Why Progressives Need To Strengthen Their Convictions

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With the rise of the alt right and our recent losing streak with Donald Trump and Brexit, many progressives are feeling insecure and demoralized. And as right wing trolls from 4chan, Breitbart and Zerohedge continue to intimidate us with their supposed knowledge of history, economics and foreign policy, many of us feel outsmarted from time to time, and start to question our beliefs and values. But this of course is exactly what the right wants us to do. They want us to doubt ourselves and listen to their arguments, which are designed to undermine our core progressive beliefs and throw us off balance. Don’t listen to them, and don’t give them what they want.

As progressives, we have always known that we are the smartest and most informed people on the planet, taking opinions from the most respected luminaries from academia, the media and popular culture, while rejecting beliefs deemed to be conspiracy theories or “extreme” by respected officials and public figures. By always taking our opinions and beliefs from the most respected individuals and never questioning approved narratives, we can be confident that we are correct and righteous, and that anyone who questions us is ignorant and a hateful bigot.

The accredited media provides us with “special reports” and important updates from fancy studios, keeping us informed with the latest and most relevant facts and narratives. Panels of experts interview people from all sides of the political spectrum, casting doubt on the opinions that are patently ridiculous, while responding positively to the opinions that are correct and appropriate, which lets us know who to believe and who to dismiss. By closely following the accredited media, we are able to stay ahead of the game, and consistently outsmart right-wingers who have been indoctrinated with fake news.

Our schools and universities also provide us with thoroughly researched and substantiated conclusions and opinions, and we adopt them diligently without the gall to question the experts. This allows us to always be on the cusp of progress, giving us both a sense of moral righteousness and a sense of entitlement and superiority. We know that we are right, and that we have all the answers to the world’s problems. Social justice is our cause, academia is our fountain of wisdom, and the accredited media is our bedrock. We are progressives, and we are the future. Don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise.

Black Lives Matter

When confronted by an alt-right troll, I find the best approach to be to just start chanting:

NO TRUMP!
NO KKK!
NO FASCIST USA!

That shuts off all logical processes, which is good for avoiding possible confusion.

snowflakekilla
snowflakekilla

Way to debate your issues. How about sticking your fingers in your ears and scream NANANANANANA? Dont forget to lay down and flail around on the ground

#hate-speech

Black Lives Matter

NO TRUMP!
NO KKK!
NO FASCIST USA!

snowflakekilla
snowflakekilla

Lmao

Make my votes count
Make my votes count

Anyone who does not follow progressive beliefs needs to be subjected to ritual humiliation. There is no line. Their family, friends, job, places who let them in or even others who even recognize them are also subject to this same ritual humiliation.

snowflakekilla
snowflakekilla

There’s only one flaw with that approach…..I really dont GAF. I think it’s hilarious

hungrypirana
hungrypirana

Is there a free app for that? Hire an astrologer or try a seance? Talk to the walls, like brother Eric…..

#fake-news

trav777

Eric “Place” Holder was the greatest US Attorney and Attorney General EVER.

trav777

Hear, hear, MBD! This should be the Progressive Credo!

A perfect example was the email hacks situation. Looking at the data was the WRONG THING for people to do; in fact, it was even ILLEGAL to do so!!! Listening to the experts break the issue down for you, accredited experts from mainstream sources, was the appropriate course of action. There’s a lesson to be learnt from all of this.

caw
caw

Can’t Trump send out an Interpol Red Alert, and put Bill Gates in a zoo?
So kids can learn how the progressive elites manage our health, our money, our life, and thoughts for us, under pain of punishment for non-compliance.

#speciesist

CompassionateConservative
CompassionateConservative

When confronted with hate speech from the sickening alt-right I have found the best approach is to shout RACIST and ANTI-SEMITE as loudly as I can. If that’s not enough I will resort to throwing punches but I have lost a lot of strength after my castration operation so that is no longer really effective so I had to look for more alternatives.

The best alternative that I have discovered so far is to report the bigot to the ADL and the SPLC as well as inform their employer as to their bigoted and hateful activities that way they’ll be fired and lose everything and will forever be unemployable.

snowflakekilla
snowflakekilla

Omg the scooby has kicked in and you just about made me pee my pants Roflmmao

snowflakekilla
snowflakekilla

Replace conviction with medication, and I’ll agree. I love to burn a scooby and come read your comments.

#hate-speech

Black Lives Matter

NO TRUMP!
NO KKK!
NO FASCIST USA!

snowflakekilla
snowflakekilla

Lmao

CompassionateConservative
CompassionateConservative

HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US!

AccreditedAggie

Stirring stuff, MDB! And an important reminder that “facts” come second to motives, because what is considered a “fact” today could be established as wrong† tomorrow, whereas acting from a place of love can never be wrong!!! Even if the results of those actions occasionally don’t quite go exactlyas planned, as in the USSR.

†for example, every accredited climate change researcher used to think that another ice age was upon us. But now, only a few decades later, when our understanding of weather systems is complete (didn’t our last legitimate President, Barack Obama establish the science was “settled”???) we know for a fact that the real imminent peril is for the planet to be engulfed in roasting flames, unless Republicans can be kept out of office, by any means possible, forever.

snowflakekilla
snowflakekilla

Where is the un-altered data to back up your climate stance? Remember, un-altered. It’s now known that recent data is garbage. It has been manipulated. I dare you to shkw me irrefutable evidence. Awaiting a debate

waypasthadenough
waypasthadenough

There’s nothing ‘liberal’ or ‘progressive’ about communism.

Let’s make amerika free again!

Are we ready for the outcome of voting for the lesser of two evils, and eventually getting more evil than we can handle?

Is there a militia force in your county yet? Why not? Are you afraid of the ‘m’ word that’s in the Second Amendment?

The patriot newbie guidebook: http://www.freekentucky.com/the-patriot-newbie-guidebook/

The Bill of Rights is what we’re fighting for.

Who’s our greatest enemy? Those who build the Trojan Horse or those who open the gate?

Nothing will get better until we stop worrying so much about the fundie ragheads and start rounding up and at the least deporting our real enemies, our domestic enemies.

So who or what is our real enemy? A tiny no. of fundies who manage to kill a few mush heads now and again or our own white home-grown “Liberal”(commie) trash that works relentlessly to disarm and thus fully enslave millions?

What will we do when a commie SCOTUS rules it’s OK for the “Liberal”(commie) trash, our real enemies, to demand we ‘turn them in?’ How many cowards will comply? Those are the questions that matter.

What’s an ‘illegal gun?’ Those two words are nowhere to be found in the Second Amendment. A right applied for is a privilege.

Was the last ‘mass shooting’ site a ‘gun free zone?” Why are commiefornia and others still ‘may issue’ states? Why do we seek ‘permission’ to exercise the most basic right any creature possesses, that of self defense?

If the Marxist mutt and other commie extremists that call themselves ‘liberal’ and ‘progressive’ tell us to surrender our weapons and thus our most basic right, they’ll find out what blood really is.

The most important ‘private property’ anyone owns is their own life, health, safety, and no one, anywhere, anytime has the ‘right’ to take that from them or deny them their most basic right, that of self defense.

We all get the elected public servants the brain dead sheeple deserve.

I’ll vote for the candidate that will bring the troops home, activate the militias, and re-invade and re-conquer commiefornia and the other commie enclaves on the left and East coasts.

They’re not ‘leftists,’ ‘liberal’ or ‘progressive.’ They’re communists/globalists. They want us disarmed so we can’t kill them when enough finally wake up to the necessity of doing so.

Our Liberty is dying because of our failure to hunt the “Liberal”(commie) and globalist trash to extinction.

Free Kentucky Column: What must be done – A manifesto of the ‘isms.’
http://www.freekentucky.com/barry-bright-what-must-be-done/
Don’t understand my bad attitude? Start here: http://www.freekentucky.com/the-must-readwatch-page/
Governments will always be able to get guns so we must always be better armed than them.
Act politically but prep for what history shows will have to be done. It’s way past time to prep for what will be required: http://www.freekentucky.com/what-will-be-required/
Rules for the militia: http://www.willowtown.com/promo/blogfpmilitiarules.htm

vonkleist
vonkleist

Is this satire? This seriously is the funniest garbage I have seen in quite awhile. “Smartest and most informed”? Please, you safe space, non gender, snapping, hugs for sale, crybabies can’t even have a debate about anything because you’re so busy tripping over yourselves in mountains of victim cards as you come to the realization you have nothing to back any of your arguments.

Shouldn’t you morons be out preventing free speech or macing women and children somewhere, instead of poorly typing words on the internet?

#post-truth

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