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  • See. Progressives do not separate "society" and "government"

    02/22/2018 8:01:43 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    This is progressive ideology 101 here. Forget that this is gun grabbing. Forget that this is running to the camera seeking the spotlight. Kamala Harris, who is working very hard to position herself as a future presidential candidate, recently said the following: When you see the effect of this extreme violence on a human body, and especially the body of a child, maybe it will shock some people into understanding this cannot be a political issue. We have to be practical. I support the Second Amendment, but we have to have smart gun safety laws. We cannot tolerate a society...

    02/11/2018 3:22:08 PM PST · by TBP · 70 replies
    Pacific Standard ^ | February 6, 2018 | James McWilliams
    In the United States today, African Americans are five times more likely to be incarcerated than whites. Bryan Stevenson, a Harvard University-trained lawyer, works every day to right this wrong. He has argued five cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court; won reversal, release, or relief for 115 wrongly committed death row inmates; and also won a Supreme Court case affirming it unconstitutional to deliver life-without-parole sentences to children 17 and under. I met Stevenson on an August afternoon in Atlanta, where he was the keynote speaker at Georgia State University's freshmen orientation. His talk, delivered to a largely...
  • Progressivism = Henry George. Not Karl Marx.

    02/08/2018 5:14:16 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 32 replies
    In the past, I have speculated heavily (based on deeply rooted and provable cultural origins that the original progressives called themselves "progressive" based directly upon the title of Henry George's book Progress and Poverty. (see also 1, 2, and 3) I speculate no longer. In the Quarterly Register for 1893, the following is written: The discontent of the workingmen and the mercantile classes in London against the wealthy titled landlords, has been increasing for several years. The latter have always succeeded in the past in minimizing the taxes on their own property, throwing a large part of the burden upon...
  • In 1912, the United States Constitution was not "living and breathing"

    01/28/2018 4:18:28 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 88 replies
    Timelines are devastating to progressivism. Over the years, progressive historians have done a good job of insulating their ideology from the question of "when did this happen", by taking quotes out of context, using the power of omission, and other trickery, in order to retroactively cook the books and make some things seem older than they actually are. The theory of the living and breathing constitution falls under this umbrella. Yet if you examine the history of progressivism itself, you once again see all of their lies on full display. You needn't look any further than the platform of the...
  • Real Americans vs. Our Effete Elites

    01/28/2018 8:49:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American ^ | January 28, 2018 | Patricia McCarthy
    America was founded to be free and democratic -- unlike England with its monarchy and rigid class system. While classes will always be with us, only in America is class mobility possible and likely. Over our two-hundred and forty-two years, millions of people have become successful because they were not bound to the economic plight to which they might have been born. Americans do not care about the state of one's birth. They revere hard work, invention, imagination, and success. Success, to most Americans does not necessarily connote great wealth. In this country it means having a work ethic, work...
  • Leftist progressive myths, socialism, psychopaths, and America's tyranny of evil

    01/24/2018 7:28:27 AM PST · by spirited irish · 3 replies
    Renew America ^ | Jan. 22, 2018 | Linda Kimball
    Leftist Progressive Utopianism's most enduring myth is the delusional and self-refuting multi-faceted notion that man is born good despite being the uncreated product of revamped and revitalized Babylonian evolutionary idolatry. (1) Even more incredible, man is somehow the slave of Jehovah (Psalm 83:18; Gen. 22:14) as well as of Biblically grounded Western tradition and culture even though God-hating Leftists claim He does not exist and sadistically ridicule those who worship Him as Lord and Savior. Yet according to these babblers, if human-apes of evolution are liberated from their slavery to the nonexistent God and Western tradition and culture, man's innate...
  • Politico Op-Ed: Blame Men and Toxic Masculinity For Mass Shootings

    01/23/2018 6:15:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | January 23, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Yeah, Politico decided to run this op-ed, which says that toxic masculinity and men should be blamed for mass shootings. Not only that but the writer places doubt about the mental illness angle of this debate: we begin a new year, it’s time to have a more nuanced discussion about what might really be to blame for the trend of mass shootings in America—as well as the gun violence epidemic more broadly. No, it isn’t mental illness. It’s gender. If we want to stop the problem of mass shootings, we need to fix the problem of toxic masculinity.If you take...
  • Godlessness, Leftism, and the World's Holes

    01/21/2018 12:45:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American ^ | January 21, 2018 | Trevor Thomas
    One of the least known but most influential characters of early American history is the industrialist Samuel Slater. One of my significant resources in documenting Slater's life and work came from author George S. White, who, in 1836, published his book, Memoir of Samuel Slater: The Father of American Manufactures. I found White's book a fascinating account of early industrial America. In the introduction to Slater's memoir, while singing the praises of the industrious Slater he's known today as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution," Mr. White also speaks against the "Occupy" fools of the early 19th...
  • Listen to this progressive whine about how bad the 14th amendment is

    01/14/2018 5:58:38 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    From a Constitutional and therefore conservative(as in modern conservatism) point of view, the 14th amendment is a fantastic bit of work. I don't bring this up too often, because the 14th amendment didn't become a weapon of progressivism until somewhere in the 1950's(and it is thus generally outside of the scope of my focus), but the 14th amendment takes plenty of attacks from many who are not actually attacking that amendment, but rather, the courts' misuse of it. But they don't know that, which is sad. Most conservatives, if they knew the timeline, would be ardent, ardent defenders of the...
  • James Damores Lawsuit Exposes Googles Culture of Ignorant Intolerance

    01/09/2018 10:48:04 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | Jan 09, 2018 | David French
    Social-justice warriors dominate a leading tech company.Lets ponder a disturbing question: What if the crisis of free speech on college campuses, with their often extreme intolerance for conservative points of view, represents the high point for free expression in a students life? In other words, what if the real world is more repressive, more ignorant, and more punitive toward dissenting speech? What if entire corporations adopt the ideologies and norms of the most ruthless campus social-justice warriors, ruining careers and depriving employees of their livelihoods when those employees dissent from the dominant ideology? In other words, what if the rest...
  • Why conservatives and progressives cannot compromise with each other. One must win, one must lose.

    01/09/2018 4:44:48 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 19 replies
    In his book The Promise of American Life, Herbert Croly wrote the following: (page 29) But although Hamilton is much the finer man and much the sounder thinker and statesman, there were certain limitations in his ideas and sympathies the effects of which have been almost as baleful as the effects of Jefferson's intellectual superficiality and insincerity. He perverted the American national idea almost as much as Jefferson perverted the American democratic idea, and the proper relation of these two fundamental conceptions one to another cannot be completely understood until this double perversion is corrected. To make Hamilton and Jefferson...
  • Why Liberals Need to Look Down on Conservatives

    01/09/2018 6:08:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies ^ | Selwyn Duke
    A common theme among progressives is that conservatives aren't just wrong; they're dumb. Reagan was dumb. G.W. Bush was dumb. Trump is dumb. "Knuckle-dragger," "mouth-breather," "stupid," and "uncultured" are typical pejoratives hurled at conservatives, who apparently tend to live in trailer parks, require dental care, handle snakes, and marry first cousins. Why, I had a liberal actor (excuse the redundancy) tell me once that I wasn't necessarily bad, just not as "evolved" as he was. (I had a great retort at the ready, but I decided just to lash him with my tail instead.) The reason for this arrogance isn't...
  • When did you stop watching TV?

    01/07/2018 6:03:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 147 replies
    Vanity | 7 January, 2018 | mark twain
    When did you stop watching TV? When I did so, it was a watershed moment. Without the constant drumbeat of Progressive narratives being poured into my brain, my life immediately became better. I started thinking more clearly. I found I had much more time for productive work. I accomplished much more. I recall that I considered Claire Wolfe's advise in "101 THINGS TO DO 'TIL THE REVOLUTION". Claire suggested to "Kill your TV". I did not do that, but I stopped watching. Eventually, I gave it away. My signed copy of Claire's book is dated April 19th, 1997. It is...
  • Surprise! ISIS Inspired Terrorist Arrested In San Francisco Was An Anti-Trump Antifa Supporter

    12/23/2017 7:26:36 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    Central Mirror ^ | 12-23-2017
    One day after local media outlets in San Francisco confirmed that the FBI had arrested Muslim convert Everitt Aaron Jameson for planning to attack the popular Pier 39 shopping center and tourist attraction, it has been revealed that the suspect was also a supporter of Antifa and other hard-left causes. According to authorities, Jameson targeted Pier 39 because of his knowledge of the area and the specific fact that it would be heavily crowded. The man also believed that it would be easy to funnel more people into the area in order to murder them. While mainstream media reports have...
  • A Senate of the States - The 17th Amendment

    12/21/2017 12:54:36 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 31 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | December 21st 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In continuance of the Senate of the States series, the next three squibs leave the Federal Convention and visit the decades leading to the destructive 17th Amendment (17A). The 17A triggered a cascade of stunning downwind consequences, perhaps only second in effect to the immediate post-Civil War amendments. As opposed to the 13th 15th Amendments which reset society, the 17A reset our republican governing form. Overnight, the 17A transformed the Framers exquisite compound democratic/federal structure into a democratic form deadly to republics.1 Why the 17th Amendment? What enormous forces convinced the people, states, and congress to trade a proven,...
  • The Perfectibility of Man: A Seductive Fallacy

    12/19/2017 3:02:25 AM PST · by x1stcav · 21 replies
    The Declination ^ | 12/18/17 | Thales
    Nonetheless, the SJW believes the perfection can happen, or at least a constant state of Progress can be sustained, like a limit approaching perfection. Mankind, you see, can be set on an upward trajectory of Progress constantly nearer to a state of perfection, constantly improving. Its a core tenet, though often an unspoken one, of Progressivism. This is why, when a Progressive violates the narrative, his apology often contains the words I will try to do better. He fell off the trajectory toward human perfection whatever that might be and must get back on. He must catch up....
  • Yes, progressives have written that they hate America.

    12/17/2017 2:27:05 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    They just don't use that language, because they believe their vision is better and not harmful. Problem is, in their writings they have gone too far in regards to spilling the beans. Around the time of the 2008 election, Michelle Obama was caught on video stating: "We're going to have to change our traditions, our history; we're going to have to move into a different place as a nation". This is nothing new; however, what she did not do was explain what she meant. Other progressives have explained what they meant using virtually identical language. In 1909, in the book...
  • Have you ever noticed that "precedents" always benefit bigger, growing government?

    12/16/2017 12:06:21 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    Net Neutrality was just repealed. Why isn't that precedent setting? It's very precedent setting to me. You see, this word, "precedent", too, has been corrupted by the progressives. What if an entire agency were abolished tomorrow? Would that be precedent setting? In reality, yes it would be setting a precedent. But would it be cast that way? No, of course not. It wouldn't be talked of that way, and it wouldn't be reported that way. But on the other hand any time a court decision, or trillion dollar budgets, or thousands of executive orders, etc etc..... all of that and...
  • This data set is incomplete. The Founders and slavery....

    12/05/2017 3:56:32 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    What percentage of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence owned slaves? It's about 73%. What percentage of delegates to the Constitutional Convention owned slaves? It's just under 50%. Problem is, this data set is complete, and it is purposefully structured to give the Founding Fathers short shrift. Even among slave-holding Founders, there is a clear number of them who even though they owned slaves, they weren't happy or fond of the issue. I came across this "data" while looking up something tangentially unrelated, but I didn't see any conservative blogs or news sites who had directly addressed this so...
  • The Gay High-Water Mark (Steyn on Australia)

    11/27/2017 4:24:46 PM PST · by Salman · 13 replies
    Mark Steyn (his own site) ^ | November 27, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Australia's "marriage equality" campaign triumphed in this month's referendum under the slogan "Let's Get It Done". In other words, it's inevitable, so why waste another five years arguing about it? Let's get it done, and over, and move on to transgender bathrooms or whatever's next. That's how "progressives" think about progress. As a certain author wrote long ago in a certain bestselling book: We assume that social progress is like technological progress: it can't be reversed. Just as you can't disinvent the internal combustion engine, so you can't disinvent women's rights. Just as the horse and buggy yielded to the...