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Friday, May 11

A thought for the day

Today's reading assignment is from David Michael Green, professor of political science at Hofstra University: Two Ideologies and A Funeral

Professor Green asserts that we are in the position now to contrast and compare progressive liberalism in America from the 1930's through the 1970's with regressive conservativism from the 1980's to the present. Clearly the regressive conservative movement has failed everyone except the top 2% income earners of the country, but you'd never know it because progressives have lost their conviction and their courage during the regressive years. I don't hear much from the so-called liberal politicians. With the corporate media on their side, regressive conservatives have destroyed the economy (unless you are very wealthy.) Regressives have forced the middle class to struggle economically, not to mention they are obsessed with the sex lives of Americans, have little or no regard for minorities and women, and will do everything in their power to make it increasingly harder for regular people to survive this savage raping and murdering of American democracy. Historical criticism of the conservative movement is very harsh. It's no wonder that their mantra is to never look back at history.

As a mom and a citizen, I am very happy that my son was able to study with Professor Green. I discovered his articles at Common Dreams a few years ago and encouraged my son to look him up and take several of his courses, which he did, and Prof. Green was one of his favorite teachers. Hofstra University is overloaded with young Repubicans but thank goddess that there is a regressive antidote.

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