I have found myself imagining that as I watch what I thought was a fellow human arguing about something or another, I came to realize that it was some alien creature. It was able to mimic the look and the behavior of a human almost perfectly. But all of its beliefs were actually attained by treating some sort of feeling state or emotions as the primary decider, and then the rest of its mental equipment was used to mimic human expanations, arguments, justifications... but it was all just a sham, a mimicry. Of course I'm not really talking about some shape-shifting alien, but the left - the die-hard progressive.
The heart of Progressivism has 3 components.
1. A 'moral' foundation: The end justifies the means.
2. A purpose: The primary purpose is to aquire a centralized power held by elites over everyone else.
3. The means: Appeals to emotion, false promises, deceptions, lies, and mis-direction.
p.s., I'll take this opportunity to hijack professor Machan's thread to announce that, as of yesterday, I've published my little book on progressivism on Amazon.com as a $2.99 Kindle book: Wolfer's Primer on Progressivism
(Edited by Steve Wolfer on 3/17, 11:09am)