To Liberals & Progressives out there, what perplexes you about EXTREME Liberals

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  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    To Liberals  & Progressives out there, what perplexes you about EXTREME Liberals &

    other radically left-wing people?   Do you as a Liberal & Progressive maintain that many of the social programs & policies such as welfare & other social initiatives have gone......TOO FAR? Why? Why not? What are other things that you agree &/or disagree with EXTREME Liberals & the left on?

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  2. Medvekoma profile image84
    Medvekomaposted 2 years ago

    For the reference, I'm a right-wing liberal / classic liberal / free market fanatic (lower right quadrant of the political compass). I shifted to the right after I started my studies in economics.

    Which is the main reason why I disfavour the radical left progressives. While their intentions are just in many senses, their policies could seriously hinder or even push back the economy. Social justice is one thing, but giving up too much from progress in order to fuel equality will mean no progress and stagnation for all. And what feeds the campaign towards equality right now is progress.

    I agree with rights of freedom. In some sense I'm over-the-border with the freedom of speech, meaning that I support the 'freedom of being a prick'. I think there should be no legal consequence for a weird opinion, only the condemnation of the peers. As soon as you silence an extremist opinion, you silence /an/ opinion and you destroy free speech.

    However this also means the freedom of entrepreneurship, which in a capitalist world (and we live in one right now) is essential. The freedom of finding funding for your concept and fulfilling your dreams, be they creating a new social media site or a gardening store on the corner. And this is heavily hampered by regulations that would be imposed by the left wing, be it the wealth-redistribution or combating 'large firms' for whatever reason.

    Civil rights, I agree on some and I disagree with others. Gay marriage? Not marriage, scrap the legal side of marriage and allow any partnership / household to have the same benefits, while retaining marriage ceremonies for the churches.

    Wealth redistribution? I find that quite immoral and economically unstable and ineffective. Social mobility is far more important than wealth redistribution. Reward ambition, not stagnation.

    Other issues ... can't really think of any. Feel free to comment some modern-day issues and I'll tell you my own views and my opinions on those who take it too far.

    So, all in all summarised, there will always be radicals ruining the picture. But that's the same with Republicans or centrists. Yes, I believe in the existence of radical centrism.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      +1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000!!!

  3. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
    Kathleen Cochranposted 2 years ago

    I resist being labeled because I don't want to be identified with the extremes at either end of the political spectrum.  But I will say the extremes of the left have not done the damage to our blood and treasure that the extremes to the right have done.  Deregulation brought us to the brink of our economical security.  Misuse of the military in the past decade has cost us too many lives in wars launched by the right.  I don't understand how you can call this a Christian country then do nothing to help those less fortunate than yourself.  And I believe right to life extends beyond the moment a child is born. If those ideals are extreme then I don't think we've been extreme enough.

 
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