“Liberals” aren’t liberal anymore!

Please refer to my blog, published November 6, 2017, “O True Liberals, True Liberals, wherefore art thou True Liberals?”

https://mrericksonrules.com/2017/11/06/o-true-liberals-true-liberals-wherefore-art-thou-true-liberals/

I guess I was a little bit ahead of my time.

Yes, it’s true…, “liberals” aren’t the real “liberals” anymore.

And they haven’t been for a while.  

In a strange reversal of roles, the “conservatives” have become the new “liberals!”

Don’t believe me?

Well, let’s take a look at what’s been happening in our country.

In recent years, it is the democrats, the former liberals, who have been quashing freedom of speech and freedom of thought, at what had previously been the most liberal places in our country, our colleges and universities!

The supposed places of “higher learning!”

It is the democrats, the former liberals, who have, and who are continuing to hijack our language.

Jim Harbison of the Las Cruces Sun-News, says, “We now live in a Wikipedia society — where anyone can change the meaning of a word to satisfy some misguided or politically correct social engineering goal. Progressives have become masters of vocabulary manipulation and are constantly changing the traditional meaning of words to fit their political agenda.”

“They have co-opted the meaning of words to deceive the uninformed, uneducated and apathetic public. This is not a new concept and it has been in practice for decades. It has, however, become a more prominent tactic of the political left in recent years.”

“In the 1990s, President Clinton famously defended his conduct with Monica Lewinski by stating ‘It depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is.’ I think most people who completed high school English commonly understood the definition of the word to be the third-person singular present tense of the English language verb ‘to be.’ Its meaning was clear to everyone except the Democrats.”

“Liberals [the former liberals] have hijacked many words. For example, the word gay originally meant feelings of being ‘carefree’ or ‘happy.’ Now the most commonly accepted use of the word gay primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual.”

“The term illegal immigration is no longer politically acceptable because it might reflect negatively upon some poor, misunderstood ‘migrant’ who entered the United States illegally seeking a better life. The liberal [formerly liberal] left now identifies them as undocumented immigrants, and sometimes called unregistered Democrats.”

“Even the concept and word ‘taxes’ has not gone unchanged. The government now prefers to call taxes ‘revenue enhancements,’ welfare or public assistance is now ‘entitlements,’ and hunger is now ‘food insecurity.’ Racism is no longer based on religion, color, creed but on political orientation, and anyone who challenges the liberal left’s agenda is branded a ‘racist.’”

We are also not supposed to use the gender specific terms, man, woman, mother, father, sister, brother, grandmother, or grandfather anymore.

It is the democrats, the former liberals, who are the purveyors of widespread censorship in our country.

We are seeing examples of this by democrat held companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Apple, just to name a few.

I have experienced the wrath of Google and Facebook myself, on numerous occasions.  

And now our own government is even getting in on the act, attempting to silence any potential opposition to their agenda.

We have even heard democrats call for “reeducation camps” now, for those in opposition to their madness!

It’s actually kind of scary.

Yes, my friends…, the tables have definitely turned, and I am more than happy to assume the title of “liberal” now.

So, now when you hear these democrat, neo-fascist, socialists, communists, and Nazis in waiting referred to as “liberals,” you will know who the real “liberals” are.   

It is my hope that someday, my children, their children, and their children’s children will be able to look back on what this “liberal” stood for…, true American freedom and true American liberty, and be proud of this old man.  

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Jeff Bezos – “I have not yet begun to waste my money!” 

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has pledged $10 billion to “fight climate change.”

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Like Chris Rock said, “You know Jeff Bezos is rich, when he can get a divorce and he’s still the richest man in the world!

How exactly do you “fight climate change” with your money though?

Exactly who do you give your money to or what can you buy that will actually effect the global climate in a positive way?

And how would you measure that?

How exactly would you know if you’re doing any “good…,” whatever that is?

Reggie Wade of Yahoo Finance reports that, “Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, is committing $10 billion of his own money to fight climate change through the creation of the ‘Bezos Earth Fund.’”

Ohhh…, that’s what you do…, you create a fund!

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“The Amazon CEO announced the launch on Instagram, asserting humans can save the Earth by using an inclusive approach that combines the efforts and resources of all stakeholders.”

Well said, Jeff…, well said.

Wait…, what?

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‘“We can save Earth. It’s going to take collective action from big companies, small companies, nation-states, global organizations, and individuals,’ the post stated. I’m committing $10 billion to start and will begin issuing grants this summer. Earth is the one thing we all have in common — let’s protect it, together.’ A post shared by Jeff Bezos (@jeffbezos) on Feb 17, 2020 at 10:00am PST”

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Again…, what exactly would these “collective actions” be?

I could tell you exactly what you could do to fight global pollution…, but “climate change?”

“Bezos, who has a net worth of $130 billion, is no stranger to the climate change fight. In September 2019, the Amazon founder announced: ‘The Climate Pledge,’ which stated that the retail behemoth’s ultimate goal is to become carbon-neutral by 2040.”

Well, okay Jeff, but the Earth is supposed to end in like 2030…, soooo.

Maybe get with Ocasio-Cortez and her people, and see about moving up that timetable.

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“At the same time, Bezos has been criticized about contributions made by himself and Amazon. Observers recently accused Bezos of being stingy after he donated $690,000 toward relief efforts related to devastating wild fires in Australia (which experts link to climate change). And Amazon, which Bezos founded in 1994, routinely pays an incredibly low tax rate on billions in profit.”

What kind of jerk donates ONLY $690,000?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He should be ashamed.

I mean, c’mon!

Well, the “experts” were right in a sense.  The wild fires in Australia were set by “climate change” proponents and enthusiasts, just to hurry the process along…, because “climate change” would have caused the fires on its own eventually anyway.

Yes folks…, you can’t make this stuff up.

That’s why the fires in Australia suddenly disappeared from running on the fake news 24/7.  As soon as they stopped fitting the “climate change” narrative, they got about as much coverage as President Trump’s historic economic numbers…, ZERO.

“Former Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang praised Bezos’s initiative.”

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‘“Good for Bezos pledging $10 billion to fight climate change. But it’s going to take nation-scale resources and policies to genuinely shift consumption, adaptation and mitigation.’— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) February 17, 2020”

Thanks for clearing that up Yang.

Nothing personal, Yang…, but if you could never get over like 1% support in the polls, were you ever really a “real” candidate?

I mean, couldn’t anybody get less than 1% in the polls without any effort at all just by saying they’re a candidate?

Just sayin’.

 

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