Stop steeping yourself in self-affirming commentary. If you fancy yourself a left-leaning liberal progressive, please resist the urge to loiter here in the familiar. Do yourself a favor and step outside the box.You would be much better served exploring the many curiosities of conservatism.
That said, if you are just budding your own personal political philosophy, go ahead and take a look around. But, beware of getting bogged down in the tit-for-tat, or being boggled by the endless criticism and contradictions.
You might take the leap straight over to the Political Logic and find the plunge much more refreshing.
If you are looking to dig a little deeper into the language and ideals of progressive politics, you just hit the jackpot.
Rather than pontificate my own perspective, here you will find a variety of hand-selected, carefully curated links to many well articulated pros and cons of left-spectrum politics.
It goes without saying that you could simply Google “liberal principles” or “liberal lies” or whatever. The problem is, most people don’t do opposition research on their own part of preference. Even if you do, you’re still left sifting through a whole lotta fluff, hoping to strike something substantive and solid by simple dumb luck.
Which leads me to another point: Most sources suck. “But what about–” … Yes, they suck… “But surely not–” Yeah, they probably suck too.
Every source must be scoured for slant and bias. Academic types love to point out our unconscious, implicit bias. Apparently we are helplessly ensnared in our own humanity, destined to just be judgmental and prejudice. So bet it. Let’s get on with it.
But, before I unintentionally flog the whole human perspective, let me take a deep breath. There are many great thinkers in the world. Some established the pillars and precedent of logic, while others continue to explore the enigmatic nuance of existential experience.
Clear thinking deserves respective, regardless of political affiliation. Contemplating lucid perspectives that offend our own requires a measure of mental discipline. It is an intellectually enriching exercise that certain to cultivate wisdom.
With that in mind, let’s move to the links.