Time to expose progresssives for what they are

The progressive movement is on the move again – the lunatic fringe of liberal thinking. It is the home of everything that you despise, such as income tax, prohibition, and the Federal Reserve. The United Nations is also progressive. The President and Secretary of State have referred to themselves as progressives.

Progressivism is the idea that people are the cause of problems and only big government can provide the solutions. It is the idea that life is just too complex for the little people to understand.

Imagine anyone talking about spending more and more money (that they don’t have) and using it to increase the size of the government, so that the government can make all of your decisions for you. You’re right, that would never happen today!

If you ever want you to read a scary book, try the “Phantom Public” by Walter Lippmann, published in the 1920s.

Here’s the basic idea: people are just too stupid. People (you and me) just need the media to teach them what to do. We’ll just get with the political elites and the professors and then we’ll have the media be taught by the political elite and then we’ll just spoon-feed it to the masses. That’s the idea.

And if the masses don’t get it, there’s got to be some genetic way we can engineer better citizens. I’m not making this stuff up. That’s really what they thought. This is the root of the progressive movement.

So, if you want to say that you’re a progressive because it stands for progress, you’re wrong. It’s as evil as Marxism. If you don’t think Marx was evil, then you haven’t read enough history.

Marx said necessarily that 10 percent of the population would need to be liquidated for a revolution to be able to take hold. Well, the progressives thought that was just crazy. That’s why they’re not Marxists.

The progressives learned the same things that Cloward and Piven taught the revolutionaries of the 1960s. We’ll have an evolution instead of a revolution.

This is where the Constitution went awry. No longer are we looking at the words of James Madison or the original intent of the Constitution. Instead, the progressive movement is only looking at case law.

It was the progressive movement in the 1920s that cut off all looking back at the original intent of the Constitution. At Harvard University, a progressive professor became the head of the law school and said, You know what, let’s start on case law. No longer original intent. Let’s look at the evolving law.

Evolution, not revolution. That’s how we got here. Keep in mind that progressives are radicals that have put people in prison. Woodrow Wilson did — pretty much anybody who dissented or had an opinion differing from his. Imagine, a president using bullying tactics against people who disagreed with him. At least that kind of bullying would never happen in today’s political environment. Yeah, right!

Progressives are radicals who engage in propaganda. Walter Lippmann was part of that during the Woodrow Wilson era. Joseph Goebbels said he learned it from Wilson. They are people that have supported dictators. If they say they are not supporting dictators, look at their history.

They supported Mussolini, they supported Hitler at the very beginning, and they supported Stalin. Many of them still support Stalin. They are currently supporting Castro. They are currently supporting Chavez. If they support Chavez and Castro, why is it so unlikely that they supported Benito Mussolini (same guy, different era)?

So, it’s the same thing over and over and over and over again with these progressives. We cannot allow them to crawl under another rock and subvert the Constitution through evolution anymore. It is time to expose them. Either agree with them and say, yes, that’s what America needs to be, a socialist progressive state; or expose it and exterminate.

Sunlight is the best disinfectant, especially in areas where there is no transparency (now, where have I heard that word used before?). You don’t need to run these people out. All you have to do is open up the curtains and expose them for who they are.

It’s time to get back to the simple values that made our country great. That will begin when we again reconnect to the values of our founding fathers, in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution

Dave Edinger

Peachtree City, Ga.