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Backward Progressives
Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 10, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline

Posted on 05/10/2010 10:14:31 AM PDT by bs9021

Backward Progressives

Malcolm A. Kline, May 10, 2010

A couple of decades ago, syndicated columnist and Democratic Party strategist Mark Shields told a joke that went like this: When two liberals came upon a man who had been mugged, the first liberal looked at the second and said, “We must find the person who did this. He needs help.”

The bit still works 20 years later because it is indicative of the frequently backward way in which the Left views the world, which is on full display politically and journalistically but most of all academically. Consider:

* “Two Mexican universities on Friday halted student-exchange programs with the University of Arizona because of the state’s tough new immigration law,” The D. C. Express reported on May 10, 2010. “The National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi said they feared their students would be harassed.” Perhaps they haven’t noticed that American universities are one of the last bulwarks of defense for open borders and most of the harassment has been trending in the opposite direction. At a May Day rally in Santa Cruz, California, for example, “At least 15 businesses were vandalized,” Carolyn Jones reported in the San Francisco Chronicle on May 3, 2010.

* Meanwhile, in April, a Northern Illinois University professor offered a Boston College audience a perspective on terrorism one can only get from the Ivory Tower, as reported by Adam Waldis in The Observer at Boston College on April 27, 2010. “Terrorism is not a new phenomenon,” NIU prof Tomis Kapitan said. ...

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TOPICS: Education; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: arizona; democrats; education; highered; liberalprogressivism

1 posted on 05/10/2010 10:14:31 AM PDT by bs9021
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To: bs9021

Wouldn’t a “backwards progressive” be a “REGRESSIVE”? You would think an educator would know this.


2 posted on 05/10/2010 10:16:24 AM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: TommyDale; kristinn; Jim Robinson; AnnaZ; Bob J
Wouldn’t a “backwards progressive” be a “REGRESSIVE”? You would think an educator would know this.

Maybe FReepers should start a movement, to accurately call progressives, regressives.

It may not work as well as "Saint' Tim Russert's conversion of blue to red on electoral maps, but I think it may be worth it.

3 posted on 05/10/2010 10:29:39 AM PDT by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: TommyDale; bs9021

A progressive is determined by each person’s definition of “progress.” I think that liberal ideas don’t cause progress, so we should call all liberals regressives.


4 posted on 05/10/2010 10:29:40 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: bs9021

Progressives, so called, are by nature regressive. They want us to live in tribalistic communes, hate making money the capitalistic way, and want us all to become hunter-gatherer types. In other words, when Obama turns us into the Country of Utopian hell. This is what we will be forced to do to survive.


5 posted on 05/10/2010 11:55:46 AM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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