Maybe this will help...
The _best_ example of a liberal, to me, is Jesus Christ.
The _worst_ example of a conservative, to me, would be the Pope (or most
Yes, of course, I do use the term liberal in the derogatory sense. But
only because Booth _makes_me_ do it.....
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Subject: Re: [CPF0000] Liberal philosophy
On Nov 26, 2007 1:03 PM, Gerald Magnuson wrote:
But don't you think there is a certain "truthieness" to the liberal
I think it will be difficult to find a definition of liberalism that
doesn't blow it's own horn, spit on conservatives, gets spit on by
conservatives or all three. I sort of just pulled this one out of the
ether as a place to start writing about it.
I guess according to this guy, the ACLU is a conservative
I don't know really. Is it necessary to define liberalism in terms of
conservatism? Are they... symbiotic? Or can either philosophy live
on its own?
The gentleman's points at the end is that "Progress" is the true goal
Liberalism. I agree with this completely. The problem is that so very
few liberals are truly "Progressive". Take some of the posters here as
an example of non-progressive. See Hillary Clinton as a
OK, I still don't really have a decent grasp what people here mean
when they talk about liberals. Right-leaning posters say 'liberal' as
though it's a bad word, left-leaning posters wear it as a badge of
honour and I remain confused by what is in your mind when you say it.
'You' being the generic reader and writer on this list.
It could be my misanthropy. If I got out more maybe I'd have a clique
I could glom onto.