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  •  Eventually, they will do to "liberty" what they (4+ / 0-)

    did to "liberal": make it a four-letter code word for extremism.

    •  they've already done that with me (2+ / 0-)
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      Midwest Meg, The Dude 415

      I've finally become cynical enough to believe that "freedom" is just another word for kicking us all to the curb.  Notice that it's always the bad guys - rich people, religious people, gun owners, etc. - who use it in order to justify turning their backs on suffering.

      Fuck freedom.  Fuck liberty.  Fuck rights.  Fuck "opportunity".  Just because you may doesn't mean that you can.  Only a rich person - with the means and the leisure to actually do stuff - could believe that those things automatically endow you with the ability to exercise them.

      At this point, if someone told me that the progressive utopia beyond my wildest dreams could only be achieved by an ideological dictatorship, I'd be one of the first to start goose-stepping.  I don't fucking care anymore.

      Something's wrong when the bad guys are the utopian ones.

      by Visceral on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 06:53:57 PM PST

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      •  Now this is just silly. (0+ / 0-)

        And I rec'd your previous comment.

        Why should we just lie down and let the right wing own words like "freedom" and "liberty" and "rights" and "opportunity"?  Are we so weak and helpless we can't take them back if we just make the effort??  And who TF cares how long it takes?  

        The '60s were simply an attempt to get the 21st Century started early....Well, what are we waiting for? There's no deadline on a dream!

        by Panurge on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 07:25:28 PM PST

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