My name is Joshua Sager and I am the progressive cynic. After graduating from Boston University with a degree in political science and earth science, I began this blog in order to post my articles for view by the public.
Many people connect progressivism with idealism, but I am of the opinion that this is a specious connection. Progressivism is purely a realist’s ideology and has been the driving force behind major sociatal changes in the past (ex. civil rights, environmental protections, etc.). Progressives seek to promote social reform, ensure that every citizen is given equal access to opportunity and implement a system of laws that will make our country successful in the long term.
Unfortunately, the political environment in the United States has degraded to the point where the mainstream commentary on political occurrences is essentially worthless–the political mainstream is largely corrupted by moneyed interest groups and the media has utterly failed inform the public about this corruption. In the absence of informative mainstream media, it falls to alternative media, independent citizens and activists to keep the public informed as to the true going-on in society.
Through maintaining this blog, I hope to help keep people informed and prevent money from dictating what gets covered by the media. I am not paid by anybody to maintain my blog, refuse to host advertising, and have no financial stake in the world of politics that I am commenting upon.
If you would like to suggest an article topic or make any commentary on the content of my blog, you can contact me at JSager99@gmail.com (please make sure to include the keyword “ProgressiveCynic Reader:” in the title line) and I will get back to you as soon as I can.