To be fair, I do see a lot wrong with the progressive movement, just ask me about gun control, GMO hate, and nuclear power, but that makes a lot of sense since progressivism is forced to be a single party event in this country.
You have two general approaches to political change, the desire for something new or the desire for something old. Conservatives are by definition regressive. They wish for stasis or regression. Progressives are the other side, they wish for change and progress towards something new.
The problem is that there are many possible futures but only one past. It makes sense to have a single conservative party, but in order to counter that you need a concerted effort to balance it, but again that’s a problem because progressives can’t agree as easily as conservatives because many possible futures.
For example, I want to see a future with nuclear reactors and the freedom to own weapons. My reasoning isn’t relevant to this comment.
My point is to prove that it isn’t logical to lump “liberals” together like it is to do so with conservatives, because of the shared past, divergent future, dichotomy. Admitting there are general differences between two groups thus making total equality impossible or nonsensical is ironically something also relevant at the gender level. It’s insane for example to ask for breast equality among the genders and we all understand that. The difference in breasts is not an oppressive conspiracy.
That said, if any party is more guilty of ignoring facts it’s the conservative party since there are reasons we abandoned elements of the past when we did so. Granted not all of them were valid and good reasons but for the most part we had good cause, at least at the time.
The right wing in this country is completely fact immune on a whole slew of issues ranging from economics to climatology to sociology. When they aren’t simply lying for power on behalf of their 1% owners.
Basically we need a depth of process reform that simply isn’t going to happen prior to the singularity. And what I am hoping for is internal changes to the one party that overtly stands for change. Since currently the ship of state is headed for a waterfall.
Letting the 1% try to keep ALL the money is just insane. It will destroy the country. Though of course they can just fly away. Realizing that they are a pathology at the systemic level is the first step towards finding an ethical cure.
As opposed to merely executing them, French revolution style, which is perfectly possible given how few people we’re talking about here. And I should also point out that if this ever becomes the position of the government, there’s no where to run as our drone strikes have shown.