Posts Tagged ‘Progressives’

I came across this fascinating article that was published a couple weeks ago in the Atlantic.

I’ve been wondering lately if Americans had really tilted as far left as the media and “popular” culture would have you believe. Apparently we’re all anti-capitalist, socialists who must all do penance for our inner -ism. Remember kids, everyones a victim of some oppression.

I just don’t buy it because I don’t see it in the real world around me.

Of course America has changed, and in many ways, I think it has changed for the better. But in our politics, at times it appears that we’ve lost our minds.

If recent recent social science research is accurate, it appears that I’m not the only American who thinks this. Americans are getting really tired of the social justice warriors who seem to terrorize our every political conversation online.

“Among the general population, a full 80 percent believe that “political correctness is a problem in our country.” Even young people are uncomfortable with it, including 74 percent ages 24 to 29, and 79 percent under age 24. On this particular issue, the woke are in a clear minority across all ages.”

And, more encouragingly, few of us are “progressives”. Actually it appears that progressives are such a minority you’d do well to just ignore them.

“According to the report, 25 percent of Americans are traditional or devoted conservatives, and their views are far outside the American mainstream. Some 8 percent of Americans are progressive activists, and their views are even less typical. By contrast, the two-thirds of Americans who don’t belong to either extreme constitute an “exhausted majority.” Their members “share a sense of fatigue with our polarized national conversation, a willingness to be flexible in their political viewpoints, and a lack of voice in the national conversation.””

Read that bolded sentence again.

By contrast, the two-thirds of Americans who don’t belong to either extreme constitute an “exhausted majority.”

People are getting tired of the SJW crowd and they just want to go back to their lives.

The problem is that many people that are in this 8% of “progressive” crybabies actually occupy positions (academia & media) where they’re able to amplify their voice to a much larger level than they should normally be able to. Sometimes these positions give them larger power than they should have, and I think many Americans wrongly think that they occupy a larger percentage of the population.

We’re allowing ourselves to be bullied by an insane minorty who do not share common values with the overwhelming majority. You’d need over 10 people just to find one of them.

Remember that the next time you see some apoplectic nut on the far left screaming about whatever harm that has supposedly befallen one of their precious protected classes of victims.

It’s probably not that big of deal, and most Americans are as annoyed as you are with it.

To read the full article, click below:

Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture

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My new column is up over at TheNorthlandPost.com. They have added a way to comment on their website, feel free to join the discussion there.

I am often frustrated by the complete lack of understanding of American politics by the average American. So, I thought with this week’s column, I would delve into an examination of the American political spectrum.

Read the rest (and see my really cool graphic I created, too) by clicking here.

I was perusing my Facebook feed tonight when I came across this post from former Clay Countian Christopher Till. I think it speaks for itself with little comment needed.

“I’ve always been proud of my service and my service in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

However, when Speaker Boehner came out and wanted the House of Representatives to vote for action in Syria, essentially becoming the Air Force of the group who tried to kill American Soldiers (to include myself and members of my company) in Iraq and has links to Al Qaeda, I felt that my year in Iraq was served in vain. I felt that one of my best friends from Basic Training, who was killed in Iraq, died in vain. And that is no feeling any veteran or soldier should ever have.

I am constantly told “Thank You for Your Service.” I did my service and I’m proud. If you want to thank me, thank my brothers and sisters in arms, honor my fallen friends, CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE and tell them that siding and supplying arms and our Navy and Air Force to people who fought against us is not the best way to thank and honor our veterans and soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

There is NO good reason to go into Syria. There is absolutely NO geopolitical advantage to an attack on Syria. I genuinely believe that if our Congress declares war on Syria, the American people, good and decent Republicans, Democrats, liberals, and conservatives should declare war (figuratively speaking) on our Senators and Congressman.

And for the record, and for those of you who still continue to fight this stupid Republican versus Democrat political game, I did NOT support the war in Iraq. It served no geopolitical advantage either and destabilized the balance of power in the region between Iran and Iraq. The problem with Progressives, Democrats and Republicans, is all they do is screw up the world. Bush made a mess, and if the Congress allows it, this one will create even bigger problems.