Thursday, October 20, 2005

Bullshit Is Bullshit

Over at Mark's blog someone wrote as a comment:

Why don't you guys buy a ticket to Rush Limbaugh's show on Broadway; liberals and progressives are not communists or socialists. At least we don't need a qualifier, like "compassionate" in front of what we are...

I wrote in reply:

In Europe, people like Mark and Myself who believe in the society of consent, with citizen-ruled republics and voluntary commerce (a.k.a. capitalism), are still called liberals. Here the term liberal is now used to denote someone who seeks to expand the power of the state over every aspect of life with out regard to the consequences.

In the New Devil's Dictionary liberalism is thus defined:

Liberal, Classical: Someone who believes that the rest of Mankind has something better to do. Believes that the helpless and innocent should be protected and deeply cares about the condition of Western Civilization.

Liberal, Modern: Someone who believes the the rest of Mankind has nothing better to do. Believes that the helpless and innocent should be attacked and deeply hates Western Civilization.

As to the claim that the term progressive and that the present usage of the term liberal somehow denotes something other than a socialist or an outright communist we should note that each term denotes someone who rejects consent as the basis of economic and social relations and seeks to expand the power of the state in all areas of human life without regard to the consequences.

Or as the New Devil's Dictionary puts it:

Progressive: Someone who won't admit to being a communist, usually for fear of being properly treated as one.

Poison is still poison regardless of what it is called. And bullshit is still bullshit.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

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