@edwest Profile picture Ed West

@edwest

 1 month ago

There are no surrender papers to sign in the culture wars. You cannot just accept defeat & move on. Progressivism is a transformative religion, it must go forward by its very nature, to help create its desired but impossible fair & equal world. 'There is still much work to do'

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@edwest Reminds me of Blair's 2001 pitch. A lot done, a lot more to do, or something similar.

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@edwest Profile picture Ed West

@edwest

 1 month ago

@QuestforOrion just because that has happened every single time before in all circumstances doesn't mean it will happen this time

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@edwest I agree that the ability of progressives to move the goalposts is impressive. See how we moved immediately from gay marriage to trans rights. There was no pause. I may be wrong but I think they may overplay their hands some day.

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@Zacnaloen @edwest Liberalism has been responsible for many good things. But too many liberals then convince themselves they must be right on all matters. Zero scepticism and circular reasoning.

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@edwest Not forever. This rubber band will snap - probably sooner rather than later.

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@JerryS01 Profile picture JerryS01

@JerryS01

 1 month ago

@edwest Standard procedure is to mumble something about "fighting the long defeat" and return to tending ones garden

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@edwest Its inherent nature is to exponentially increase over time. I guess basically until it collapses. Not sure when that is though....

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@TheAlbertFlash Profile picture Aubrey

@TheAlbertFlash

 1 month ago

@edwest Indeed. It is a one-way ratchet, cranked by increasingly extreme and internecine race-baiting.

Once the logic of bitter racialisation is in motion, there is no stepping back.

Two groups benefit: the hard-left and the hard-right.

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@Zacnaloen Profile picture Chris Baker

@Zacnaloen

 1 month ago

@edwest I'm 100% a liberal, but a point I make consistently when I say this is I'm not a Progressive.

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