i am pro-gay marriage, pro-choice on abortion, pro-marijuana legalization, etc.
and all of these efforts ARE failing nowadays
and as a liberal, who is exasperated at the failures of those who fall on the left, i know this:
people like this russel dovey and other neocon obessed 'tards like him are not progressive liberals, they are just nihilistic cynical losers
and i know exactly why neocons have ocme to dominate the world... not because of anything smart they did, but simply because THE LEFT DROPPED THE BALL, IT FAILED, and the neocons rushed into to fill the void
not because the neocons did anything smart or right, but because the left simply failed to lead anymore
the left, until recently, has been running end runs around fascists and racists and fundamentalists for decades, REAL progessive liberals have been eating neocons for breakfast without a second thought, and the neocons feared and loathed us: we abolished slavery, we instituted a woman's right to vote, we advanced the civil rights movement, we made advances on homosexual rights, etc.
and all this was done in spite of bible thumpers and braindead social conservatives at every turn, lots of them
what we have nowadays? the neocons aren't screaming in fear and loathing of the left, no, they are quietly laughing at the elft, and it is the left who is fearing and loathing the neocons
now that fight for progress is slipping: pro-gay marriage efforts are slipping, roe v. wade, establishing abortion's legality might be overturned, etc... and the neocons haven't done anything new or different to achieve this- is gw bush a blazing intelligent man? ha!
no, the failure lies on the left itself, and so all this talk of neocon genius is bullshit
the left simply needs a fucking backbone, to actually fight for things it saw as important in the past, but have lost sight of
what do i mean?
here it is, a prime example if you are a lefty who is no longer a progressive liberal:
you don't actually care about improving the world, you just care about fighting neocons
if you frame your concerns, like russel dovey and others on fucktwits on the left do, as one of fighting the neocons, you have already lost, and you are truly not a liberal
what the hell am i talking about?
you never lead anyone in this world by following what the neocons do in kneejerk reacion
let me repeat; you never lead ANYONE in this world if you frame all of your concerns in reference to what SOMEONE ELSE DOES, it doesn't matter if you kneejerk oppose what they do, that is fruitless, you have already lost because your obsession is with them, not the REAL ISSUES
the truth: fighting neocons is FOLLOWING neocons
let me repeat: FIGHTING NEOCONS IS FOLLOWING NEOCONS
you let them frame the agenda!
you let them set the agenda, you let them pick the subjects, you let them choose the fights, and so what happens?
the left becomes every pathetic stereotype the neocons call it, and no one is inspired to follow you, because you haven't offered anyone ANYTHING WORTH FOLLOWING
REAL leadership on the left is about COMPLETELY IGNORING the neocons, and simply, and POSITIVELY picking your own subject matter to concern yourself with, and going with that, and forming an alternative, WORKABLE agenda which people can assemble around and feel good about
YOU IGNORE THE NEOCONS
if you have a real workable agenda in spite of them, they wither and fall away and die as people assemble around you with something positive to ffer instead, but if you let the real issues be ignored and spend all your time worrying about the neocons, like the fucktard who wrote this piece, YOU JUST LOST THE FIGHT AT THAT EXACT MOMENT IN TIME REGARDLESS OF HOW FIERCELY YOU FIGHT THEM BECAUSE YOU JUST LET THEM LEAD... yu handed them the rights to set the agenda
right now, what we have is a bunch of sycophantic losers, no leader on the left: just kneejerk mirror image react to whatever neocons say, and hate them, to no effect except to drive moderates away from you, because YOU OFFER THEM NOTHING POSITIVE IN CONTRAST
enjoy your first lesson on real leadership, useless nihilistic cynical fools on the, left who are not anything like the great progressive liberals of decades past in any sense of the word
you're fat rich useless children of the west, ignorant of some important lessons about how the real world works, playing in the burnt out husk of the left's former great self
i await the reawakening of the left, and it won't come from any of you sycophantic obsessed with neocons losers
and in the meantime, i have nothing but hate and scorn for you pathetic cretins playing in the shell of the left, without a shred of resemblance to what the left really stands for, without a single ture leader amongst you
people like the fucktard russel dovey who wrote this peace, with his fucking sycophantic obsession with neocons, ARE MORE HARMFUL TO REAL PROGRESSIVE LIBERALISM IN THIS WORLD than a million neocons ever could be
because you have lost your love for the issues, and developed an unhealthy obsession instead, and the issues the progressive liberals hold dear, betray and wither instead, with more force than any neocon could inflict
you're neglect is more poisonous than any neocon could be
The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.