“Progressive” is just a slogan — there’s nothing “progressive” about “progressives.” They adopted that slogan when new technology was transforming the world in the 19th Century. Societies were making progress. The Marxists wanted a name that would portray them in a positive light so they became “progressives.” “Progressivism” has always been regressive. It’s no accident that the leading proponents of “regressive” policies call themselves by the opposite name. “Progressives” wanted to destroy wealth in order to equalize outcomes. They want to move society backwards to reduce our energy consumption. They hate technological innovation because it creates wealth and lifts people out of poverty. They are the ultimate Luddites.
Progressive - progress on the road to socialism.