So I posted something yesterday in which explaining why I actually like the drone program. Yes, there should be oversight, restrictions and rules for their use, but as a concept, it sure beats invasion of a country or region, or dropping bombs from the air, in order to get rid of a threat.
I was immediately bombarded by self-righteous liberals who wanted me to turn in my "liberal" membership card for even daring to mention drones in a positive light. I especially took it on the chin because I said, "I am at heart a pacifist." Apparently, being a pacifist means you stand by and watch as thousands of others are killed, because to commit violence against the killer would violate someone's concept of "pacifism."
Funny thing, though. While I was taken to task for admitting I like drones, no one suggested an alternative. And when confronted with the question of what they would do to stop a credible threat capable of killing thousands of people, they tended to ignore the question and reassert their position that all violence is wrong, period.
This black-and-white mentality is killing the progressive movement.
We expect this simple-minded style of though from the right wing. One reason the right wing is so incredibly irritating, and why their policy decisions are generally so bad is because their rank-and-file followers think about everything in black-and-white terms They are largely incapable of thinking in shades of gray.