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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Progressive Liberal – The Latest Oxymoron

Liberals have changed their name, and now want to be called Progressives. They say that becoming Progressives is not about the stigma attached to liberalism. Right! I guess if you call a dog turd a rose, it won't smell like crap?

I contend that there is no such thing as a Progressive liberal, and that the term progressive liberal is an excellent oxymoron. But when you look up liberal in the dictionary, it is truly glowing. So much so, I want to be a liberal. Here is an excerpt of the definition from Dictionary.com:

"favorable to progress or reform…free from prejudice or bigotry; tolerant…favoring or permitting freedom of action…open-minded or tolerant"

Dictionary.com actually declares this part of the liberal definition obsolete:

"Morally unrestrained; licentious"

But when you get beyond the textbook definition of liberalism, you understand that the real world meaning of the word is "unrepentant meddler".

Recall that liberals back in the day were the people who wanted to bus "other people's kids" from neighborhoods to other schools in order to create equality. If there is no equality, then damnit we will just create it. Keep in mind that liberals didn't want their kids bussed, just other people's kids. They felt it necessary to meddle, usually in Black communities. Because who better than a Kennedy, Kerry, Pelosi, Reid, and other rich White congressmen to know what Black children need?

And let's not forget the "Pied Piper of Green", Al Gore. He produces CO2 levels, that rivals the largest of Texas cattle herds. Private jets, SUVs, phat house, and many other indulgences. And even without his toys, Big Al still leaves one hell of a carbon footprint. "Tipper, don't lift the blanket!"

How do you spot a liberal? They will save a dog, but see no problem killing a child. Save some bird breeding sanctuary, but destroy New Orleans.  Ban DDT to "save the earth", the outcome being the death of a million Africans.

And when liberals produce devastation with their inane policies, they just "rubberneck" the devastation. Why bother apologizing, when there is always a Republican scapegoat nearby?

That's the real definition of Progressive: The person blaming the Republican. See Financial Crisis.

That's my rant!

© 2008 Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere All Rights Reserved


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34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent story. I found you on digg and now am going to keep reading this website. Your sir are amazing.

Matt said...

Those are some devastatingly accurate descriptions. I recommend reading The Vision of the Anointed by Thomas Sowell if you haven't already read it. Great book about the true face of liberals and what their "good" intentions really produce.

Anonymous said...

Hongqi12Hongqi12


Beautiful!

FTA: "But when you get beyond the textbook definition of liberalism, you understand that the real world meaning of the word is "unrepentant meddler".

I really like this guy.

Anonymous said...

mmainemmaine

FTA "How do you spot a liberal? They will save a dog, but see no problem killing a child. Save some bird breeding sanctuary, but destroy New Orleans. Ban DDT to "save the earth", the outcome being the death of a million Africans."

Sad, but true. Great insight Kevin.
"Rant On!!"

Anonymous said...

WeAreSparta

FTA
They felt it necessary to meddle, usually in Black communities. Because who better than a Kennedy, Kerry, Pelosi, Reid, and other rich White congressmen to know what Black children need?
Reminds me of Bullworth- so true. (you can throw ol Barry in that list too though).

Anonymous said...

Bagio54Bagio54

Another great and on the spot rant, keep them coming

Anonymous said...

VRayZVRayZ

Good stuff!

Anonymous said...

lilamaelilamae

Profound. . .

Anonymous said...

Navigator7

Kevin Jackson, was describing the definition of Liberalism ... this one from Ann cam to mind:

"Liberals seem to have hit upon a reverse Christ story as their belief system. He suffered and died for our sins; liberals make the rest of us suffer for sins we didn't commit." - Ann Coulter, Guilty

Anonymous said...

fvcktheNWOfvcktheNWO

More divide and conquer. Liberal vs. conservative seems to be the battle du jour. It's obvious that this is the current battle plan drawn for the future of this nation. Everyone wants to be on a team and wants their team to win. That is a democracy. Contrary to popular belief/opinion, the US was founded as a Republic. In a Republic, it doesn't matter how large your team is, it can't tell me what to do if it encroaches on my inalienable rights. That concept apparently went out the window almost 100 years ago.

Quite frankly, I don't give a fuck what you call yourself. Enjoy your title/moniker or whatever else makes your giggleberries chatter. Call yourself a progressive, a liberal, a conservative, a centrist......ad nauseum. If your plan is to usurp my inalienable rights and then expect me to pay you to do so? Not good.

What it does boil down to is strict adherence to the Constitution. If you or your parties plan is to attempt an end around my inalienable rights, you have chosen your path and will be met by a reluctant party that has well built orators that spit out their orations at extremely high speed. Supersonic at times yet subsonic and silenced when the situation calls for it

Anonymous said...

KadaneKadane

Great Rant Kevin. Liberalism is a definition of selfishness. It is all about me, me and more for me and what can you do for me.

Anonymous said...

davidmesaaz

that makes as much sense as the libertarian democrat... What is that... a libertarian that is for big government???

Anonymous said...

zacharytelschow

The article is spot on. I think its very interesting to note that the Democrats have altered between two preferred terms "liberal" and "progressive," throughout the course of the past hundred years to be free of the stigma attached to their own policies and the effects of them. Whether Frank, Reid, Pelosi, and Obama wants to be called liberals or progressives, they're all still meddling idiots that think they know better than I do what's best for me.

Anonymous said...

mareln72

You make absolutely perfect sense.

Anonymous said...

GlynthGlynth

Study the history of the American Progressive movement from the early 20th century. Hillary Clinton said she she's herself as a "modern Progressive" in a sense that hearkens back to that era. Those are the people who pushed Prohibition and many other things that would give them unprecedented (in America) CONTROL OVER OTHERS all in the name of "DOING IT FOR YOUR OWN GOOD." Progressives are a danger to freedom.

Anonymous said...

Laurie R.
December 24

Your definition is probably more accurate!

Anonymous said...

Chris Rowan
December 24

Liberal...progressive...socialist...communist...there used to be a difference, but now? One thing's for sure: The end result is the same - loss of individual liberty and the expansion of an all-powerful central government controlling every aspect of our lives, from cradle to grave.

Anonymous said...

flashingcurser

FTA: "They felt it necessary to meddle, usually in Black communities. Because who better than a Kennedy, Kerry, Pelosi, Reid, and other rich White congressmen to know what Black children need?"

The truth and profundity of that statement almost brings a tear to my eye. Black people, for once, are involved in the US political process. This could be a boon for either political party. In polling, black people vote for liberal candidates but are very conservative on issues. Proposition 8 in California is proof of that. What the republicans need to do is get passed their bad image with black people and marry issues to the right candidate. I think now that black people are involved with the political process, this might be possible.

Anonymous said...

ldmyers

This guy has douche bag written all over him.

"Liberals have changed their name, and now want to be called Progressives." Uh not really, I still define myself as liberal. Actually liberal and progressive.

How about this oxymoron: compassionate conservative. Try telling that to the hundreds of millions of Americans who have been lied to about the war, and the hundreds and thousands of women, children and American soldiers who have been killed, raped, injured and robbed.

Anonymous said...

@ldmyers

shauncorleone

"How about this oxymoron: compassionate conservative."

Try telling that to the thousands of conservatives whose charitable donations and volunteer hours dwarf those of your beloved "progressives". Google "Bleeding Heart Tightwads" and then tell me who is more compassionate: The ones who claim to represent the less fortunate, or the ones who actually help those people?

Anonymous said...

@ldmyers

bluto36

"Try telling that to the hundreds of millions of Americans who have been lied to about the war, and the hundreds and thousands of women, children and American soldiers who have been killed, raped, injured and robbed."

so what was the lie told to hundreds of millions, lies not mistakes or errors.

and what is this mythical connection that compassionate conservatives have with the raping of soldiers and children? are there bands of raping conservative robbers running around that nobody talks about? maybe Douchebags like yourself should think before calling others douchebag

The Black Sphere said...

@Ldmeyers;

You smell like rotting fish, as I think that is what a douchebag would smell like!

As I said there is no such thing as a progressive liberal, that is unless you like bread lines!

I LOVE the compassion you libs show for Blacks, by keeping us stupid, and dependent on the "guvment"...you know, five generations of welfare and all. Not to mention your sordid past of oppression of Blacks (and others). You should be proud to be a liberal and a progressive. Lord knows you need a lot of progressing to get it "right"!

Call yourself whatever you want, but I know your smell!

Anonymous said...

Trublmakr

You can be Liberal and progressive or you can be a progressive conservative. (That party has been around in Canada for generations.) You can also be a traditional conservative or Liberal - but the point is that one's attitude towards "progress" need not depend only on a political philosophy - rather just different means to the same end.

Anonymous said...

@WeAreSparta

jnava121

yep new york times ranted about the earning of cindy mcCain about 4 mill from investments last year etc....

and then good ole barry had about the same figure in earnings who would have thought? no article about that? he's black from the hood! yo...

Grace and Truth said...

For those who have been lied to about the war let me apologize on behalf of Mr. Bush. He used to very poor sources to come to the conclusion that weapons of mass destruction were in Iraq:
The United Nations that leveled sanctions against Iraq and demanded inspections to ensure that mythical WMD's that they found were destroyed.
Kurds in Northern Iraq who died in large numbers when they were gassed with mythical WMD's by Sadaam.
For this President Bush and I are immensely sorry. Will you progressive liberals ever progress to the point of liberating us from the guilt of believing your buddies the UN and those dead Kurds?

Anonymous said...

TigersEye

Progressive = code word for communist. Every time you see or hear it it will be associated with some policy or position that is straight out of Marxist philosophy. Check it and see

spot_the_dog said...

Great post - here in Oz, we often joke about how the "Progressives" are in reality "Regressives," especially when it comes to energy policy (no nice clean modern nuclear power; let's have 16th-century power sources like windmills instead, for example.)

The odd thing is that I think it's only in America that Leftists hijacked the word "Liberal" to self-describe. Over here, for instance, our conservative party is the Liberal Party of Australia, and they have Classical liberal beliefs & platform - lean government, individual freedom, free enterprise, etc.

It's our Leftist party, the Australian Labor Party, which is the self-described "Progressive" party - socialism, unions, nanny-state-ism, big government, high taxes, etc.

Sadly, after almost 12 consecutive years of Liberal government, we just got a Labor PM (named Kevin!) last year :-( Hello high taxes, nanny-state laws and "free Gubmint money for everyone."

spot_the_dog said...

P.S. I can't remember how I stumbled upon your blog - I think it might have been by following links from Blacknright? - but I'm glad I did. I've read several of your posts now and I like your style - I'll be back for sure.

The Black Sphere said...

spot_the_dog, I was curious who "down under" was my 'reader'! I'm glad you found me, and hopefully you will get others to consider reading me as well. I love Australia, and spent a lot of time in Sydney and Perth, opposites ends of the world! I loved you comments, and it's funny the contrasts in terms between Liberals, Progressives (Regressives!), etc, when in other lands. Thanks for the insights, and the comments!

Anonymous said...

machinepolitick

As usual, dead on.
Liberals always get so bent out of shape when you call them out on this. It makes me laugh.

Anonymous said...

Um, those folks you mentioned are not liberals. Those people are what the corporate media call liberal. That's why you all take it for granted that Nanacy Pelosi is somehow a "liberal".

You're one of those brainwashed boobs that still thinks we have a two-party system.

No one elceted to high office in this country is allowed to be liberal or progressive anymore. Corporate America frowns on things like that.

Real liberals are truly progressives- but you'll won't find them on Capitol Hill anymore. It's not good for business.

Matt said...

It doesn't matter what you call them, "corporate media liberals" or "truly progressives/real liberals", they are not good for anyone - even the lazy with their hands out.

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The Black Sphere said...

Thanks Lisa, I will investigate it...