Sunday, March 6, 2016

Letters Written and Never Sent

     This is in response to writers to the Post Star who see things, that I see as good, bad. Not the best sentence I've written. To try to make it clearer, they see progressivism as a bad thing. A definition of progress from Merriam Webster is, "gradual betterment; especially: the progressive development of mankind. I realize the dictionary, and possibly the English language, has a liberal bias. In any case, regress turns out to mean, "a movement backward to a previous and especially worse or more primitive state or condition."
     Moving on to the word socialism which I would characterize as less evil than it is normally portrayed in the Post Star letters opinion forum. In MW, we can find various definitions for social. Possibly not even the most optimistic is, "tending to form cooperative and interdependent relationships with others of one's kind." That sounds like a good attribute to have. Antisocial? Not so much, "hostile or harmful to organized society; especially: being marked by behavior deviating sharply from the social norm." Why must right-wingers insist on being antisocial?
     There was a tech sergeant in the service that suggested to a friend of mine that he have an operation to disconnect his optic nerve from a certain bodily orifice to improve his outlook. I'll clean that up all the way and just ask, why do conservatives look at the world through muck-colored glasses? It's gloom and doom everywhere while we liberals are singing "Happy Days Are Here Again" along with Mitch Miller ( on youtube for you kids). "Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun. Even those who live many years should rejoice in them all."

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