Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by JD Heyes
Left-wing ‘progressives’ seem to operate under a completely different set of “facts” than rational people, as evident by what they accept — and reject — as truth.
That’s what makes discussion of political, cultural, and social issues impossible with liberals: Even when presented with conflicting information that can be substantiated and proven, they refuse to believe it and instead cling to their preconceived conclusions.
Here is a short list of four inconvenient facts that progressives cannot deal with or accept, and refuse to believe no matter how demonstrably wrong they are:
1. Antifa and other Left-wing groups came to Charlottesville with violence as their agenda. This truth is so self-evident, it’s difficult to imagine anyone capable of cogent, intelligence thought doubting it.
In fact, all anyone has to do is look at pictures of the rioting that followed the white supremacist rally and demonstration to understand the truth.
Granted, neo-Nazis and other white supremacists showed up armed and sporting helmets, shields and other weapons — but Antifa thugs were equally ready for violence. They too showed up with helmets, clubs and other weapons.
Plus, long before Charlottesville Antifa members were showing up at numerous other free speech and pro-Trump rallies armed with clubs and helmets ready to do battle with ‘the other side’ just because they have different political views. Their goal is the same one Leftists have been pursuing for decades: Use violence to intimidate the opposition into silence.
2. The earth’s climate has been changing for billions of years, and long before Humankind industrialized. Human beings did not just show up on the face of the planet one day driving cars and cranking out manufactured goods — the industrialization that is so often blamed for “global warming/climate change” by the Left.
But for billions — billions — of years before humans developed industrialized manufacturing processes and other modern technology, the climate was changing. We’ve gone from ice ages to long periods of warmth, and back again. To believe that human activity today is causing the weather to change — without any proof other than skewed computer modeling — is absurd. (Related: UN official actually ADMITS that ‘global warming’ is a scam designed to ‘change world’s economic model’.)
3. The Nazis were members of the National Socialist Party. Yes, Hitler’s Nazis were very nationalistic in that they believed Germany should rule the world. But in every other sense, the party adhered to far-Left socialist authoritarianism. Hitler preached class warfare, agitated for the “working class” to rise up against “exploitation” by capitalists (particularly Jewish capitalists), and called for the nationalization of education, production, healthcare and most other aspects of the economy. “…[T]he history of the past century has been grossly distorted by the predominantly left-wing media and academic elite. The Nazis have been universally condemned — as they obviously should be — but they have also been repositioned clear across the political spectrum and propped up as false representatives of the far right — even though Hitler railed frantically against capitalism in his infamous demagogic speeches,” Richard Poe, editor of Frontpage Magazine, wrote in 2002.
4. Americans of other races and ethnicities other than white can be racists. Contrary to what Leftists believe — especially Leftist minorities — Americans who are not white can also be racists. In fact, some of them are the most vociferous racists in the country.
One of the most public of these was Barack Obama, who played the race card early and often during his presidency to “demonstrate” that our nation hadn’t made any real progress at all since the civil rights era (which of course is nonsense).
Others like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and any number of elected Democrats such as Rep. Maxine Waters of California routinely accuse whites of being racists, even while advocating for special status and privileges for blacks (the epitome of racist policymaking).
There are more truths that Leftists refuse to believe, but these four give you an idea of just how different their world is from the real one.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.