Where would humanity be without progress? In a cave -- literally. Yet look at your history: In large part progress is embedded with the liberal fingerprint. The same bears scratches, scuffs and rends from conservative clasping, trying to stay change, which is mandatory for progress.
Progress, the bearer of a windfall to the everyman, is the singular conservative worry and it's combated with fear mongering. Conservative playmakers may talk personal responsibility and economic prudence (often to the background of contrasting, smirking daily headlines), but their bread-and-butter medium is fear. In this, make no doubt. Do so to your own detriment. The movie of history has related this message in countless reruns. It's high time -- at least concerning our nation's history -- to pay heed.
These playmakers proselytize this adored icon of fear. Fear mongering is employed to protect the conservative station and status quo of our predatory plutocracy, represented by segments like Wall Street and its immoral excesses. But that's not all at work. Without the aid of fear, I suspect, these conservatives really don't feel alive. Control of others is compulsory to energize an otherwise truncated, short-sighted, emotionally-distant life.
The upcoming election between President Obama and Mitt Romney represents the best and worst of both visions, respectively. Fear of leaving the cave on one side (this time Plato's, where the puppet show of warped, Tea Party reality reigns, with its inflexible worldview and calcified heart), and the future of a widened, promising horizon on the other.
Make sure to vote Tuesday. I dare say the day will likely involve the most important marking of a ballot for U.S. president in your life. Continued change, and in effect progress, depends on re-electing Barack Obama. The alternate represents the flickering darkness of conscience and consciousness.