New Year’s Resolutions For Progressives

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It’s safe to say that 2016 has not been a good year for progressives. With Trump’s election, Brexit, the rise of populist political parties in Europe, the rise of fake news and a series of tragic racially motivated police shootings, many progressives have lost faith in humanity. But there is hope on the horizon. Governments and forward-thinking tech companies are starting to crack down on hate speech and fake news, which promises to give progressives the upper hand once again in 2017. Global governing institutions such as the UN are also starting to take proactive steps towards solving global issues such as climate change without the consent of America’s flyover states. But as the right becomes increasingly emboldened and aggressive, progressives need to step up their game in 2017 in order to fight back and advance their social justice causes.

Every progressive needs to commit to the following new year’s resolutions in order to take the fight for social justice to the next level. We are no longer dealing with the same adversaries that were so easily beaten with adjectives and shaming during the Bush years. The right now has Trump and Putin on their side, and a powerful fake news media that relentlessly smears progressives and proponents of social justice. We need to make sure that this new monster is met with equal resistance, and the following resolutions will help us achieve that.

New Year’s Resolutions For Progressives

Scrutinize Trump’s Every Move

Progressives and the accredited media need to criticize Trump’s every policy decision, his every public statement and his every tweet. The only way to make the public understand how truly horrible Trump is, is to unleash a barrage of hate and negative reporting against him. The negative coverage of Trump during 2016, as vicious as it was, simply wasn’t sufficient to stop him. We need to take negative reporting of Trump to a whole new level in 2017.

Shame And Target Trump Supporters

Trump supporters are directly responsible for the racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamaphobia and transphobia that is currently engulfing the world. There need to be consequences for this bigotry, and progressives need to do everything in their power to hold them accountable, from denying them service to publicly shaming them, just like Ivanka Trump was courageously shamed recently on board an airliner.

Encourage Civil Disobedience

Martin Luther King famously justified civil disobedience as a last resort to a government that simply won’t enforce morality. We need to reach out to vicitmized groups such as the African American, Hispanic American, Muslim American, Asian American and Jewish American communities, and rally them against the right. If their demands are not met, the protests and riots will simply intensify, until their voices are heard.

Ban Fake News

Fake news was largely responsible for the election of Trump, Brexit and the rise of right wing populist political parties in Europe. Fake news works by taking small insignificant facts and then twisting them into sensationalist headlines that scare perpetually paranoid right wingers and gullible young people into supporting fringe extremist causes. Sometimes the fake news media simply fabricates stories entirely, as we saw with the Wikileaks emails and Sheriff Arpaio’s case against Obama’s birth certificate. Fake news is an existential threat to global progress, and we as progressives need to do everything we can to get it banned, including accelerating the handover of the DNS to the UN.

Expand The Scope of Global Governing Institutions

Now that global politics is officially run by the alt right and the Russian mafia, progressives need to seek out alternative means of achieving their political ambitions. The most promising avenue appears to be to encourage global governing institutions to appropriate US sovereignty and pursue policy on a global level, above the nation states. Some issues such as climate change are clearly global, and can only be solved by global institutions. The UN needs to start acting more like a government, and start using their army to enforce new laws. China is also a powerful force for progress, and their army could be effectively used to overpower the interests of the Trump administration and other enemies of progress.

If every progressive focuses on these resolutions, the right will have one helluva fight on its hands. The right may have succeeded to some extent in gaining political power and influence through the media, but radical activists have always found a way to subvert their efforts. Let’s make 2017 the year when the left does what it does best – disrupt, destroy and subvert capitalism and exploitation. From the rubble, we will build a truly egalitarian society which serves the needs of victimized groups, and makes privileged exploiters pay and suffer for eternity.

jfb
jfb

Even if I’m too early by 115 days. I wish a good Isra and Mi’raj to MDB and BLM. As for the Western (Xtian) calendar I would prefer to avoid it.

Black Lives Matter

Thank you, and may Allah bless you against the infidel Trump supporters in 2017. I agree that Muslims should avoid the infidel calendar, but it is the last day of Kwanzaa. My main Kwanzaa resolutions are:

– Block a highway every week
– Call every police officer I see “RACIST!”
– Fight the system by boycotting employment in the corporate fascist world
– Make a difference by protesting the orange tyrant
– Carry a whistle around and sound it loudly any time I hear dog-whistle racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, or Islamophobia
– Organize, organize, organize!
– Fight speciesism and eat a diet that does not harm ANY living beings, including animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, and viruses
– Stop police brutality and the war against People of Color
– Adopt as many Muslim refugees as I can
– Keep Barack and Michelle in power

leftard
leftard

Great ideas, but are you sure all police officers are racist? MAY ISLAM BECOME THE WORLD RELIGION.

#ableist

leftard
leftard

I told you that tard is a french word for late. Please stop being a right winger and act like a peaceful progressive.

LE = THE

TARD = LATE.

LOOK IT UP AND OPEN YOUR MIND STOP ACTING SO MIDGET MINDED LIKE THE RIGHT WINGERS.

#ableist

hungrypirana
hungrypirana

These resolutions are the Ostrich way of ignoring the zeitgeist at the root of your countless election losses during O’greasy’s 8 years. Do it the honest way for a change and go on an 8-year binge fueled of pot and vodka. And hire Podesta as your IT security expert.

#speciesist
#russian-propaganda

Black Lives Matter

Hillary “lost” because of RUSSIAN HACKING!!! She WON the popular vote!!!

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Peace, Comrades:

I have a tip for just in case we are forced use civil disobedience against Trump.

Even though the Rolling Stones are old, “Street Fightin’ Man” is never old:

♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪
Ev’rywhere I hear the sound Of marching charging feet, boy ‘Cause summer’s here and the time is right For fighting in the street, boy
♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪

Throwing rocks, breaking windows, screaming, fighting, looting, and painting graffiti is hard work. I have always found that “Street Fightin’ Man” keeps me going. Sing it or play it. Otherwise, you get tired.

Peace. STRONGER TOGETHER.

Black Lives Matter

Trump stands no chance once we hit the streets in nonviolent protest!

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Thanks for the encouragement. I’ll try to calm down. (I was really worked up after reading the article.)

leftard
leftard

In order for the progressive to win over US and make it anon sovereign state is to do the following:

1. ABOLISH THE ANTIQUATE US CONSTITUTION
2. DISSOLVE THE US GOVERNMENT
3. DISSOLVE THE US ARMED FORCES
4. BAN ALL RIGHT WING PARTY AND PROSECUTE NON CONFORMIST AND SUPPORTERS OF ANY NON LEFT WING PROGRESSIVE IDEOLOGIES
5. BAN CHRISTIANITY AND CLOSE DOWN ALL CHURCHES
6. SEND ALL RIGHT WING, NON CONFORMIST, AND CHRISTIANS TO REHABILITATION CAMPS INDEFINITELY, UNLESS THE CAN BE RETRAINED TO THINK PROGRESSIVE
7. HAVE THE UN CHINESE MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT RULE THE USA

If all these are done in sequence the progressives can enjoy the utopia one world government in 20 years.

#ableist

leftard
leftard

I was labeled Ableist without a true cause. I don’t discriminate against  people with disabilities. Whoever labeled me must be IGNORANT.

After contemplating and analyzing every word and sentence I wrote I came to a conclusion that the “labeling person” is naive and ignorant, needless to say midget minded which makes this person unbecoming of progressive.

TARD comes from a french word that means LATE.

LOOK IT UP AND REMOVE THE UNJUST UNCALLED FOR LABEL.

THANK YOU.

#domestic-terrorism

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

I didn’t flag you. But I would have. I think you created the word from “left” + “retard,” not from “left” + the French word “tard.” What English etymological dictionary can we look us “leftard” in? What it means in French doesn’t hold weight. You might as well say that it’s all right to say the N-word because it means “black” in Latin.

leftard
leftard

You are narrow minded . Tard means late. Look it up. Stop reading into it. You Americans are the laughing stock of the world. This country’s people are so stupid and fight with each other by labeling and demonizing yourselves.

Insha Allah, this country will fall on its knees and may Allah avenge our fallen Brothers

Black Lives Matter

“Tardy” means late. “Tard” is a derogatory and offensive term for differently abled people.

https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/tard

tard ‎(plural tards)

(slang, derogatory, offensive) A person with mental retardation.
(slang, derogatory, offensive) A person who acts stupidly.

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/tard

tard
noun
retard: The stupid sh-t. What a ‘tard (1983+)

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Tard

Adjective used to describe one so retarded, they do not deserve the ‘re’

leftard
leftard

Tard is french for late.

Look it up, Sherlock. You Americans are closed minded. I thought this Website would be a safe place for us Muslims as well.

Black Lives Matter

But the first part of the name, “left,” is clearly English, and not French. And this is not a French language website, nor have you used French at all here. You know what you did.

leftard
leftard

Clearly your comprehensive level is the one of a toddler.

leftard
leftard

Wow, I am progressive but you people are mentally ill. How can I be a terrorist? I didn’t incite any violence. You are falsely accusing a man without due process. I am ashamed of you all calling yourselves progressives. You are not progressive but mentally ill.

I am a peaceful Muslim man that adheres to Allah’s Holy and Mighty Words.

You labeled me a domestic terrorist. You are islamophobic and #fake-progressive. A true progressive would condemn folks like you.

Black Lives Matter

If you’re progressive, why would you be so upset about being flagged and reported to your government for a routine regulatory check? Your fake comments bear all the hallmarks of a rightwing extremist pretending to be a progressive.

leftard
leftard

What are you trying to say? Because I am a Muslim that makes me a terrorist.

You are a bigot, racist, Islamophobic and ignorant

Black Lives Matter

No, you have been flagged for your rightwing comments and attacks on the differently abled.

HATE SPEECH IS NOT FREE SPEECH.

leftard
leftard

Where did I say anything hateful.

You are hateful and label me terrorist because I am Muslim.

I am not going to talk to you anymore. I dislike bigots, racists, and islamophobic people like you.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Why do you keep calling people “mentally ill.” Do you think it’s a term of reproach? True progressives love the mentally ill. Brain-chipping may soon help many of the mentally ill. I suggest that you read the article “The Chip Is Finally Here” on Accredited Times some time when you are not so agitated. All the regulars on AT want to get chipped. I hope you will consider it too?

leftard
leftard

Yes, I did read it. Interesting I might say. I agree with being chipped. This will help prevention of identity theft, and it will help with identifying a person in an emergency, all your medical records will be there, and no worries about being robbed because my finances will be secured.

Insha Allah

le-tard (French) = The-Late (English)
le-tard (French) = The-Late (English)

I Am sorry to offend you and others. I just had a revelation and realized this website is truthful. Now I just need for you all help me to conform to be 100% progressive. Please help me and show the way.

ExpatLogger
ExpatLogger

All I can say is Progressives better shape up get their act together on these New Year Resolutions ALREADY. MDB said “The right now has Trump and Putin on their side”, and when a redneck like Trump is in cahoots with a red under the bed Putin, Houston you got a problem. Such an inspiring article, and so timely. But is it too late? Better #NukeTrumpPutinNow.

leftard
leftard

#racist
#racism

Black Lives Matter

And here.

TrueDat
TrueDat

Progressives should focus on leaving the usa and hading to canada or some ither libertard location.

Dont forget to take the refugees with tou!

#hate-speech

#ableist

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

American Progressives shouldn’t be made to feel unwelcome. Canadians wouldn’t appreciate being called the L-word. We treasure our refugees in the USA and we wish we had more of them. That’s what the Statue of Liberty is all about.

leftard
leftard

You are correct. We should be open border like Germany and let all displaced Syrians and other into our country.

I admire Markel for her tenacious stand on the demon right wings and did not falter to their propaganda.

All displaced people that entered Germany and other countries in Europe are all peaceful people of Allah.

May the merciful and almighty powerful Allah bless all the displaced in Europe,and may Allah’s Will implements the progressive NWO.

ExpatLogger
ExpatLogger

God only knows what kinda spliff folks heron AT were smokin last night, sure wasn’t e-smokes! If that was the 1st day of new year which I beleive it was, then we better brace us selfs cause 2017 gonna be one helluva ride. Wow!

ExpatLogger
ExpatLogger

Some of you guys should get a life, stop analysing the shit out of retard, everyone knows the French are always late period!

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