Arrogant, elitist bullies. That about sums up the political philosophy of “progressivism” and a fair fraction of that ideology’s adherents. I know a lot of progs, and I’m sure many of them would deny being bullies. They certainly don’t deny seeing themselves as superior (woke in their lingo), manifestly smarter and more sophisticated than the rest of us (i.e., deplorables), and oh so committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Tolerance. But bullies? Oh, no – how could someone who preaches incessantly and sincerely about tolerance and equality and justice and cries real tears for the less fortunate possibly be a bully?
The defining essence of the bully is the desire for power and control. Ultimately, the rationale for power seeking, as well as the outcome, does not matter. When bullies encounter a perceived inferior, they go on the attack. It is their nature. They will threaten, shame, censor, cancel, and mob anything and anyone that flinches or shows any other weakness, without pause or mercy, which is why the worst thing you can ever do to a prog is to apologize.
But another defining characteristic of a bully is grudging respect for, if not outright fear of, the bully that is even more powerful. The same smug thug that will hound a weaker person or group to Hell and back will cower before a more powerful one, tail tucked tightly between its legs.
This brief example from Twitter suffices to convey the essence of the “progressive” bully:
Of course, Bergsma’s question is rhetorical. The obvious answer is NO. While Christians might turn that proverbial cheek, thereby validating the bully’s power and superiority, the progs know that Islam is the more powerful bully, at least for now.
We can learn from Islam, and China, and other bullies the progs won’t mob. Don’t turn cheeks. They need to be scared of us. And, much more importantly, they need to know we know they’re scared.