posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 12:59 PM
Before you pweople continue to mis-label Neo-conservatism, you should be aware of the origins of "Neocons":
Michael Lind, a self-described former neoconservative, explained:
Neoconservatism... originated in the 1970s as a movement of anti-Soviet liberals and social democrats in the tradition of Truman, Kennedy,
Johnson, Humphrey and Henry ('Scoop') Jackson, many of whom preferred to call themselves 'paleoliberals.' [After the end of the Cold War]... many
'paleoliberals' drifted back to the Democratic center... Today's neocons are a shrunken remnant of the original broad neocon coalition.
Nevertheless, the origins of their ideology on the left are still apparent.
The forerunners of neoconservatism were often liberals or socialists who strongly supported the Allied cause in World War II, and who were influenced
by the Great Depression-era ideas of the New Deal, trade unionism, and Trotskyism, particularly those who followed the political ideas of Max
So, now you liberals can consider yourselves NeoCons, as the Neocon policies are on the Left, not on the right.
By the way, most people, mostly Conservatives (82% of Americans) believe in a Christian God. There are VERY few Americans on "The Right", and the
rest are right smack in the middle, believing in the ideas and ideals that America was founded upon.