I’ve asked this before but haven’t gotten an answer yet… I know what Progressives want to PROGRESS toward: as much equality as possible for as many people as soon as possible. Progressives want to progress in any we they can toward a level playing field where every American has the best possible chance to contribute as much as they possibly can to America while benefiting as much as they can.
Progressives want America to be as diverse as possible because they know that DIVERSITY is what makes America Exceptional.
Progressives want America to PROGRESS — just like it says in our name. We want America to PROGRESS into THE FUTURE.
Okay, conservatives, we showed you ours, now show us yours: What do Conservatives want to CONSERVE? And how will conserving THAT get us anywhere NEAR our FUTURE? To judge by republican policies and Trumpian attitudes, conservatives want to conserve the worst of America: Its racism, its misogyny. Its bigotry and willful ignorance.
Republicans want to conserve White Christian Male Culture.
Now, that’s easy for me to say — a progressive shithead but, for shits n giggles, I recommend finding a conservative friend — if you still have any — and ask them, point blank: “Dude — what is it exactly you’re trying to conserve anyway?” After they try to avoid answering, listen carefully. They won’t say anything logical or even intelligible. That’s the point.
Their simple answer is “How it WAS.” Meaning, ‘How it was when WHITE PEOPLE ruled the world’.
The real joke of it is, White People really do believe the World is ‘far better’ when their Wonder Bread tastes and judgments rule everything and diversity is held at bay. White People think they have a choice regarding the Future — and who ‘peoples’ it.
Shouldn’t someone tell them what happens to people in the MINORITY when the MAJORITY decides to treat them unfairly?
Oh well — Live and learn…