Modern liberalism cannot be compared with the classical liberalism of yesteryear, the description of which was stolen for propaganda purposes. Classical liberalism meant a belief in the democratic process, freedom of the press, freedom of expression, equality under the law, small government, the individual before the collective, religious freedom, an obligation to help the genuinely disadvantaged in society and, generally speaking, a live and let live laissez-faire attitude.
How does this square with the self-proclaimed metropolitan, progressive liberal of today? Imagine the smooth young executive hosting a dinner party, suddenly announcing to his Armani-clad coterie of media and public relations friends that, whilst holding himself up as a liberal, he disapproved of mass immigration, multiculturalism, state education’s socialist propaganda, the European Union, same-sex marriage, homosexual marriage/adoption and feminism.
No doubt he would be accused of racial bigotry, sexual bigotry, nationalism, religious fundamentalism and xenophobia. Yet whilst these proud young members of the privileged and cosseted elite may believe that they and they alone hold the moral credentials that personify the term liberal, they fail to understand that all their beliefs are the antithesis of true liberalism and that they have followed a long and winding path from the classical liberalism of 1900 to that which they are today – totalitarian and fascistic. In short they have mutated from classical liberalism to politically correct, progressive liberalism.
We see this in their extreme and hysterical reaction to those who disagree with them; their apparent hatred of Western civilisation; of Israel and America; of free speech; traditional education; religion (or at least the Christian religion) and a hatred of our history and the leaders who helped make us what we are. And whilst they are busy hating the very society and culture that enables them to survive and prosper, we see their love affair with all the ideologies that threaten our society manifested in advocacy of Third World immigration, multiculturalism, radical feminism, socialism/ communism and of course, Islam.
Progressive liberalism has unconsciously absorbed the warped policies of the hard-left, who have dressed up their ambition of Western societal destruction with caring words such as inclusion, tolerance, equality and diversity, whilst expressions of defensive patriotism are twisted into the newly manufactured hate words of racist, xenophobe, Islamophobe and nationalist.
Progressive liberalism thus promotes mass immigration coupled with the perverse idea that the new arrivals need not owe their loyalty to their new country, whilst any attempt by the native population to resist is to be countered by brainwashing and criminalisation. Progressive liberalism as a result is often described as suicidal, but this is an incorrect description because our liberal rulers never asked their electorates if they wished to import Islam s youth bulge into their towns and cities.
A far better term for progressive liberalism would be “murderous” rather than suicidal. A small clique of hard-left socialists persist in their murderous destruction of Western civilisation, allied with naïve, Useful Idiot liberals who have yet to remove their blinkers of ignorance. They are joined by incredulous Islamists who simply cannot believe their luck as they gratefully climb into the Trojan Horse so thoughtfully hand-made for them by progressive liberal Western elites.