that “Liberalism” has come to mean exactly the opposite of what it originally meant. To get the original meaning you have to say, “Classical Liberalism” or people with get just the opposite of what you actually mean.
But you know, this has been a very successful tactic of the Left. National Socialists are actually on the Right. Discrimination by race via affirmative action is good thing. Liberalism is Leftism. Taxes are “contributions.” Unequal taxation is fair and equitable. There should be discrimination based on race. Democrats don’t want democracy and much prefer authoritarianism. We see a deliberate turning of things upside down, where right=wrong and up=down.
The Left has co-opted these terms and changed their meaning 180 degrees over the course of a few generations. That is no accident. The real terms were antithetical to the Leftist agenda. They just cannot afford to have people know the truth. The truth is their mortal enemy. One cannot live while the other survives, at least long-term. So they co-opted the vocabulary of the Conservatives, and with the MSM as co-conspirators, they have been very successful.
But they have turned English into a language of lies. I’m sorry, I don’t pray that way…