Sep 6, 2007

Bleeding Heart Liberal

The definitions provided by Dictionary.com are as follows:
1. favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.
2. noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform.
of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism.
3. favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, esp. as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.
4. favoring or permitting freedom of action, esp. with respect to matters of personal belief or expression: a liberal policy toward dissident artists and writers.
of or pertaining to representational forms of government rather than aristocracies and monarchies.
5. free from prejudice or bigotry; tolerant: a liberal attitude toward foreigners.
open-minded or tolerant, esp. free of or not bound by traditional or conventional ideas, values, etc.
6. a person of liberal principles or views, esp. in politics or religion.
7. a member of a liberal party in politics, esp. of the Liberal party in Great Britain.


Having said all this, why would anyone think a liberal was evil or did not have values?


The definition of “bleeding heart” is “a person who is considered excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be underprivileged or exploited.”

Those who call me a "Bleeding Heart Liberal" probably think I am offended and will try to defend against what they believe is a derogatory term.
But, I am not one bit ashamed of being a Liberal, let alone a Bleeding Heart Liberal.

So to those that think this to be derogatory I say fuck you - fuck you very much, and that's all I have to say about that.

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