Let’s Leave the Past In the Past
John Battelle
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The word, “progressive” has all sorts of connotations in today’s America, not all of them good. It has been lumped in with the cold war holdover polarization of “left”, in opposition to those on the “right”.

That said, to me this comes down to a simple question: will a progressive or a regressive mindset allow us to apply the learnings of the past to building an equitable and sustainable world?

I think the answer is obvious.

Regression will not only recreate the inequitable dynamics of the past, but it will lock us into the cycles of fear that propelled us backwards. Stepping forward courageously and lovingly into an emergent future is the only real option.