Skip to comments.2013: The Year The Progressive Narrative Collided With Reality
Posted on 01/02/2014 6:16:20 AM PST by Innovative
Two fundamental techniques undergird progressives success at narrative spinning. The first is skillful framing of the debate through investing heavily in public opinion making machinery.
The second is dodging all responsibility for failure. This is accomplished by blaming insufficient resources, the prior administration, the greedy 1 percent, sabotage by Republicans, or even the peoples obdurate failure to appreciate the progressive benefits conferred upon them. When the going gets tough, reality can be dismissed with a slogan. Forward!
Progressivism reached its pinnacle in the presidency of Barack Obama.
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It's a good article, but the Republicans need to keep pointing out the failures that are a direct result of Obama's and liberal policies and not let the Dems turn it around and blame everything on the Republicans, as they usually do.
It took the Communists in Russia several generations and millions of deaths to destroy their viability. Then it was only because of R.R and the USA economic might. Cuba and other countries are still 'destroying themselves' along with the millions of lives within their borders. Is this what we should "Wait For"?
The actual negative results are not widely reported, and if they are reported, the reason for the problems is always that Republicans are blocking the amount of "investment" and increased government control needed to get positive results.
I view the “get out of the way” idea as wrongheaded.
Once the left gets complete control....what do they do?
Crackdowns, pogroms on dissenters like Stalin did, Hitler, Mao, Castro, Pol Pot up to Mugabe today.
The will never let themselves implode, they will tighten the noose on everyone else, blame the dissenter even more, and an ever increasing tyranny ensues.
The left is to be opposed every millimeter of the way.
did not seem to hurt Bill DeBlasio any...
You’re absolutely correct. We’re already in the midst of the beginning of totalitarian control of the subjects/people of America.
I hear people say things are going to swing back to the right “like they always have.” I don’t see it happening...ever.
Not yet it hasn't. The Fed is still printing money.
Letting the Slave Party destroy the country presumes that they will relinquish power. They'll import a majority if they have to; they'll kill us in hospitals because they want to. Meanwhile, they control every means of public education. 'Let them fail' presumes the nation can recover from a police state without paying the price of blood.
Progressivism reached its pinhead in the presidency of Barack Obama.............there, fixed it...............
He was elected before any of the bad stuff hit the fan.
Now he will bear the brunt of the backlash.................
“Once the left gets complete control....what do they do?”
They’ll over reach. They’ll push too far.
Then there will be a backlash
Not to be flippant about it; who's to say that that isn't the price that must be paid to set things right? The Founding Fathers understood that there may come a time when that is the only price that pay the piper, why can't we?
Because we are no longer isolated by oceans and there is a claque of global players that would love nothing more to pick the carcass clean.
Much Wisdom Carry.
Ummm, that's already happening. Certain sections of our population and ruling class are waiting on their tables with a smile and an open palm for a big tip.
Not yet it isn't. They're just bleeding money; I'm talking the real thing.
And that is when the begin the round-ups of the dissenters, kulaks, and other "wreckers" of their utopia and march them off to the gulag or the death camps.