Why I am a Radical Liberal Progressive

The left is always sugar-coating its real positions with misleading nomenclature. They never use the term “pro-abortion” for instance. It’s always “pro-choice.” They rarely say “homosexual.” It’s usually “gay” (they’re all very happy, after all). I’m sick of this. They call themselves radicalliberal… progressive. What does that mean? That we are superficial, narrow-minded, and retrogressive? That’s what they would like people to believe. Words and labels are important. And, as usual, they’re abusing them.

Radical comes from the root “root.” Being radical is getting to the root of things, assessing the nature rather than just the appearances of things. But is the left radical in this sense? No. They do want to change the fundamental nature of America, but they have not really looked all that deeply into the reality of what America is and was. All of their solutions are short-sighted ones—aimed at treating symptoms rather than addressing root problems.

Consider the welfare “cure” for poverty. It might give a little more money to some people who currently have little, but leftist “radicals” have failed to understand why most people are poor. It’s often not because they are “under-privileged.” It’s usually because they are lazy. And welfare doesn’t curtail laziness. In fact, it promotes it. That’s like thinking precipitation hurts the bug population just because you don’t see many mosquitos while it’s raining. So, leftists aren’t radical.

How about “liberal”? Well, the word originally applied to what we would call libertarians (Adam Smith and Edmund Burke were self-labeled liberals), and it has become about the most useless word around (next to nice and lolz). I like to be liberal when I’m applying mayonnaise to a BLT or tipping at a restaurant. And, whatever the left may say, so-called “liberals” are some of the most intolerant and close-minded people around. Need I mention Chick-Fil-A (for the googolplex to the infinity-eth time)? On the other hand, people who believe in smaller government tend to be much more open-minded. Think about it. They want you to be able to do what you think is best for yourself more often than they want you to be forced to do what their representatives think is best for you. “Liberals” don’t really care what you think is best for yourself. They want government to tell you what you should and shouldn’t be doing, believing, saying, etc. both inside and outside of your home and business. Doesn’t sound very liberal. Really, when they say “liberal,” they mean morally lax. But that isn’t for your sake. It’s for theirs. They just want to do whatever they want without anyone telling them it’s not a good idea… even if it makes everyone else miserable.

How about progressive? Nope. Under the “innovative” programs of social(ist) crusaders, the only things that have progressed are illiteracy, poverty, crime, injustice, and tyranny (to name just a few social ills).  And the policies that have gotten us into this mess aren’t all that novel either. People have been attempting them against all sound judgment for millennia and they have never worked. Ever. Leftists aren’t progressive either, then.

We shouldn’t be allowing them to do this. The fact is that reasonable, freedom-loving patriots have always been the most radical, most liberal, most progressive people around. And though we may have to give up these labels because they have been tainted by malapropist double-speakers, I just thought someone should set the record straight.


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=575445028 Meagan Brown Fast

    It's about time! Someone finally said everything I've been thinking for the past few years!

  • TheGizmo51

    Because there are people who love nothing better than to force their beliefs onto others.

  • ccenova67

    A very interesting read - so those who keep yelling at the rest of us that we are intolerant, racist, zealots, terrorist, narrow minded bigots are really describing themselves. So that must mean they are also self-centered arrogant egotistic pooh brains!!!

  • crazyfreddie

    IT REALLY IS A SHAME . THIS COUNTRY IS GOING TO THE DOGS / THE KNOWLEDGE AND INTELLIGENCE LEVEL IS DOWN / MORALS ARE DOWN / WORK ETHICS HAVE BEEN TAKEN OVER BY THE SUPER WELFARE LAZY LIZARDS . SO WORK ETHICS ARE DOWN / .// GREED CORRUPTION HAS TAKEN THIS COUNTRY BY STORM // YOU HAVE A ILLEGAL NON AMERICAN SLEAZY CRIMINAL MUSLIM WHO IS A LIAR. DECEITFUL CROOKED DISGUSTING DESPICABLE CORRUPT WORTHLESS PIECE OF GARBAGE THAT YOU STUPID IGNORANT DUMB AMERICANS ELECTED SO YOU WOULD NOT BE CALLED A RACIST WHILE HE RANT AND RAVES WHOLEHEARTEDLY HIS RACIST MUSLIM ATTITUDE . AND YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED . / DUMMIES >>> . IT STARTED YEARS AGO AT HOME WHEN YOU WERE LET RUN LOOSE WITH NO GUIDANCE . NOW WE ALL MUST SUFFER FOR YOU WORTHLESS FREEKIN AMERICANS / YAAAA THIS IS THE FREEKIN TRUTH ~~ OWN UP TO IT DUMMIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001376843072 John Williams

    Minkoff's article is brilliant ! The fact is that modern " Liberals ' have hijacked terms like
    " radical " and " progressive " , and completely distorted the meaning of these terms ! Likewise , they have co-opted words like Fascist and used it to demonize their opponents , when in fact Liberals manifest the very traits that define Fascism , like intolerance , for example ! They must keep changing the language of their politics in order to confuse the population , and to disguise their true agenda , which essentially is wealth redistribution to achieve social justice ! Their success in achieving their goals requires two essential things:
    The first is a crisis , economic or military for instance . The second is some identifiable group , usually the wealthy , that can be portrayed as the culprit responsible for the crisis ! This is what you see being played out in this very election , where the rich are being blamed for the bad economy , and portrayed as being greedy and uncaring ! Obama is student of this strategy , and he is diligently pursuing it ! Do not be deceived ; it's not your pain that he feels ; it's the pain of losing the power to effect the radical transformation of the free-market economy ( capitalism ) which he despises !

  • YellowJacket2

    It's been said that if your 21-years old and you're not a Liberal
    you probably lack compassion. If your 31-years old and you're still a Liberal
    you're probably an idiot!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brenda-Cibelli/100000687513153 Brenda Cibelli

    pink panty wearing liberals --, have no back bone--,personality wise they are usually empty buckets waiting to be filled

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  • Wayne

    Who cares if Ann Romney has worked a day in her life or not. It none of anyone's business how she supports herself or has/is being supported by her husband. It is not illegal to not work a day in your life, especially in in instance of marriage. However, just for you info - the answer is YES. Tell anyone that it's not work when your acting responsible and raising the children you boree.

  • pyrope

    NICE ESSAY! May it go viral. I know I will be sending it on to everyone on my mailing list.

  • samtman

    The Humanist philosphy is very simple. Its all about science and evidence there of. The most important point being, the best way for the human species to survive in the present context and pass our genes on to the next generation. It has always been this way. The survival of the fittest, not always the strongest.Cooperating and taking care of each other is just another survival tactic for the whole community.

  • Red

    I totally agree with this article in that liberals are some of the most hateful, close-minded. my-way-or-the-highway people there are. After working with them through the years I've seen that they like to make rules for everyone else--the very rules that they break. They cheat, lie & steal company time and office supplies. Obama's problem is that he doesn't know what the word "compromise" means. I feel sorry for his children as they will grow up the same way & the liberal cycle will continue. The only thing they are truly liberal about is spending other people's money.

  • Cinci Jew

    Progressives, liberals or whatever they call themselves are anti G-d movements. They do not want to admit that there is a Creator who gives us freedom and inalienable rights. They want to be the supreme ones who decide and control every aspect of our lives or in other words - tyrants. Anyone who stands in their way will be murdered as the Nazis and communists did to millions of people. This is why they are allied with Muslims whose false religion means subjugation. The only difference is that they claim to believe in the false allah. Islam also murdered over 170 million people as did the progressives.

  • Drop Dead Fred

    Oh, Oh, Oh, I know the answer to this one. It's because your stupid. Right?