Do you know how you can tell when you are winning an intellectual argument with a Progressive?
They call you an extremist. And it is intended as an insult. But I always try to consider the source. And if the source is a Progressive, then keep in mind that they believe in redistribution of wealth, complete government control of … everything, and complete submission to their ideals.
To a Progressive, that is the “norm”. Or at least they would have you believe that.
And it is an absolutely true statement to call me an extremist, from a Progressive point of view.
But from a Constitutional point of view, my belief in a small government closely controlled by the people is absolutely dead center and anything the Progressives believe is the extreme view.
So an extremist is relative to the point of view of the individual using the label to brand another as out of touch. And in most situations when a Progressive brands someone else an extremist, they are both conceding the point of the argument and trying to use alter debate tactics as logic and reason have failed them.
Even on the most Progressive college campuses in the country the mind controlled liberal students are only able to differentiate between Progressive arguments and sanity when you put it in terms that impact them. And suddenly, a position they call extreme – like taxing the rich to give to the poor – gains a new perspective when you ask them to sign a petition to allow the school to take GPA points away from the top students and give them to the failing students.
In this video, students were asked that very question. The answers were really sobering.
Sadly, many of the students are so brainwashed by Progressive extreme ideology that they are unable to see taking money and GPA points as the same thing. What becomes apparent is that logic and reason are in direct conflict with the Progressive principles and many of these students are incapable of critical thinking on their own.
In the insular Petri Dish of Academia and the liberal circles the left tends to huddle in, critical thinking exercises are never administered to their own. The Theory of Extreme Relativity is a concept they will never contemplate because complete acceptance and compliance in Progressive Principles is mandatory. They are taught that Progressive Group-think is never to be questioned, only obeyed and repeated.
Of course it is not fair to take GPA points from a hard working student. That is because, unlike the rich, hard working students have never been demonized by society as successful businessmen have. The flaw in a plot to take away points from the top students would have far different results if those who do well became known as greedy. As overachievers who make the failing students look bad.
If you could get the student newspapers to call the best students greedy and change the thinking on campus, and get the students in the lower GPA range to grumble and protest, it wouldn’t take long to see most of the student body go along with such a plot.
That is just how the left has worked to brand the TEA Party as extremists. The press, the Progressive Media, has called a group of Patriotic Americans who believe in freedom and the Constitution extremists for so long that even many in the Republican Party (you know, the party that claims to be conservative?) have distanced themselves in many cases from anyone with TEA Party ties.
But when the RINO contingency in Washington calls a group of people who advocate the exact same views as Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry extremists, one must wonder exactly where these people stand to see Patriotic views as extreme.
We know where the Progressives stand. They stand clearly on the side of King George, as do many Republicans. But when advocates for personal liberty and sovereignty over one’s own life are called extremists, it is time to consider exactly where those casting such labels about are standing to make the Constitution look extreme.
The Theory of Extremist Relativity postulates that extremism is totally dependent on the views of the person or group casting the extremist label, and not on a solid base. In the case of the Unites States, the default starting point is the Constitution. Views in conflict are the extreme views. If we had a scale to measure extremism in relation to the zero base of the Constitution, Progressives and those who believe in bigger government are the extremists.
The results only seem skewed because the Progressives and the Media have their thumb on the scales.