bro4bro saidUmm... maybe it's because, just like conservatives, 99% of liberals just want to sit on the couch with a bag of Cheetos and point fingers at the "bad guys" instead of rolling up their sleeves and actually DOING SOMETHING to fix the world's problems?
You get that the article is about neoliberals (aka RJ laissez-faire Republicans) and not about modern American liberals, right?
See if this sounds familiar; I'm not sure if it's from the article or from RJepublican posts:
...Never mind structural unemployment: if you don’t have a job it’s because you are unenterprising. Never mind the impossible costs of housing: if your credit card is maxed out, you’re feckless and improvident. Never mind that your children no longer have a school playing field: if they get fat, it’s your fault. In a world governed by competition, those who fall behind become defined and self-defined as losers...
...Freedom from trade unions and collective bargaining means the freedom to suppress wages. Freedom from regulation means the freedom to poison rivers, endanger workers, charge iniquitous rates of interest and design exotic financial instruments. Freedom from tax means freedom from the distribution of wealth that lifts people out of poverty...
Now it may be true that people can and should engage more:http://www.people-press.org/2014/06/12/political-polarization-in-the-american-public/
But many of us have always engaged the system and that work has paid off...http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-american-freshman-survey-more-liberal-20160210-story.html
College freshmen are more liberal and keen on political activism, survey says
Nearly 60% of freshmen surveyed said they expected to vote sometime during their college years and majorities supported same-sex marriage, abortion rights, affirmative action, legalization of marijuana and equal pay for women. They also overwhelmingly oppose U.S. involvement in other countries' wars.
“Collectively, the findings suggest that more students are committed to social justice,” said Kevin Eagan, director of UCLA’s cooperative institutional research program, which has conducted the annual "American Freshman" survey for the last 50 years. “That may be why they are the most committed to political and civic engagement of any of the previous 49 classes.”
One-third of those surveyed said they were “liberal” or “far left,” the highest proportion in four decades, while one-fifth described themselves as “conservative” or “far right.”
So it might only look like they're eating Cheetos when actually what they're doing is tweeting.