Skip to comments.The rapid ‘progress’ of progressivism
Posted on 03/08/2018 3:02:10 PM PST by TBP
America is engaged in a great struggle with China for the hearts and minds of humanity.
For generations, universities have been run by pious ideologies and political parties led by vainglorious sore-losers. Nowadays, however, young people are quitting the faith for the same reasons so many rural and smaller city Americans rejected the establishment Republican Party of Jeb Bush during the primaries and Hillary Clinton in the general election to put Donald Trump in the White House. America has failed many of them, and the leadership of the major political parties is callous to their pain.
From the 1930s to 1960, most workers had less than a high school education, and many more were on farms, in factories, unionized and identified with the Democratic Party, which won most elections. Republicans represented the merchant class, financiers and industrialists, who were generally better educated and resisted New Deal redistributionist policies and encroachments on free markets.
Since then, freer trade, more open immigration, the digital revolution in production and communications, and the civil rights and womens movements have greatly changed the economy and realigned political parties omitting the genuine interests of many millennials and blue collar workers.
These days both political parties reflect the values of highly-educated elites. Democrats champion the mindset of liberal academics, successful professionals on the two coasts who profit from globalization and the digital economy, and professional advocates of race and gender issues.
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Excellent piece, thanks.
Ping. Thought you might like this commentary.
The ultimate destination is nihilism and chaos. We see that now in Venezuela and Cuba and increasingly in California as well.
He is right about California, this truly is the largest insane asylum on the planet
I always love his articles but I don’t understand why he doesn’t call out progressivism for what it is? The acquisition of control and power.
I think it happens so often in history of mankind is because an overwhelm amount of mankind can’t even fathom these kind of desires.
“No doubt the airlines policy of allowing an occasional dog on a flight is understandable.”
I heard on a local radio station recently some women tried to bring on to a plane an emotions support potato casserole! Stupid rules empowers stupid people.
"America is engaged in a great struggle with China for the hearts and minds of humanity …"
The definition of progressive in the dictionary is a disease getting worse.
progressivism... one flavor of totalitarian poison.
The only thing “progressive” about progressivism is that it’s progressively destroying our country and culture.