posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 01:30 PM
Originally posted by beezzer
Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by beezzer
"Liberals see conservatives as evil, conservatives see liberals as wrong."
Conservative ideology is based on self, personal responsibility, personal growth, personal resources.
Liberal ideology is based on hate. In order for a liberal to exist, it must need an enemy. Be it smoking, eating meat, the wealthy, Caucasians,
How can you even say that with a straight face? Both ideologies have a defined enemy and SOME maybe even most within both view the other as evil. In
actuality both are largely the same only separated by a few issues, most of which come under only two categories, social justice and religion.
Both grow government whether they mean to or not, both favor authority while simultaneously screaming about loss of liberty.
I will admit that it may been a bit harsh. But I see conservatism as a life choice and liberalism as a "movement".
Another way of saying it is, conservatism is like eating meat. If you do? Fine. If not? Fine also. It's an individual choice that requires no
other person(s) to develop it.
Liberalism is a movement. It is more of a political orientation. It is a "pole" of a magnet, thus requiring another, opposite pole.
I have many friends that are politically liberal, but are conservative. There is no "cookie-cutter" shape for a conservative. I'm anti-abortion,
but pro gay marriage. I'm all for the legislation in Oregon and Colorado, yet hate higher taxes.
Liberalism is more rigid in it's definition and requirements.
Again, no source, just a humble opinion.
You are comparing the two extremes of either side. You picked two random websites who have absolutely no basis for their postings... as someone said
previous, you are comparing two trolls to each other. I can find just as many instances of conservatives saying vile and terrible things about
liberals as I can find liberals spewing hate against conservatives. The internet does not have censorship.. people can post what they want. just
travel to a conservative website like the blaze and you will see some of the vile, disgusting lies which continue to be spread by openly racist
conservatives who feel the president is a Muslim Manchurian candidate sent to destroy the white race...
As one poster said previously, you are only adding to the division of our country by giving websites like this a voice... I am a liberal when it comes
to social issues... I guess you could call me a lefty moonbat who believes most drugs should be legalized, I support gay rights and the right for gays
to get married.. if they want to deal with that crap then let them... but I am fiscally conservative.. where do I fall under your per-defined groups?
I consider myself quite liberal in most respects but I have the ability to listen and understand some of the very valid points certain conservatives
bring to the table...
Does this make me a leftist nut? I certainly wouldn't consider myself one ... no one I know well has ever brought it up to me.
We are only as divided as we let the media and the powers that be make us... we are all custodians of this planet and citizens of our respective
countries.. we need to act like it sometimes.
I am not a very religious man but I thank god that we have the ability to transfer power peacefully between leaders... that is a commodity which is
virtually unobtainable in many parts of the world.
The only time I have seen our country come together is in the aftermath of 9/11 ... that is a sad sad statement to the state of our country.