We here on OS have read dozens, hundreds, maybe thousands of lists of grievances about the Republicans and the Democrats, brought to us by our friendly neighbourhood leftists/socialists/progressives. We've read those blogs, time and time again. You're right, the evils that you catalogue are indeed horrendous. You know that, and now we too know that.
Soooooo........., let up already. We get it. We hear you. We feel the same outrage that you feel. We too know that "somethng must be done" about all that. We don't need any more lists of evil actions committed by this one or that one or this group or that group. We KNOW that this is not the way things are supposed to be. Thank you for telling us but it's losing its impact with constant iteration, y'know?
Now it's time for the next step in your 'progressive' rhetoric. The step where you tell us how you'd handle things if you gained control of society; if we elected you as the government. We don't want to hear the equivalent of, "we'd do things differently than 'they' do." We assume that.
We need to hear what you'd actually do. How you'd organize the society. Not how you'd handle international affairs so much, although they have importance that cannot be overlooked, but more about things that make up our daily lives.
How do we earn a living? What kind of health care will we get? What retirement age can we expect? How do our kids get a decent education? What economic system will you institute? Will we be able to open a small business? Will the big-box stores be wage and price controlled? Will the off-shoring of jobs continue? How will you stop it? What kind of taxes will we pay? What will we get for that money? Etc., etc.
Do you see what I'm driving at? How will we live? What kind of life will we have? Will we be treated justly? How will you ensure that? What I'm looking for here dear leftists and socialists, is the nuts and bolts of the world we'll live in if we elect you to run things. This is the important stuff, y'know; not that international whatever.
We've listened to your criticizms of the present regime. We agree with many of those criticizms. But, so far, all you've told us is that you wouldn't do what "they" are doing. Not what you will actually do. We need to know that, don't ya think?
I hope all you lefties are reading this, because you've got some questions to answer. We aren't likely to vote you into office withut those answers so just y'all get your act together and fill us in, please. In detail, if you don't mind.
It's time - it's past time - that you did so.