Saturday, September 29, 2018

Are There Any Liberal Leftists Amongst Us?

For most of the 20th Century, the terms liberal and leftist were synonymous. President Franklin Roosevelt (1882 - 1945} was the foremost liberal politician in the western world, and after World War II, his style, personality, and words were imitated, copied, and studied for many decades by the free world. The United Nations, too, was his dream; a liberal ideal. Roosevelt famously said:

"We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way. The third is freedom from want. The fourth is freedom from fear." 

"No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities." 

"The value of love will always be stronger than the value of hate. Any nation or group of nations which employs hatred eventually is torn to pieces by hatred."

"As Americans, we go forward in the service of our country, by the will of God... I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities - a sense of humor and a sense of proportion." 

These have always been the watchwords of the classic liberal: freedom of speech and expression; freedom to worship God as one chooses; freedom for minorities of all kinds; recognizing hate groups as destructive; recognition of God and His works in America's foundation; and the sense of humor and proportion - not extremism. 

But a terrible thing has happened. The Left is no longer respectful of religion or liberal at all. If you don't like abortion, big government, high taxes, restrictions on the freedoms of speech and minority opinions (even on college campuses); or are critical of the violence we're seeing every day against law enforcement and those who disagree with mobs, then you are open to every lie, slander, and calumny. You will be threatened and harmed by Leftists of every stripe, masquerading as liberals, progressives, 'democratic socialists', or whatever the newest label for totalitarianism is. At their root, Leftists are totalitarians who will crush all free thought and individuality, just as China, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela have done. 
On June 24, 2017, Representative Steve Scalise, Louisiana, a Republican House Majority leader, was shot and nearly killed by a rifle-wielding Leftist who was angry that his candidate, Leftist Bernie Sanders, lost to President Trump. Six others were wounded before the gunman was shot and killed by police. A list of a dozen other conservative Congressmen he planned to kill was found in one of his pockets (Link). 
Death threats from the Left are routine and openly paraded by western media. Comedian Kathy Griffin was applauded last year for displaying a blood-dripping, severed wax head of President Trump (Link). The New York Times this week published a fictional scenario that featured the assassination of President Trump by a Russian spy, aided by the president's own Secret Service bodyguards. 
This is the opposite of liberalism, and a violation of ethics never seen before in the U.S., except by the Left in the last eighteen years. We never hear anyone  in the so-called liberal community condemn these acts, and they all speak and march in lockstep conformity. If any Republicans ever acted in this way, the entire media would crucify them. The Left never criticizes itself, except for being too moderate. Their hypocrisy is gargantuan; on a level never seen before.  

The truth is today's modern Leftists are openly communist, fascist, and racist:

Our battle for freedom is beginning anew; taking a nonviolent path. The voting booths of free nations are the frontlines in this larger war which is rooted in Scripture; since Abraham, Moses, and Christ. Your reward for choosing God's side in this conflict is greater than you can imagine:  

We will experience a new birth of freedom in America if you join the millions of us who trust in God, the country we built together over four centuries, and the destiny of faithful, free people of good will.