If it's well known, what are you scared of ?
The "progressive" attitude where you have a self-appointed elite of sophisticates who claim to have "scientific" methods for making decisions that will change the lives of millions, always unpredictable and mostly in negative ways.
What was the most sucessfull accomplishment of Progressives in America, prohibition, the Dillingham Commission, the ideology that some races and ethnicities are superior to others, American nationalism ?
Who are those progressives that today progressive always like to point out, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodward Wilson, William P. Dillingham and what did they all have in common ?
Lenin, Stalin borrowed from progressivism, Hitler heavily borrowed from progressivism, but all three had the cajones not to hide behind the label of progressivism.
Are todays progressives really progressives or are they something else hiding behind the label of progressivism ?
Look, you can claim to have met any one. It is the internets. No one can prove you didn't. When I met Jesus, Ghandi, Julius Ceasar and Ghengas Khan, they told me some great stories too. I bete if I told you about them they would match up with real history and not the made up stuff you pander with.
Is society was made of coral our world would be floral.
Going from the VMF-214 Black Sheep squadron too Boyington is thread drift.
BTW, of the four individuals you met, who were the most interesting ?
But seriously, this is just absurd. You might possibly be able to call Lenin/Stalin a conservative progressive (or torry as it is know across the pond) but even then it would still be a supremely extremist version of progressive nationalism. Which is in no way the same as a modern American progressive. This precisely the reason that the ignorant (read uninformed) should not discuss complex political topics. You simply do not understand what modern progressivism is.
You are right, at the turn of the century, many Americans who identified as "progressive" believed in what they colloquially called "scientific racism" but by the same token, so did the vast majority of conservatives. The difference is that in the last 100 years one of those groups has completely changed their view on the matter.
But heck with it, go ahead and keep thinking that the term "progressive" is some sort of insult. To quote the Greatest American Novel ever written and the paragon of honor who resides within:
“It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you.”
Let me try to phrase this in a way you might understand:
Sarah Palin WILL do to science what you are terrified Barrack Obama might do to your guns.
Why have all of the socialist of the past now call themselves progressives today ?
Pretty simple, it's the only way anyone would listen to them and the only way they could get elected to public office with a (D) after their names.
Racism is nothing new to Aridzonza.
I hate that ****ing state.