The Liberal Brew is a Progressive news and opinion blog devoted to equality for all, returning sanity to our political discourse and restoring reason in America.
We live in a world where the value of compromise in a civilized society has been forgotten. Reasonable and informed people understand that where there is no willingness to compromise, there is little chance of finding solutions. In fact, the members of the Republican Party won’t even say the word.
There are a lot of websites and fake news organizations that claim offer a ‘fair and balanced’ approach that uses a false equivalency model to ensure that everybody feels that they are receiving equal treatment.
The Liberal Brew is not one of those sites, and never will be. Instead, we prefer a much more factual and reality-based approach to try to find solutions to the problems facing America and the world today.
Inequality is rampant – in our wages, our Civil Rights and even our basic human dignity. The global economy is on the verge of imminent collapse and global resources are being rapidly depleted to feed the endless greed of the wealthy to the detriment of the poor.
The Climate of our planet is hurtling towards a destructive end and at the very least, we’ve exacerbated the problem and it must be addressed if humanity is to continue – immediately. There is no more time to entertain foolish notions that it is not real. And that’s just a small sampling of the major issues we face.
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life; nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” – Isaac Asimov
We seek to burst the delusional bubble created by Faux News and the right-wing billionaire oligarchs who profit from the ignorance of those who choose to live in it.
While we believe strongly the right to Freedom of Speech and thought granted under the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, we’re here to serve as a constant reminder that an individual’s rights end the moment they begin to infringe on others.
We are no longer dealing, for the most part, with well-meaning conservatives who disagree over policy issues. Rather, reason itself is under assault by ignorant ideological hate groups who use religion to continually try to deprive others of the very ‘God given’ rights they demand for themselves.
It is time for Americans join together and fight to make the world a better place, by restoring reason through education, enlightenment and compassion.
It is time for Americans to fight to protect those who are most affected by the unconscionable assault on our democracy by the ideological extremists and the greedy billionaires that fund them.
It is time for America to vote Progressive in 2016 & beyond.
All who are willing to engage in rational, factual and reasonable discussion are welcome to submit Guest Posts or join in the conversation in our comments. We even welcome those who do not.
Ideas and opinions that are obviously factually incorrect (The Earth is Flat, for example), blatant lies or simply delusional, do not deserve equal time or weight in the sphere of rational public discourse. They will not receive it here, so if that describes you, you probably won’t like it here.
Given the nature of politics, religion and the enormity of the problems we face, we know that sometimes things will get a little bit heated, and that’s OK! However, no threats of violence, any of the -ism’s or phobias will be tolerated.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to Contact Us directly.