Progressives

“Progressives” believe government should be a tool for change.  And from everything I’ve been reading – and hearing – I’m not sure “progressives” give a hoot. About the poor, the homeless, the sick, those who are victims of abuse, hatred or violence. Those who are lonely or depressed.  They care little about racial issues.  Or minorities.   Or those who suffer.  They care not about virtue.  Or character.   

It seems they care only about control and destruction. Strict monitoring of everyone.  A government which controls every thought, word and deed.  And destroys.  Religion.  Business.  American tradition.  Incentive.  Values.  Censorship and vilification of anyone who gets in their way.  Anyone who objects or even questions is decried as a “radical.”  “Racist.”  “Bigot.”    We hear this stuff every day.  The Constitution is old hat.  Freedom of speech is dead.  Ideology trumps charity and  compassion.  

Where am I going wrong here?  

 

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One thought on “Progressives

  1. Skip Housh

    Historically, Progressives have behaved as if they believed they knew what everyone else should be doing. By that definition, Pres. Obama rightly considers himself a Progressive.

    That absolute certainty they know what everyone else should do is why they cannot tolerate disagreement. After all, they know they are right.

    Being a Progressive could be a good thing in Pres. Teddy Roosevelt’s day. Now, information technology makes the probability that any person or group can make better decisions than the involved people.

    Being a Progressive is an idea whose time is past.

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