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Why Do I Bother To Respond to Progressives?

Updated on August 19, 2020
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Jack is a volunteer at the CCNY Archives. Before retiring, he worked at IBM for over 28 years. His articles have over 120,000 views.

Introduction

Recently, I ask myself this question. Why bother? These left progressives are too set in their ways. No amount of evidence or logic will sway them. Our country is at a crossroad. Half the people wants to turn to socialism while the other half wants to continue with our historical governance. One that values freedom and liberty and individuality. I guess I was hoping to drum some common sense to those on the left.

It seems, under a Trump administration, they have all gone to the darkside.

- Aug. 2020

Background

Time is precious. We all want to make the best of our time on this earth. We invest time to study and train in our youth so that we will have a good retirement. We choose to spend our leisure time for travel, for volunteer work and for family and grandchildren. We spend time at church enriching our faith. One area of our life is politics. It is what we believe our society should be. Our political leanings follows our world views. Conservatives and Progressives are on opposite side of this world view.

Engaging the Other Side of Politics

Progressives tend to engage in identity politics. It is how they operate. They like to use our differences to divide us, by race, by gender, by class and sexual orientation.

They also use stereotypes to paint the other side with a broad brush. By engaging the progressives, I am trying to dispel all the myths about conservatives. It seems like a lost cause or a waste of time. How do you teach an old dog new tricks? or How do you make a square peg fit in a round hole?

The answer is simple - you can't. No matter how hard one tries, using logic and common sense, and a sense of fair-play...

The Democrats claim they are the party of big tent. It sounds good as a campaign slogan but in reality they are not so open to alternative ideas. It is their way or the highway.

Radical Tactics...

Progressives are radicals. As such, they adopted tactics of Saul Alinsky, who wrote the book Rules for Radicals in the 1970s.

They have learned these rules well. Check out Rule #4. This is one they use frequently on me. Since they know I am a Christian, they will use my Christian philosophy of charity to indict me for not practicing my faith when I oppose taxation to help pay for the various social programs. Programs that do not work and creates more dependency.

The parable of the Good Samaritan by Jesus was used to justify taxing the rich to pay for the poor.

Progressives are Socialists

Make no mistake about it. Progressives are socialists. They couch their philosophies as "democratic" socialism to make it seem better than it is. Here is what Saul Alinsky wrote...see how many of these are the very same policies of progressives today.

Summary

In summary, engaging with progressives is hard work. It is frustrating as hell. There is a light in the tunnel. One in a while, someone gets it. It is for those moments that make it all worth while.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Jack Lee

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      Marie Flint 

      11 months ago from Jacksonville, FL USA

      Before reading your well-written article, my thought was, "Because you hope to enlighten them." After reading the article, however, it seems you have convinced yourself that the dream of enlightenment is impossible.

      Personally, I don't use labels. No one is all this or that. We have our individuality; we have our community. There has to be balance.

      Tomorrow is yard waste day. I live in a complex where lawn care is contracted. Because of who I am, though, after doing some more interior painting, I will be outdoors gathering broken palm branches that have fallen to the ground and leaving my clean kitchen peels and stems along with the branches for pickup. Am I progressive? Conservative?

      If people want better lives, they have to empower themselves. The problem is, if you are raised in a broken-down environment and have never seen anything else, you more than likely will not have a desire to change your lifestyle. Change takes vision, desire, and action.

      Keep up the good fight, Jack. You have myriads of angels helping you. Results will surely come. Be patient. Be constant.

      Blessings!

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      11 months ago

      Jack, very good article. The dark side is right!

      Progressives are nothing but useful idiots and the one using them is Satan!

      Their big tent actually refers to the fact that they Welcome all and any people and ideology that is anti Christianity! Christians are only “welcome” if they reject any of their Christian beliefs and tow the party line. A progressive “Christian” is Christian in Name only. Abortion is the big one. Approve of that and a Democrat can worship any god they wish under the “big tent.”

      Yes Jack, it’s really that simple. You will never be able to reason with Satan’s useful idiots, they have sold their souls.

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