Well, Unemployed, it all depends on what you mean by brainwashed. Thanks for the compliment "modern." As for liberal, it depends. I am liberal where decent people are involved, and turn right-wing when discussing terrorists, criminals, freeloaders. I don't believe in finding b.s. excuses like "he had a hard childhood." The only reason I oppose the death penalty is because too many miscarriages of justices have occured. If punishing the innocent were magically impossible, I'd advocate feeding murders, rapists and terrorists alive to the tiger sharks.You kind of talk like a brainwashed modern liberal. I don't assign enough value to a modern liberal to ever allow one of those things to offend me. They're just smelly pencil neck geeks who shouldn't be allowed to vote and I make them call me Mr. "Classy" Blassie.
But I have better hopes for you. I see something worthy of redemption in your post.
I am "liberal" on social issues. Gay rights, separation of church and state. But I do not favor reckless taxing and spending, or Hugh Jidette.