|Originally posted by rinselberg:|
"Liberal" and "Marxist" are mutually exclusive categories of idealogy.
There could have been a beatdown at the hands of liberals and Marxists, but not "liberal Marxists" or "Marxist liberals."
There should have been a comma separating the three adjectives describing them, but honestly... liberal and Marxist has almost become synonymous... they are essentially synonyms at this point.
Kind of drifting somewhat on this tangent, but back when I used to be a Democrat, I voted for what I felt was anti-corporate greed. Among these things I supported the idea of tariffs to "make fair" what was otherwise free trade. I also disliked the idea that companies were unilaterally buying up their competition simply by virtue of being able to buy the majority of outstanding stocks, and then swaying the vote on the board of directors to then replace them with complicit members, to allow for a complete take-over of a company by another, for the sole purpose ... not of growing the business, but in fact actually eliminating the competition. Elimination of competition is bad for the consumer, and good for the company, which in turn raises the cost, and reduces the access of said products to everyone.
... it was until I started to get a little bit older that I came to realize that it was in fact "liberal" ideologies that were directly responsible for such actions. Example... the estate tax. Forced corporations to sell that were formerly private and owned by the founding family (for generations and generations). These families could not afford to pay the taxes that would allow them to keep their businesses. In most cases, these companies were purchased by conglomerate companies (similar to the types of corporation that Mitt Romney owns). In many cases, these companies turn public in order to pay the taxes... but in almost every case, these medium to large businesses end up relinquishing the rights from the original founding family. That results in these corporations being run at the behest of the share-holder... having gotten to that place simply because of the estate tax. The corporation no longer cares about the worker, but maximizing profit is now the primary goal, rather than building a successful family-run business. But that's just one example... another one is corporate income tax, forcing corporations to have to sell and move overseas to remain competitive since the Government has been "picking and choosing" the winners. Anyway, there are numerous examples of why Democrat policies continue to create the very problems they purport to be solving... but I'm sure you don't want to get into that here.