Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit 1 Share on StumbleUpon 1 Tell A Friend (3 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   42 comments

Exclusive to OpEdNews:
Life Arts

New Progressive Era -- or Dead Cat Bounce?

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 2 of 2 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

Funny 3   Well Said 2   Interesting 2  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 11/25/13

Become a Fan
  (26 fans)
- Advertisement -

The inevitable roll-out of the ACA won't do in Obama: eventual fixes for this convoluted program will be hobbled together. Has any disastrous rollout of one program ever decimated American liberalism? Decades of continuity (for liberalism is too blurred to be a "movement") don't vanish until substitute belief systems rise up, and don't count on "socialism" or "fascism." Or of late Tea Party "conservatism." Only a battering from multiple, serious failures menace "liberalism," though Obama is doing his magic to reinforce the rightwing meme, "government can't work."  

True, progressive outcomes are closer to visions than reality, and something exceptional must occur before 2016 to shake things up. If a decidedly hawkish Hillary wins, owing little to progressive forces, the left's power recedes. Just because the task is daunting doesn't dissuade me from hunting up positive lights across menacing darkness. Otherwise, I'd be stuck at online buffets dishing out oracular world-weariness, as in "we are all doomed" -- or imagine revolution is nigh because, well, the stars are aligned. One good deed deserves another, I say, along with "Dessert's over, Waiter. Check, please."


- Advertisement -

Next Page  1  |  2

 

Educated at Rutgers College (BA) and UC Berkeley (Ph.D, English) Becker left university teaching (Northwestern, U. Chicago) for business, founding and heading SOTA Industries, high end audio company from '80 to '92. From '92-02 he did marketing (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Summer in the GOP Asylum: "Who are these guys?"

Trickle-down Gulf Wreck-onomics

"Apocalypse Now' Vogue Engulfs Chicken Littles

Moses Kaput -- Rightwing Ten Commandments To Serve Looming Theocracy

"God Particle' Refudiates the Religious Right

Deadline Looms To Fund Critical Ocean Plastic-Trash Film

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
4 people are discussing this page, with 42 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

Which would you rather prefer: an upsurge in progr... by Robert S. Becker on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 4:17:02 PM
"Just because the task is daunting doesn't dissuad... by Charles Roll on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 7:27:44 PM
Thanks for the kind words. I didn't exactly claim,... by Robert S. Becker on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 8:05:46 PM
"Obama's stubborn reign as hawkish, right-leaning ... by Charles Roll on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:58:29 PM
 As a person of  foreign origin I have t... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 7:13:51 AM
Well, reactionaries look more defensive and the re... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 9:52:03 AM
 I sincerely hope  so, like Russians say... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 10:46:28 AM
Well, there were four strains of progressive thoug... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 11:56:20 AM
Of course,  why not But we  will be naiv... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 12:28:02 PM
True, progressives are not responsible for trigger... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 1:26:03 PM
Ok, I admit the unfairness  of mine with this... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 3:36:26 PM
Only one comment, from Wikipedia, indicating Malco... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 7:26:30 PM
"Hope some others jump in" concludes Mark Sashine.... by Charles Roll on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 8:39:30 PM
Just a typo: as in the Progressive spirit was rebo... by Robert S. Becker on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 10:24:23 AM
Thanks for Mencken and Barnum! It was the Mencken ... by Charles Roll on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 12:52:29 PM
BTW: slogan of Mothers for Peace, aka 'Another Mot... by Charles Roll on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 12:57:19 PM
Included in values/goals of a new progressive move... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 3:57:08 AM
Good question.  At the least to open up the d... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 11:09:40 AM
 I am happy  that the exchange here ... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 10:57:53 AM
one more thing: I am not here to denigrate- I am d... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 11:13:05 AM
part II -- read below firstThe reason we have sepa... by Robert S. Becker on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 11:30:29 AM
"We have divisions that reflect ten variables, not... by Charles Roll on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 3:07:35 PM
In postwar USA, (referring to WW2), in the more-or... by Charles Roll on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 3:11:15 PM
Nazis?  Where did Nazis enter the picture?? S... by Robert S. Becker on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 3:38:50 PM
About "the 'romantic' nature of progressive activi... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 3:18:43 AM
Sorry for the perhaps confusing use of the word "r... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 11:32:03 AM
Well actually  the terms  romantic and c... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 12:57:02 PM
part IDon't get the Stendhal quotation, but the ch... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 2:01:40 PM
Part IIYou begin, as you say, with a personal posi... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 2:01:52 PM
I don't understand what "going to wards" means-- d... by Robert S. Becker on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 11:42:47 AM
" ... divide and conquer? ... Race is a greater di... by Charles Roll on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 1:52:10 PM
"if black ghetto youths would start training in fa... by Charles Roll on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 1:35:50 PM
part I1) I am logical and exact when that is appro... by Robert S. Becker on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 11:30:09 AM
Just a small mote: I do not think that I am conspi... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 11:57:14 AM
Mark:Some of the differences between you and Becke... by Charles Roll on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 3:23:51 PM
Stylistic differences?!  Not that substantial... by Robert S. Becker on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 5:05:47 PM
Well, that is certainly civil, well-mannered, and ... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 3:39:30 AM
There was no attempt to discourage your comments, ... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 11:12:49 AM
S'all good then!... by Charles Roll on Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 1:12:25 AM
Mr. Becker, you are anything but "civil." You are ... by Michael David Morrissey on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 1:26:44 PM
I will be thrilled if you never read, nor comment,... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 2:13:32 PM
Mr. Morrissey,I am highly complimented, as I have ... by Charles Roll on Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 1:10:57 AM