Mudcat Café message #1701969 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89973   Message #1701969
Posted By: Tootler
24-Mar-06 - 02:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: More liberal bias in the news
Subject: RE: BS: More liberal bias in the news
To me a liberal implies someone who is tolerant of the views of others. A liberal may disagree with those views, but accepts the right of others to hold different views and to offer alternative solutions.

Sadly the word liberal seems, in some quarters to be used as an insult. Usually, it seems to me, by people who are illiberal and who cannot tolerate others holding different views and offering alternative solutions to problems. It is those people we need to beware of as they are trying to impose their views on the rest of us, taking away hard earned freedoms.

Most complex problems have more than one possible solution and it is vital that alternative viewpoints are respected as it may be one of these that holds the key to unlock an apparently intractible problem.