MLK (and moral progress, knowledge, biases and cultural diversity)


The Washington Post has recently been indulging its readership in a series of articles proclaiming that a new progressive movement is taking form, and that changing demographics in battleground states suggest that Democratic presidents will become a norm. As a bleeding heart liberal – I was fairly progressive before living in Denmark, but seeing socialist policies first hand made me a true believer – I take great comfort in this. For too long the Tea Party has been the only extreme political movement on the ideological landscape, it’s time liberals offer a competing view to balance out the political spectrum. An outspoken progressive group would, at least I hope, get food stamp cuts off the negotiation table. But while I think the progressive has much to be excited about, I think that Americans as a whole should be hearted by this news – that changing demographics improve the chances of…

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