The meaning behind the words
- Origin from the French libéral < Latin liberalis = liberal; bountiful; noble, to: liber = free
enlightened; free-thinking; free-spirited; tolerant; liberal; unprejudiced; unbiased; and informal.
- based on the principles of democracy, acting according to the principles of democracy; striving for democracy; liberal, and non-authoritarian. Origin from Greek dēmokratía = People's power, a system of government by the whole population.
- relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough. Origin from late Middle English (in the senses 'forming the root': from late Latin radicalis, from Latin radix, radic- 'root.'
As such, a radical democrat is someone striving thorough for democracy.
- relating to, or characterized by progress.
Synonyms are avant-garde; emancipated; developed; progressive; moving with the times; modern; trend-setting; groundbreaking; contemporary. Origin from French progressive, to: progrès = the progression < Latin progressus =progress, progression
- an anti-fa
scist action and left-wing political movement in the United States and Europe. The origin of the term was the opposition to (Nazi) fascism in Germany during and immediately after the Second World War. (German, shortened from Antifaschismus)
- a person who is extremely right-wing or authoritarian.
- a form of right-wing extremist, authoritarian, extremely racist and nationalist government. Fascism is characterized by the dictatorial exercise of power through the violent suppression of the opposition, freedom of the press, and freedom of expression, and strict regulation of society.
- a ruler with total power over a country, typically one who has gained control by force, suspending civil liberties and eliminating political opposition.
Inspirational Quote of the Week
Anyone who lies for a living is dangerous.
Alastair Reynolds - Chasm City
The advice of the time
Don't trust anyone who says that "everyone knows this".
The Big Bang was a soundless and dark
affair, the universe is flat
, the earth is a sphere
(kind of), and gravity works around