Quote of the DayOctober 25, 2011 Tim WorstallQuote of the Day4 CommentsThe difference between a contemporary liberal and a socialist is that to a liberal the most beautiful word in the English language is \”forbidden\”, whereas to a socialist the most beautiful word is \”compulsory\”. – jmc 1994 Via previousNo Polly, nonextIdiotic fuckwits 4 thoughts on “Quote of the Day” Surreptitious Evil October 25, 2011 at 10:45 am It just shows how far “contemporary liberalism” has fallen from “classical liberalism”. Of course, in the American context referred to in the quite, it is simply used to mean “Commie-lite” by people who can’t say “progressive” without spitting. Ian B October 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm Well, “liberalism” is distinct from communism, although it has incoporated Marxist elements; its heritage is Victorian Era moral reformism rather than Hegel and Marx. I think one way of disinguishing the two is that Communism is sympathetic to the proleteriat, who need emancipation from the oppressive bourgeoisie. Under “liberalism”/progressivism, the proleteriat are the authors of their own misfortune who have succumbed to mundane spiritual corruption (beer and skittles) and thus need salvation by the bourgeois class. john malpas October 25, 2011 at 9:34 pm And the difference is? Surreptitious Evil October 26, 2011 at 9:41 am Merely which bunch of scum think they should be in power after the blood-soaked revolution has petered out. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.