Saturday, June 05, 2004

What is a Liberal

What is a Liberal?
Of the top of my head I'd say...

We are the keepers of the Grail Code, stewards of the world and it's inhabitants, and protector of the common well, i.e. environment.
We are in the world, but not of it. We are angels hovering above, protecting and healing and spiritualizing.
We are not in awe of people "higher in rank", and do not succumb to the mammonical tendency to treasure material wealth over natural and spiritual and communitarian wealth.
We also treasure education, information, knowledge, wisdom and creativity. We are creative, not reactive.
We stand up for the poor and underprivileged, and are more comfortable among them. We do not wall ourselves off from them.
We know that dull minds think alike, and as such, tend to have more diverse views on all subjects.
We cherish Peace and abhor War. War is Hell, and Peace is Heaven. We thus are more Godly and less Satanly...although we do not wear our religion on our sleeve.

All the greatest humanitarians have been, in essence, Liberal, including Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Lao Tse, and Michael Moore.

We choose love over fear. Life over death. Freedom over domination.

We know that arrogance is a disease that can be cured by a macrobiotic diet, and our music and art is light years ahead of the conservative counterpart.

We tend to wind up in places like Harvard and Berkeley and Chapel Hill, rather than Bob Jones and the laughable Liberty U.

We don't suck at governing. We don't steal, cheat and lie to get our way. We are not "in it" for ourselves. We are here to help.

Correct me if I'm wrong.