On partisan hyperbole

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  1. Vast LWC
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    There have been a whole lot of comments lately claiming that progressives are "Socialists" or "Communists".

    The reason why this is effective is that if one were to take some progressive ideas to the extreme radical point of utter hyperbole, these terms would apply.

    In reality, most progressives simply want a public safety net, and to have capitalism be the rule of thumb for just about everything.

    The reason that folks on the right insist on exaggerating the left's point of view so much is that they want to get people to see things only in terms of Black and White, when it comes to the left-hand side of the fence.


    But the right should really remember that the same logic can be applied to both sides of the equation...


    When taken to it's logical conclusion, the "Tea Partiers", for example, are ANARCHISTS.

    Libertarians believe in doing away with as much government as possible, thus the hyperbole, when applied to the "Tea Partiers" or to Libertarians in general, makes them Anarchists, pure and simple.

    So, I think every time someone from the Tea Party crowd calls me or any of my fellow progressives a "Socialist", I personally will respond by labeling them an "Anarchist".

    Perhaps this will catch on. We'll see.
     
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    I'm no tea partier and I'm not sure if you libby progressives are socialists but the new libby attempt pass off Socialist as a code word for ****** certainly is a good example of the left's tactics of marginalizing their opposition.

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    So let's have you take on this bit of libby hyperbole.
     
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    I've been called "anarchist" for years now, Skeezix.

    That said, so-called "progressives" are in fact Fabian socialists by another name, and that's the way it is.....That you claim you only want a "social safety net" is irrelevant to the end game of the progressive/socialist political thugs driving policy.

    Fail.
     
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    As is calling someone Libby Progressive as a perjorative
     
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    It used to be their dirty word was.....LIBERAL

    Then they transitioned to...................SOFT ON TERROR

    Then it became.............SOCIALIST

    The name calling worked for Joseph McCarthy, I guess they think it will still work today
     
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    no more than wingnut.

    Would you prefer moonbat?

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    I am highly entertained that Vast thinks that this is an original idea.... when, in fact, some of us have been stating on the board on various occasions - that the the Founders meant this country to be as close to Anarchy as possible without falling into chaos.

    How the fuck this is new is beyond me.
     
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    Wrong, yet again, numbnuts.

    The socialist/progressive wing of the Democrat Party stole the term "liberal" (while it still carried the connotation of "libertarian") back in the 1920s, in order to obfuscate their true agenda...It is they who sullied the word "liberal", not the republicans.

    True...historical...fact....Mr. socialist.
     
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    Personally. I prefer the term Nanny Staters LOL.
     
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    Capitalism is what built this country.
     

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