Originally Posted by Emproph
If we want to see real change, sometimes we're going to have to work with people that we do not like.
And I would normally agree with that, but let’s not kid ourselves about the full and devastating nature of those that we may not like.
We do so at our own peril.
It’s complicated, I know, but it’s important.
Seriously, you’ve got to be kidding me. “My way or the highway” describes them
We are not the one’s who need to “expand our vision” or “take off the blinders.”
This is precisely the propaganda they wish to sell!
As progressives, we accept, understand, and are willing to implement the principles of the Golden Rule when it comes to Freedom For All.
They not only have absolutely no desire for the same, but specifically have designs on imprisoning and silencing those who “disagree” with them.
Long story short, they’re insane when it comes to conscience and morality. And thus, they are dangerous - even to themselves - if that’s what it takes for you to take pity on them.
Obama knows exactly what he’s doing, and if you think that catering to the hateful bigot demographic is somehow politically necessary, then so be it. But let’s not kid ourselves as far as what that means.
To do so is to allow for another Bush administration.
Patrick, that's just it, you would normally agree because you believe in that way of thinking. The only thing is, this really is the same as every other situation where it applies.
Progressive :: making progress toward better conditions; employing or advocating more enlightened or liberal ideas, new or experimental methods, etc.: a progressive community.
The definition encourages new and experimental methods, so why can't we give it a try?
We've seen here on the forums, how people feel when we jump to conclusions. From time to time someone drops in and starts asking questions about sexuality, but we are so quick to correct their wording that they feel unwelcome.
Why is it that we cannot let Obama do this, without questioning his judgment? This man hasn't let his country down yet. Why do you just assume this will be a first?
This group would know better than any other what it feels like to be expected to fail. How do you feel knowing that some of you will never please your families? Wouldn't it be a blessing to at least have one group of people, who you could always
count on to be on your side?
I know that it's not the same, because he is going to be the President. He is not just another person. However, he has the same feelings and throughout his campaign the people that believed in him were the only reason he kept going. Why let him down now?