Love Rachel Maddow – But for a Progressive Program, There Is Too Much Conservative Worldview

The brain learns by repetition. The more repetition the more, and stronger, the links between neurons for remembering those repeated items.

Adding NOT to a conservative statement only reenforces the neural connections for it. Nixon said, “I’m not a crook.” Yeah, right. The more he said it, the more he became the crook.

There is no difference between conservative and liberal media if the later just repeats the former and prefixes the conservative idea with a “not”. We still learn only the conservative worldview from both.

“There are death panels.” “There are not death panels.” Nothing but conservative talking points from both sides and no progressive worldview from anywhere.

Progressives are losing the minds of voters because they can’t communicate their worldview and can only repeat their opponents words.

Liberals don’t give you anything progressive to work with.

The progressive worldview is about protecting and empowering all citizens. It’s about what a properly funded government – people must pay taxes – can do when it is run by those who care about all of us instead of only caring about those ‘like me.’ It’s about paying back a fair share of one’s income to help maintain the infrastructure that enabled that income and to create new infrastructure that will provide income for others instead of providing most of the income to those ‘like me.’ It’s about a cheaper way of providing good medical care for all, instead of health care just for those ‘like me.’ It’s about reversing the “Great Divergence” in income and providing a good income for all, instead of transferring income to those ‘like me.’ It’s about systemic causation instead of “I’m totally in charge and you deserve what you get if you aren’t ‘like me.’ ” It’s about individual choice, instead of “Christianism” and you better be ‘like me’ or you can’t worship. It’s about all of us going to war, if really needed, and all of us paying for it – more taxes – instead of buying that third yacht to entertain those ‘like me.’

 

 

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About Andy Hailey

Vietnam Vet, UT El Paso Grad, Retired Aerospace Engineer, former union rep, 60’s Republican now progressive, web admin, blogger.

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  3. Jeff says:

    Love that last paragraph