Progressives owe a duty to their children to move the Overton window around the climate - 2019-08-11

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F0.png Progressives owe a duty to their children to move the Overton window around the climate August 11, 2019, Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight

There's a reason why right wingers have been so successful in advancing their political goals.

It's because they're masters of moving the goal posts around what constitutes acceptable ideas for discussion in the media.

This has occurred in a range of areas, including privatizing health care and other public services, tax cuts for the super wealthy, and relentless increases in fossil-fuel production in the face of a climate crisis.

Politicians like Donald Trump and Nigel Farage make sweeping denunciations of immigrants.

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{{cite news | first = Charlie | last = Smith | title = Progressives owe a duty to their children to move the Overton window around the climate | url = https://www.straight.com/news/1284261/progressives-owe-duty-their-children-move-overton-window-around-climate | work = Georgia Straight | date = August 11, 2019 | accessdate = August 12, 2019 }}