For years, the Left has actively depicted conservatives as moral scolds.  Remember the old Saturday Night Live skit featuring “The Church Lady?”  That’s basically how every Democrat ever has tried to characterize every conservative since the 1960s.

But the tide has certainly turned.

Now, the progressive left has turned full circle.  Gone are the free-wheeling days of the Age of Aquarius where tie-dyed progressive preached about how “anything goes.”  Meet a modern progressive and you’ll certainly be told within minutes how what you’re doing is inadequate or even evil.

Chris Pratt learned this the hard way.  He recently posted a photo of him at the gym on Instagram.  The only problem? He was holding a – gasp! – plastic water bottle.  His pal Jason Momoa scolded him under the photo.  

“Bro i love you but wtf on the water bottle. no single use plastic. come on,” he wrote.

The Hill has the story:

Pratt apologized in response saying, “Aquaman! You’re completely right. Dammit. I always carry my big gallon size reusable water jug with me too. I even had it that day!!!”

Imagine having to provide an alibi on whether you did or did not bring a gallon size bottle to the gym.

“Love you too buddy,” Pratt added in his reply. “My bad. I don’t want your home of Atlantis covered in plastic. Hear that kids? Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.”

That seems a little extreme, but it didn’t even end there.  Momoa then advised Pratt to create a business selling reusable water bottles!  Yes, really:

Momoa then posted his own Instagram photo of himself and his children with Pratt apologizing for how his comment came across.

“I’m sorry this was received so badly today I didn’t mean for that to happen,” he wrote. “I’m just very passionate about this single use plastic epidemic. the plastic water bottles have to stop i hope u make a reusable water bottle for amazon so we all can purchase.”

Modern liberals show the Puritans got a bad rap.

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.