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BASIC Definitions PROGRESSIVE
one that accepts or believes in absolute principles in political, philosophical, ethical, or theological matters absolutist anyone that clings to the U.S. Constitution and opposes changes to or alterations of said constitution, i.e., a political conservative
good sense and sound judgment in practical matters common sense (see ‘mainstream’)
a person who is averse to change and holds to traditional values and attitudes, typically in politics; ‘holds truth to be self-evident’ conservative “bitter clingers” to guns and religion; racists; the Tea Party
a person who holds extreme or fanatical political or religious views, esp. one who resorts to or advocates extreme action extremist (radical) any person who or statement that supports the basic foundation of political and religious ideologies and principles that do not conform to the current mainstream
happy, cheerful, bright; “…don we now our gay apparel…” from the Christmas Song ‘Deck the Halls’ gay homosexual; gender slur, ie, That’s/You’re so gay!
the action or process of investing money for profit or material result; a thing that is worth buying because it may be profitable or useful in the future investments government spending, esp. on entitlements that keeps the masses beholden to the government
includes all popular culture and media culture, typically disseminated by mass media mainstream the common, current thought of the alleged majority
a slow methodical political movement to bring America under a system of statism progressive adj: happening or developing gradually or in stages; proceeding step by step / n: a person advocating or implementing social reform or new, liberal ideas
a person with a prejudiced belief that one race is superior to others racist a conservative, esp. a conservative winning an argument no matter their skin color
a person who holds extreme or fanatical political or religious views, esp. one who resorts to or advocates extreme action radical (extremist) any person who or statement that supports the basic foundation of political and religious ideologies and principles that do not conform to the current mainstream
(1) symbolic of God’s promise that Earth will not be destroyed by flood again; (2) Luck o’ the Irish, symbolic of St. Patrick’s Day rainbow symbol of the LGBT community
income, esp. when of a company or organization and of a substantial nature revenue taxes
a forcible overthrow of a government or social order for a new system, i.e., the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) revolution the class struggle that is expected to lead to political change and the triumph of communism
a political system in which the state has substantial centralized control over social and economic affairs statism a political system in which the state has substantial centralized control over social and economic affairs
Taxed Enough Already; a group of citizens that banded together to fight the rising taxes on the people, elected individuals into political office that upheld the conservative notion of constitutionality, limited government, and less government spending TEA Party the party of ‘old white, rich men’; racists; bigots; anti-women; anti-gay
an unproved assumption; something unproven or speculative theory statements that have observational consequences; an explanation of an observed phenomenon; scientists’ explanations and interpretations of theories laid out as facts, ie., ‘scientific theory’
absolute; that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality truth subjective, i.e., tell a lie enough times the people begin to believe it, thereby it becomes true
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