@Ferretsyndicate rly makes u think how centrism is just "feel good" auth right
@Ferretsyndicate my dad, a liberal i'm trying to reform, after being shown this image: "liberals??? really? sounds more like republicans to me" HMMM NO DOES IT? HMMM
@OchotonidKnight @Ferretsyndicate the word liberal has been tainted by centrist dems' insistence on describing themselves with it -- i don't know of any actual leftists that use "liberal" to mean "left" anymore
right-wing perspective: liberal means left, which means COMMIES HERE TO STEAL OUR FREEDOMS
lib perspective: liberal means left, which means HILLARY CLINTON OUR LORD AND SAVIOR
leftist perspective: liberal means pee pee poo poo
I mean, liberalism isn't a leftist ideology, it's a centrist one. If anything, the way democrats act today is more in line w/ what liberalism is than the social democratic reforms liberals pursued from the 30's through the 70's (which some republicans also pursued).
That time period from the Great Depression to Nixon was kind of an enigma where no one was willing to let the market dictate policy (which is an integral component of liberalism).
@Ferretsyndicate honestly the worst one of all is they refuse to even look at how liberalism came about. hint, they did not ask the British nicely to leave the 13 colonies and neither did the King of France didn't just quit. liberalism was a violent insurrectionist ideology once too
@Ferretsyndicate "But we're fighting to spread democracy!"
By funding fascist regimes to overthrow democratically elected leaders and install more fascists in their place.
Yep. Spreading democracy. 🙄
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