Consumerism is a culture opposed to critical thinking. Entertainment over purpose. The opposite of #LiberalValues. It promises, and often delivers, a superficial sense of happiness. But it makes democracy unsustainable as it weakens our sense of empathy & erodes communities.
An informed public thinking clearly is required before we get a govt that cares about us, because the powerful few will mislead about legislation that helps themselves at our expense, but holding out for our demands to be met requires we understand the proposals. #LiberalValues
If you think the mainstream media brainwashes people, don't you have to admit that allowing for open access to wacky ideas could brainwash people too? I do and therefore push hard for people to learn to think critically, consume info they disagree with etc. #LiberalValues
People are understandably afraid of voicing an opinion that gets us exiled by our community. So we subconsciously reject information & perspectives that go against the accepted wisdom of our tribe. We're built more to belong than to search out & speak the truth. #LiberalValues
I recognize that forced vaccines are a violation of personal sovereignty. I also recognize that they are necessary for the kind of societies we want to live in. #LiberalValues
Regarding the VP pick, can you be progressive and STFU when @JoeBiden pushes for bad policy in the interests of his wealthy donors? Because I think you can, but you wouldn't be a liberal imho. Compromise is often necessary but speaking truth to power is mandatory. #LiberalValues
Why are American conservatives so insistent on telling everyone that they live in a republic not a democracy, but also absolutely giddy that the purely democratic vote for Brexit was successful? #LiberalValues
Thank you @dccommonsense. I agree with him so very much on this episode. Culture War Radio is really just my attempt to bring the same perspective (#LiberalValues) to a news & call-in show.
In a better world (that we could get a lot closer to if we made that our goal), good info dominates naturally and we all do what's right for ourselves and the collective, through freedom of choice. #LiberalValues
I support @BernieSanders as the best possible president. I think he can win the primary and the general. But I also understand the concerns of the @JoeBiden people. They are unconvinced that a new politics is possible. That's probably true, but it must change. #LiberalValues
A country where some need to wait 7 hours to vote (and therefore many won't) is not living up to my definition of #LiberalValues.
While I don't like @realDonaldTrump for many reasons, I felt it appropriate to speak up for him when I felt #LiberalValues were being violated. I now hope to see that regarding @BernieSanders even if that means we could end up with a more socialist government/economy.
You can embrace a person or group's good actions/ideas while separately condemning what they did wrong. You can do that with Castro. You can do it with our founding fathers. The intellectually lazy propagandists of left and right deserve each other. #LiberalValues
Bullshit headline. This is actually why "politics" must be about fighting for #LiberalValues, not just trying to persuade others to your candidate/policy. Often, the easiest way to win is to avoid telling the truth, but that will always have negative effects on our culture.