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Thread #81478 Message #1492387
Posted By: frogprince
24-May-05 - 08:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: The way it should be......
Subject: RE: BS: The way it should be......
Who do you know, at any point in the political spectrum, who didn't start out following what they saw their parents do, wherever they have or haven't gone from there since?
My reaction to the linked article is so mixed it makes my head spin. Part of me says Thompson has picked the easiest straw figures to tear apart. But, again, there does seem to be mass support for any whacked thing some of them may say.
Thompson is letting the most regretable aberations on the current American political/sociological scene define the word liberal for him,
and then supposedly fleeing from liberalism itself in response. If in fact he lands in "progressivism", to me that amounts to liberalism in a more genuine sense than what has been on the political table recently under that name.
As for Susu's Hubby, he's pretty much bouncing around on the usual end of his chain. But the article is at least provocative