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Today's liberals are not
Progressives, but Regressives

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Posted By: M2, 10/13/2019 6:19:24 AM

The time between 1890 and 1920 was known as the Progressive Era. It was a time when Americans demanded responses to a number of economic and social problems. These problems were brought about by the transformative Industrial Revolution (I.R.). The I.R. propelled the U.S. to have the world's largest and most prosperous economy. It was remarkable, since the U.S. went from the birth of the nation to the most prosperous in less than 150 years. Other countries were hundreds or even thousands of years older. But with the prosperity and a much higher quality standard of living came some economic and social problems.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: KatieJo 10/13/2019 6:25:46 AM (No. 205999)
I despise the term "social justice", it means whatever they decide it means on a given day. I prefer justice. Period. Liberty, freedom and justice for all in a society where nobody is above the law.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Alecto2 10/13/2019 9:18:09 AM (No. 206108)
The progressive movement in the US in the early 20thC was much admired by Goebbels, Hitler et al. The current incarnation is not regressive but degenerate and evil.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 10/13/2019 9:25:59 AM (No. 206117)
The progressive movement is more about preferential treatment rather than equality. It really is a step (or many steps) backwards: Regressive. So many people are OK with it as long as they think they will be part of the minority that benefits.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Arby 10/13/2019 11:28:41 AM (No. 206239)
It is nothing more than the celebration of identity politics in hopes that the redistribution of stolen wealth to the pols' voters will keep them in dependency and keep the pols in power and prosperity.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: proud American 10/13/2019 1:00:19 PM (No. 206306)
I've been calling them regressives for years and posted that term on this site. Yes, call them what they are even to their faces. They are regressives.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Franz 10/13/2019 2:15:41 PM (No. 206342)
Today's Progressives are better described as Tyrants. They want to ram their agenda down our throats. If you have the audacity to question the wisdom of their agenda or even suggest possible improvements they want to destroy you, calling you evil and deplorable. Rather than accepting the will of the people they want to overthrow the government.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 10/13/2019 2:53:50 PM (No. 206362)
Social justice, equity... code words for socialism. As for labeling liberals, they have perverted pretty much every word they use... liberal? They are illiberal. Antifa i.e. antifacist? They are the facists. Nazis? That stands for National Socialism. Slavery? Defended to the death by democrats. Ku Klux Klan? The militant wing of the democratic party during the early 20th century. And the list goes on. What they are great at, is propaganda and to misuse the word slightly, marketing their brand. They label US as evil, when they are doing everything they condemn the Republicans and Conservatives as doing. And people buy into it. And as we import more lowfo voters (average Mexican IQ: 85 Honduras: 81 El Salvador 81 Guatemala 79) expect more idiots like AOC and her posse to run things (into the ground) in the name of social justice and equity!!! what a joke. Time for a Republican coup.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: weejun 10/13/2019 3:05:55 PM (No. 206367)
A few observations: 1. Liberals don’t have any understanding of basic economics: thus, they are all for policies that make them feel good/righteous but are often regressive/ruinous to the economy. 2. Somewhere in the last 30 years or so, Americans allowed a nation built on the “healthy” envy of those who were successful (as in “I hope to be in their position someday, and if I work hard, I should be able to do so”) to transform into one of resentment towards these same citizens; thus, we have become a “class warfare” society. 3. Man’s history clearly demonstrates that the above conditions are essential for more government control and, eventually, tyrannical dictatorship of the masses. 4. Our nation is at a high water mark, and the 2020 elections just may decide if we are able to sustain the most unique form of government mankind has ever produced or destroy it based on ignorance and appeal to “bad” envy on the part of a growing majority.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rumblehog 10/13/2019 5:10:24 PM (No. 206436)
Orwellian b.s. speak. They want to go back to the 1920's and 30's when Marxism and Socialism was making the rounds out of the Universities and into the mainstream. Remember, Adolph Hitler was Time Magazine's "Man of the Year" in 1938 for his National Socialist "workers' paradise."
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Reply 10 - Posted by: doctorfixit 10/13/2019 8:37:58 PM (No. 206565)
Liberalism is fascism
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