Language evolves over time.
word symbol liberal was originally
defined as of, pertaining to, or befitting a freeman, free by birth.
Liberal acts became those actions appropriate for an adult person of
free birth - a lady or a gentleman - an action inappropriate for a serf, slave,
peasant, landless mechanics (tailors, cobblers, carpenters, blacksmiths, etc.)
or a child.
Over time a connotation developed with use of the word
A lady or a
gentleman branded as a
liberal was liberated from moral
constraint, acted licentious, lacked moral restraint and exercised his or
her freedom to live
When liberal was first used to describe a form of
government a liberal government was defined as a representational form of
government, democratic or republican, as opposed to monarchies.
In a monarchical
system the laws coming down from on high are designed to propitiate or
appease the landed aristocracy
whereas in an ideal representative
form of government the laws are designed by the people with the peoples overall
welfare in mind - unlike America today.
Today those who define
themselves as liberal:
favor progress and reform of
social cultural institutions;
- favor or are in accord with the
concept of maximizing individual freedom;
- favor freedom of action, esp. with respect to matters
of personal belief or expression;
- claim to be free from prejudice and bigotry while
being independently-minded, tolerant, unselfish and enlarged in spirit;
- claim not to be bound by
established traditional orthodox authoritarian attitudes, conventional ideas,
values, dogmas, etc. while being free of bigotry and claiming to be tolerant of
the ideas and behavior of others.
A liberal individual may show a
willingness to make "liberal" donations; more than sufficient; abundant;
bountiful; ample; profuse amounts freely or abundantly given.
interpretation of a rule or law is not strict or rigorous while
a liberal interpretation of the Bible is an
interpretation that is not literal.
A liberal education was defined
as an education based on the traditional arts and sciences that enlarge and
discipline the mind making it the master of its own powers - unlike the
educational system of today which is designed to create conforming automatons -
irrespective of the particular business or profession one may follow whereas
today a liberal education connotes
liberation from moral
Although the definition of a liberal as being morally
unrestrained or licentious is obsolete the opponents of
liberalism have done everything in their
power to revive this obsolete definition by
liberals as morally unrestrained or licentious opponents of established moral
Usage: Liberal, Generous. Liberal is freeborn, and generous is
highborn. The former is opposed to the ordinary feelings of a servile state,
and implies largeness of spirit in giving, judging, acting, etc. The latter
expresses that nobleness of soul which in the past was peculiarly appropriate
to those of high rank, - a spirit that goes out of self, and finds its
enjoyment in consulting the feelings and happiness of others. Generosity is
measured by the extent of the sacrifices it makes; liberality, by the warmth of
feeling which it manifests.
"c. 1375; from old French, liberal
"befitting free men, noble, generous;" from Latin, liberalis "noble, generous;"
literally, "pertaining to a free man;" from liber "free;" from
Proto-Indo-European base *leudheros; (Greek, eleutheros "free"), probably
originally "belonging to the people" (though the precise semantic development
is obscure), from *leudho- "people" (evolutions: Old Church Slavonic, ljudu;
Lithuanian, liaudis; Old English, leod; German, Leute "nation, people").
Earliest reference in English is to the liberal arts (Latin, artes liberales),
the seven attainments directed to intellectual enlargement, not immediate
practical purpose, and thus deemed worthy of a free man (the word in this sense
was opposed to servile or mechanical). Sense of "free in bestowing" is from
1387. With a meaning "free from restraint in speech or action" (1490) liberal
was used in the 16th century through the 17 century as a term of reproach. It
revived in a positive sense in the Enlightenment, with a meaning "free from
prejudice, tolerant," which emerged 1776-88. Purely in reference to political
opinion, "tending in favor of freedom and democracy" it dates from 1801, from
the French libéral, originally applied in English by its opponents
(often in French form and with suggestions of foreign lawlessness) to the party
favorable to individual political freedoms. But also (especially in American
politics) tending to mean "favorable to government action to effect social
change," which seems at times to draw more from the religious sense of "free
from prejudicial favor of traditional opinions and established institutions"
(and thus open to new ideas and plans of reform), which dates from 1823." -
the 1950's, the Chicago
School neoliberal economic ideology of unregulated corporate capitalism was
considered extremist and harmful.
Neoliberalism insidiously abuses the
words "freedom" and "liberty" by conflating freedom for natural persons with
freedom for corporations.
In reality, the ideology translates into
giving a handful of top corporate owners an unprecedented concentration of
wealth, and consequently power.
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entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the
elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of global ecosystems.
Civilization is based on cooperation. Cooperation does not occur at the point
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American social mores and values have declined precipitously
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preprogrammed into the population through prior mass media psychological
operations. The results have been the destruction of the family and the
destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the corrupt
international elites vision of a perfect
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bulk of the population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the
corrupt international elite that further consolidates their power and which
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