the United States was the Darth Vader of the Second Front of a Neo-Arab Spring… or whatever (hard to know exactly what the hell they were talking about). Anyway, these posts generated a backlash of rage calling these folks out as “damn liberals.”And then she chews up the far-right and spits them out like the rancid fish they are. She goes on to describe a "stimulating rant" from a gal with "galloping dimentia" who has delusions that she's "a liberal (when in fact she’s really a raving anarchist)."
Damn liberals? Hell, there’s nothing liberal about those people.
Oh my, oh my. A writer after my own heart and can she write.
Will the real liberals please stand up? We need some help here; a little clarity would be a plus.
I decided to write an article explaining the true definition of liberalism but I’m modest enough to always know when I’ve been bested and, in my mind, John F. Kennedy wrote the best definition of a liberal (and by reference “liberalism”) that has ever been enunciated.To read Kennedy's definition of what it means to be liberal and the rest of this marvelous article in its entirety, please go here. I don't think you'll be sorry - depending on which way you swing, of course.