posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 11:35 AM
originally posted by: EC666
What a horrible thread.
Conservative = conserving the status quo
Liberal = liberate people
Everything from civil rights, women's rights, fighting against wars, racism, sexism, slavery, child exploitation and fighting for shorter work hours
and worker rights WAS FOUGHT FOR BY LIBERALS. All the major revolutions opposing monarchs, dictators and imperialists was done by liberals. Feudalism
was ended by liberals, as well as slavery, theocracy, and monarchy. And capitalism will be next. That's what liberalism is; fighting for the 99
And do not mistake "American liberalism" for "liberalism". The left wingers or democrats in the US are sponsered by the same banks and
mega-corporations as the right wingers and Republicans. There is no liberal movement in the US or anywhere in the world with any power at all.
Obama is not liberal.
Democrats are not liberal.
Only 90 years of American brainwashing has dimwits beliving this.
All political parties are right wing, pro capialist, big business parties.
The fact that the US does nothing but pervert words (neo-liberalism, libterarian etc all euphenisms for big business, deregulatory capitalism) only
confuses the dimwits further.
Classic liberalism/neoliberalism are right wing.
Libertarianism is right wing.
Conservatism is right wing.
Republicanism is right wing.
New labour is right wing in camo.
Social democrats are increasingly right wing.
You are mistaken about what liberalism actually is.
Libertarianism is rebranded classical liberalism.
What you call 'liberals' in the United States are actually right leaning social-democrats.
I think 'progressive' is a much more accurate term.
I dunno how you've come to call progressive liberals.
Liberalism is pro private property, pro money, pro right of inheritance, pro money, pro capitalism, pro wealthied interests.
Either explicitly or by direct implication.
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