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  • How progressivism reverses socialism, and how progressivism drew in innocent supporters

    05/19/2021 6:13:56 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    In the course of reading the works of progressivism, it's not uncommon for these elitists to portray how better they are compared to everyone else. That includes the progressives' elitism against socialists. Taft's running mate in 1912, Nicholas Murray Butler wrote quite the scathing anti-socialist work in 1907 called "True and False Democracy" in which he wrote the following: (source) The socialist propaganda, never more seriously or more ably carried on than now, is an earnest and sincere attempt to escape from conditions that are burdensome and unhappy. Despite its most imperfect interpretation of the economic significance of history and...
  • The real reason the progressives sought after the 17th amendment

    05/14/2021 8:30:02 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    Progressives hate the states. You see, I could end the blog post right there and nothing else need to be said, but I want to back up that statement anyways. It is the truth after all. Progressives hate the states. They've been telling us this directly and indirectly for our entire lives and theirs. First though, I want to point out the importance of senatorial elections in the first place. At the convention, Elbridge Gerry made the following comment: (July 19th) Mr. GERRY. If the Executive is to be elected by the Legislature he certainly ought not to be re-eligible....
  • The 1619 Project is also lying about Samuel Johnson

    05/10/2021 6:59:28 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 27 replies
    The New York Times does not want you reading Samuel Johnson. You should read Samuel Johnson. Here is what you will find toward the end of the work: (source) Far be it from any Englishman, to thirst for the blood of his fellow-subjects. Those who most deserve our resentment are, unhappily, at less distance. The Americans, when the stamp act was first proposed, undoubtedly disliked it, as every nation dislikes an impost; but they had no thought of resisting it, till they were encouraged and incited by European intelligence, from men whom they thought their friends, but who were friends...
  • No, progressivism is not in the lineage of the abolitionists

    04/24/2021 8:00:28 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 34 replies
    One of the larger myths of progressivism is that they are heralds of liberalism. In order to justify this, they have had to do two things: (both of which, sadly, have been successful) 1) Paint the picture of Enlightenment > Founders(Liberals) > Abolitionists > Feminists > Progressives 2) The hijacking of the word liberal In order to justify their own existence, progressives have sent out their historians over the last several decades to manufacture this concept of progress and tie it all together in a very disorderly and quite frankly, convoluted way. #1 is really the big meme, and the...
  • We have got to stop saying of the Founders "they were a product of their time"

    An interesting thing recently happened, Planned Parenthood has come out and all but said quite plainly that Margaret Sanger was racist. Writing in the Slimes, we must fully take responsibility for the harm that Sanger caused to generations of people with disabilities and Black, Latino, Asian-American, and Indigenous people.and We will no longer make excuses or apologize for Margaret Sanger’s actions. But we can’t simply call her racist, scrub her from our history, and move on. We must examine how we have perpetuated her harms over the last century — as an organization, an institution, and as individuals.Sanger harms every...
  • Progressives' weakness is in American history. But will that weakness be exploited?

    03/04/2021 8:42:52 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    A little over a month ago I asked the question: Progressivism in culture: Where are progressives the weakest?. To recap, here are those cultural items: MediaAcademia/universitiesHollywoodGovernmentSportsProtesting (Not rioting)Religion/ChurchesSocial mediaK12 schoolsCorporationsTechTalk radioScienceLawHistoryA few were added by suggestions, those are italicized at the bottom. I added the last item, which is the subject of discussion here. One of the things I have noticed is how few conservatives engage in history and specifically American history. American history is naturally conservative. The concepts and the reasons for why people did things to get out from under the thumb of authoritarianism and most importantly, the...
  • Why not accept money for your audiobooks? Why give them away for free?

    02/28/2021 6:23:13 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    I think I have covered this before, but a fresh look might have some value. Immediately below are in-summary bulletpoints, with details after that where necessary: For more than any other reason, I simply don't want to. Every other reason boils down to this one in one way or another.The raw power of free stuff.Every time I release an audiobook, it strengthens and advances conservatism.We need a more educated voter base.The most wide open door is a zero-cost of entry.Having a fascination with progressivism, this greatly reduces potential customers.Past lessons learned from the Tea Party era.For works of the Founders,...
  • In progressivism, government must recognize corporations.

    02/27/2021 12:50:43 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    Since this is something progressives want and need, we should favor abolishing it. Government must not recognize corporations, they are not within the scope of the United States Constitution anyways. In the book The Promise of American Life, Herbert Croly (Founder of The New Republic) wrote the following: (These are all from chapter 12 section 2, The Recognition of Industrial Organization) The constructive idea behind a policy of the recognition of semi-monopolistic corporations, is, of course, the idea that they can be converted into economic agents which will make unequivocally for the national economic interest; and it is natural that...
  • Southern Confederate Hegelians and Marxists

    02/18/2021 8:30:54 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 68 replies
    There is a cancer among most conservative websites that devalues and glosses over the importance of history. This glossing leaves a conservative in a position to assert that x is true, because they heard it or saw it or read it somewhere. But then we look foolish, I look foolish because while yes, x is in fact true, what I read didn't carry the necessary follow through. That's how truth becomes a lie while lies remain true. Case in point is this article from The Federalist which glosses over what is arguably the most important fact of the article. The...
  • Why is Progressive Nationalism so misunderstood?

    02/13/2021 8:15:28 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 28 replies
    What is in a word definition? For example, when you say you love your country, what's embedded in that? What does that mean? For me, the 51 constitutions of the states and the U.S. Constitution come to mind. That's not at all what comes to mind to a progressive. If you actually listen to the progressives, they'll tell you. In May of 1918, Theodore Roosevelt wrote the following: Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President or any other public officialYou've seen this quote before. You may have even used it yourself....
  • Who owns America's history? Well, for now the progressives do.

    01/16/2021 7:41:43 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 21 replies
    There's a rather uninteresting article over at National Geographic that puffs up rioters and sculptors. The real issue though is a little bit deeper than that. American history is in fact naturally conservative. It's anti-statist, pro-individual, and and based on Judeo-Christian principles. Why so few conservatives play in this arena is beyond me given the natural advantages, but it is what it is. The fact is, conservatives gave history to the progresives. Ever since Charles Beard started propagandizing the Founders with his 1913 "Economic Interpretation" (reinterpretation) of the Founders, the Progressives have set out on a century's-long journey to first...
  • America is now Iraq, thanks to the formula of media coverage on COVID

    01/15/2021 7:56:51 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    I remember how over a decade ago, it was fashionable to point out "the media never tells the good news" of what our soldiers were doing over in Iraq. What did we get? Here's what we got every day: 10 US soldiers killed....... 3 US soldiers killed...... 10 US soldiers killed...... car bomb wounds 18 US soldiers....... attack leaves US soldiers....... 8 US soldiers killed.... This is no different than how the media covers Covid. You ever heard about the falling percentage rate? I know I haven't. What are we hearing? Covid kills 50......... State of New York sets record...
  • I just uploaded the most interesting audiobook chapter

    07/15/2020 7:27:16 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    I just finished my recording for section 1, chapter 8 of The Wrong of Slavery, by Robert Dale Owen. I wanted to share this with you, because its very pertinent to the things that are happening today. In s.1 c.8 Owen wrote the chapter in corresponding segments. The primary segment of note is named "A king the pillar of the slave-trade." In particular, the footnotes are among the more interesting parts of the chapter. After laying out some details about Virginia's protests against the King's slave trade, Owen wrote this: In the Report of the Lords of Council, so often...
  • The media's playbook for creating a culture of fear during coronavirus

    04/22/2020 3:21:00 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    In chapter 1 of the book "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann writes the following: (page 40) The wireless constantly used the statistics of the intelligence bureau at Verdun, whose chief, Major Cointet, had invented a method of calculating German losses which obviously produced marvelous results. Every fortnight the figures increased a hundred thousand or so. These 300,000, 400,000, 500,000 casualties put out, divided into daily, weekly, monthly losses, repeated in all sorts of ways, produced a striking effect. Our formulae varied little: 'according to prisoners the German losses in the course of the attack have been considerable' ... 'it is proved...
  • The media is marginalizing you, conservative protesters. That means you are winning

    04/19/2020 5:11:23 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    Three days ago, Salon published this ridiculously snarky piece titled Michigan manbaby protest: Wait, we thought conservatives were "rugged individuals", in which they set up and knock down straw man after straw man pertaining to individualism. I'm only going to say this and move on: There is nothing inherently anti-individual about protesting. Realistically, protesting is one of the most individual things to do. The originals, our Founders, even found protesting to be so important they embedded it right into the Constitution. We're just doing what they want us to do! Besides, the difference between a conservative protest and a progressive...
  • The New York Times blinks, shows its weakness

    03/14/2020 1:26:52 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    Much has been said by other conservative bloggers about the recent 1619 Project's correction, but missing from all of those articles is any mention the weakness left behind. A few days ago, this was posted online. Everybody focused on the two word change at the core of the correction. That's important, but that's not as important as this: Versions of this interpretation can be found in much of the scholarship into the origins and character of the Revolution that has marked the past 40 years or so of early American historiography — in part because historians of the past few...
  • Shouldn't all of the states be taken off of welfare?

    11/03/2019 12:52:26 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    There's an interesting headline out there today, which can serve as a good educational moment. Due to the ravages of the fires out in California, the White House is threatening to cut off federal funding. Now first off, The notion of this phrase "federal funding" (the article also uses the phrase "state funding") is offensive because it's dishonest. It's welfare, that's what it is. I'm not interested in P.C. comfort terms. As I wrote in May of 2017, when the progressives were starting off building their nanny-state empire, they had a very specific list of welfare queens - 48 of...
  • The Founding Father of modern Conservatism called the British hypocrites about slavery

    07/15/2019 4:18:23 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 51 replies
    In his speech on Conciliation with America, Edmund Burke said the following to the House of Commons: Slaves as these unfortunate black people are, and dull as all men are from slavery, must they not a little suspect the offer of freedom from that very nation which has sold them to their present masters?--from that nation, one of whose causes of quarrel with those masters is their refusal to deal any more in that inhuman traffic? An offer of freedom from England would come rather oddly, shipped to them in an African vessel which is refused an entry into the...
  • What Jamaican Maroons and the Founding Fathers have in common

    06/29/2019 8:13:15 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 21 replies
    Full title: What Jamaican Maroons and the Founding Fathers have in common: When fighting a superpower, it is not possible to free every single person We live in an age were now even the most fringe of arguments, the idea of reparations, is a widespread part of presidential elections. The problem with this is that if the progressives had any consistency they would be demanding that Britain pay reparations to American blacks. The Founding Fathers didn't bring all of these slaves here. King George did. All three of them. Queen Anne did. King William did. Queen Mary did. King James...
  • Of course they do. That's because historians ARE the problem.

    06/24/2019 4:32:41 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 20 replies
    Historians and academics have been lying to us for well over a century. So a headline like this is not a shocker. Academics Rally Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Over Concentration Camp Comments: 'She Is Completely Historically Accurate' Of course they would say that. They're drunk off of their own propaganda. Academia is a fraud and a wasteland. The time is now for James O'Keefe style citizen historians to challenge the false narrative that the progressives have been building since the days of Carl L. Becker and Charles Beard. The free open-source conservative audiobook is one important key to throwing it back...