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
5 responses to ““Progressive”?”
Have you read Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadis? In addition to questioning the role of government it is time to think deeply about Capitalism and the limits of what he calls MarketWorld
It’s a great read
No but I will check it out.
On similar lines, I’d also recommend Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman – food for thought. We need a new way of governing and neither Democrats /Labour or Republicans/Conservatives are thinking in the right way
To me the term “Progressive” and the way the left uses it, it is an oxymoron. They want more government intervention and less freedom of choice. Unfortunately colleges teach it and the media seems to go along with it. We are at the crossroads of disaster and this movement needs to be stopped!
Or just voted into irrelevance!