A FEW WORDS ABOUT LIBERALISM
The basic principles of the philosophy of liberalism and even the name of this concept is based on the thesis of "liberty." However, even the supporters of this ideology have numerous emphasized that the "liberty," which they advocate is based on the principle of negation. So they introduced such concepts as "liberty" (only as liberty from something) and "freedom" (only as freedom from something) into social discourse.
Thus, we can accept liberals believe that the essence of the word "liberty," which is the core of their ideology is "liberty from," and that's what they try to impose for us. As for "liberty for," that is its real meaning and purpose, here liberals believe that an individual must decide how to use him liberty within the concept of liberalism. In their opinion, this is a private choice and it's not a cause for discussion.
In any case an individual must have his own "liberty from."
One of the ideologists of contemporary liberalism Karl Popper in his book "Open Society and Its Enemies" proposed a liberal project entitled "open society" which is a community of individuals without any features of collective identity, such as ethnic, religious, gender, class, etc. The author calls the aforementioned things "a paranoidal violence over a society and an individual," according to Popper they must be replaced by a principles of "individual classification" and "individual rights."
Implementation of these principles, according to liberals, will lead to the "end of history" (Francis Fukuyama), a time when the "United World" will be populated by the "open society" which must be consisted from cultural, informational and ethnically homogeneous "global citizens" under the control of global government. They believe that this project will be "an embodiment of the entire historical experience of civilization where humanity will get rid of the prejudices of the past" by receiving "liberty from" nationality, religion, beliefs, marriage and gender features.
Do you say that prophecy "Apocalypse" is not real?
Original by Serhiy Chapligin