Now, progressive people like to believe in hope. Of course that is one of the reasons that conservatives hate us so much. Conservatism is very cynical about human nature. Very cynical. Downright ugly. Conservatives don’t have much hope for humans nor do they love humans very much. Most of them believe that we are born in sin, and we stay there for most of our lives because we are so depraved that we love to morally transgress on the good and decent. While there is a certain truth to this, there is also a good side to even most humans that is very, very good, and this is a counter to the lousy side which is there, yes, but not necessarily dominant.
In other words, conservatives say we suck. And because we suck, all efforts to make us better are bound to fail like trying to morally educate a bad seed from birth. Worse than that, they are pitiful, stupid, morally naive, a great big waste of time and even worse, a waste of money. The last is worst as there is nothing a conservative loves as much as his fat green wads.
Even worse, the rich and conservative excoriate those who steal simply to survive.