Self-appointed “Progressives” sacrifice progress on the altar of their own cultural Puritanism

Jul 09, 2020 14:38

A smugly pharisaic cult that calls itself “progressive”, but which doesn’t have anything to do with the traditional left, and which even highly contradicts itself, so that it neither makes sense, nor does it firmly tell what it wants the world to turn into, goes viral during those years, trying to take over the public discourse and police everybody ( Read more... )

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mai_neh July 9 2020, 13:56:07 UTC

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onb2017 July 12 2020, 15:24:53 UTC
Are they the centrists? I thought progressive and liberal are pretty much synonyms, right?

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matrixmann July 12 2020, 16:39:28 UTC
"Anyhing else than centrist", this would be the better way to phrase it.
Maybe once there were times these people haven driven forward a certain amount of progress in society, but meanwhile they've just turned into a bunch of loony extremists. And "progessive" and "liberal" has more turned into a synonym for "unwordly know-it-alls from American universities who puritanically want to burn everything that doesn't suit their agenda/inner image of the world".

Should sound like something very similar that you know...
In fact, they become barely anything else than that - only this time it's not about putting the alleged "white race" on top of the hierarchy, but giving them the least say in everything - just because of their whiteness and the sins their ancestors did and not because they evidentially have done anything wrong (in the present).

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