|This came from checking the original link to an articles which is no longer found, but the website remains at http://americasurvival.org/
Cliff Kincaid runs that show today, yet the stance remains about the same, and we recommend you visit there.
This is by no means my area of expertise, but I believe it is evident to everyone that our nation is not what it once was. This is evidenced by two groups of people at loggerheads. One group, called Conservatives, want the country they grew up in to return. The other group, called Progressives, want as much changed as is humanly possible. There has developed quite a rift between the two groups, primarily because it has become more than evident what the Progressives are about.
People like me, a Conservative, are happy with what my country was in previous years. Sure, there were things that needed changing – and many things were changed. Conservatives are not opposed to change, but they ARE discerning what direction any proposed change will take them. Conservatives are not stuck in a rut, they are AT HOME. Conservatives take a certain pride in being self sufficient and place strong emphasis on individualism.
I can’t pretend to understand how a Progressive’s mind works. They seem to always be looking for some sort of change, and it seems the more controversial it is, the better. I haven’t a clue why they are so unhappy with America as it is – I can find no reason to radically change it. Progressives don’t seem to view America as “home”. Progressives have a collectivist mentality, placing state over individual, making the state supreme and the individual subservient to the state or party. They want the government to be all, see all, take care of all, make all well. They love government entitlements and cannot seem to see the harm in them, nor can they see the unsustainability of them. It’s as though they believe entitlements can be massive and forever. I believe they actually think they are doing good for people by giving them entitlements. What they are actually doing is consigning them to a lifetime of dependency, destroying their individuality, artificially casting them in groups and economic levels that are less than desirable.
Some history gleaned at
‘The Progressive Era in the United States was a period of reform that flourished from the 1890s to the 1920s.
Keeping corruption out of politics was a main goal of the progressive era, with many Progressives trying to expose and undercut political machines and bosses.
Many Progressives supported prohibition in order to destroy the political power based in saloons.
At the same time, women’s suffrage was promoted to bring a “purer” female vote into the arena.’
I applaud their attempt to keep corruption out of politics and the work on women’s suffrage. I do not applaud the support of prohibition. The primary reason I don’t applaud it is because it is an attempt to manipulate others’ behavior and we have learned this doesn’t work well with the recalcitrant, and the second thing I hold against them is that it interfered with businesses. I am neither a tea teetotaler nor a drunk. Even if I were, I’d still be against prohibition. It infringes on others’ rights.
This penchant for attempting to control others has really taken hold and Republicans are not innocent in that area, but the Democrats and Progressives are absolutely manic about it and are determined to tell everybody what to do, when and how to do it even though that has proven to never work. The only way they can make it work is to have total control over the citizenry. And I have to say that I believe that is exactly where we are currently headed. Wouldn’t Mr. Obama or any of his buddies make perfect tyrants?
I think it is obvious that Progressives and Communists are so closely allied as to be thought of as synonymous. I believe all philosophies that adhere to collectivism should be suspect and should not be politely tolerated by red blooded Americans. I don’t know that we can do much about them, but we don’t have to encourage them. They talk “down their noses” at us, hoping to intimidate us and chill our convictions. We must not allow them to sway us.
To read more I strongly suggest reading the article at this site:
[update 8 Nov 2015] Sorry, but the above link became broken, but the webside http://www.usasurvival.org/ remains, and may be worth your visit.