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Saturday, March 12, 2005


Tim McNabb has an essay about the unliberalness of modern Libs. As always, Tim blows the leftist smog away to reveal the naked truth; he is always a great read! Everyone should check out Five Hundred Words. Below is a sample:

Liberal Use of the Word
You’ll find this on Democratic Singles website as a definition of "Liberal”.

lib·er·al \Lib"er*al\, Adj.

1. Favoring political and social reforms tending towards democracy and personal freedoms for the individual; advocating reform or progress in education, religion, etc.

2. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; not bigoted.

3. Open to new ideas for progress; tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded.

4. Describing Democratic forms of government, as distinguished from monarchies, aristocracies, oligarchies, fascism, etc.

I’m going to beat on these point-by-point, comparing the aforementioned principles with the practice.

1. If by personal freedom, you mean the right to sex unencumbered by responsibility or tradition, then I’ll grant that liberals believe in it, but when it comes to progress in education – ha!. Mentioning “vouchers”, “charter schools”, “homeschooling” or “accountability” to a liberal is like hosing Dracula down with holy water. It’s conservatives who want to try different approaches to education, recognizing that the status quo simply isn’t working. Liberal shriek, howl, shake the bars and fling poo if you try to make educational freedom available to citizens.

2. After checking out Webster online for their definition of liberal apparently liberals are not even bound by the traditional meaning of words. Still, I can attest to te fact that I have found liberals to be some of the nastiest bigots I have ever met in my life, particularly to Christians. In fact, I confronted an academic liberal about his bigotry and got the response “If you (collective you, not me personally) quit trying to shove Jesus down everybody’s throat…” This defense in essence blames my co-religionists for his intolerance, an attitude I run into frequently.

3. Tell Larry Summers that liberals are tolerant of ideas and broadminded. One can argue that Summer’s job was to raise money for Harvard and administer the university, not stir up trouble on campus. Nevertheless, he was set upon by a pack of liberal jackals for daring to posit that one of many possible reasons there might be fewer women in science and math might be an inherent difference between men and women. These broad-minded and tolerant of new idea liberals are still gnawing on the poor man’s carcass.

4. Modern-era liberals believe in democracy only if those exercising their freedom choose the “right” leaders or produce the “right” outcome. The recent Roper v Simmons decision was hailed by liberals for the result, but they are unconcerned that judges abandoned many important aspects of jurisprudence and sovereign governance. Liberals today are satisfied so long as they get what they want without regard to the wishes of the majority or even the ability to choose a different path in the future. This isn’t fidelity to Democracy, but rather a weird form of authoritarianism where an enlightened minority impose their lights on us all.

On nearly every point, garden variety liberals I’ve observed routinely fail this definition. I don’t know what to call them, but it’s not liberal.

Tim McNabb



Blogger TJ Willms said...

If liberals truly advocate reform, they ought to be turning cartwheels over the Presidents efforts to reform social security, and bring accountability into the education of our children. The most intolerant, bigoted, closed-minded people I have ever known would call themselves liberals, er, ah, make that progressives. Liberal is such a confining label. I have found a somewhat better definition for our modern cultural liberal brethren that suits their belief system much more closely…

1.a. A social system in which the means of producing and distributing goods are owned collectively and political power is exercised by the whole community. b. The theory or practice of those who support such a social system. 2. The building of the material base for communism under the dictatorship of the proletariat in Marxist-Leninist theory.

Can you tell where this one was borrowed from? I think you can.

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