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originally posted by: GreyScale
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: GodEmperor
I hate that they even claim the term "liberal" when they support authoritarian dictates.
Myself as well.
They're progressives. although they only use the term between themselves.
Let's just tell it like it is... an actual liberal has nothing to do with the current batch of Marxists.
originally posted by: GodEmperor
a reply to: Astrocyte
In other words, outside influences have shaped political ideologies of leftists. So how can you claim that Soviet intrusions have not been a part of the environmental factors that have shaped leftist ideology?
...we are left with you feeling like the OP is talking about you, when it really isn't.
Provocative poster art isn’t just for hippies and Occupy Wall Street folks anymore. The alt-right is finally getting into graphics in hopes of persuading the world to see things its way.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: GodEmperor
Here's my "liberal progressive" agenda.
Everyone gets educated. Everyone has health care. Everyone treats everyone else the way they want to be treated. Everyone has a home, clothing, food, some sort of productive activity to engage in. No one gets beat up or killed for their views. No one shoves lies down people's throats. No one straps on suicide vests or walks into a church or theater and opens fire on the audience.
No one gets left behind.
Not so monstrous, is it? Nope.
The Golden Rule. That's the only agenda I have. And to keep our planet healthy.
You see? Women get paid and educated and left in charge of their own bodies. People can walk the streets anywhere in safety. Insane people don't get to have guns. Children are not to be brainwashed.
I understand that conservatives want to keep the "status quo", but reality is that our society is marching forward with or without them. The 'old days' have passed. Not only was it never really like Leave it to Beaver or I Love Lucy, or even The Brady Bunch, but it can't stay that way. Conservatives want to regress back to some idyllic fantasy image they have in their heads. It won't work anymore.
I understand it is terrifying to some people, they just don't want change. They can't tolerate change. My husband and son are like that. I am not. My daughter and I are very much 'move along' types. It's a difference in mindset that is a temperamental predisposition. Some people freak out at the idea of change. Others get bored and want to try something different or newer to see if it works.
I don't understand why you conservatives can't listen without getting escalated into a froth of fear of the future. I don't understand why you don't want things to get better for everyone. Or why you vote against your own self-interest all the time!
Violent Marxists? No different than KKK. Or ISIS. Or Westboro Baptist Church. Or Neo-Nazis. ALL RUBBISH.