To Progressives, the End – A Progressively-Virtuous Society – Justifies the Means

To progressives, the ultimate end – a progressively-virtuous society – justifies the means.

The unconscious logic supporting this belief goes like this, starting from the “Human beings are inherently and transcendentally noble” branch of the newthink worldview tree:

• Human beings are inherently and transcendentally noble.
• Our motives are inherently noble.
• We are progressively virtuous.
• Progressive virtue is supremely important.
• The end, which is a progressively-virtuous society, justifies the means.

The unconscious logic of this belief’s single entailment is:

• Progressive virtue is more important than democracy. It is legitimate and virtuous to use undemocratic means to protect and promote progressive virtue.

 

Just as traditional Americans would tend to use any ethical means necessary to protect and promote good, so will newthinkers tend to use any politically correct means necessary to protect and promote progressive virtue. But the drive to promote good and the drive to promote progressive virtue are very different; both the ends (goodness vs. progressive virtue) and the accepted means (traditional ethics vs. political correctness) are dissimilar.

Just as traditional Americans would tend to use any ethical means necessary to protect and promote good, so will newthinkers tend to use any politically correct means necessary to protect and promote progressive virtue.

Progressive politicians who are part of the Enlightened firmly believe that their motives are inherently noble, that they are progressively virtuous, that progressive virtue is supremely important, and that their end – a progressively-virtuous society – justifies their means. Therefore, even beyond the scope of traditional politicians, devoutly progressive politicians tend to feel that they can say nearly anything without regard to truth in order to promote their cause. Progressive politicians raise disingenuousness to a whole new level because they need to push their progressively-virtuous agenda among those who either don’t understand it or may, to their mind, unvirtuously oppose it. In newthink’s war against Americanism, truth is the first casualty.

Traditional values such as public honesty and democracy will be discarded by progressives if they impede the advance of progressive virtue.

Traditional values such as public honesty and democracy will be discarded by progressives if they impede the advance of progressive virtue. If the ignorant progressively unvirtuous cannot be turned and the purposely progressive unvirtuous (aka “‘evil conservatives”)  are making gains, it is for newthinkers legitimate and progressively virtuous to use dishonest and undemocratic means to gain and hold power.

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