I’ve been meaning to write this for a long time as the term “Liberal” is a personal burr in my saddle.
More often than not the term “liberal” is used to describe our enemy on the left. It is inaccurate. It’s no one’s fault as the label is used by most people on both sides of the political spectrum and is in our lexicon. Hannity, Limbaugh, et al use the term interchangeably as do most talking heads. That is about as accurate as labeling all Republicans as conservatives. It’s simply wrong.
Some years ago I came to the understanding that modern day Liberals, Progressives, Communists, Marxists, Leninists, whatever, are one in the same. In reality, the real liberals are small government hippy types that we can remember from the 60’s and early 70’s. Technically, modern-day “Libertarians” would be more accurate. Think the Ron Paul crowd who want to get stoned, stay out of foreign involvements, and want the government to get out of our lives. “Dude, leave me alone”. Remember when “the man” was the root of all problems? Well, the Left is “the man” now thanks to feckless Republicans and the advancement of Lefty agendas.
Let’s review… back in the 80’s Leftists co-opted the label “Liberal” as a cover for their evil agenda. They couldn’t run as communists, could they?
Later, the left adopted the label “Progressive” instead of “Liberal” as it was a no-go in the Reagan days. After Barry from Honolulu nabbed the White House it became cool to use “Liberal” again as a means to appear “Progressive” in an effort to pretend that they cared about “little people”. Naturally, Republicans and especially Conservatives were labeled as EVIL and have no heart. In other words, if you are not progressive you must be regressive and therefore not cool. Liberals are by no means liberal. That much is certain. If nothing else the Left is very clever with labels. Our side sucks at it.
Case in point… “Progressive” is much like being an environmentalist. Who wouldn’t be? Who wants dirty water and air? Who would want that? Think of the chilrens! Every swinging dick politician declared themselves as an “environmentalist” back in the 90’s regardless of political affiliation. That was before Al Gore and his Global Warming (aka Climate Change) charade, but I digress.
Let us not forget, back in the 40’s during the FDR administration, much of the State Department was infiltrated with Communists. Bullshit you say! Wrong grasshopper… after the USSR collapsed they opened their KGB archives and sure enough good ol’ Joe McCarthy was right. The commies were everywhere, especially in government, Hollywood, and academia. This is confirmed by the exhaustive research titled the “Venona Files”. Not much has changed in that regard. The Left operates the federal government in almost every department and agency.
Like I stated earlier, a politician couldn’t run as a Leftist, Communist, Marxist, or socialist (unless you’re Bernie Sanders) and expect to win anything. The lefties didn’t go anywhere. They had sons and daughters. They indoctrinated. They brainwashed. They are here. They are LEFTISTS. They own 99% of the media, academia, and the bulk of bureaucracies. The Left is bent on collapsing our system so they can rebuild it into their version of a lefty utopia. Never mind there is no record of communism or socialism ever working in the history of the world wherever it was tried.
True Liberals are old, and in an ever-dwindling minority, although useful to leftists with their votes. Ditto with those that call themselves Democrats. The Democratic Party was hijacked by leftists when the Clintons took power. It went into overdrive when the Brown Clown was elected twice who instituted the Alinsky operational way of politics to a new level. Now the Left isn’t even shy about their intentions. Think BLM and Antifa. Think Cloward-Piven. Think Alinsky principals. By the way, Hildabeast wrote her college thesis on Alinsky who she adored and Batears taught Alinsky Principals at Columbia. They and their ilk are LEFTISTS, they are not liberals.
We Conservatives are in a death battle with the Left (and their UniParty partners posing as Republicans, aka RINOs) for the future of this country. Make no mistake about it. They want us all dead. We are the only ones that stand in the way of their evil agenda. Thankfully, many Americans voted for a change with the election of Donald Trump thirteen months ago. Look at the pushback since. The Left is losing by the day but we cannot relax in our fight or in our resolve. They sure as hell aren’t. They had a taste of partial victory with Obama and thought to finish us off with Hildabeast. We dodged that bullet… at least for the moment.
We cannot defeat the enemy without correctly labeling them as they are. This is no different than not labeling ISIS or jihadis as terrorists. Of certain comfort, the talking heads on our side are labeling the left with more frequency as of late. It’s difficult to quit old habits but it’s progress.
The Left is a sneaky lot and slicker than eels. Our side sucks at labels because our side is basically comprised of good and well-meaning people.
Thanks for reading.