Recently a confidential memo was leaked, exposing possible strategic initiatives of an organization called Blueprint NC. This organization is a non-profit founded for the purpose of organizing and magnifying the power of the left as a vehicle of intimidation and coercion of North Carolina political opponents. The official mission of Blueprint NC sounds quite noble, including passages such as “…dedicated to achieving a better, fairer, healthier North Carolina…better access to health care, higher wages, more affordable housing, a safer, cleaner environment, and access to reproductive health services.” However, when you read the leaked memo, the methods they intended to use to achieve these goals don’t share quite the same moral high ground.
Consider the following, “Eviscerate, Mitigate, Litigate, Cogitate and Agitate.” Sounds wonderful doesn’t it? Really gives you a feeling that if we just gave Blueprint a few minutes to tell us about their initiatives we’d just fall all over each other to adopt them. I’d like to ask, “If your initiatives are so superior, if your ideals so wonderful, why do you have to ‘Eviscerate, Mitigate, Litigate, Cogitate and Agitate’ to get them through the political process?” The answer is clear, because the initiatives and ideals of Blueprint NC and the entire “progressive” movement are so destructive they would reflexively be rejected if not cloaked in a veil of misinformation and distraction.
It’s much easier to forward an agenda of “better access to health care” when you can accuse opponents of wanting “worse access to health care.” No one but the most vile person would want to pursue anything other than better access to health care, but even if the progressive approach is completely impractical (force everyone to buy insurance or pay a penalty, demand certain insurance inclusions, ignore tort reform, ignore fraud, ignore emergency room care abuse, e.g. “Obamacare”), if you simply characterize any other approach as not wanting better access, these other approaches, even if more viable, can be universally demonized.
Now I have another question, “Why would you want to demonize an approach that would actually improve access to health care?” Because it’s not about improving access to health care, it’s about winning. It’s about moving your agenda forward regardless of practicality, because it’s your idea. Progressives are incapable of allowing alternative viewpoints into the debate because they are incapable of allowing their ideas to be discredited. In the end, ego trumps all.
Progressivism, leftism, statism, whatever you want to call it is social INjustice writ large. There is no additional justice for society through progressive initiatives. There is only power for their members, and pain for their opposition.