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Western civilisation, especially in America, is to a large extent defined and shackled by its OVERREACTION to Nazism and the Holocaust, some...

Monday, 28 March 2016

Self-Destruction of the Progressive Mainstream

Republican Self-Destruction

By Charles Blow, March 28 2016 (LINK to article)
"Republican voters . . are allowing themselves to be led out of the mainstream, over a cliff and into oblivion."
 Republican voters, it seems to me, are baulking at being "led over a cliff into oblivion" by the "progressive" mainstream, whose ideology is little more than the exact but equally extreme and insane opposite of Nazi ideology, which it began as an OVERREACTION to.

It was the kind of overreaction that the Editorial Board itself warned of in an editorial, The Price of Fear, following the Paris attacks last November:
 “In the reaction and overreaction to terrorism [evil] comes the risk that society will lose its way.”
Led by their "progressive elites" (in politics, the media and, most importantly of all, academia), America and the West have indeed lost their way.

I share the liberal left's view that Republicans do not have an alternative to their "progressive" ideology, so the only hope I see for the future is in the less self-righteous and more self-critical amongst them recognising this overreaction, AND admitting it publicly, so that efforts to correct it can be coordinated.

See BLOG in which I elaborate on these ideas.

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