Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by sad_eyed_lady
Your posts have made it clear that your opinions far outweigh your understanding.
Thanks to the liberals, women can vote, blacks are free, rock 'n' roll is an everyday thing, people can wear short skirts and speak freely in
public, and you are able to watch adult material on your personal devices. Oh, and beer is available on Sundays. Not to mention some states are
legalizing gay marriage and prohibiting hate speech.
Most of the freedom you enjoy today is because of the liberals. So what are you complaining about, exactly? The fact that all the Republicans would
rather raise taxes on the poor and middle class than give up ten cents of their own generous income? Wow. You obviously know what you're talking
This liberal bashing bullcrap needs to stop. They're the reason we're not stuck in the 1830's.
edit on 16-11-2012 by AfterInfinity because:
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Wow. Amazing how well propaganda works.
Read a book, friend. Your world view is soooo far from any level of reality, I can't even explain.
You do realize that freedoms are something individuals have and that they existed because of our libertarian Founding fathers. They are largely gone
today because of modern liberalism(as opposed to classical liberals who mirrored today's freedom movement).
Progressivism was founded on elitism, racism, and eugenics. It is based on the idea that the poor are dumb and can't do for themselves and that a
large centralized system, run by "elites", is necessary to control the masses.
Abolitionists in the 19th century based their views on heavily religious beliefs, not in liberal ideals. The modern pro-life movement would be a much
more accurate comparison.
Some movements that connected to, but weren't spawned by, Progressivism were food labelling and regulation and women's suffrage. So even something
as completely destructive as progressivism can produce something postive eery now ad then.
By the way, people in the 1830s were far more intelligent and had much better critical thinking skills than modern, dumbed down sheep. And citizens
enjoyed a lot more freedom. Unfortunately at the time, that did not include blacks.
And do some research - the "compassionate" liberals ALWAYS raise taxes on the middle class despite propaganda to the contrary. They shovel money to
the elite and trickle table scraps to the poor, while telling them that "conservatives" will take away their table scraps.
They epitomize the opposite of freedom.
Centralized authority has never ended well for the working class in all of human history and it never will.