A Peek At Liberalism
Liberalism and Liberals
The word "liberal" comes from Latin word liber meaning “free“, and is associated with the word "liberty" and the concept of freedom. In every aspect this sounds like a good thing, everyone is entitle to liberty.
Liberalism remains popular among those in academia, which explains why recent polls find that young Americans are considerably more liberal than the general population, and why it currently dominates the political ideology. Some believe that more educated a person is, the more likely he or she is to hold liberal beliefs.
The philosophy behind modern liberalism in the US can be traced to Thomas Paine, who advocated taxation and universal free public education, a guaranteed minimum income, and other ideas then considered radical. Today liberalism has come to mean the support for freedom of speech, separation of church and state, reproductive rights for women, civil liberties, equal rights for gay people.
The preamble to the Constitution includes a clause stating that the purpose of establishing the Constitution was to "promote the general Welfare, and secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity", which most liberals translated as an active role for government intervention.
Liberals are most often open to change and to new ideas, for example, liberals often lean towards scientific ideas, that some conservatives reject, such as evolution and global warming.
There seem to be 5 basic principles of liberalism:
1) To promote fairness, emphasizing empathy as a desirable trait.
2) To help those who cannot help themselves.
3) To defend those who cannot defend themselves.
4) To fulfill ones life, experiencing everything they can.
5) To love and care for oneself first, because only then can one help others.
Social liberals believe that individuals should prosper, but with public assistance in health, education and welfare. This includes government intervention in the economy to provide full employment and the protection of human rights. Social liberalism supports and is committed to lowering income inequality, and advocate taking from the rich and giving to the poor.
Kennedy contested the claims that "liberal" meant "someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer's dollar." Conservatives often argue that affluent, educated liberals are in no position to decide what is best for Middle America.
Radical liberalism favor seeking political reforms which dramatically change the social order.
Fascism, from the Italian meaning “bundle“ or group, while entirely meaningless, is often tossed around from both liberal and conservatives groups. Fascist believe that people are in constant conflict, that only the strong, healthy and vital will survive by constantly conflicting with the weak. They believe in a single-party state, oppose class conflict, and often want to suppress any criticism against their government or their movement.
Liberals are in a perpetual state of infancy, wanting to be nurtured by the government, they want their freedom to do what comes naturally in their minds, but want to leave the responsibilities of their failures for the government to mandate, and eventually clean up.
While so many call themselves “liberal“, it’s apparent that many are still confused by which -ism actually applies to them. The current trend seems to be, to take what ever suits them for the moment and violently oppose anything that remotely resembles the views of anyone who still clings to their moral conservative ideas.
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