To give readers a break from my blog posts about how much contempt I’ve come to feel for the political left that I used to be a part of, I periodically post these articles about others who have come to feel the same way.
In this case it’s Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report fame. The link to the full item is below. First some excerpts:
“Do you believe in free speech?
“Do you believe that people should be judged by their character, not their skin color?
“Do you believe in freedom of religion?
“If you believe these things, you’re probably not a progressive. You might think you’re a progressive. I used to think I was. My show, The Rubin Report, was originally part of the progressive The Young Turks network.
“Progressives used to say, “I may disagree with what you say, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it.” Not anymore.
“Banning speakers whose opinions you don’t agree with from college campuses – that’s not progressive.
“Prohibiting any words not approved of as ‘politically correct’ that’s not progressive.
“Putting ‘Trigger Warnings’ on books, movies, music, anything that might offend people – that’s not progressive either.
“All of this has led me to be believe that much of the Left is no longer progressive, but regressive. This is one of the reasons I’ve spent so much time on my show talking about The Regressive Left. Continue reading