Question To Ask Progressives

Now that the hubbub over the New Hampshire Primary has faded away and the focus has shifted to Nevada and South Carolina, I can finally think straight and the compulsion to sow expletives throughout my speech and writing has diminished...for the time being.

One of the more interesting activities in which I indulged during the run up to the primary was skewering both Clinton and Sanders supporters about their support, knowing or otherwise, for an all-powerful all-encompassing totalitarian nanny state.

More than a few denied any such support, but follow on questions shredded those denials and made them feel either uncomfortable or angry that I dared to question their beliefs.

I wish I had read Oleg Atbashian's (of The People's Cube) treatise on What To Ask Progressives, particularly on their ideological beliefs and how it is they could possibly defend them.

I found I had asked a couple of the Clinton/Sanders supporters some of these questions listed by Oleg. A sample of a few Oleg has suggested:

Why do those who decry modern civilization never live far from shopping centers and why don't grind their coffee with a stone ax?

If Hollywood types are so opposed to capitalism, why is there a warning against unauthorized distribution of their movies?

How come industrial logging is a crime against nature, but the destruction of forests by wildfires is a natural cycle of life?

If Al Gore is right and our consumption of the planet's resources is a moral issue, doesn't that make genocide an ethical solution? How about an artificial famine? What would Al Gore choose?

Since our planet's resources are limited, wouldn't the ultimate act of environmental activism be to stop eating and starve to death?

How exactly does dependency on the government increase "people power"?

I particularly like that last one, having used a version of it myself. No one has been able to adequately answer is other than by using some convoluted explanation that boils down to “Because slavery is freedom!” How Orwellian.

In any case, Read The Whole Thing.