Why do people assume that if someone is liberal it means we are communists?

Those two things are not interchangeable. A liberal is still a capitalist but we believe in a capitalism that works for all not just a select few. Communism is a far left ideology. There's nothing far left about social democracy or democratic socialism.

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  • 1 year ago

    Because of the fuzzy speech. Lefties just kind of fuzz along. Sure there are actual liberals, but none of the public figures actually articulate liberal philosophies clearly.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Because they're retards who believe in propaganda.

    • Neengefan
      Lv 6
      1 year agoReport

      If that's your best query, then your the "retard"

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    the idea of controlling people yet not calling them slaves is the problem.. while you say you are capitalism supporters,, you fail to see free market is devoid of government in business and peoples live. government is only to protect people from crime and foreign nations. the rest should be private. You idealistically feel you can create a fire in one room of a house and not harm the rest of the house and inhabitants. I do not think you know what communist are? You think they are some mystical monster.,,, they are just socialist where government owns all the big business. your position is a slow movement to Marxism with out realizing it until it is too late.

    • Total laissez faire capitalism is inequitable in today's society. Government must regulate some aspects of industrial activity, such as preventing businesses from engaging in fraud or misrepresentation, improperly disposing of toxic byproducts, or not paying employees fairly.

  • Joseph
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    Today's Liberals are not the same Liberals I remember from the 60's and 70's. They are intolerant mean and spiteful and when they know they're losing an argument, the very last thing they'll do is admit it.

    • Joseph
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      1 year agoReport

      @Neengefan , no that doesn't wash, libs were ******* long before Trump ran.

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  • 1 year ago

    They don't. Just the conservative trolls think that.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Because liberals these days are acting like Dictators and communists.

    You cant dictate liberal ideas and call yourself a liberal. Once you start dictating and mandating anything idelologically you become a communistic tyrant, no matter what your original intent was or how noble it was supposed to be. If you try to force people to have your oppinion and supress free speech, youre a dictator and dictators are communists.

    Just because you live in a Democracy doesnt mean your mindset is Democratic.

    - Real Democrat

    • Neengefan
      Lv 6
      1 year agoReport

      Sounds like Trump ideology, Our Democracy is in trouble because of him. America is no longer the "Gold Standard" of the world, Trump want us to be Nationalist, No thanks! I prefer to have "friends" that will back us on serious global problems.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    The term "liberal" has been misused over recent years. Liberal really means balanced and reduced government involvement. True liberals are now referred to as libertarians. Libertarians generally support right-wing economic policies with left-wing social policies. The "liberals" that people refer to today are actually progressives. Progressives strongly support a big government communist technocracy.

    • Nick1 year agoReport

      Progressives also want to move forward with more than two genders, murdering babies, banning guns, and forcing big pharma into peoples lives.

  • 1 year ago

    It's merely hate speech. It's easier for the more blindly entrenched to defend their blind entrenchedness when they outright demonize the other party and paint them to be pure evil and anti-American. Some on the left do it, too.

  • 1 year ago

    Most of the people who ask or answer questions in this forum have no clue what socialism or liberalism is. To them they are just buzz words that someone told them they should "hate." Note how they always seem to hate, never love.

  • 1 year ago

    Communism is actually far right ideology where a powerful few control everyone else.

    • Neengefan
      Lv 6
      1 year agoReport

      Far Right!, Far Left! We are a Democracy and all of us should stand behind it, stop this petty bullsh*t!, of finger pointing. President's set the tone of the Nation, and Trump is not bringing the country together, his lawlessness...Cons turn a blind eye, Dems fighting to keep the rule of law

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