Skip to comments.The American Left's Silly Victim Complex
Posted on 06/15/2007 12:01:08 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
The biggest problem with modern American liberalism may be the word itself. Theres just something about the word, liberal, something about the way it sounds it just hits the ear wrong. If it were an animal it would be something squirming and hairless, something that burrows maybe, with no eyes and too many legs. No child would bring home a wounded liberal and ask to keep it as a pet. More likely he would step on it, or maybe tie it to a bottle-rocket and shoot it over the railroad tracks.
The word has a chilling effect even on the people who basically agree with most of what it stands for. I myself cringe, involuntarily as it were, every time someone calls me a liberal in public. And Im not the only one. When I called around for this article about the problems of American liberalism to various colleagues who inhabit the same world that I do iconoclastic columnists and journalists whove had bylines in places like The Nation they almost universally recoiled in horror from the topic, not wanting to be explicitly linked in public with the idea of the American left.
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It...howls endlessly about anything that sounds like a free-speech controversy, shrieking about the notorious bugbears of the post-9/11 police state (the Patriot Act, Total Information Awareness, CARNIVORE, etc.)
I found that part laughable.
Do what NPR has begun to do, substitute the word “progressive” for liberal.
Liberals whining about being liberals? I always knew they were self-hating.
The biggest problem with “liberals” these days is that they are anything but LIBERAL.
The word’s root is LIBERTY, and there can be nothing more diametrically opposite to liberty than the forceful yoking of one person’s productivity to another person’s “need” - it’s slavery, not liberty.
He says the American left is a bunch of ineffectual little ninnies like it's a bad thing. Just imagine how screwed up things would be if they actually did something!
The main problem is that in calling themselves “liberal” they are laying claim to a philosophical tradition that isn’t theirs. They are a coalition of leftists, populists, statists and utopian reactionaries, but liberals they are not.
Always. Goes without saying.
My biggest gripe with Liberals is that they think they can spend my money better than I can. If they want to take from the productive members of society and give it to a bunch of parasites, then they should volunteer to give their money to them...not mine. I have this weird belief system that says you should work for what you get.
Its a good thing that progressives are to stupid to understand how the country views their antics and rants based on most of the responses.
Who are you quoting?
This is why liberals are working so hard to ban bottle-rockets.
Sorry, I start most of my posts using that formatting. Just a creature of habit I guess.
That does explain the behavior of certain groups.
Call them what they are: Marxists.
It's a long read, but at the end, that's what he does.
The comments are pretty funny. The liberals didn't appreciate being called whimps.
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