"progressive" Origins

4063691391?profile=originalThe "progressive" movement in America first appeared during the late 19th century in response to so called “robber barons" such as Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J.P. Morgan. The “progressives” saw what to them was unbridled capitalism being practiced by these men and deemed it to be injurious to the well-being of the masses. Early "progressives" included Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Teddy Roosevelt and Howard Taft were Republicans. Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt were Democrats.

The American "progressive" movement leaned heavily upon and was greatly influenced by the Fabian 4063691447?profile=originalSocialist Society in England. The Fabian Socialists contribution to the "progressive" movement was the idea that their goals could be achieved most successfully if their society worked to re-mold the world nearer to their heart’s desire gradually, using tactics of harassment and attrition, and striking full force only when their moment was at hand. This strategy was employed by their namesake, the Roman general Fabius Maximus, who used it in combat against the superior military forces of Hannibal and the Carthaginians.

This strategy, also known as gradual inevitability, has been one of the cornerstones of the “progressive” movement in America. Instead of attempting to over-reach for their long term goal to subjugate the American public in one fell swoop, thereby ensuring that the electorate of a country founded upon the pillars of freedom and liberty would roundly and soundly reject their ideas, they decided to take on a seemingly insurmountable task in small steps that were both more easily hidden and more easily digested by the Republic.

4063691513?profile=originalThe federal income tax began in 1913, courtesy of “progressives” William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson. Thanks to the unyielding activism of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who browbeat the United States Supreme Court into accepting his legislation against their better judgment, Social Security was launched in 1935. Medicare and Medicaid came into being in the year 1965 courtesy of Lyndon Baines Johnson and his Great Society agenda. Thanks to the concerted efforts of numerous “progressives” in both houses of Congress, who reached secretive backroom deal in the dead of night, twisted arms and employed the parliamentary procedure known as reconciliation in the Senate, they, along with the Barack Hussein Obama White House were able to pass "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," commonly known as Obamacare, which was signed into law in 2010.

This is an accurate description of a gradual “progression” toward the inevitable goal of an expanded government taking increasing control over the lives of individuals.

The next powerful influence on the “progressive” movement in America was the Frankfurt School.

The Frankfurt School was an openly Communist group formed in 1923 during the pre-Nazi Germany 4063691471?profile=originalWeimar Republic. After Adolph Hitler came to power in 1933 the Frankfurt School knew that if they stayed in Germany Hitler would kill them for being Communists. They then fled Germany to escape that fate and were welcomed into the United States by "progressive" President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

From the Frankfurt school, "progressives" in America assimilated the concepts of cultural Marxism, critical theory and political correctness. Cultural Marxism, critical theory and political correctness were the driving force behind the 1960s cultural-revolution in the United States.

Cultural Marxism is an offshoot of Marxism that maintains that human behavior results from culture, instead of heredity or race. Cultural Marxists promoted the idea of racially organizing non-whites in concert while asserting that for white people, race does not exist. Cultural Marxists promoted the impairment of white people, race-based affirmative action, globalization, coded speech, censorship, diversity, anti-Western education, dysfunctional sexual norms, the mass immigration of Third World populations into Western countries, multiculturalism over a nation rooted in common ancestry, and elevating non-Western religions above Western religions. Cultural Marxism advocates the idea that whites, instead of giving birth to white babies, should marry interracially or adopt non-white children.

Critical Theory is destructive criticism of the main elements of Western culture: Christianity, morality, capitalism, conservatism, authority, family, patriarchy, hierarchy, tradition, sexual restraint, loyalty, patriotism, nationalism, heredity, ethnocentrism and convention.

Political correctness was and remains another key element. The basis of political correctness is: when addressing the general public, present your beliefs attractively. It’s a matter of being “sensitive” to other people. Use words such as “tolerance” and “diversity,” asking: “Why can’t we all just get along?”

Political correctness in the USA was championed by Herbert Marcuse. Marcuse became one of the main gurus of the 1960s adolescent sexual revolution. He was the one who coined the expression “make love, not war.”

By using the Fabian Socialist strategy of gradual inevitability in combination with the tactics of cultural Marxism, critical theory and political correctness, “progressives” in America discovered a prescription with which to lethally poison America’s political system, academic atmosphere, mass media information delivery infra-structure and popular culture while attacking America’s exceptional values and long standing traditions.

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  • Laura, I was probably the only student in that class that had read Das Kapital. I read that tome one summer when I was 14. My dad was working on his PhD at CSU, so, we were immersed in the facilty social circles. There were other professors who were Communists, so, this was an act of self-preservation.

  • Thank you, Rebecca and Glenn for standing your ground.  More Americans need to stand up in class so that other students will be able to hear an opposing argument. Maybe tea partiers can all take a short polysci/history class.  Challenge the socialists, send them to the pharmacy for their Pepcid!

  • Rebecca, I can sympathize with your situation. In 1968, I was enrolled in a political science class that was taught by a TA. The first day, he announced that he was a Marxist and a graduate of Columbia U. So, quite often during that quarter I carried a copy of Das Kapital, and would challenge him, routinely. I spent little time studying for the weekly tests, so consequently my weekly test average was about a C-. However, I studied for the final and received the highest final test score of the class (about 97%). The TA wrote on the test paper that he wanted to talk to me. He told me in his office that my final test score would normally be worthy of an "A", but because I disagreed with him in class, he was going to give mme a "B". About 5 years later after I got out of the Army, I wrote for my transcripts from Colorado State University. The transcript for that class, I had received a D-. Marxist Bully.....

  • I can attest to Communism being propagated in the school system under the name the Conflict Theory. I took an online college course this last semester on Sociology. Our final paper had to embark on what we learned. Every online discussion board I blasted the influence of Karl Marx, Max Weber and Joseph Engels. Not once does it mention that Marx was a Communist - it dedicates 20 pages to this man! One chapter alone mentions him 24 times! As a straight "A" student this class has effected my grade point huge. The professor is liberal and from Ethiopia and my best guess is he is also a Muslim. I addressed a comment under the racism category and mentioned sharia law being used as an attack on our constitution under the disguise of claiming racism. Boy, did I get bashed and received a "D" on that assignment! I will post a small portion of what I wrote, needless to say I probably failed this class!

    I titled my final paper review of the class as:

    "21st Sociology: How to become a Socialist."

    "Some other things I have learned: I have learned how assimilating to a country is now considered negative and is looked upon as discrimination to other cultures. Although cultures may still honor their heritage I believe that immigrants to a new country should assimilate in respect to that countries heritage, language, laws, and constitution and if they refuse to do so, it is best that they remain in their own country. I also learned that there is a huge emphasis against capitalism and the free-market within America that is described as a negative and as a cause of inequality. And if I accepted the trashing of the 'elite white man,' the wealthy, and/or prominent, I would probably be influenced to promote a class war and treat them with disdain, jealousy and spite. I personally disagree with the bashing of America in this textbook. I find it disgraceful that it overemphasizes Marxism and socialism as the answer to effective equal rights; whereas, the anti-Capitalism influence is used to promote Capitalism as a primary reason for class conflict and inequality. I learned through subtle influence that there is an education war to change the viewpoints of Americans to a progressive politically correct stance. What is critical to me, from what I have learned, is that my honor and patriotism to America is unaffected regardless and  we as a country must not lose focus on the importance of the United States of America’s heritage, independence, freedom and capitalism – or we will lose it to socialism. I feel this was emphasized in the text with promotion of welfare, the helpless estate of the poor, universal healthcare and racial bias towards white American men, all with a subliminal political twist. Although we think we are eliminating stratification, as a country we are actually causing it to rise. This is one thing correctly addressed concerning deviant behavior, crime, racism and inequality increasing instead of decreasing, regardless of attempts to eradicate them. Overall, this has been an enlightening learning experience and has revealed to me the communist agenda to influence someone's ideology to favor socialism. That is the intent of the text in this class - to persuade students to be disgruntled with America's Capitalism and honor Socialism/Communism. It is a primary textbook on how to become a Socialist!"

  • Good article. I emailed it to my liberal family members..hope they read it!

  • these followers today need to be eradicated. 

  • the communist scholars from the Frankfurt school were brought to America by the then president of the NEA, CARD CARRYING COMMIE JOHN DEWEY. Dewey was helped by his 21 year old protégé Edward R Murrow. Dewey then, with the blessing of Roosevelt, brought these commies to America and implemented them into our education system!!!!!!!!!!! the rest is history  our country was slowly and methodically endoctrinated into communism from kindergarten to college!!!!   side note: Edward r murrow went on to become the biggest news castor of his time. He was instrumental in discrediting Mccarthy   as murrow himself was guilty of bringing commies here!!   the venoan papers have compl;etely re affirmed ALL mccarthys statements and accusations!!! 

  • Awesome , dude.

    I'm working on a blog about Cloward-Piven and reference much of what you posted all in one place.

    I will quote you frequently.

    Thank you for a nice History Job

  •     They WERE communist scum that thought they knew better than everybody else , but they are dead and gone , using them for examples of everything wrong with America should be the way to get rid of todays progressives , including Obam ass and ALL his enabling progressive communist supporters , called democrats by themselves , but demonrats by those that know the truth .

  • A colossal collection of SCUM BAGS.

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