The Corruption of My Liberal Tribe

Source: Brownstone Institute
by David Smith

“I have always been a liberal, left-leaning in my politics, a devout adherent to principles such as liberty, free speech, tolerance, compassion, and personal autonomy over my body — a fierce defender of ‘My Body, My Choice.’ I have always considered my liberal friends to be open-minded, critical thinkers, compassionate, tolerant, educated and resourceful enough to know where to look up alternative information, capable of interpreting data and discerning facts from blatant propaganda; defenders of free speech, liberty and bodily autonomy — all of which are obviously the foundational principles of liberalism. Now, every one of those paradigms has been shattered for me. Every single one. I am now ashamed to call myself a liberal.” (10/04/21)