Here’s what we all know, but may not have fully processed:
- Progressives overwhelmingly control both major political parties in the US;
- Progressives control the federal judiciary, along with all federal departments and agencies;
- Progressives dominate academia, universities, and K-12 education, both government and private;
- Progressives run the American Medical Association and the American Bar Association, and thus the traditionally “conservative” professions of medicine and law are now steered leftward;
- Major corporations, both global and domestic, are run by progressives. Their boards are progressive. Their corporate branding and messaging is progressive;
- Wall Street is progressive;
- Silicon Valley and the tech industry are dominated by progressives, from Google to Apple to Microsoft;
- Progressives overwhelmingly control traditional media, including broadcast news and print publications (virtually all journalists self-identify as progressive);
- Progressives overwhelmingly run important social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr;
- Progressives run Hollywood: they hold sway over the film, TV, and video industries, including the growing market for streaming content from HBO, Netflix, Hulu, and others; and
- All major religious institutions in the West, from the Vatican to mainline Protestant churches to virtually all synagogues, are now thoroughly progressive both politically and doctrinally.
And yet you talk to progressives, and they act as if America is one election away from the restoration of the Third Reich.