January 28, 2014 in Letters, Opinion

Progressives push beliefs

 

Wow! David Greaves’ demonization (Jan. 19) of Republicans by equating their ideology with al-Qaida is classic progressive. He impugned anyone who believes in some form of monotheism as some sort of terrorist, while lumping anyone who doesn’t accept their one true religion of progressivism as suspect.

The “tie” between an Islamist terrorist’s belief in “only one true God” and the same belief on behalf of Republicans hardly makes for a “striking connection between Republican and Muslim ideology and belief systems.”

Progressives are indeed vocal, constantly proselytizing their one true way, which helps explain the spread of their religion. They do indeed have faith, as no facts support their argument for progressivism, socialism and communism.

As a matter of fact, those of us who actually had civics and history taught in school, and lived through the 1960s and earlier haven’t forgotten the demise of such social experiments around the world. Those governments killed millions of their own citizens in the process, but to paraphrase a saying used by one of their heroes (apparently), Josef Stalin, “Eggs must be broken to make an omelet.”

Perhaps they should use less ink. Keep drinking the Kool-Aid, though.

Robert Smith

Coeur d’Alene

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