Ms. Johstone, using the word neoliberalism to mean liberalism is causing other somewhat less confused people to be confused. Neoliberalism is what neoconservatism is called in Europe. This is due to the cut taxes and spend like hell (on defense) philosophy.
Although I agree that it would be better if humor was used to gently enlighten, the bottom line is that where there is a group of people together it is mostly used to inflict pain. We might as well just change what we call a group of people from a crowd to a shaming. There is a murder of crows. Now there is a shaming of people. It seems to fit.