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  • Our 1776 Moment: Either a Liberal or Progressive America

    01/22/2022 5:56:05 AM PST · by Sir_Humphrey · 11 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 1-21-2022 | Bradley A. Thayer
    There are many significant moments in American history that have informed the principles of America’s tradition of liberalism, but not since the American founding have we lived in one so important. The United States is at a “1776 Moment” of ideological transformation. The American Revolution of 1776 marked a change of political ideology from constitutional monarchy to liberalism. Today, the ideological transformation is from liberalism to progressivism.
  • Putin appeals to his citizens to reject Western "progressive liberalism" not least because it echoes Bolshevism:

    01/12/2022 3:54:53 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/12/2022 | Dr Jordan B Peterson
    Russia's New 'Conservative' Ideology To Counter Liberalism ...
  • The birth certificate of the deep state - Wilson's Study of Administration

    01/08/2022 3:44:57 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 18 replies
    The Study of Administration (1887), by Woodrow Wilson, sets the stage for the bureaucracies that would follow it a little over a dozen years after it's publication. Starting roughly in the 20th century, the progressive era saw the explosive growth of administrative agencies lacking any oversight whatsoever, a malady we suffer under to this day over 120 years later. Unique among all generations of Americans before them, the progressives hated the United States Constitution, and Administration was their answer once and for all to get around this pesky obstacle we have all come to know and love.
  • How did progressives successfully expunge all of America's black heroes from the history books?

    01/05/2022 8:17:30 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 31 replies
    One of the most fascinating things I find about progressivism is how they create a problem, and then campaign against that problem all the while disclaiming any fault for its happening. So it is with the black heroes in early American history. But how did progressives accomplish it? How did they erase this? It's not that these heroes were unknowns. Who erased them? I've said this before and I'll say it here again. This idea that "Americans forget" is unwarranted, NOT when progressives are involved. Progressives are thieves when it comes to all of the highlights of America history. Progressives...
  • SDSU dean publicly criticizes ‘stench’ of conservative agenda

    12/21/2021 7:49:25 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 49 replies
    The College Fix ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2021 | ALEX MCKENNA
    A dean at San Diego State University has called out the “Right’s agenda” on Twitter, accusing conservatives of supporting racism and standing against equality.
  • Is Socialism Misunderstood or Embraced?

    12/21/2021 9:40:03 AM PST · by dmam2011 · 16 replies
    The Clarksvillian ^ | 12/20/2021 | David Andrews
    It’s not a very cleverly hidden agenda when the Democrat Party fights against Cubans fleeing communism for entry into the US for safe harbor and a future. Simultaneously, that same Democrat Party supports illegal immigration from countries throughout North and South America as they safely cross the open southern US border. This recurring specter of communism strategically hides, so even those that practice it won’t call it by name. Saul Alinsky’s playbook, “Rules for Radicals,” teaches subversiveness by redefining words and vocabulary meanings.
  • Where did all of the progressives go?

    12/12/2021 10:51:12 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 29 replies
    In understanding why progressivism and liberalism are not the same thing and even moreso, why progressivism hates liberalism, there are two inescapable facts: 1) During the progressive era, progressives were everywhere. 2) Today, progressives are everywhere. Well, what's in the middle? For some reason, no matter where I go there is an extreme resistance on the part of conservatives to admit (out loud or even perhaps even to themselves) that progressives re-labeled themselves as liberal and are now wearing camoflage. Why is this? I don't know. Every now and then you see someone attempt to dig it out and they...
  • The Problem Is The Ideology: Progressive Dreams Lead To Chaos

    12/06/2021 4:47:10 AM PST · by TheManWhoWantedToBeLeftAlone · 7 replies
    The Blue State Conservative ^ | 12/06/2021 | Ron Nutter
    Recently I watched an interview of Glenn Loury, a black professor of economics from Brown University, done by Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institution. In it, he makes a remarkable statement quoting his friend Shelby Steele, himself a black English professor who now writes books commenting on current affairs. Loury quotes Steele to the effect that “the problem before [blacks in America] now is not a problem of oppression. It is a problem of freedom. It is a problem of seizing opportunity, the problem of taking responsibility.” It echoed within me as I have been thinking similar thoughts about the...
  • Are You Thankful for America? Then Fight for Her

    11/25/2021 6:33:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | November 25, 2021 | Laura Hollis
    With Democrats in control of Congress and the White House, aided and abetted by a relentlessly partisan (and deceitful) media, the left is on the march. They're going to usher in a new order, by hook or by crook. They are dismantling the foundation of this country as fast as they can, and what's going to be left once they're done "building back better" is going to be devoid of decency, much less anything else of value. The left favors poverty over prosperity, incompetence over skill, ignorance over experience, theft over commerce, arsonists over property owners, predators over children and...
  • Progressivism Pitches Sympathy but Produces Suffering

    11/11/2021 5:27:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | November 11, 2021 | Laura Hollis
    Source: P Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Brave and forthright intellectual Bari Weiss published in her Substack account this past week an essay written by Rob Henderson, a doctoral candidate at Cambridge University. Henderson's poignant story starts with a drug-addicted mother and carries him like flotsam through the California foster care system and multiple families to eventual adoption, the divorce of his adoptive parents, the miraculous intervention of a high school teacher, a stint in the military and then his matriculation at Yale on the G.I. Bill. It is, to say the least, a statistically unlikely positive outcome for someone with his...
  • New audiobook: Herbert Croly's The Promise of American Life

    10/03/2021 8:37:06 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 3 replies
    After four years of arduous work, the solo recording of Herbert Croly's The Promise of American Life is now completed. From the viewpoint of "what is progressive ideology", this book explains it better than perhaps any other I could offer. This book is entirely free, it is in the public domain. This is NOT. for sale. The book can be downloaded from here, and using what I could find which was written by others, I wrote the following book summary: The book is said to "offer a manifesto of Progressive beliefs" that "anticipated the transition from competitive to corporate capitalism...
  • The Authoritarians-Their assault on individual liberty, the Constitution and free enterprise.

    08/04/2021 7:12:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jul 30, 2021 | Jason D. Hill
    Jonathan W. Emord is one of the United States’ leading constitutional and administrative law attorneys. He has defeated the FDA eight times in federal court, more times than any other attorney in America. He is a guest lecturer at Georgetown University Law and Medical Schools, and the author of several books. He is the guest host with Robert Scott Bell of the "Sacred Fire of Liberty Hour" on The Robert Scott Bell Show. His latest Book, The Authoritarians: Their Assault on Individual Liberty, the Constitution, and Free Enterprise from the 19th Century to the Present, is a deep dive...
  • The most liberal and conservative tech companies, ranked by employees’ political donations

    06/26/2021 9:24:18 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 2, 2020 | Ari Levi
    Netflix - Democrats - $340,485 (98%), Republicans - $7,124 (2%)Nvidia - Democrats - $154,466 (93%), Republicans - $11,673 (7%) Adobe - Democrats - $401,937 (93%), Republicans - $28,137 (7%)IBM - Democrats - $1,496,234 (90%), Republicans - $163,804 (10%) Salesforce - Democrats - $457,119 (89%), Republicans - $59,181 (11%)Alphabet (Google) - Democrats - $5,437,048 (88%), Republicans - $766,920 (12%) Microsoft - Democrats - $3,969,072 (85%), Republicans - $690,953 (15%)Apple - Democrats - $1,243,825 (84%), Republicans - $228,653 (16%) PayPal - Democrats - $145,483 (84%) Republicans - $27,529 (16%)Cisco - Democrats - $798,586 (80%), Republicans - $204,400 (20%) Amazon - Democrats -...
  • Cancel Mob Victory: Theodore Roosevelt Monument at New York City's American Museum of Natural History to Be Relocated

    06/24/2021 3:35:36 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 23, 2021
    A bronze monument depicting Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, situated in front of New York City’s American Museum of Natural History will be relocated over claims that the statue symbolizes colonialism. On Monday, The New York City Public Design Commission unanimously approved a measure to relocate the statue, which depicts Roosevelt on horseback, flanked by a Native American and black man on foot, to an institution celebrating Roosevelt’s legacy. The monument has been in place since 1940. The development comes as dozens of statues depicting historic Americans have been removed across the country following protests and...
  • An Explanation of Tactics to Fundamentally Transform America

    06/14/2021 3:55:27 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 14 Jun, 2021 | Janet Levy
    America is now at a point where its free market system, constitutional republic, Judeo-Christian values, and national sovereignty are seriously threatened. In 1984, former KGB officer Yuri Bezmenov, who defected to the West in the 1970s, alerted Americans to the methods the Soviet secret service was using to subvert our political system. The aim of the agency, he said, was gradual "ideological subversion" or "psychological warfare." Using ample video footage of the late Bezmenov, Brainwashed America — the latest documentary from filmmaker, radio host, and author Brannon Howse — exposes how dangerously far this process of undermining American culture has...
  • In progressivism, the definition of "democracy" is "government"

    06/02/2021 7:37:55 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    No matter what you may think, your definition of the word "democracy" is wrong as it pertains to what progressives are saying. In progressivism, "democracy" = "the state". That's their definition of it. It's an unwritten and hidden definition, yet its the most commonly used. In The Promise of American Life, (p. 418) Herbert Croly wrote the following: Any substantial progress towards the attainment of complete individual disinterestedness is far beyond the reach of contemporary collective effort, but such disinterestedness should be clearly recognized as the economic condition both of the highest fulfillment which democracy can bestow upon the individual...
  • Progressives campaign against the damage created by progressivism and then blame it on racial issues

    05/27/2021 8:16:49 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    You see what's happening here, right? One of the singular most problematic items cited by BLM is the 1994 Crime Bill. Here's an example of what they say and how it hurts minorities from the Center for American Progress. Who gave us this bill? Progressives did. Then Senator Joe Biden was even the bill's sponsor. But Progressivism can't blame itself, so it has to create a myth and campaign against it. You can pick nearly any big city you want that's been ravaged by decades of progressive mayors. The inner cities are glittering examples of racial inequities. Chicago is one...
  • Progressively Worse

    05/25/2021 10:34:50 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 13 replies
    The Claremont Review of Books ^ | 5/24/21 | William Voegeli
    The Biden Administration’s shock-and-awe statism—trillions of dollars in additional federal spending for COVID relief, infrastructure, and economic opportunity—is not being devised from scratch. According to the Los Angeles Times, Democrats in the White House and Congress are treating California as both a “de facto policy think tank” and an “inspiration.” Former governor Gray Davis told the paper that Vice President Kamala Harris, the first California Democrat elected to national office, will be “sharing ideas, innovations, and breakthroughs from California that might help solve problems on the national level.” The more you know about California’s recent governance, however, the less enthused...
  • 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 · 17 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....