A person who simultaneously advocates for radical individualism, and radical egalitarianism.
Radical individualism being the exhuberant (and often jealous) exercising of personal freedoms without a sense of responsibility to human history, immutable principles, or the society around them. The individual tends more to emphasize personal *rights*, while neglecting personal *responsibilities.* When widely adopted, this leads to social/cultural decay.
Radical egalitarianism is the advocation of equality of *outcome* rather than equality of *opportunity* and, often unconsciously, seeks to persecute those who have achieved more than others with the hand they've been dealt. Thus the desire for the biggest kid on the block (government) to impose, whether by force of law or bullets, an elastic concept of "fairness" on achieving citizenry.
While, at their core, the two concepts are often at odds, they are emphasized at different times, which circumvents this conflict.
Leftists very often view such figures as Marx, Castro, Chavez and their ilk with sympathy, if not admiration.
"Its very difficult to speak to my dad. He fought in WWII and I'm a leftist, so there's just this huge philosophical gulf." :\
"Yeah, I know the Inquisition killed, like, 3000 people over a coupla hundred years, but it just flabberghasted me how many millions were killed in leftist regimes in just the 20th century!"
1. A member of an ideological camp that defines socialism as a form of totalitarian secular feudalism; an advocate for the management of non-Leftist people as farm animals
"When the Leftist tried to convince me that North Korea had the only true and just form of socialism on earth, I gave up on trying to talk rationally with him and just walked away."
1)a lazy, self serving, communistic, marxist, anti-christian, islamist loving weasel
2)a inadequate, insecure person who tries to silence and belittle those who disagree with their opinions, but in reality all they do is delete those popular and truthful urbandictionary defintions.
99% of the posters in urbandictionary are leftists
We're not that bad once you talk to us. Government is at best a means to an end. If I had it my way, I would reduce the fiscal power of the government wherever I could without compromising important protections like universal healthcare and education from K through college. Important things that we advocate are democratic workplaces (workers owning the means of production doesn't sound so bad now, does it?), LGBT rights and the dismantling of the military-industrial complex. See tags for flavors of leftists.
Most of these other definitions just go to show that many haven't departed from the Cold War mindset. Leftist.
Karl Marx was a leftist and therefore a hypocrite
Someone who thinks liberty is found through government controls in economics; which makes no sense. They also beleive liberty pertaining to drugs, abortion, and prostitution is found through the lack of government which makes much sense.
Liberals are half cool.
anyone stupid enough to post the following definition: Anybody who does not worship George W. Bush.
like you, traitor
Ted Kennedy is a leftist