Skip to comments.Progressivism’s Collapse and Why it Matters
Posted on 07/21/2021 3:01:23 AM PDT by Kaslin
A couple of weeks ago, in a lengthy piece at the Weekly Dish, Andrew Sullivan lamented about the “radicalization of the American elite against liberalism.” While this appears so to Sullivan’s eyes, this radicalization doesn’t much involve conversions. It’s not as if card-carrying liberals suddenly became card-carrying leftists of varying stripes. Fellow travelers and quislings there are, but that’s always the case with movements.
Sullivan does point out that conservatives haven’t radicalized; they’ve pretty much been anchored to the same center-right beliefs and values for a generation or more.
An astonished Sullivan penned this:
Take a big step back. Observe what has happened in our discourse since around 2015. Forget CRT for a moment and ask yourself: is nothing going on here but Republican propaganda and guile? Can you not see that the Republicans may be acting, but they are also reacting -- reacting against something that is right in front of our noses?
What is it? It is, I’d argue, the sudden, rapid, stunning shift in the belief system of the American elites. It has sent the whole society into a profound cultural dislocation. It is, in essence, an ongoing moral panic against the specter of “white supremacy,” which is now bizarrely regarded as an accurate description of the largest, freest, most successful multiracial democracy in human history.
Why does Sullivan’s angst matter, regardless how he misconstrues the cause?
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They keep saying America has its roots in slavery, and I keep saying America is the country that ended slavery. Glass half full.
What is it? It is, I’d argue, the sudden, rapid, stunning shift in the belief system of the American elites.
They are today exactly who I thought they were twenty years ago. If Sullivan didn’t see their snarling hatred of America and Americans back then then he isn’t as bright as he thinks he is.
Progressivism’s collapse? They’re just getting started.
Death to America by a thousand cuts.
The Green New Deal, CRT, Gender Issues, Equity (not equality) etc….
“A lie cannot live.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
an accurate description of the largest, freest, most successful multiracial democracy in human history.
Wrong on so many counts. Just trying to capture the narrative by lying through his teeth. Not even a good try.
It is doing a pretty damn good jobs of it in the United States of America. The Democrat Party has made a good living from lies for a lot of years.
You’re looking at the small picture.
Think of it this way. The lie only lasts until the liar is caught.
The greatest weapon of the communists—in the long run, their only weapon—is their ability to not get caught.
The fact that communism (and globalist sociopathy) depend existentially on this weapon is why they are low IQ.
They dominate the Media, corporate boardrooms, the schools, the culture, the bureaucracies and all three Branch's of Government . They can now steal landslide elections and get away with it. There is a collapse but it's not the bad guys taking the fall.
You’re missing something big: the bad guys are hemorrhaging their life’s blood of useful idiots because they’ve been caught.
It’s known as the Great Awakening.
Collapse?? I dont think so, these authoritarians are just getting started.
Commies don’t care about slavery - look how people live in commie hellholes... commies murder and enslave their own people...
There’s never been a time in recorded history where slave owners murdered a few million slaves... but commie hellholes around the world have murdered hundreds of millions of their own citizens,
If we let that filth in our country they’ll do the same here.
Commie filth pushes ‘protest’ and ‘gifts’ when they move on to a targeted culture - and if a country is stupid enough to believe their lies - - and is taken over - the first thing commie sh*ts do is put their boot on protests... protesters in commie hellholes are murdered or imprisoned. When commies take over the second thing they do is steal all the wealth for themselves.
In commie hellholes there’s no freedom or right to protest. But there will be food lines and walls to keep people from escaping. Is that really how we want to live?
The concept of ‘slavery’ is a horse for commies to ride... nothing more. They see black people as susceptible to their lies... and if the ‘black community’ tries to usher in communism then as long as this county exists they will be despised...
Agree. Another whistling past the graveyard column from the conservative chattering classes here.
GOP voters will never radicalize in defense of liberty. In fact we’re getting ready to reelect assistant Democrats in 2022 like Rubio and Murkowski just months after they disenfranchised us.
“ You’re missing something big: the bad guys are hemorrhaging their life’s blood of useful idiots because they’ve been caught.”
The suburban women I know who were raised democrat and therefore somehow believe we all will be saintly if we spend others’ money on the needy who have never been vetted- these women are starting to ask questions.
“Covid is up in Texas?” “People are coming over the border without vaccines?” “What? Without being tested?”
Not, “you’re full of it, you conspiracy wacko”
That’s something to watch
Abbott better be doing everything he can do by the way.
Doesn’t look like it’s collapsing to me.
“The lie only lasts until the liar is caught.”
“A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth even gets its shoes on.”
I hate agreeing with Andrew Sullivan.
How true but it’s the few on that side that creates their implosion.
We can only stand up and fight until it occurs.
collapse onto the rubble of what was once the greatest republic in history
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