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Why do people think you need a giant social movement to search for obscure things?
(05-01-2019, 08:25 PM)Kinser79 Wrote:
(05-01-2019, 04:40 PM)AspieMillennial Wrote: To me, it seems like progress is a bad word with some exceptions but it mainly seems negative. I know it seems stupid to you but to me "progress" means "let's do things that make things worse for people in the name of virtue signaling." or "Let's make things equal by making things worse for specific groups because we think they are privileged." or "Let's make a world where everyone has a low standard of living in order to save the climate." or "Let's all ban specific words, phrases, and thoughts because they go against progress." "Let's ban guns because they are scary and this is progress." "Let's have poor people forced to go on inefficient bus systems that make it harder for them to spend time with their families and exhausted at the end of the day because of progress." "Let scientists grow potential lab meat so that poor people can't afford real meat." "Let scientists screen for types of minds in order to abort them or change them with CRISPR". It's like the more progress there is the less I like it. Screw progress. Progress either means taking away freedoms because of some mass hysteria or trying to create a dystopian world most of the time IMO.

More or less exactly what "progress" means for a Progressive.   As someone who spent decades on the Left, and knows how they think, they feel that social evolution has to be directed by human action rather than simply allowed to run its natural course.  The latter is the preferable and indeed more prudent course.
Sometimes I think "progressives" are the domestic version of the neocons. They shout a lot of buzzwords while knocking things down and making them a disaster. Progressives are the ones who started sterilizing people for instance because of eugenics because they kept thinking how much better it would make the world. Guess what? It failed. Progress failed.

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RE: Why do people think you need a giant social movement to search for obscure things? - by AspieMillennial - 05-02-2019, 01:30 PM

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