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    Libertarianism can only exist in a society created and sustained by non-libertarians.
    They're essentially parasites.
    The concept of libertarianism is a useful train of thought in the modern society. It's always good to encourage individual independence and "boot-strap-ism". As an ingredient in the soup, it's necessary. Alone it's not nourishing.

    Conservatism is also a necessary companion to liberalism, it represents collective and individual discipline.
    Liberals should really co-opt the "conservative idea" because it will strengthen institutions of liberal moment.
    This or that program has to be payed for. How do we pay for it? Where are we wasting money?
    To some degree we have, and the "conservatives" are actually "radical regressives" because the more liberals take "the center" the further the "regressives" retreat into the far right corner in order to create a clear line between the two.

    Liberalism is the idea that we can use our brains to collectively solve our problems. It's the 'let's not herd ourselves off the cliff".

    Progressivism is the acceptance of change, of the inexorability of change. It's the idea of "rather than drive ourselves off the cliff, let's chart a path ahead that is safe. Let's look down the trail and see what's waiting. Let's look out to the horizon and think about where we're going.

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