By Nicholas Wishek
Beliefs systems change. The Christianity of today is not the same as the Christianity of the Crusades, which itself was not the same as the Christianity preached by Jesus. Just so, the progressivism of today is not the liberalism of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s. The modern Progressive movement may have had its roots in the Anti-war and Civil Rights movements of past, but it is a different animal today. In reality progressivism is no different than a quasi-religious cult or a repressive ideology like the National Socialism of Nazi Germany. The danger is that modern progressives have almost taken over the national Democrat party. They already control many states like California and just about every major city in the country.
Cults and repressive ideologies are not logical. They can accept blatantly hypocritical positions on issues. For instance, socialism has failed everywhere it has been tried, so logically the socialist policies advocated by progressive politicians aren’t the best way to run a city, a state, or the country. Just look at Chicago, California, and Venezuela. Yet progressives here promote such policies anyway. Logically you can’t spend more money than you take in forever, yet there is no evidence progressives have figured that out. The old time liberals distrusted government. Modern progressives, once they got a taste of governmental power, see government as the answer to everything. Government can tell you what you can say, how you should live, and even how large a soda you can buy.
A cult or ideology can believe that blond Aryans were the master race and yet have leaders who looked like Goebbels, Himmler, and even Hitler himself. They didn’t measure up to that blond Aryan standard. Modern progressives can believe that the death penalty for heinous crimes is wrong, yet late term abortion is a woman’s right to choose. They can believe cigarette smoking is so harmful that even vaping in public should be banned, yet you can smoke all the pot you can get your hands on. Racism is wrong, but affirmative action is justified. You can’t wear a sombrero or a grass skirt at a Halloween party because it’s cultural appropriation, yet when Elizabeth Warren claims she’s Cherokee because she has high cheek bones it’s no big deal. The list is endless, but obviously hypocrisy is not a problem for the progressive cult.
Cults are absolutely convinced of the righteousness of their cause. To disagree makes you not just wrong, but evil. Therefore you can accost those you disagree with in restaurants, in the halls of government, or even at their homes. You can march down a street chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do you want ‘em? Now!” Antifa violence and vandalism is defensible or ignored. It was a progressive who believed that shooting Republicans at a Congressional baseball practice was doing a good thing.
Repressive ideologies also love to accuse others of the very thing they are doing themselves. Hitler, for instance blamed the Poles for starting WWII by invading Germany. Since progressives control much of the media in our country you hear every day that Trump is racist, sexist, homophobic, and xenophobic. In truth it is the Democrats who play the race and gender card and have done so for decades. Telling African Americans that everything is the white man’s fault is divisive. They blame racism for the loss of an African American, Stacey Abrams, in Georgia, but when John James, who is also black, lost in Michigan it was the will of the people. When President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court progressives in the Senate were quick to believe unsubstantiated charges of sexual misconduct against the judge. They claimed it disqualified him from being a Supreme Court Justice. Yet these same Senators have no problem supporting their colleague Cory Booker who admitted that he groped an unwilling drunk girl when he was a teenager. The progressive media claims all women should be believed unless it comes to women like Karen Monahan who charged progressive, Keith Ellison, of domestic abuse.
Progressive Democrats and much of the media routinely practice the big lie technique. President Trump proudly declared he was a nationalist, so they claim he really meant White Nationalism. President Trump’s Democrat and media critics routinely exaggerate, distort, or outright lie about what he says or does. One widely reported and often repeated claim is that Trump called all Mexican rapists and criminals. He didn’t. He was referring to illegal aliens coming over the U.S.-Mexico border who commit additional crimes, such as rape. This is something that has been documented many times. https://www.breitbart.com/live/vice-presidential-debate-fact-check-livewire/fact-check-donald-trump-not-call-mexicans-rapists-criminals/ His words were taken out of context deliberately.
Cults and repressive ideologies aren’t fair or logical. Rather than honestly debate issues, like illegal immigration, abortion, gun control, tax cuts, or anything else, Democrats and their media supporters attack their opponents as evil people. Those who disagree are dismissed as a basket of deplorables. Americans need to face the facts. Democrat progressives will not debate, discuss, or compromise with those they disagree with. It’s their way or the highway. They will do whatever it takes to win, because they are convinced that anyone who opposes them is evil. You can’t reason with progressives or trust them to keep their word. The more of them we put in positions of power the more they will abuse that power. Keep that in mind in 2020