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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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Re: The Progressive Thread!
« Reply #360 on: March 16, 2021, 06:49:29 pm »
I don't think there's been any new ideas. I think the people who've been silenced and oppressed are finally finding communities of support and standing up for themselves. They were always there but were forced to hide, shamed into denying their own existence, or in some cases literally murdered.

Freeing oppressed people isn't a new idea.  But microaggressions are a new idea.  Defunding the police is a new idea.  Trans people competing in sports or using bathrooms in their transitioned gender is a fairly new idea, at least in implementation on a society-wide basis.  50% quotas for women in cabinet is a new idea, at least in Canada, and at least in implementation.  When you come up with new concepts, and then implement them, society has to figure out what's working in real practical terms, and see which ideas aren't.  It's not going to be a 100% success rate all of the time, sometimes things will need to be tweaked, because sometimes you don't know how things will work until they are tried in real-world application even if they seem good in theory.  In the last 5 years or so there's been a large # of new social ideas being thrown at the wall and implemented.

It's similar to the 1960's.  Lots of new ideas were implemented, from women's rights, sexual freedom, black civil rights.  Some of them have been good, some of them a bit messy (ie: broken families via high # of divorces, single motherhood rate etc).

We've seen an unprecedented # of changes over the last 60 years and we certainly haven't figured it all out quite yet.  As I said, sometimes change is messy.
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