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Demonising of the term ‘liberalism’

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Whether it’s May’s response to 23/6/16 or Trump’s inaugural speech, actions speak louder than words. How is it possible to unite a divided country by further alienating the half with which you disagree? It is because I believe in listening to both sides of an argument and making a judgement based on what I believe will be for the greatest good for the greatest number that I have always been and always will remain a Liberal.

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I see myself as mainly in the centre and only the ugliness of Farage and Trump campaigns pushed me further into what has become left territory. Obama was much a man of the centre and of dialogue and compromise. Liberalism is defined in many ways and includes values that reach beyond the political and certainly aren’t left to start with.

It hurts and insults to see the humanitarian side of liberalism tarred with the same brush as economical liberalism.

I agree that somehow politics seem to clash with the demands and views of the ‘little man’. I doubt that Trump will deliver, though.
It’s the deliberate divisiveness that makes his words of putting America first again a problem. If he found a non-offensive way of articulating himself and his goals as well as implementing them with humanitarian values assured and some hint of decency, his populism wouldn’t sound so worrying…

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2 Comments

  1. Excellent introduction. Thank you!

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  2. polymath0 says:

    I’m seeing the typical Republican to look liberal compared to him. Here are top conservatives like John McCain speaking out against him. It’s true, though. I try to look at each person and each issue on its own and without initial judgment until I know the issue. Then, I base my response on whether the answer is good to the people or good to a select few. I feel like that is liberalism.

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