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Liberals vs Leftists

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posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 12:26 AM
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originally posted by: Outlier13

originally posted by: NthOther
Sarcasm is an oft-used literary device employed to illustrate absurdity.

Apparently you guys have never heard of it.



nitrogen tetroxide



Yeah, dude.

Just mix it with a similar amount of Hydrazine, and you'll see what REAL fun is all about.




posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 12:27 AM
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originally posted by: NthOther
a reply to: Outlier13

Makes more sense than anything else they'll tell you.

Well, and bacon, of course.


Oh, one can never go wrong with the bacon argument.



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 12:28 AM
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a reply to: Outlier13


Ummm...if as the gentleman states that true liberals hide within the ranks of leftists...then that would merely mean they have been co-opted and are therefore no longer liberal...rather they are leftist...

I would also contend that most here on ATS...and in the greater unwashed...that are often accused of being right wing extremists...are merely an admixture of Liberal and Libertarian...with some conservative traits thrown in for good measure...

We are the truly homeless ones...partyless...and pragmatic...


BTW...great video...









YouSir
edit on 6-9-2018 by YouSir because: We likes it...my precious...



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 12:29 AM
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originally posted by: NthOther
a reply to: Outlier13

Makes more sense than anything else they'll tell you.

Well, and bacon, of course.


Will you marry me?
*sniff*



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 12:33 AM
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originally posted by: MteWamp

originally posted by: Outlier13

originally posted by: NthOther
Sarcasm is an oft-used literary device employed to illustrate absurdity.

Apparently you guys have never heard of it.



nitrogen tetroxide



Yeah, dude.

Just mix it with a similar amount of Hydrazine, and you'll see what REAL fun is all about.


Damn...

You know, on second thought, I may need all you guys to sign a little slip of paper that states "MteWamp didn't say that"



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 12:48 AM
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originally posted by: NthOther
Sarcasm is an oft-used literary device employed to illustrate absurdity.

Apparently you guys have never heard of it.



Yet, that was all the socialist countries EVER... now what do you think?



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 01:10 AM
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originally posted by: YouSir
a reply to: Outlier13


Ummm...if as the gentleman states that true liberals hide within the ranks of leftists...then that would merely mean they have been co-opted and are therefore no longer liberal...rather they are leftist...

I would also contend that most here on ATS...and in the greater unwashed...that are often accused of being right wing extremists...are merely an admixture of Liberal and Libertarian...with some conservative traits thrown in for good measure...

We are the truly homeless ones...partyless...and pragmatic...


BTW...great video...


YouSir


You would be correct, sir.

You sir, YouSir, would be correct, sir. I don't trust the RNC any more than I do the DNC. Unfortunately, at least up until this point in my life, the only viable course, at least from the standpoint of politics, has been to dance with the one who brung ya.

I'm 53 years old, and I think what Leftists fail to understand is that for over 30 years, I've watched the Country that I love, the Country that members of my family died to protect, from WWII through the Gulf war, damn near cease to exist because no one was willing to stand up and really lead.

Not a single Commander-in-Chief during that time has been truly willing to put balls to the wall and go all in. Not a single one.

Donald Trump is far from perfect, and I don't know the man personally, but from where I'm sitting, he at least has the balls to put it all on the line, and not make every decision contingent on what people THINK of him.

That's a rare and precious thing in today's political climate.

If I turn out to be wrong about him, so be it. I am, and will be, a big enough man to admit I was wrong.

I just wonder how many others, on either side, can say the same if or when the time comes.



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 01:25 AM
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originally posted by: Christosterone
They made a movie about liberals and leftists...

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels gave great performances...

-Chris


They made a show about Right Wingers too, it's called Lizard Lick Towing...



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 02:55 AM
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a reply to: Outlier13

The video is discussing the difference between a classical liberal and a leftist, as he mentions the term liberal no longer holds the same meaning. This is the main reason I prefer to label myself a libertarian rather than a liberal or even classical liberal.



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 03:07 AM
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a reply to: Outlier13

Both share principles concerning some aspects of egalitarianism and liberty. That's why even some members of the right correctly compare the two.



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 03:49 AM
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originally posted by: Outlier13
To all liberals and leftists of ATS please watch this brief 6 minute video and offer an opinion if you agree (in general) between the distinctions made between a liberal and a leftist. I'm genuinely curious what the responses will be.



That was a good video I must say. But I did notice some propaganda thrown in at the end.

I heard him say the the left fears the right and was taught to do so. That I disagree with immensely. I was raised in a very left environment, but my parents never feared the right. They just think the other is stupid just as the right believes the left is stupid. So I believe fear was not the best word to use. Actually that entire sentence should have been changed.

Being brought up in that environment made me think a lot about what is actually going on. And I have come to realize that it’s all bull snip.A classic liberal is essentially the right. So why even have this two party system? It makes no sense to me whatsoever. Both sides that are called far left or right is just indoctrination as to keep our minds busy and not see what is actually going on.

Essentially if we stuck to the constitution and what our country was founded and based on we would all be libretarians.



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 05:28 AM
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a reply to: Allaroundyou

We see the Antifa crazies hurting people and losing their mind in the streets over people the so called "Free" Press and other media claim are NAZI's and you don't think the left is taught to hate the right?

I too am a Libertarian and see through that post like it was in a glass house.

We are being divided and the leftist are the ones doing it. Just like that video said, they divide us by race and openly want to resegregate and you think it isn't happening???


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posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 05:34 AM
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a reply to: Outlier13

The UK has never been a socialist state and it certainly hasn't 'failed'.

I think the same would apply to both Canada and New Zealand, but I'm not 100% sure.

Just more of the current obsession of left v right.
Its absolute bollocks.

And its dragging ATS down.



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 05:44 AM
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a reply to: Justoneman

I know it’s happening but what I am suggesting and am also saying that it is not just the left but also the right. Far right groups have hurt more people than the far left has. If for one second you don’t believe that than you are ignorant and fall for crap you read on the web and watch on TV. Both far sides have a way of doing what they do. If you fail to recognize that, that is on you bud.

I think you looked at my post as me defending the far left, which I was not doing. I was simply giving a perspective of from someone who has seen it. Essentially I am agreeing with you but also saying that both extremes are to blame.



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 05:50 AM
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He speaks of Classical liberalism which goes back to the enlightenment.
Today's Left is Neo-Marxism.
Give all to the state for redistribution.
The state however is the Comintern, the Communist International.
Because there are no free market forces at work in the Universities they became the perfect engine for one world government using Marxism as the model.



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 06:27 AM
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originally posted by: Asktheanimals
He speaks of Classical liberalism which goes back to the enlightenment.
Today's Left is Neo-Marxism.
Give all to the state for redistribution.
The state however is the Comintern, the Communist International.
Because there are no free market forces at work in the Universities they became the perfect engine for one world government using Marxism as the model.


My young brain seems to be not getting this “neo-Marxism” idea. I had to google that one and it still does not make sense to me. I get the whole whole anarchy/Marxism idea though I don’t like it. But how did the video imply that idea. I don’t believe this video at any point referenced that in any way. Now I could be wrong though. Can you please explain this to me?
edit on 2/19/2013 by Allaroundyou because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 07:19 AM
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a reply to: Freeborn

This is exactly it!

Divide and conquer



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 07:35 AM
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a reply to: Outlier13

Wait. I'll have to watch 6mins of disinfo in order to have a half-baked debate regarding definitions?

Awesome! I stopped after watching him conflate racism with identity politics in favor of equality.



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 08:05 AM
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Failed Socialist States and Movements. New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom.........



It's clearly obvious you have no idea what your talking about, these countries have never been socilalist states?? Let me guess, another American bent on hating his fellow Americans because their opinion and political belief differs from theres, turning ATS into a cesspool!?!?!
They go on and on about their Constitution and Bill of Rights, spouting freedom this and freedom that, untill some of them have a different political opinion, then they forget all about this freedom and rights thingy???

The Welsh Guards played this on the day of Aretha Franklins funeral, but I think posting it here is a good idea.



edit on 6-9-2018 by Kurokage because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: Allaroundyou

neo (new, latest version of Marxism).
All-encompassing economic theory based on identity politics and class division, of workers seizing the means of production, blaming the ills of society on groups who are successful and suppressing them. Same crap, different century.



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