The Rhetoric of Righteous Rage
Be a liberal like you mean it.
The Rhetoric is an ongoing, collaborative 80 Proof project. It is our attempt, as liberals, to talk like we know we’re right. We want a phrasebook for the unashamed liberal. We want to call those who disagree with us what they are. Some of these are things we made up, many are things we’ve seen and heard, online and elsewhere. This is by no means a complete list: the like-minded are encouraged to suggest additions in the comments. Constructive criticism is welcome, too.
Talking about people and policies that oppose abortion:
Talking about the Christian right:
Talking about intelligent design proponents and other anti-science folks:
Talk about heterosexists, homophobes, and the otherwise anti-queer:
Talking about opposition to same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples:
Talking about anyone who doesn’t oppose war:
Talking about people who don’t believe in global warming:
Talking about people and policies that don’t support combating global warming:
Talking about the support of megacorporate capitalism:
Talking about people who support factory farming:
Factory farming, pollution, and other ills:
faithless underestimators (supposedly religious people who insist that phenomena such as gender variance couldn’t be the work of G-d; supposedly religious people who claim to have a monopoly on religious truth)