Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 3 Share on Facebook 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend (4 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   27 comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Identify Yourself (A Message To Fellow- Progressives)

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 4 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Valuable 4   Supported 3   Must Read 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H2 12/9/12

Become a Fan
  (59 fans)
- Advertisement -

 "Dear deputies, we should not always consider a malicious intent whenever we are faced with the evidence of failure. We should entertain the idea that the intentions were good, as they usually are. But bad logic, ignorance and sloppy execution had destroyed most of very perfect endeavors'

Pierre, Le Cont, the deputy of the French Revolutionary Convent, 1793, France

Sometimes it is paramount to listen to your enemies.  There is a reason why progressives do not even seem to exist in the MSM_ driven environment. When they are mentioned, they are considered a nuisance at best, some pesky people who really have neither influence, nor power but are very noisy and need to be called to order.  As MSM is a sellout by default we should rightfully assume that there should be a reason good enough for them to discard us entirely. And yes it is. It is in the way we are described in the discourse. Perception is everything, so here it is.

( Sidebar. Progressives rarely sell themselves to the common public as the movement which will lead to higher chances of the individual success.)

 

"The so-called progressives is a bunch of degenerate people which consists primarily of two groups:

Group #1 - the losers. Those are people who, due to the weakness of character of other degenerative qualities had lost in the everyday competition within the current framework of values. and had been pushed to the fringes of the society. They are either poor or dissatisfied or their personal life is a total disaster. Thus they are full of bitterness and petty feeling of envy towards hard-working people who embrace the American dream. Many of them also live on entitlements. Thus due to the fear of losing those entitlements and also because of low-level envy they blame everyone and everything but themselves. They are at best the useless whiners and at worst - the people who hate American values and want to make everyone as miserable as they are.

Group #2 -the irresponsible bored liberals. The typical case of those kind of people is shown in the movie "The Aviatior," where Howard Hughes visits the rich relatives of Katherine Hepburn. They tell him that "we are all Socialists." Howard Hughes accurately states there that those people do not care for money because they always had it. They can afford to play with socialism. The reason is primarily boredom but also the sense of guilty conscience because the money they bask in is not earned but rather inherited, or had been a lucky grab. Such people want to feel good all the time, so they feel obligated to massage their paranoia by playing a liberal card. They do that because they are weak, lazy but lucky bastards who are not worth their luck. Within the current system of values such people are an abomination of capitalism, the ones who bite the hand that feeds them. They are cowards too. They would not like the nuclear bombardment of Japan, for instance, but they would not mind those 100000 Japanese    be killed in 100000 different places separately. They just abhor the pileup; not cool for their nerves.'

- Advertisement -

( Sidebar. The above is what happens if you do not define yourself who you are. Someone else will do it for you.)

 

In all fairness the scathing definition above has some truth in it. It is also a total lie. Yes, many people among progressives struggle in their everyday life. And yes, there are people among progressives who spend their fortunes on liberal endeavors; just consider the Hollywood celebs. But if we look at the ultra-right we would find much more losers, ignorant, lazy and weak individuals, the whole gallery of disgusting rich parasites, their slaves, perverts, and all kinds of unfortunate characters. Within the current framework of values those people do not call themselves losers. They call themselves the salt of the Earth. That is because they unequivocally accept that current framework of values. That simple. 

If we go for a nutshell though we should admit that there is one important clue: yes, the success-oriented people, like professionals, small-business owners, career bureaucrats, civil service people, and military are rarely seen among active progressives.  Something turns them off. What is that?

( Sidebar. Yes, within the current framework of values the progressive movement is good in showing what is wrong, but it cannot provide an individual the alternative path to success, the way it is defined currently.)

- Advertisement -

 

Interesting. That revelation above is very sobering. People usually resist any changes unless those changes offer them some kind of a better future. Within the current framework of values (Notice, how many times I repeat this mantra?-MS), the progressives line up the problems but the ways  they propose to solve those do not seem to have a goal of bringing an average Joe closer to the three- bedrooms' house with two cars and a monster TV. It does not seem that the path the progressives want to take   leads to an individual wealth. Not even close.

And boy, that seems to be truthful. Take energy conservation for instance.   Progressives are all for it. If we follow them, then one person who lives in a four-bedroom house, or, God forbid, has two houses is not a successful role model but a target for energy police. He or she should be punished for success, mercilessly taxed for his unfortunate "carbon footprint." If he/she     wants some fun and buys a yacht or invests in the strip clubs - the whole Hell can break lose. Of course, the Average Joe does not have any of those things. But he would love to have them. If we, progressives want to take away that dream, we should offer at least something similar to pursue. What is that, I wonder? Within the current framework of values, what is that we can offer that will attract the person who wants to live in his house alone?

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4

 

The writer is 57 years old, semi- retired engineer, PhD, PE, CEM. I write fiction on a regular basis and I am also 10 years on OEN.


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 Editor View Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags
- Advertisement -

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

Human Coprophagia

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND

Y2012- The Year Of A Coward

They Think Of Us As Slaves ( small note with big conclusion)

The School. Reading 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in Russia

Glory and Malice

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  
12 people are discussing this page, with 27 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

How about them apples?... by Mark Sashine on Sunday, Dec 9, 2012 at 9:09:25 AM
For starters, you have to keep reading beyond p1 o... by Gentry L Rowsey on Sunday, Dec 9, 2012 at 10:32:20 AM
Mark S. has such a good heart, and a good thinker ... by Ned Lud on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 6:53:33 AM
I have often said we will never be "seen" or "hear... by Cheri Roberts on Sunday, Dec 9, 2012 at 12:09:36 PM
This provokes so much thought, it's going to take ... by Tommy Wright on Sunday, Dec 9, 2012 at 3:11:46 PM
I'm fairly certain that being a progressive is not... by Gentry L Rowsey on Sunday, Dec 9, 2012 at 8:06:11 PM
Peter Drucker pointed out that in the 20s, in Germ... by Bob Stuart on Sunday, Dec 9, 2012 at 9:05:21 PM
is a common wish list of a utopian nature - but no... by Doc McCoy on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 1:48:32 AM
Doc, you've bought the flim-flam, the caricature ... by Jim Arnold on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 3:11:23 AM
This goes to Mark's point about the general misund... by Jim Arnold on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 3:12:35 AM
@Jim Arnold"Progressives want a system where peopl... by Tommy Wright on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 5:11:34 AM
I was pretty sure Doc would take a bait.  His... by Mark Sashine on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 8:04:38 AM
to reach the ultimate goal, one must believe that ... by Doc McCoy on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 8:34:03 AM
So far historically NO GOAL defined at the start s... by Mark Sashine on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 8:57:40 AM
Progressives as a movement  cannot claim if t... by Mark Sashine on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 9:09:01 AM
 I have repeatedly made a fool of myself, by ... by Ad Du on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 3:36:57 PM
 Instead, they accept to learn in schools wh... by Ad Du on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 3:46:03 PM
You cannot derail every article's comments section... by Don Caldarazzo on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 4:26:36 PM
 Education is, however, still lacking. FOR TH... by Ad Du on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 5:38:16 PM
Well stated.... by Paul Repstock on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 3:51:38 PM
is a problem half solved.... by Tommy Wright on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 4:29:53 PM
Mark.... by Don Caldarazzo on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 4:26:58 PM
 This post is so important that I have regist... by George Flower on Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 3:57:49 AM
Part of the wisdom of this article is its advocacy... by George Flower on Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 4:16:44 AM
Very nice.   And very correct, to a point. ... by Ned Lud on Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 10:12:06 AM
The good goal will be able to encompass all good e... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 11:51:39 AM
Mark, one of the things I do here (at OEN) is sow ... by Ned Lud on Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 4:56:38 PM