Progressive is more of using governmental power as a force for an issue.
Liberal is more of tax and spend approach.
It all depends on your outlook of the derogatory.
I feel Glenn Beck links many aspects of being progressive, being liberal, and being socialist into one big goulash labeling it as an Anti-American tyranny seeking New World Order. But hey, if the narrative sells that's all the media really cares about in this era. The only reason I don't watch Beck is because he comes off to me as a conspiracist. I'm just not into that kind of stuff. I would much rather listen to someone I would consider reasonable in these unreasonable times.
Last edited by LimeLight; 07-05-10 at 11:49 AM.
I vary on a lot of issues. I tend to be more conservative when it comes to foreign policy but more liberal culturally. I haven't found someone i agree 100% on. But i don't have to agree with someone to consider them reasonable. As long as they can make somewhat of a legitimate issue and debate it in a civil manner, I'll listen. But once they scream tyranny or use irrational contrast to support their narrative, it turns me off. I can listen to a lot of news anchors on Fox, MSNBC, and CNN without tearing my hair out. Bias isn't my issue because i can distinguish the difference.
Last edited by LimeLight; 07-05-10 at 12:04 PM.
Reasonable people do not disagree with intellectually sound, logically valid, immutable natural principle and then claim to adhere to such. Ya see, those are mutually exclusive, diametrically opposing positions.
Reasonable people can however claim to disagree with a position, by demonstrating that the position is logically invalid, intellectually unsound in a countering position, which either either discredits or refutes that position.
Again, it's not a complex concept.
I guess Pub isn't talking to me anymore.
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