Having lived in SF for over a decade I have firsthand knowledge of what these so called "progressives" really are: FASCISTS.
Maybe not the brand of fascism that we see in the NeoCons, but every inch as fascist in believing that they are some how superior to everyone else and that they and they alone have the right to tell others how to live their lives.
They want to tell you what to eat (let's ban the happy meal! Let's ban bad carbs, lets ban sugar!)
They want to tell you what to drink (no soda mmm'kay?)
They want to tell businesses what they can and can not sell in their stores (sorry Drugstores, you CAN'T sell cigarettes!)
They want to monitor your lifestyle (lets send a predawn police force out to inspect everyone's garbage to make sure they put their trash in the right bins)
These "progressives' are every inch as bad as the NeoCons in my book.
And frankly, I'd like nothing more than to see all them, Neocons, teabagger and progressives alike go fuck themselves and get the fuck out of this country and go build their dystopian hellhole on some island far from here.
I've seen the progressive propaganda flicks like "zeitgeist" and it's sequels.
What a load of crap.
These lefty ideologues who think they have the answer constantly overlook one "inconvenient truth":
HUMANITY IS CHAOTIC! WE ARE NOT UNIFORM, WE DO NOT LIVE BY SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPAL.
We are not orderly little ants needing their "scientific control" We do not want to live in orderly boring little societies where our daily lives are managed by a "scientific" elite.
We want chaos, we want spontaneity, we want to explore, take risks and die or thrive taking them.
We want to make our own decisions and create our own experiences.
So if you think these "progressives" have the answer I suggest you go get yourself put into some sort of institution.
There your life will be very well ordered. You will be told what and when to eat, when to sleep, what to do, what to wear. You will be given limited access to bad things such as TV and books. And all of this dictated by "scientific" principal and "resource management"
And I'm sure you will be quite happy. And I'll be quite happy knowing you are there instead of out here trying to take away my freedom to live my life the way I want.
Because if you ever did get "your way" I can guarantee you it would result in mass slaughter.
We all saw what the prohibition of alcohol and drugs have done to create power in the hands of the criminals.
Imagine when normal everyday life is outlawed and the masses are forced to live to your "scientific" regulations.
Rivers of blood in the streets will ensue. Because we will all be criminals then. And when the sugar eating, booze loving junk food eating population are considered criminals, you and your kind will be vastly outnumbered and rubbed out in a fit of violence.