Originally Posted by DS86DS
Liberal Leftists today are anything but Liberal. They get their beliefs from the Frankfurt School of thought and other quasi Communist organisations.
The Classical Liberalism of Voltaire and Thomas Jefferson meant freedom in all areas of life, including Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press.
Leftists today not only hate these freedoms, but hate great men like Voltaire and Jefferson as evil old white men.
Thankfully though we now have the internet, and are not dependent for all of our news from the Liberal mainstream media. Though Leftists are now looking to censor dissenting opinions on the internet as well. Just look at what happened to Alex Jones and Infowars.
Leftists are all about censorship, virtue signalling and witch hunting.
Voltaire was a staunch advocate of "Enlightened Absolutism" - i.e absolute
rule by a well educated monarch advised by a philosopher - such as himself. An Absolute Monarch for those unsure of what the term means is a monarch who is not bound by the law as he (or she) embodies the law. It's a bit of mental gymnastics up there with the RCC's "mental reservations".
Thomas Jefferson was able to find time to write all his fine words as the slaves he owned were doing all the actual work of providing him with an income. He has many African American descendants today - seems impregnating women you literally owned was ok according to Jefferson's world view.
There are the best examples you could find?
A man who believed absolute and inherited power was the best way to govern and a man who was so hypocritical that when he wrote of all men being born equal he was able to deny the humanity of the black men (and women and children - including the ones he fathered) he owned.
The believed in Freedom in all areas of life me hole.
The rest of your post is even more poorly thought out and not worth responding to.