About Conscience of a Progressive
Welcome to Conscience of a Progressive
This blog is my crack at fighting back against the excellent Republican/Conservative/Retrograde spin machine which has been so successful at distorting on national conversation over the past 30 or so years. I started it at the encouragement of friends and family who suggested that, after about a year-and-a-half stretch during which I wrote about 45,000 words worth of comments to various New York Times Op-Eds, perhaps I ought to do more than send links to a few friends. I put it up in March of 2010, but populated it initially with a select few of those legacy posts. Hope you like ‘em.
I’ll be playing around with its format as I learn about blogging tools, and I’d particularly welcome any comments or thoughts about how to make it better during this period. Please also check back occasionally — WordPress has a lot of little widgets, and it would be great to get feedback as I experiment.
If you like what you see, I hope you’ll comment, subscribe, tell others, and/or post the occasional item to to your facebook or twitter page. I expect I’ll post 2-3 times a week, but right now this is all a big experiment. If the thing takes off maybe I’ll get a chance to be one of those barking morons you see once in a while on cable TV. Stranger things have happened….
In any case, thanks for reading, and feel free to join the conversation. As dismal and discouraging as it is to have to contend with morons, psychopaths and mental defectives, it’s much worse to let them hijack our policies and politics. Progressive thought and action is solely responsible for the innovation in governmental systems and social structures which have characterized our country since its founding, and we have a responsibility to preserve that as best we can. I hope you’ll join me in fighting the good fight!
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