a reply to: LesMisanthrope
As a conservative, I will be the first to stand up and say liberalism had a place in our society at one time, as did the democratic party. Even the
notion of a "free press" is actually a democratic product, the voice of the unheard and unrepresented. The problem is, the democratic party and the
ideals of liberalism have been hijacked by extremists who demand every crazy thing you can think of and brand it in the name of "liberalism",
"freedom" and "democracy". The irony is, these demands are anything BUT, and in fact are many times just the opposite.
Sadly, there is no longer a moral compass on the left, whatever crazy extreme notion they come up with today is the latest badge of freedom to shove
down everyone else's throats, a 'war-cry' of madness. There are many sound ideas on the left, but they are more than drowned out by seemingly
intentional efforts to find the most extreme of the extreme and then demand it be the new normal. They don't want balance...they want everything,
anything and everything in between!
If democrats and liberals would take the time to go back in history and research the founding principles of their platform, OBJECTIVELY, they would
quickly see stark contrasts to the platform upon which they preach today. There is virtually zero resemblance between the founding principles of
democrats and liberals and their principles and demands of today.
Again, I can't underscore enough that there are indeed some elements of the left which are both valid concerns and justified postures. There truly
are. However, the infiltration of extremists, SJW's and the like, have marginalized their whole party to the point of polarization just for the sake
of polarization. It's almost intentional.
Take 'Labor' as a classic example; at one time during the Industrial Age, Labor rights were a very very valid concern, and in some respects still are
today. However, the extremists of the left have taken the Labor issue to the far extremes demanding everything for nothing at all now. They've taken
the word "Labor" completely out of the equation, and now just demand everything for nothing. Reparations, free healthcare, free education, free
housing, free food...free everything. Sure, not all on the left demand these things, but they've allowed their party to stand for these things.
They've allowed these extremists to infiltrate their ranks to the point where this is the flag they fly. In other words, they've corrupted their
original platform to the point of being laughable in many cases, and frankly it's sad. It's sad because it allows the opposition to get away with
things they wouldn't be able to ordinarily, but for an even more unacceptable alternative, one so unworkable as to be laughable. As a result,
conservatives drift further away from basic necessities as a principle and further to extremes as well...which is not 'progress' regardless of how you
Is the conservative right lily white? Absolutely not! However, there is one BIG fundamental difference between the two which resonates. This
difference can be expressed with one simple theme...conservatives want "less" government, and liberals demand "more". This one concept alone keeps
the conservatives in the sphere of reality with the people, and keeps liberalism on the fringe (as evidenced by voting demographics). Liberalism is
strong in densely populated cities where people want something for nothing, and only survives at all based on this. If you could administer truth
serum to a group of 'educated' liberals you would find they too secretly desire less government regulation, but only demand it as a defense against
conservatives (or so they believe).
And so it goes.
edit on 12/12/2017 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)