Can you imagine what would happen if we sat down and all had a serious discussion about liberty with real logical analysis of argument that did not devolve into rote regurgitation of hackneyed approved terms?
How has "liberty" become the inspirational code word of conservatives rather than liberals? … I always thought that the Democratic Party is the freedom party -- but I must be living in the nostalgic past.
But affluent middle-class Democrats now seem to be complacently servile toward authority and automatically believe everything party leaders tell them. Why? Is it because the new professional class is a glossy product of generically institutionalized learning? Independent thought and logical analysis of argument are no longer taught.
The top schools, from the Ivy League on down, promote "critical thinking," which sounds good but is in fact just a style of rote regurgitation of hackneyed approved terms ("racism, sexism, homophobia") when confronted with any social issue. The Democratic brain has been marinating so long in those clichés that it's positively pickled.
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