See, that’s the problem right there. ^
What remains of “the right” is:
a) Mock opponent
b) Make sure they don’t get anything.
That’s it. It’s a vacuum.
Liberalism is free market capitalism. Socially, it’s do-what-you-want-don’t-bother-me.
I think liberals go too far with free market but socially they’re on track.
In the decades old mythology of the right, the claim is that the social liberal and the progressive are socialist or communist.
But that’s mythology. EVERYBODY in political power in the USA falls under the Classical liberalism umbrella – Trump too, although he’s a Whig I think.
That’s why Tucker Carlson is occasionally agreeable to me: he sometimes behaves like a classic liberal. I’m Progressive but we share classical liberal values in common.
Is THAT why they think that “the left” is jealous of Trump? They think of Trump as the left’s Soros?Oh wow… Now that would be hysterical if true.
yeah, Koch fits. Funny thing about Koch is SOME positions match Progressive positions and some other values match Socially Liberal positionsBUT, it’s the MORALITY that differs. The REASONS the Koch want open borders is entirely different from why Progressive want it. The reason Koch want free market globalism is different from why the socially liberal want free market globalism.It’s why they keep showing up at the same parties. Awkward. Wearing the same dress and all.
Classical liberal makes up the majority of the spectrum of American politics though.It’s fragmented as:
Progressive : Social Liberal : American Conservative : LibertarianBut they belong the same family of Classical Liberal, just different facets.
Oddly, Americans don’t fall under those 4 categories either, not really.Ultimately, we all hold hybrid positions that carry bits of each of the four parts.
But the notion that we each hold each others politics in some way simply by virtue of following American political ideals is a conversation the country’s not ready for yet. It’s not yet time.