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originally posted by: Wookiep
a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14
You sound like a "classic" liberal. I respect and love you all. You're being silenced as well.
originally posted by: Quetzalcoatl14
Well thank you for that. There is some truth to that. All of these definitions are getting warped by modern discourse.
I do agree with some that these identity politics folks are going off the rails, and ironically while claiming the mantle of progressivism they are attacking classical enlightenment principles such as free speech, rationalism, debate, empiricism, etc, things that to me are the bedrock of not only progress but determining truth and effective solutions, let alone scientific research.
It's true that we are being silenced, under the establishment corporate wing of the Dems now we are being called "racists" or "privileged" for supporting such concepts, when ironically many of us are calling out corruption, division, corportatocracy, etc. But this silencing is because establishment powers have found identity politics to be a useful way to divide people and distract people from looking at the real oligarchic powers.
By the way, I saw Bernie Sanders speak tonight in NYC, and he was amazing. He really is a *real* unitive classical liberal, not an establishment crony. He had standing ovations the whole time.
a reply to: Wookiep