The American Mind: Video: Charles Kessler Interviewing Dennis Prager: “The Religion of the Left”

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

Just to sort of point out the obvious. There is no one religion of the Left and Dennis Prager doesn’t seem to understand that because his idea of a leftist is essentially a Communist, or other some type of collectivist statist on the Left who sees the role of government to protect and take care of people to look after the general welfare of everyone. Instead of allowing free people the freedom and responsibility to manage their own affairs. That branch of the Left obviously exists and this blog covers that at least once a week now. But that is not the entire Left.

Now where I agree with Dennis Prager and is one example of why I respect the man at least to some degree. Is how he talked about what he calls leftist (again what is that) and differentiating that from liberalism. Instead of saying that “Liberals are collectivists and statists to their core. But who are against the military, law enforcement, religion and private enterprise”. He said that people who he calls leftists are that instead.

And the other point that Prager made about John Kennedy saying that he was “a Liberal who believed in lower taxes, strong defense, individual freedom and opportunity” and so forth. Well guess what all Liberals believe in those things, otherwise we wouldn’t be Liberals and liberal wouldn’t be that beautiful word that Prager describes it as. I’m a Liberal and a Leftist which puts me on the center-left of the American political spectrum. Those collectivists that Prager is always putting down and critiquing are on the far-left in America even though they look mainstream at least in Scandinavia.

 

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