Why do Liberals often couch their ideas in such a badly-digested, jargon-ridden, incomprehensible prose as to make anybody but a person equally well-versed in this meaningless type of blabber run away in fear? Frequently, it seems that their only goal is to scare away as many people as possible and present progressive ideas as ridiculous. See, for instance, this announcement for a creation of a new blog (or a transformation of an old one):
Elevate Difference is a forum for thoughtful critique that aims to embody the myriad—and sometimes conflicting—viewpoints present in the struggle for political, social, and economic justice. Elevate Difference offers fluid and dynamic perspectives on various items and events that represent the rich differences found in progressive communities. Emerging from the desire to dismantle progressive movements that privilege assimilation to one school of thought over another, Elevate Difference intends to make the value of difference more visible. We seek to move beyond a facile tolerance of difference that eschews its merit in favor of focusing on common ground. We believe the ways we are dissimilar should be foregrounded, engaged, and deemed of equal worth. Elevate Difference provides a challenge to ourselves and to our readers, a reflection of our ideological paradigms, and a command to reframe our actions.
I read this paragraph five times, and I still have no idea what it is trying to say. And, believe me, I have received an extensive training in deciphering crappy writing that my students regale me with.
What goal does this announcement really serve? Are readers expected to say, "Oooh, look, there is this blog that reflects the writers' ideological paradigms and commands us to reframe our actions! How cool is that! I'm dying to read about this on a daily basis!"
I'm now officially in search for a Liberal who doesn't use this meaningless jargon of "privilege," "difference," "paradigms," "visibility, " "tolerance," "fluid perspectives," etc., who understands that you can't make something's "value more visible," and who doesn't command me to reframe my actions, whatever that is supposed to mean.