Seriously, why does it seem that the ones yelling "PATRIOTISM" the loudest are the ones most adverse to our countries founding principles?
#6 | POSTED BY JPW
Because they have so weaponized the English language to the point that words don't mean what they used to mean. Take "liberal" for example:
open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.
"they have more liberal views toward marriage and divorce than some people"
favorable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms.
"liberal citizenship laws"
synonyms: tolerant, unprejudiced, unbigoted, broad-minded, open-minded, enlightened; More
antonyms: narrow-minded, bigoted
(in a political context) favoring maximum individual liberty in political and social reform.
"a liberal democratic state"
synonyms: progressive, advanced, modern, forward-looking, forward-thinking, progressivist, enlightened, reformist, radical
"a liberal social agenda"
antonyms: reactionary, conservative
Somebody, please explain what is bad about being "open to new behavior/opinions", "unprejudiced, unbigoted", "progressive, forward-looking". How do all these concepts come to identify as negative?
Answer: deliberate propaganda propagated by ideologues backed by big money:
Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas.4 Their number is negligible and they are stupid. --D. Eisenhower
Problem is, they were able to use their money to convince the gullible to vote for policies that mostly benefit the rich at the expense of everybody else. As much as it was ridiculed at the time, Hillary was right: there was a "vast right-wing conspiracy" out to get the Clintons (and all other "liberals"). They're still after them to this day.