What Is Progressive Ideology?

Progressive-ism is at its core a radical, collectivist, utopian ideology that is related in concept and philosophy to Nazism and communism. There is no Progressive Manifesto or equivalent to Mao’s Little Red Book or Hitler’s Mein Kampf. In my opinion, a lot of misinformation and disinformation has been published about Progressivism. I will provide here an relatively concise, alternative view about what it is than the sanitized version that you may otherwise find on the Internet or in school or college texts.

Note: This is just a beginning draft, but I am publishing it already to get it into the search engines. Come back later for a more complete version.

The definition of Progressive is:

  1. Moving forward; advancing. 2. Proceeding in steps; continuing steadily by increments. 3. Open to or favoring new ideas, policies, or methods.

Progressivism is about using the government to perfect society gradually or in small steps, where perfection is their own view of perfection. So, it is about creeping government control or boiling the frog, by turning up the temperature a little at a time, so the frog does not jump out before it is too late.

A leading progressive, Henry Wallace, convinced Theodore Roosevelt to put the Great Seal of the United States on the dollar. He did that because it represents the concept of progressivism, I believe, the enlightened few at the peak, representing by the all-seeing eye, leading the masses below.

Communism is, of course, a damaged brand and Progressivism has now become the ideological banner of the extreme left. Many communists now call themselves “Progressives”. A big problem is however that most of the people, who identify as progressive, think that is just an adjective that means forward-looking and innovative. They don’t know that it is at the core a Utopian, collectivist political ideology that is similar in basic concept to both communism and Nazism.

Communism is, of course, a damaged brand and Progressivism has now become the ideological banner of the extreme left. Many communists now call themselves “Progressives”. A big problem is however that most of the people, who identify as progressive, think that is just an adjective that means forward-looking and innovative. They don’t know that it is at the core a Utopian, collectivist political ideology that is similar in basic concept to both communism and Nazism.