Rudolph to Baby It’s Cold Outside, Progressivism Ruins Everything

Normal people don't think like this. The best argument against progressive thought is exposure to progressive thought.

It’s been a long-standing position on the right that progressivism can, and if given enough time will, ruin everything. It’s a joyless, cheerless, hopeless ideology that breeds misery and thrives on perpetual discontent.

The latest pieces of evidence in that regard comes from recent attacks on Christmas classic. Start with the #MeToo movement attacking the holiday anthem “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Apparently, it’s just a little too rapey for progressive sensibilities. But wait…there’s more. A recent post from the progressive flagship, Huffington Post, attacking of all things, the claymation Christmas classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Acknowledging it as a timeless classic, the left-wing grievance-mongerers unleashed a torrent of politically correct, intersectional criticism that included these gems:

“Yearly reminder that #Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is a parable on racism & homophobia w/ Santa as a bigoted exploitative prick.”

Can’t imagine that’s going to land anyone on the nice list, it’s even more remarkable that someone can actually manage to find racism in a movie largely about non-human talking reindeer.

“Santa’s operation is an HR nightmare and in serious need of diversity and inclusion training.”

Again, these are little clay figurines positioned and photographed to make kids believe in a Christmas fantasy. I think someone might be reading a bit too much into it.

The gatekeepers of liberal thought at HuffPo proceeded to scold the children’s show for a list of progressive sins:

Rudolph’s father verbally abuses him

Santa Claus Berates Donner for his son’s nose

The school coach encourages bullying

Donner forbids his wife from joining the search for their son

Clarice’s dad is a bigot

Normal people – that is, sane people – just don’t think like this. It’s why I firmly believe that the best argument against progressive thought is the exposure of progressive thought. Promoting conservatism certainly has its merits, but it requires thoughtful and careful articulation.

Denigrating progressivism requires only revealing it as it is – a path promising utopia that actually leads to abject misery. The public may not be deep thinkers about political philosophy; but there’s only a tiny percentage of people who would actually choose to live in a culture that finds the Rudolph story “troubling.”

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Veritasenvitas
Veritasenvitas

More Resurgnt red meat for conservatives. You folks realize that these progressives make up less than 8% of the population. A majority of folks left, right and middle think it's silly! I'm not what you would call a progressive. I'm a moderate to liberal guy and almost all my acquaintances think the Rudolph and Baby it's cold outside brouhaha's are silly and overwrought! But hey conservatives love to use this stuff to rile up the base!

Rowdyone
Rowdyone

An update to an old expression describes those on the left; Remain silent and be thought a fool; peck away on the keyboard and remove all doubt.

TimCooper
TimCooper

Progressive "thought" relies on the basic premise that one's property is not theirs but belongs to the collective to be distributed at the whim of the collective. Its anti private property and anti American.

phantonym
phantonym

The incessant whining about other people whining on The Resurgent is certainly impressive. Though it becomes a bit sadder when you realize the editors are literally scouring news feeds for this stuff.

More fear and outrage to feed the sheep, I suppose.

naraht
naraht

Note, the original sheet music for "Baby, It's cold outside" describes the two roles as "Wolf" and "Mouse". Whatever is said today, it certainly wasn't hidden at the time.