Thursday, October 20, 2005

Who You Are

My name is Grumbly Muffin and I am a Conservative.

Despite being described as bigoted or hateful or homophobe or uncaring or greedy, I am still proud to identify myself as a Conservative.

That's not something Liberals are as proud to do. That's why they create such terms as Leftist or Progressive or "Moderate" to describe themselves. Cause Liberals aren't that popular, and Liberals don't like being unpopular. They don't have the courage of their convictions. And people can tell. I mean if your beliefs aren't worth standing up for and stating clearly, well people can figure that out.

It must be dawning on them that people are catching on to this little game; so David Sirota has written a
little article about how Liberals and Progressives aren't the same thing.
It seems to me that traditional "liberals" in our current parlance are those who focus on using taxpayer money to help better society. A "progressive" are those who focus on using government power to make large institutions play by a set of rules.
Did you get that? He goes on to say that Progressives also tend to favor government spending but Liberals do not want to take on Corporations (well except by taxing them to death, one presumes). This seems like a pretty fine point (kind of like the Difference between Conservatives and Libertarians; i.e. Libertarians want Conservative programs but don't want to get called names).

At any rate, whatever name Liberals choose to use, it's not going to hide their underlying emptiness.

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