Skip to comments.How Progressives Work
Posted on 01/15/2012 5:44:40 AM PST by Kaslin
As hype around the general election ramps up, it looks like progressives again will do anything to hold on to power and advance their agenda. Events this week gave us a peek behind the curtain into the mind of the honest, “tolerant” class and exposed how they work. Let’s take a look.
The Shell Game
One thing about political lefties: They assume the general public is even dumber than their ideas. Surveys repeatedly show Americans are not liberal, that the word evokes a negative reaction from a large percentage of people.
So what do they do? They start calling themselves “progressives” and continue to push the exact same left-wing, anti-liberty agenda people have roundly rejected in the past. But a turd sandwich agenda with a fancy wrapper and a focus-grouped name (one whose history is fully and devastatingly exposed by Jonah Goldberg in his best-selling Liberal Fascism) won’t make a turd sandwich any more palatable. That’s why they have to mislead and obfuscate about who they are, what they’re doing and why.
This week, the day after asking for another trillion dollars in spending, President Obama gave a speech about how he wants to shrink government. His plan to combine several departments within the Commerce Department, shrink the federal work force by about 1,000 and save an estimated $3 billion over 10 years, was hailed as “bold” by progressives and an example of how seriously he takes our current fiscal mess.
They were counting on, and got, compliance by the media in not reporting that this “bold initiative” save approximately 3/4 of one day’s worth of the deficit Obama has racked up ($4 billion). That means that if the president’s plan were enacted, by 6 p.m. today, the federal government will have added the same amount of debt as this “bold” plan saves over 10 years.
Progressives play a constant game of three-card monte with their intentions, couching their goals in sad, worst-case scenarios presented as the norm, always with accompanying anecdotes about those who suffer or will suffer without some expansion of government.
They will raise and spend millions to publicize the suffering of one person from wealthy donors who wouldn’t give a dime directly to aid the person being exploited. It’s always the same – their big government, one-size-fits-all solution is always the only way to address some problem that never will confront the vast majority of Americans.
You’ll hear plenty of examples of these in President Obama’s State of the Campaign, er, Union address later this month.
Aside from exploiting the less fortunate, Progressives also are hypocrites – they have to be. There’s no way Michael Moore, Keith Olbermann or any of the media elites who routinely go on TV to lament “greed” would dare live the lives they seek to impose on others.
There are no negative consequences to progressive’s hypocrisy. They rail against capitalism and wealth by engaging in, ahem, capitalism to amass wealth. Michael Moore doesn’t work for free – or even for a reasonable price.
This embrace of hypocrisy allows Democrat National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to decry the incivility of political discourse one minute and imply the Tea Party is responsible for the tragic shootings last year in Tucson the next.
It allows President Obama to give a speech that complains about Republicans’ unwillingness to work with him one minute, then create unconstitutional powers to bypass Congress and claim Republicans want to poison the air and water and starve children and the elderly the next.
When you’re neither bound by reality nor held accountable for your words and actions by your bedfellows in the media, there become simply no limits on what you can seek to impose on others.
Progressives will exploit anything and anyone to advance their agenda. Individuals are props; groupthink rules.
This week a video of Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters surfaced. Why they did it, I have no idea. Actually, I imagine it has something to do with that odd less-than-friendly feeling you get toward someone who has killed your friends and tried to kill you. I have had a tiny bit of experience with this. Years ago, someone pointed a gun at me from a car driving through a gas station in Detroit. Even though this person didn’t shoot, I continue to have these less-than-friendly feelings. I can’t imagine how I would feel if they did shoot and I did survive.
Should these Marines have done this? No. Is it the moral equivalent of harboring those who murdered 3,000 civilians in our country, filmed themselves beheading prisoners or strapping bombs to children and sending them into crowds? Absolutely not. But don’t tell that to progressives.
Progressives saw an opportunity to attack the military and those who support them, and they couldn’t resist.
My friend, Dana Loesch, after having had enough of the Left’s attacks on the military over this, took to her radio show and said, “Now we have a bunch of progressives who are talking smack about our military because there were Marines caught urinating on corpses, Taliban corpses. Can someone explain to me if there’s supposed to be a scandal that someone pees on the corpse of a Taliban fighter? Someone who, as part of an organization, murdered over 3,000 Americans? I’d drop trou and do it too.”
It’s a sentiment I’ve heard from countless active duty military members who can’t say so publicly and by veteran and Congressman Allen West, R-Fla., who said, “Unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth. War is hell.”
Keith Olbermann, Media Matters and just about every fascistic progressive organization jumped on Dana’s comments in the hope of getting her fired from CNN. These leftists, who defend using tax dollars to pay someone to dip a crucifix in urine and call it art, claim freedom of speech as sacred, as long as you agree with them. But they failed miserably on this one as CNN backed up Dana’s right to her own opinion.
But it’s the latest example of people who will fight to defend someone’s right to urinate on the U.S. flag, unless they’ve set it on fire, or ignore an Occupy Wall Street mutant defecating on a police car because they agree with them but will actively seek to silence anyone who dare speak something with which they disagree. It’s the progressive way.
Progressives won’t tell you their true intentions because they can’t. They know how unpopular they are. For a group who continually espouses “democracy” as a virtue, they routinely ignore the clear will of the majority. It’s “agenda über alles” for them, period.
But that agenda doesn’t apply to them. They’re the smart ones, our betters. With only positive consequences for hypocrisy, and so many lemmings willing to give them millions of their dollars to tell them how evil money is, it pays to be a hypocrite.
With an army of vacuum-headed, non-thinking flying monkeys waiting for attack orders at their disposal, progressives have become their own modern Stasi – relentlessly harassing those with whom they disagree. Opposing ideas aren’t engaged. Those who hold them are to be personally destroyed.
The more they are rejected the more militant they become, so as the election approaches expect to see more anger, more hatred, more hypocrisy, more personal attacks and all the other things for which these “tolerant” progressives are known.
Liberals and progressives are so predictable
They don’t work. The collect handouts.
“Liberals and Progressives are so predictable.”
There is a wonderful book, with an update, titled,
“You Can Trust the Communists-To Be Communists”.
(Or one can rather say, “You can trust subversive scu&bags to be subversive scu&bags, every time”.)
“”Progressives wont tell you their true intentions because they cant.””
They are the essence of the predator. They lust after their targets and they try to figure a way to have them cornered or in trouble with the corrupt law so as to have them sandwiched for their greed and satisfaction.
They also have a nasty habit of taking things out of context because they assume to get the benefits of services without the inconvenience of “seeing the face” of who and what provides these services. It is this selfish “painless” money for free retarded utopia they are after.
It’s a wicked culture and a culture of wickedness which cannot let go of the living because they are dead.
Come on. Progressives don’t work. They expect the little people to work. Progressives redistribute!
Worse, they will even break open the hull of a sinking boat so as to force others there to fix it while they remain in charge. Obama is a syndrome of sabotaging and murder suicide. People of the sea would march him out with a stone wheel around his neck in the middle of the ocean, but dum idiot us and this corruption of government workers putting up with this culture of corruption or embracing it keep betraying us. It all goes hush hush. THis thing about the marines is the height of hypocrisy, making us believe the government corrects the government. THis is such horse crap propaganda that the government pretends it protects people from government.
I wonder just what the liberals think war is about? It is hard to disrespect anyone much beyond killing them, historically people have tried real hard to find a way, from mutilation, scalps and taking heads but dead is dead. Pissing on them might of been the closest to a bath some of them have gotten in ages...did I mention you can try and abuse them verbally also but they can’t hear you.
Liberals are unable to think
-——Liberals are unable to think-——
That’s where you are very wrong.
The thought process has been used to take over our cities, our church organizations, most all organizations like the Audubon Society, creation of ACORN and SEIU, near total control of Academia and outright control of the propagandizing press.
The thought process has been used to transform America from America into the utopian disaster it is today. The process is unstoppable and irreversible.
A revolution is the only way to stop the process but the damage is already done and even a cleansing revolution will not restore what was.
The term "Progressive" is not new. Roosevelt started using it...Teddy not Franklin!
So why don’t all these ‘pundits’ realize that romney is an essential piece of this puzzle?
But the unions and progressives can bus "mobs" from all over the country to representative's private homes and bankers private homes stomp and scream on their front lawns terrorizing innocent family members inside, women and children and that is democracy in action.
Did I get the difference right?
Too bad the Stupid Party can't understand this. Republicans are forever being duped by devious Dems who are viscious infighters that will stop at nothing to advance their liberal causes. One of their favorite tactics is to call for "bi-partisanship" which really means let's do it our way.
Dems can always count on packs of cunning jackals in the corrupt media to attack and weaken their opponents. Republicans need to realize they are going to get attacked no matter what they say or do, so they may as well stand up and fight back. What is there to lose?
This was a great article. Thanks for posting.
“The thought process has been used to transform America from America into the utopian disaster it is today. The process is unstoppable and irreversible.”
I believe that many are just now starting to see that utopia is unaffordable and will collapse under its own weight. There is more and more recognition that the national debt is simply unpayable. We may not be far away from an economic re-set. It’s already closing in on socialist Europe.
“Come on. Progressives dont work. They expect the little people to work. Progressives redistribute!”
Good description of Washington, DC, the virtual tornado that sucks tax dollars into its ever widening cone of destruction. The denizens of DC, secure in their protected enclave, naturally reside beyond the reach of the devastating effects of the cyclonic catastrophe. It’s good to be a Distributor, bad to be out there amongst the Little People.
On top of that, it takes quite a bit of thought to be able to rationalize support for blatant moral evil day-in and day-out. When I talk to a liberal for five minutes about the issues of the day I’m always amazed by the myriad of lies, fallacies, and flat out rationalizations that they have to juggle in their heads to maintain their positions. I’d wager that takes quite a bit of brainpower.