Are you considered a progressive minority or a retrogressive minority?
Again I'm not talking about racial/ethnic minorities. I'm talking about people whose viewpoints, opinions, &/or lifestyles differ from the norm. There are those who are visionary,ahead of their times, trendsetters, & avant garde that others follow, even imitate.They're deemed the progressive minority in this context. Then there are those who are classified as behind the times in their outlook,viewpoints,& ideas; they're old-fashioned. Others view them as reactionary, even out of sync w/modernity. They're deemed the retrogressive minority.
Too many progressives assume new is better, totally ditching what works or what many like, in the assumption that the glittering new promise won't be worse than what people have and without consideration of the harm done by wrecking existing processes to those going through it.
For example, killing all the political rivals, destroying businesses and jailing business people and educated workers like engineers and doctors in the goal of creating a perfect society (Cambodia, Russia / USSR, Cuba) is an example of this.
Too many conservatives idealize the past, not fully seeing the failings or flaws. The survivalist fiction that idealizes grid down situations as a "yeah we get to go back to 'Little House on the Prairie'" while ignoring the fact that a billion people have left the farm for the city because they DO NOT want the back breaking farm labor is an example of this.
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