Posted 5 years ago on March 10, 2012, 5:07 p.m. EST by 1sealyon
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Progressives are anti-progress. They fight progress that lowers the cost of living like cheap-energy which in turn reduces the cost of almost everything including , food, clothing, heating and AC, manufacturing, and transportation. If there is an old, termite ridden, health-department-condemned fire tarp in your town that should be torn down and replaced with a hospital, progressives will halt the progress by calling the dump historic and chaining themselves to the rotting porch posts.
Progressives limit free speech. We are only allowed to use the words and talk about subjects that are approved by the progressive elite. Newspeak.
Progressives regress pushing 2000 year old technology to generate energy. It takes 100 square miles of ear-piercing, ugly windmills to generate the same amount of power as a nuke the size of a Wal-Mart. Nukes can be located near water which is also convenient for major cities where most energy is needed, provides energy independence, produces no green house gasses, and can provide electricity and heat for all sorts of new technology like electric cars. Wind turbine accidents account for 87 fatalities in the last 10 years. Number of fatalities at US Nukes over the same period (or ever for that matter), zero.
Progressives want to give rights to whales and take them away from little children. This thinking reverts to a time when the family goat was more valuable than the family daughter, who was frequently traded for livestock. Examples: Princeton ethics Prof. Stephen Singer (kill children with disabilities), PETA, “a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy”.
Progressives believe that killing newborns is no different than abortion: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9113394/Killing-babies-no-different-from-abortion-experts-say.html
Progressives insist that we must trust the scientists when it comes to things global warming but shun the scientists when it comes to modern medicine. When ill progressives prefer sleeping with crystals, putting magnets in their pockets, and drinking herbal tea to proven vaccines and antibiotics. Example, Steve Jobs was a progressive business man that demanded excellence in hi-tech Apple products but chose a low-tech cure for his cancer that probably cost him his life.
Progressives want to solve difficult problems like global warming by cowering at home warming their hands over a CFL lamp. We used to get off our butts and fix things with great projects like the Hoover Dam, disease eradication, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the US Interstate Highway System.
Once we threw off the bonds of monarchs and dictators, now progressives constantly whine for more from the state turning it into our master, while beatifying murderous despots like Mao, Castro, and Hugo Chavez.
Dr. Martin Luther King asked that his children be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. Progressives want pigmentation preference when punishing the daughter for the sins of the mother. Examples; race preference for University admission, government contract set-asides based on race, and tax-exempt status for race-based lobbying groups.
Progressives like regressive taxes like the VAT, Import Tax, and Corporate Tax.
What is so progressive about progressives?