My Newswithviews Column, April 4 (‘I Am Liberalism’)

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Liberalism in practice, on one of its better days.

Well, here it is–the NWV column which my wife says is one of the best things I’ve ever written.

One could, of course, spend the whole day simply listing the defects of liberalism. That they call themselves “progressives” now, instead of liberals, shows we’ve made some progress in exposing them. That they are increasingly resorting to the bald-faced label “socialist” must indicate one of two things: either they’re getting overconfident, for some sinister reason which has not yet dawned on us, or they’re getting desperate.

The Democrat Party is liberalism.

Please don’t ever vote for any Democrat, anywhere, ever again.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

13 responses to “My Newswithviews Column, April 4 (‘I Am Liberalism’)

  • Erlene Talbott

    I had read your column on the NWV site, and I couldn’t agree more. This is definitely one of your best, and better than most writings anywhere. Keep up the good work, this darkened world needs enlightenment.


  • unknowable2

    That column is beyond excellent. You’ve said much more than a mouthful, all of it accurate.


  • Phoebe

    Definitely worth waiting for! Brilliant article.

    Dennis Prager, whom I usually agree with, keeps insisting on distinguishing between liberals and leftists, and here I don’t quite agree with him. Maybe in theory there are still some not-altogether-leftist liberals — I can’t say “old style” liberals, because truly old-style liberals were opposed to big government, although they weren’t what today would be called libertarians — but they’re few and far between. And even they tend to slide into being fellow travelers or useful idiots, the way the “liberals” of the 1930s through the 1950s were with the Communists. So Prager’s distinction seems to me to be a distinction without a difference these days. Still, I prefer using the term “leftist” rather than “liberal” to make it clear what I’m talking about.

    Anyway, now that “liberal” has picked up so many muddy connotations, most liberals prefer being called progressives — which is ironic, since their beloved government control of everything (aka fascism) tends to impede progress rather than promoting it.


  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Thursday has come and it hasn’t disappointed. I haven’t come across so much twisting since Chubby Checker came out with “Let’s Twist Again Like We Did Last Summer,” 🙂 Classical Liberalism was based on the best that came out of the Enlightenment, but today’s Progressives have mutated it into a Frankenstein monster. – or maybe a blob is a better image as Liberalism tries to absorb everything into its orbit of evil.


    • unknowable2

      The term “liberal” has been tortured and twisted to fit whatever seems hip at the moment. In the ’60s, the Vietnam War was a catalyst for rebellion against the status quo. The Dems took up their position of being on the side of youth whom opposed the war. Since then, they’ve assumed the mantle of whatever seemed palatable to the counter culture. I doubt that many of these people have much in the way of convictions, beyond their appetite for power.


  • marlene

    One World Liberalism is one step away from the One World Government. I’d love to be around to see the socialists on their useful-idiot knees, wailing at being left out and instead, being victims of their own actions to bring it about. Yes, Lee, I read your brilliant article on NWV and shared it. But hey, it’s how you always write anyway.


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