Russian communists also thought that those who disagreed with them had a mental disorder.
11/27/2011 6:28:46 AM
"Sounds like 45 minutes of sour grapes to me."
That was my reaction when I read your post.
11/27/2011 6:40:13 AM
Please, for Darwins sake, can you first define Liberalism in the sense that you are using it.
11/27/2011 6:41:30 AM
Liberalism... The idea that any mere peasant ought to be alowed to leave his master's estates, and start selling his skills as a taylor or a smith to anyone with money.
11/27/2011 6:53:09 AM
its like none of them know what liberalism even is. because clearly they are seeing what they think is liberalism through the other end of a kaleidoscope.
11/27/2011 6:53:14 AM
Percy Q. Shunn
11/27/2011 8:14:37 AM
The Magna Carta was a very liberal document for its time. The Constitution of the United States was extremely liberal. Every single example of progress in society has come about because of liberalism, the idea that things can be changed for the better. If conservatism had been the only practise from day one we would still be living in caves. Conservatism is needed as a brake on runaway liberalism, so that we don't run around trying every new idea at once, and never getting anywhere. The two must exist and co-operate. Unfortunately the main reason for the existence of conservatism these days seems to be to provide comic relief.
11/27/2011 8:18:40 AM
Repeat after me: It's ok to disagree with Republican ideology. That does not make other people fascists, Soviets, or anything else other than people who do not share the same worldview as you.
It's amazingly immature how the Republicans characterize EVERYONE who dissents from their views as an ebil crazy librul. It just shows their true childlike mentalities.
11/27/2011 8:21:15 AM
liberalism represents only a small fraction of the population
Isn't it strange how such a tiny portion of the population can totally dominate society, completely cancelling out the divine values of the vast conservative, constitutional, christian majority. Amazing!
Sure, that can happen in dictatorships in which the opposition is kept at bay with brutal force. As of yet I haven't seen republican politicians being arrested on the street and thrown into prison, never to be seen again. Christians haven't been forced into the underground, having to conduct their services in secret and to use clandestine signs so they don't get caught and tortured.
I must have missed how the media over-dubs speaches made by republicans, or is that why the presidential candidates all sound so mentally retarted?
If the "small fraction" of society is so incredibly powerful, perhaps we can learn something from them. They must be doing something right.
11/27/2011 8:46:53 AM
And yet, the Christian bible promotes liberalism, even going so far as to encourage people to be liberals.
Pro 11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
Isa 32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said [to be] bountiful.
edwardbear, you are a Christian hypocrite.
11/27/2011 9:05:48 AM
Speaking of sour grapes...
It's been ... protected by media
And of course Fox News is really fair & balanced.
11/27/2011 9:45:24 AM
Liberalism is the basic philosophy that we can make things better through change. Conservativism is the basic philosophy that things are just fine the way they are and you'll just screw things up if you change something.
If it were up to conservatives, Nog would never have been allowed to bring that fire thing into the cave.
Conservatives haven't been right about anything in the entire history of civilization so I sort of suspect they're not right about anything now.
If you think about it, Liberalism is based upon courage and conservatism is based upon fear.
Of course Liberalism unchecked can degrade into recklessness so conservatives have a role in keeping Liberals from getting carried away. Think of them as the breaks in a Corvette.
11/27/2011 9:46:29 AM
See how that works? One simply makes a list of things one doesn't like or understand and then applies a scary word like "liberalism" despite having no idea what the scary word actually means or how it applies to one's fears.
11/27/2011 9:56:29 AM
Our conservatives have protested every change proposed, until after it has been implemented and everyone has gotten used to it. Then they say it was their idea originally.
Edwardbear, ya know, the political idea that has been all but neglected in the US is socialism. It has almost only gotten bad press over there.
Conservatism has its own media emporium, after all. As long as Fox News is active, there will always be lies and slander thrown at Liberals.
11/27/2011 10:05:01 AM
Conservatism has had front seat and first dance at all the parties and grand openings. It's been coddled, nurtured, and protected by media, legislatures, and courts. It's been a staple of education from kindergarten through professorship. It's been written about ten to one over other political ideals and and taken in as a stepchild by the business elite. Conservatism has imposed its values and will on private citizens and institutions and all other aspects of life. It's taken over Christmas, Easter, and every other Christian belief or expression and it's failed? I can only guess that with such an infrastructure, base of supporters, and institutional control the only reason it's failed is because it's wrong. Sounds like 45 minutes of sour grapes to me. The Republican party can and will fully embrace conservatism even though in its true form, conservatism represents only a small fraction of the population. This fraction just happens to be the super-rich. Fundamentalism is a mental disorder.
Fixed, oh so gloriously.
11/27/2011 10:10:11 AM
The mere fact that you deliberately and repeatedly use the juvenile right-wing pejorative "democrat party" instead of the correct term, DemocratIC Party, speaks so loudly about who you are that nothing else you say matters.
11/27/2011 10:44:47 AM
Only about 24% of the country is fundie right-wing like you. That is, by definition, a small fraction.
11/27/2011 10:48:10 AM
"Liberalism has had front seat and first dance at all the parties and grand openings. It's been coddled, nurtured, and protected by media, legislatures, and courts."
Yeah, that's why we have a Republitard congress and are still suffering the effects of 8 years of Reagan and 12 years of the Bushes.
"Liberalism is a mental disorder."
You seem particularly unqualified to judge what is and what isn't a mental disorder.
11/27/2011 11:09:28 AM
"Liberalism has had front seat and first dance at all the parties and grand openings" tl;dr...
And yet, Norway - with it's Democratic Socialist system, with welfare effectively from cradle to grave, was the only country to have emerged out of thos worldwide recession unscathed.
A worldwide recession caused by Capitalism itself, no less.
PROTIP: The Liberal Democrats in Australia are as right-wing as the Teabaggers. Your call, edwardbore.
11/27/2011 11:22:59 AM
Oh hey, we've discovered Ann Coulter's ghostwriter.
11/27/2011 1:06:17 PM
Them damned libruls is poopy heads.
11/27/2011 1:16:58 PM
Really? Liberalism represents only a small fraction? Then why the hell are there more registered Democrats than registered Republicans?
BTW, based on the last sentence alone, I bet this guy listens to Michael Savage.
11/27/2011 2:48:38 PM
305+ million people and these rambling idiots were the best ones GOP could find, speaks volume for the rest of the country!
11/27/2011 5:04:48 PM
It's a sad fact that so many in America really have no idea of what being liberal is. The Sermon on the Mount is a doctrine of liberalism. The Golden rule is liberalism.
I could go on, but why bother. I'll finish with this, though. Fundyism is only a very small step away from fascism and all the evils that brings.
11/27/2011 5:59:30 PM
"Sounds like 45 minutes of sour grapes to me."
This drives me over the edge every time it's misused. If you can't have something, and you comfort yourself by saying that you didn't really want it, or it wasn't worth it, you're having sour grapes.
11/27/2011 6:23:50 PM