Progressive: “A person advocating or implementing liberal social reforms to destroy traditional societal values in stages, proceeding step by step.”
Progressive Cancer: “A disease that attacks the body by using abnormal cancerous cells to kill normal cells while incrementally spreading in stages through nearby tissues and then throughout the body through a process called metastases.”
Notice the two definitions are very similar. One is a physical disease that incrementally destroys the body by killing good cells with bad ones, and the other is a social disease that destroys society by killing good values with bad ones. That’s why when someone snobbishly professes they are a Progressive, my response is of course you are Progressive, like a cancer.
The challenge is that Liberals understand that their ideas can spread like a disease if they can only inject them into the governmental machinery. A great example of one of the deceptions that the Progressives use to incrementally spread their disease is their constant claims for the need to compromise. First they stake out an outrageous goal, like nationalizing all health care into a single payer program. They initially stake out a goal they really want but at the same time they don’t realistically expect to achieve it all at once. When the public rejects the Left’s extremist idea, the Progressives fall back to a more incremental approach. Their approach is to convert their end state goal into a few enabling components and implement those components one at a time. So instead of overtly stating they want to nationalize healthcare, they will state that they are only attempting to implement health care exchanges. Using this stealth strategy, Progressives drive to implement each of their enabling concepts into the government bureaucracy because the bureaucracy serves as the carrier to spread their disease. Continue...