As usual books and papers have been written about progressivism. And as always, I encourage the reader to search the vast store of knowledge on the internet.
Yes there are many who fancy themselves 'progressive' these days. And who can argue with progress? As a word its definition lends itself to moving forward, learning, science, advancing from barbarism to civilization. I certainly don't. when progress is defined in that way. I am educated, both in schools and way beyond.
But, there is a difference. Collectivism attached itself like a rancid barnacle, twisting and politicizing progress, turning it into something unrecognizable. Collectivists likewise stole the term 'liberal'. The origin is nothing like the warped parody slathered around now. Imagine a 'modern' liberal' being able to understand and tolerate other views lol.
Government is a star to these 'philosophies'. It has the answers, as the people cannot be trusted on their own. These are their words not mine, just in case someone tries to hijack and isolate a quote from me. That's why, btw, one must dig and study in toto. Collectivism lies and issues lies mixed with truth, rather like a demon possessing someone. And there is a spiritual element/level to all of it.
Whether Saul Alinsky was being sarcastic he did dedicate his Rules for Radical to Lucifer and as he said 'the first radical'. No it was the first psychopath. And so do these saviors of mankind imitate pridefully and presumptuously to lord it over all of us. Well some of us, but not me and I hope dear reader not you -s-.
Progressivism does this as one of the tony terms but aka as just another flavor of collectivism.
Such notions are feeble and backward. Our Founders proved this and countered such for all time with our Republic. No wonder these goblins have sought to destroy it since even before it was formed.
Slavery, government monopoly, the destruction of individuality and more are hallmarks of collectivism, which is a great umbrella term for all the mokes comprising progressive, commie etc.
Of course these are counter productive and lead us back to control by the king or commissar.
Thus, I relabel Progressives as Regressives. I don't think they like it -s-. Shining light in the darkness always makes the bugs run.
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