All I gotta say, as I did before and went ignored
( https://jackholesrealm.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/your-weekend-madness-party-page/comment-page-13/#comment-864987 ) is that Maher does have a stake in being politically incorrect but that does not mean he’s wrong. While Islam is a Religion, ask any Muslim and you’ll see that to them is more like a cultural entity; here in America we are American first, then we’re everything else. To Muslims, you are a Muslim above it all– To those agitated liberals I say, stop the bastardization of Islam to prop up your crumbling Liberal principles.
I think the main reason people are pissed is the fact that he so GLORIOUSLY called out liberals on their hypocrisy, mind you I consider myself one but I think that my definition of LIBERALISM is not the watered down, mommy blog, eco-terrorist, Al Gore loving ( mind you the guy is rich as fuck and acts accordingly—you can ask any of the many current TV outcasts they found out the hard way—although, lack of LIBERAL support is ultimately responsible for current closing its door—-WAY too many people were in a endless Huffington Post SAVE OBAMA circle jerk to even notice or care).
So, the intent of this post is to define ( at least for me ) how people see themselves in relation to the way collectively people who are not Conservative, Right-wing, Tea Party, Far Left are defined.
I suppose my brand of Liberalism is what I inherited from my parents, of course as any individual I explored my own ethos to arrive at my beliefs:
Inviolability of our individual rights
Our right peacefully assemble
Freedom of religion
Minority rights, mainly to protect against discrimination–I’m on the fence on Affirmative action
Affordable healthcare—I still maintain Obama sabotage any chance Democrats will see single payer healthcare
MY RIGHT TO CHALLENGE OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS OR PREVALENT OPINIONS
Well, you get the gist… I really don’t care about the ON THE BOOKS definition of Liberalism classical/neo or something else—these things tend to crumble when applied to individuals.
My personal experience has been that if I or someone else in any kind of forum, online or in public, expresses skepticism about the LIBERAL status quo they are marginalized and quite often bullied.
So tell me, what’s your political identity?
ADDENDUM-In case you need it: