Are you as confused as I am as to why the Media calls professional politicians on the left “progressives”? In my 74 years we have obviously made a lot of progress in many areas: science, the environment, human relations etc. We still have, and will always have, a need to progress further.
That progress will come as individuals seek the truth and adapt to make the World a better place for all. It will not come from centralized governments telling us what we are supposed to believe and do. Centralized governments have always restricted the freedom of individuals, stifling creativity and retarding progress.
Over the past two thousand years, the failure of centralized governments is well documented, the Emperors, the Pharos, the Kings and Queens, and most recently, our lovable socialist Dictators, Mao and Stalin, who slaughtered millions of their own people, individuals who questioned their authority. Their mentors, Marx and Lenin, would be thrilled to know that their ideas, as to how people should be governed, has taken root in the United States, the most successful Democracy in history.
It’s a free country (at least for now) so all you politicians on the left, can choose your own beliefs, but for God’s sake please stop calling yourselves “progressives”. The lack of progress during the 20th Century, for all the former countries of the USSR*, should tell you why so many Americans disagree with you.
*union of soviet SOCIALIST republic