Monday, May 03, 2010

American Thinker: Progressive Death

American Thinker: Progressive Death
Here is the essence of the problem with progressives and their movement, which is a gigantic problem for all of America: One of the only things we really know about progressives, and that they know about themselves and their ideology, is that they favor constant "change," "reform," an ever-shifting, ongoing "evolution," or, yes, progression. And therein lies an inherent, significant difficulty: Progressivism offers no clear, definable end. The goal post is always moving, forever pushed farther away. Ends are never ends; they always "progress" with culture and society -- all along relying on the ludicrous assumption that the changes are always (or largely) good.
Nihilism in a cheap suit. And it chafes at the collar. We don't know what we want, but it isn't this. We don't know when we will get there but it isn't now. Everything we have is bad and must be thrown out, forever. Progressives cannot and will not ever grow up. The Peter Pan syndrome of political philosophies.

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