What happens when words no longer carry their intended meanings?
We are living in an era where food may say things like "all natural" on its label, but prove anything BUT natural.
Media marches lockstep in a fashion all to reminiscent of Hitler's Third Reich to produce and repeat narratives that are 180-degrees removed from the actual TRUTH of events.
So when a phrase like this is used, one must ask--what has Liberal come to mean? Could it be that those who use this title have purposely DESTROYED the term's intended meaning?
When I was a kid, it was liberals who were anti-war, and liberals who supported Civil Rights and Women's Rights, and liberals who championed the environment. Liberals did not advocate FOR capital punishment or the MIC or war or the destruction of the natural world.
Michael Moore pointed out that Clinton was the nation's best REPUBLICAN president. In other words, policies that were typical to the right side of the political spectrum were those he enacted. To then call him a Liberal, and by his deceits taint "the entire brand" is to accept the propagandized distortions done unto language in order to produce a paralyzing form of cognitive dissonance.
“The liberal wing of the Democratic Party is now for 60 new death penalties… 100,000 cops. The liberal wing of the Democratic party is for 124,000 new state prison cells.”
Just as both political parties now serve the MIC, big banks, big polluters, and big energy... almost exclusively, with both appearing to champion everything from war to the destruction of the biosphere; how can the original premise of the Liberal--one who sought to make life more beneficial to more persons--still apply?
My point is that language has been purposely poisoned, or at minimum, adulterated to such a drastic extent that words apply to illusions; formerly distinct teams, they have been fully divested of meaning.
Very little in the political or public sphere (that is, when it's controlled by elites) is real, honest, natural, or what it purports to be.
I mean... take the "War on terror" which itself consists of nothing more than spreading terror... and then consider how those with power have long understood the "power of the pen or press," and therefore have adulterated language. Universally understood meanings for words have been purposely rendered as difficult to understand as are today's faux food labels.
Rule by graft, coercion, corruption, nepotism, military might, financial pressure, and the Grand Bamboozle. What a menu! Just label it all "liberal" like those "natural" food labels.