The clearest, most cogent description I’ve seen yet:

—OregonMuse @Ace

“Progressivism has a lot of stupid ideas, mostly involving giving away free sh*t: free education, free medical care, … Of course none of this stuff is actually “free”, somebody has to pay for it, which is one of the reasons why it’s stupid.

“But promising free sh*t isn’t necessarily evil. What’s evil is when you also tell them: (a) you have a right to it, and (b) if you don’t have it, it’s because someone is deliberately keeping you from having it. Because once you start going down that path, you create all sorts of bitterness and anger in yourself to people you don’t even know who do who-knows-what to keep you from getting what you believe is rightfully yours and you get into the habit, the very bad habit, of blaming your troubles on others.

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  1. DougM (speak three names)
    Posted October 21, 2019 at 3:08 pm |

    And the leeches advocating this insanity expect everyone else to treat them as more enlightened and more moral than thee and worthy of the highest respect, obeisance, and cut without contributing squat.

    You know, like Don Fanucci of The Black Hand:

    The true horrors come when enough people buy into this crap, and you get the inevitable war, repression, and famine.

    You know, like Lenin:

  2. Veeshir
    Posted October 21, 2019 at 8:06 pm |

    That’s what I figure is going to be ugliest.
    When we are so deep in debt we can’t borrow any more and the sizable portion of our nation who think they’re owed other people’s money freak out with The NYTimesWashPostCNNABCCBSNBCetc. egging them on.
    We’re north of $23,000,000,000,000 in debt and rising by more than $1,000,000,000,000 each year, which rate goes up each year.
    That’s one of the reasons I’ve been rooting for an asteroid.

  3. Blake
    Posted October 22, 2019 at 4:48 pm |

    ^Won’t be an asteroid but once the debt bomb detonates the idea of an asteroid taking care of matters will seem somewhat tame.