FJAG said:I just love it when people pay gobs of money to lawyers to fight for a "principle". A true system of voluntary wealth transfer. Just make sure you get it up front. They get bitter when they lose, tend to strike out indiscriminately and not pay their final bill.
Sometimes quite true! And other times progress is accomplished.
So if I was to try to predict the future my prediction would contain issues that the political left is fighting to accomplish as actually becoming common place. There's real meaning to the term 'progressives' that is so often used by the right in America in a derogatory sense. Here's a couple of examples:
The left fought for mandatory seatbelt laws while the right opposed them because it would infringe on people's freedoms. Now it's just taken for granted that it's batsh-t crazy to not wear them.
The left in Canada fought long and hard for universal health care and now it's the accepted norm for the entire first world, with just one exception. The right still oppose it openly in some cases but also covertly, because of the bat droppings issue attached.
Now as to how this pertains to predicting the future? I'll use climate change, global warming, and the move toward green energy as my prediction for the future.
But we shouldn't dwell entirely on that instance for predictions of the future. We can look at nearly any examples of fights that are supported by the left side of the political spectrum.
Can you think of some? How about Social Security, Employment Insurance, Socially responsible prison system, *a woman's right to abortion, Capital punishment, Protective measures against Covid-19 (and future viruses), gun control measures, and many more it seems.
Is this particular current fight by the anti-vaxxers being supported by the political right or the political left. The outcome could be indicative of the answer!
*my position is more nuanced than the MSM portrays it.