I've never understood this "progressive" state of mind. I lived up north for a while. I just don't understand people there. Most talk smack about minorities behind their back, probably to me because after listening to my dialect, I'm certainly a "redneck". Those same people criticize others for being racist. They assume southerners are racist, but they live in segregated communities. They care about things that don't matter or aren't prioritized properly. They would ask their government to build a sanctuary for some obscure animal species while they're drawing unemployment. We're not progressive because we don't drive hybrids. We're not progressive because we don't support entitlements. We're not progressive because we have churches. We're not progressive because we like guns. We never get any brownie points for our stable economy, booming industry, talented artists, respect for self-responsibility... the list could go on. I don't think we're coming around. I think we'll just continue to thrive while being "unprogressive".