The url pretty much says it all. I’m a progressive contrarian. After spending decades in the belly of the left/liberal beast, I came to believe they could suffer from the same confirmation biases as the right. This belief has led many on my side of the fence think I’ve gone over to the darkside. Nothing can be further from the truth. I still maintain my progressive beliefs, but with the caveat, nonsense is nonsense. To hunker down and refuse to see nonsense, especially when it comes from your side only helps the other side. The liberal/left are masters at that.
This blog was started to combat the confirmation biases of the liberal/left in areas like science. The left rightly criticizes the right for their anti-science stance. But the left can be equally as guilty. With this blog I hope to dispel the nonsense that gets peddled by advocacy groups, frauds and charlatans. I understand this is a tough row to hoe. Otherwise intelligent individuals refuse to shed themselves of misguided notions, even when faced with the facts and evidence.
They says facts have a liberal bias. They do unless those facts disagree with what the liberal/left thinks.
In the arena of politics, I will try to point out times when the left seems to be shooting themselves in the foot. My opinions there are just that, opinions. You can take ‘em or leave ‘em. I don’t claim to have the answers, but I just put it out as food for thought.
What I hope to do is write things that will at least cause people to question their entrenched belief systems. Yell at me, curse at me, but when you do, at least back it up with a well-reasoned response.