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originally posted by: Maverick1
a reply to: Gryphon66
Yeah, find me a classic liberal and not a hypocritical leftist and we can discuss things all day....considering the fact that classic liberals and conservatives both really want the betterment of their fellow human beings at heart, and only differ in how to achieve that.
But, alas, classic liberalism is stone cold dead, hijacked by these weird intolerant and hypocritical leftists that hide behind the label.
Anyone that would embrace government control over individualism,
Anyone who would encourage a removal of responsibility,
Anyone who would endorse laws and measures that inhibit freedoms,
Is no friend of mine.
Call them fascist, progressives, commies, . . . . . . whatever.
originally posted by: Metallicus
I see North Korea as an example of the culmination of what would happen if liberals had their way in the US.
Only military and government officials can own motor vehicles...great for combating global warming.
All legal televisions are tuned to state-controlled domestic programming...helping to spread the progressive agenda.
Most North Koreans subsist on corn and kimchi, a pickled cabbage...which is good for the environment.
Annual GDP per capita is about $1,800...which keeps people relying on the government for their needs.
Electric power largely shuts down at night, and the homes that have electricity often receive only a few hours per day...which is good for the environment.
Nearly all property belongs to the state...allows for the government to allocate resources.
Religious freedom does not exist...allows liberals to have their utopia without God or religion.
North Korea has a network of informants who monitor and report to the authorities...allows liberals to keep the public safe and controlled.
Resources and education are controlled by the elite...allows the liberal intelligentsia advantages they deserve for leading the oligarchy.
North Koreans born after the Korean War are about 2 inches shorter than South Koreans on average...allowing for less consumption by the masses.
Only 2.83% of the roads in North Korea are paved...which is good for the environment.
Marijuana is legal and not considered a drug...allows for a more controllable population.
North Korea is officially not Communist it is "Juche"...liberals are not communists (they told you so).
North Korea has 51 "Social Categories" ranked by their loyalty to the regime...allows for better social engineering.
In the last 60 years, over 23,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea. Only two South Koreans have gone to the North...which solves the illegal immigration problem.
North Korea has its own operating system called Red Star OS...which allows for the Government to keep their citizens safe from Western influences.
Possessing Bibles is punished by death in North Korea...allows liberals to stamp out Christians and their annoying religion.
Wearing jeans is illegal in North Korea...not sure how this is useful, but what the heck.
North Korea holds elections every 5 years in which the ballots list only one candidate...keeps the liberal oligarchs in power.
Disclaimer: This post is somewhat tongue in cheek.
Modern liberalism is, as many on the right have observed,
increasingly illiberal and more rigidly dogmatic
than even the most fevered popular conception of medieval Catholicism.
Liberals even have their own self-appointed Inquisitors, who prowl about the Internet seeking the ruin of careers for the slightest impolitic comment.
It’s depressingly easy to run afoul of the High Inquisitors of the Left. In many cases, an insufficient zeal on the part of the offender for their pet issue is enough for them to launch a hostile social media “campaign” from their parent’s basement.
Not convinced climate change is appreciably impacted by man? Heretic.
Question whether government spending on schools correlates with success? Reprobate. Think boys and girls are, biologically or otherwise, different and distinct? Blasphemer.
Fail to show adequate sympathy and uncritical acceptance of a victim group? Oppressor.
Insufficiently account for all the various permutations of queer when discussing social policy? Malefactor.
Believe America is a better country than most? Sinner.
Better than all? Colonizer.
The scoldings are severe, and sustained. While most are ultimately inconsequential,
every so often you’ll see a celebrity or other public figure cowed into submission by the thought police.
Liberals seem very keen on freedom of speech,
including offensive speech,
until that speech offends them.
Then they bring terrible social or legal pressure to bear upon the hapless stooge who failed to demonstrate properly formed revolutionary ideals, or who dared to question the arbiters of socio-scientific wisdom.
It may be funny when they turn on each other,
but we shouldn’t forget their favorite snack is a conservative.