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[–] Warmoose76 3 points 34 points (+37|-3) ago 

I'm sick and tired of the terms 'liberal' and 'conservative'. Can't you just see they are used to divide us? 'Liberal' mostly stands for freedom but now a days is used against freedom. The term 'liberal' gun laws is a paradox. Liberal really means hardly too no government regulation, but these days people are getting it confused with authoritarianism. I avoid these terms because I have come to realize they change every decade. Back in the day the 'conservatives' where the ones trying to censor speech and expression, the whole thing has flipped upside down.

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[–] ToTheMoonAlice 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

Own the word, change the meaning, control the narrative.

Right out of the Orwellian how-to guide-book.

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[–] hungir_strike 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

People are confused when I use the phrase "liberal gun laws" because I use it to mean loose, free, or otherwise unrestricted gun laws. In a sentence: Texas and Michigan have fairly liberal gun laws. It's just intuitively correct.

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[–] lemon11 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

We are naturally divided by things such as the desires to extinguish self-defense and the desire to defend ourselves. What these terms do is divide politics in a different way and provide a linguistic handle on the divide to control it.

Labels aren't the problem, but using over-worn labels which are just weapons for the enemy may be a big problem. It's useful to reason about our own ideas in abstractions.

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[–] Oh_Well_ian 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Communists vs. Patriots