a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Do not confuse PROGRESSIVES with communism or unlimited socialism. Progressives allow for pragmatism. We are not committed to any one ideal other than
being free. This can mean FREE food. It can mean taxes that are not confiscatory.
It's an approach to social questions which can be dealt with, not
I do not compare right-wingers against left-wingers.
They are all of a sort. Name associations are the first form of prejudice.
Individualism and Socialism need to be cohabitants of this limited world and the self-assurity of differing political ideologies is not conducive to
polite exchanges. Unmitigated hubris is profligate in these people who have never taken, or perhaps haven't had, the time to sift through sufficient
material and even if they have the intellectual wherewithal they are 'just' kids.
Most people have no developed sense of self and self-possession resulting in their licensing of expressions fundamentally opposed to the actuality.
Many times this emanates from dysfunctional minds and personalities. (Which explains most of the crazies' comments which are prominent throughout
these exchanges. You also must diverge from the norm to just show up. I know because I do.)
As I am an old hippie sort, I find it fatiguing trying to press this BS into a coherent whole. Maybe because BS is so fluid? So hard to contain into a
In this response, PROGRESSIVES ARE NEVER YOUR ENEMY.
We just want what is good for us as a whole. We can explain why this is good for the society. We want to include you in our mutual trip into the
future and (I hope) benefits all of you.
Tit for tat is the name of my game. It's the only one that is proven to work. Extend yourself first. See what happens in response. Use the Russian
proverb to guide you, "Trust but verify." Keep yourself from having to respond in kind and if it goes South be prepared.
That is my definition of Progressive. Cleverly moving through the present to arrive to an eventual egalitarian Utopia for every survivor.
Think Star Trek and less about how we can't get to that state of personal responsibility without the weight of surviving constantly hounding you.
Sounds better than grinding your way to death, eh?