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  • Don't like the 17th amendment? Blame Theodore Roosevelt

    05/28/2012 11:45:53 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 27 replies
    In a book titled "Progressive Principles", which is a collection of Roosevelt's speeches, (and which Roosevelt himself endorsed, see the preface) Roosevelt made clear his favor for the direct election of senators: (Page 3 - April 3rd, 1912) For this purpose we believe in securing for the people the direct election of United States Senators exactly as the people have already secured in actual practice the direct election of the President. Page 65: (February 21st, 1912) I believe in the election of United States Senators by direct vote. Page 315: (August 17th, 1912 - Bull Moose platform) In particular, the...
  • Isn't planning in itself a form of tyranny?

    05/27/2012 7:51:10 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    Yes. Planning is tyranny. At some point during the closing of World War II, Max Lerner penned an essay titled "To Halt in this Land" in which he asks that very question, and here is how he answers it:(Page 150) The third question may be: "Isn't all this tyrannical? Isn't planning in itself a form of tyranny?" I don't think so. We have been planning our war economy without tyranny. There were many who said before 1941 that if America entered the war against fascism it would itself become fascist in the process, that in a war for freedom we...
  • The Woodrow Wilson school of thought in matters of judicial activism

    05/26/2012 7:51:11 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    In "Constitutional government in the United States", Woodrow Wilson wrote the following: (Page 167) The weightiest import of the matter is seen only when it is remembered that the courts are the instruments of the nation's growth, and that the way in which they serve that use will have much to do with the integrity of every national process. If they determine what powers are to be exercised under the Constitution, they by the same token determine also the adequacy of the Constitution in respect of the needs and interests of the nation; our conscience in matters of law and...
  • You need to know about Brett Kimberlin

    05/25/2012 8:59:53 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 29 replies
    Today is being dubbed "Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day", and I'll certainly join in. The Blaze has a tremendous posting about this story, click here: Michelle Malkin also has a long posting about this, here, as does the Washington Examiner, here. I used to think I'd never live to see days when freedom of speech would come under assault in America, but that changed a few years ago when I learned about the progressives' history and that it's already happened. Now I take things like this very seriously, because history repeats itself.
  • Progressivism: The purpose of colleges it to indoctrinate and manipulate

    05/24/2012 12:51:21 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    The following words are attributed to Woodrow Wilson in 1909: (14th quote down) The purpose of a university should be to make a son as unlike his father as possible. By the time a man has grown old enough to have a son in college he has specialized. The university should generalize the treatment of its undergraduates, should struggle to put them in touch with every force of life. This is important, for several reasons. He's making clear the progressive point of view about universities - they're not really there to educate people with meaningful and substantive information(although, some of...
  • Why do newspapers have a sports section?

    05/23/2012 10:02:44 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 31 replies
    If you thought to yourself "because it brings in revenue" you'd be correct in a modern sense. But that answer is so overly generic as to be potentially meaningless, because it doesn't get to the root of the question. Why newspapers have sports sections is explained in a study done a century ago of newspapers, done by Will Irwin in his "The American Newspaper". Part 1, "The Power of the Press" explains the following: On the other extreme, the yellow journals a few years ago, put some of their best cartoonists and cleverest writers into the sporting department. This created...
  • Study: The power of the press is the power to omit and shape public opinion

    05/21/2012 10:31:04 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    I never cease to be amazed by the things I find by digging around in old progressive-era publications. At one point, they examined themselves and their own newspaper establishments.(All 15 segments) I would be shocked if anything like this were published today, with this level of candor. But 100 years ago the progressives thought they owned America lock, stock, and barrel. The primary author of the study was Will Irwin, who is still remembered to this day for this series of news articles - it's significant enough to have it's own section within Irwin's Wikipedia entry. In reading part 1...
  • The minimum wage and eugenics, 2

    05/16/2012 7:48:03 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    Continuing what I wrote yesterday, Alfred Benedict Wolfe, a professor at Oberlin college, wrote the following: (Page 278) But if you wish to reduce the marriage rate, give young women economic independence, so that they will not be tempted to marry simply to escape long hours of hard work at low pay, which has to be turned into the family coffers. Progressive contempt for the family unit goes back well over a century. Wrapped up in discussions of eugenics and the minimum wage is this. He's only speaking theoretically, but these people have known for a long time that the...
  • The minimum wage and eugenics

    05/14/2012 8:28:30 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    I've seen plenty written about how minimum wage laws were a tool of progressives and believers in eugenics 100 years ago, but far too often we are left hanging without direct quotes. Written by Henry R Seager in 1913, "The Minimum Wage as Part of a Program for Social Reform" will have a certain familiarity, if you have read up on eugenics in America. It starts on page 3, ends on page 12. For those who may not be aware of it, Seager is who wrote the book that laid the groundwork for social security. Cute, eh? Here's what he...
  • What should we do with the unemployable? Kill them. Obviously.

    05/13/2012 10:53:28 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 24 replies
    On page 300 of the book Fundamentals of Economics, Volume 2, Frank William Taussig writes the following : A more fundamental question, yet still not one of an essentially novel sort, would be, how to deal with the unemployable. There would unfailingly be a certain number not capable of earning the minimum, - the aged, feeble, maimed, the dissolute or half dissolute. It would be impossible to compel employers to pay the minimum to those whose services were not worth it. But it is a fair question whether it is not a merit in the proposal, rather than a defect,...
  • What if Communism really hasn't been tried? Marx did outline very specific conditions

    05/12/2012 8:09:38 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 44 replies
    I recently posted the article from the Founder of Fabian Socialism in America titled Where Socialism Was Tried and I got to thinking, what about Communism? Well, here's what he's written: In broad outlines Asiatic, ancient, feudal, and modern bourgeois modes of production can be designated as progressive epochs in the economic formation of society. The bourgeois relations of production are the last antagonistic form of the social process of production — antagonistic not in the sense of individual antagonisms, but of one arising from the social conditions of life of the individuals; at the same time the productive forces...
  • Journalists, Muckrakers, and the CPI: Right from the beginning they failed us

    05/11/2012 9:44:10 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    Journalism has a very long history of betraying the constitution and the United States of America. You can see just how traitorous this group of people have been by tracking down members of America's first domestic propaganda mill, the Committee on Public Information. The CPI was around during the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. Most of these are in no particular order, also, some were life long journalists, others only spent part of their time as journalists before(or after) doing other things. When Wilson created the CPI, George Creel, a journalist is who he tapped to lead the organization. Creel states...
  • Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and modern American imperialism

    05/10/2012 9:53:27 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    One thing I find to be very ironic is how modern progressives will decry evil "American imperialism", yet even a cursory view of the history of the 20th century progressive era will expose the obvious: Progressives own it. It is progressives who own modern American imperialism. They're upset about what it is that their own forefathers began! On page 18 of the book "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann quotes Senator McCormick stating the following: Mr. Knox, interested in the question, forgets that he asked for an inquiry, and replies. If American marines had been killed, it would be war. The mood...
  • What is Economic Justice?

    05/09/2012 7:03:47 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 31 replies
    It's been a long time since I went in-depth into the book Philip Dru: Administrator. While most people concern themselves with hacking away at the tree, I find it instructive to look at the root. Here's what it says in the last two chapters at the end of chapter 5:(unnumbered pages) If the powerful use their strength merely to further their own selfish desires, in what way save in degree do they differ from the lower animals of creation? And how can man under such a moral code justify his dominion over land and sea? "Until recently this question has...
  • Where Socialism Was Tried

    05/08/2012 9:31:26 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    The Outlook ^ | November 11th, 1905 | W. D. P. Bliss
  • How the media, hollywood, academia, and Woodrow Wilson helped the second rise of the KKK

    05/07/2012 7:15:18 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    I was recently contacted with regard to the membership of Woodrow Wilson in the Klan. If he was a member, I'm certainly not hitting the right key word search, or it just isn't true. And there's a lot of books out there that go over Wilson's lauding of 'The Birth of a Nation'(The Clansman). But setting out to find something almost always leads me to something else. For ease of reference, Wikipedia states that the second KKK existed between 1915–1944. The Birth of a Nation was released in 1915. Wilson screened it in the Whitehouse, and his view of it...
  • Need help with reference search

    05/06/2012 12:09:36 PM PDT · by GunsAndBibles · 12 replies
    vanity | 5/6/2012 | gunsandbibles
    When I was reading F.A. Hayek "The Road to Serfdom," I remember being astonished that Hayek reported that in Britain during the 1930's, workers were consigned to their jobs by the British government, and failure to comply would result in prison time.I no longer have book and I would like to find sources to confirm this history.I did a search for "Socialist Britain" and found no mention of this.Any help would be appreciated
  • James Madison explains the uniqueness of the American Revolution

    05/06/2012 9:17:57 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    In "Charters", James Madison wrote the following: In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by power. America has set the example and France has followed it, of charters of power granted by liberty. This is what makes modern revolutionaries so backward. They are stuck on stupid in old-think - that is, that power grants liberty. If only government could get bigger, we could grant the rights to _________________ for whatever special interest group they have in mind at the moment. Like the "right" to healthcare. In the comment "America has set the example", he makes it clear that it's...
  • Segregation is not humiliating. It's a benefit!

    05/03/2012 10:38:13 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    Historymatters has a portion of an exchange online between President Woodrow Wilson and Monroe Trotter. President Woodrow Wilson: The white people of the country, as well as I, wish to see the colored people progress, and admire the progress they have already made, and want to see them continue along independent lines. There is, however, a great prejudice against colored people.... It will take one hundred years to eradicate this prejudice, and we must deal with it as practical men. Segregation is not humiliating, but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen. If your organization goes...

    05/02/2012 8:04:09 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    In 2009 the NEA was promoting the works of Saul Alinsky, where they made it a point to highlight Alinsky's formula: "Agitate + Aggravate + Educate + Organize." From The History of the Fabian society: (Page 29) However, as I have said, in 1885 our differences [from other Socialists] were latent or instinctive; and we denounced the capitalists as thieves at the Industrial Remuneration Conference, and, among ourselves, talked revolution, anarchism, labour notes versus pass-books, and all the rest of it, on the tacit assumption that the object of our campaign, with its watchwords, 'EDUCATE, AGITATE, ORGANIZE,' was to bring...
  • The Demands of Liberalism and the roots of "Separation of Church and State"

    05/01/2012 9:17:43 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    I was contacted privately with large portions of this information, and the doors that it's opened I find to be absolutely fascinating. This was published in 1878, but I can find references to this 9 point list as early as 1872. In a magazine called "The Index", this is listed as their demands:(Page 85) "THE DEMANDS OF LIBERALISM "1. We demand that churches and other ecclesiastical property shall no longer be exempt from just taxation. "2. We demand that the employment of chaplains in Congress, in State legislatures, in the navy and militia, and in prisons, asylums, and all other...
  • This explains a lot about modern journalistic malpractice

    04/29/2012 9:32:13 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    Walter Lippmann, the "Father of Modern Journalism", is really a piece of work. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to make the title of this post. I simply do not believe that any man who holds the following views could possibly be a journalist worth a damn. Pardon my language, but this makes me sick. Every time I read something from this guy, I have an internal revolt. In his regular column "Today and Tomorrow", on April 7th, 1933, the following is written under the title "Roosevelt's Achievement": At the beginning of last month the country was...
  • Is Walter Lippmann really the "Father of Modern Journalism"?

    04/27/2012 11:07:41 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 3 replies
    Before I can say much more about Lippmann, I've made this statement in the past and now I'd like to establish it as something fairly reputable. Drucker Gives Lippmann Run As Most Influential JournalistBut in his time--from the eve of World War I until the height of the Vietnam War--Lippmann was, as Steel says, "without doubt, the nation's greatest journalist," the confidant of presidents, the writer of books. And when he retired from writing his column in 1967, "it was as if an institution ceased to exist." This one I found to be particularly relevant, considering that 'Foreign Affairs' is...
  • The Movement To Torch The United States Constitution

    04/25/2012 4:10:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    The New American ^ | May 2012 Issue | James O. E. Norell
    DID YOU KNOW SOUTH AFRICA HAS A CONSTITUTION THAT'S FAR SUPERIOR TO OUR OWN? THAT'S WHAT ONE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, AS WELL AS SHADOWY ACTIVITIST GROUPS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO EFFECT CHANGE, BELIEVE. “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa … a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights …” -Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jan. 30, 2012. That stunning disavowal—by an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court—of the Constitution she has sworn...
  • Are Fabian socialists as dangerous as communists?

    04/22/2012 10:09:00 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 15 replies
    I recently posted some thoughts from several of the major members of the Fabian Society, where some of them considered Soviet Russia to be a "Fabian State". But there may be a better example. In order to more properly construct my thought here, I reference the great Milton Friedman, in this video, "The Robin Hood Myth". Large sections of his lecture are relevant, but one line of his in particular really drives the point: (from 2 minutes in, to about 2:20) Because those people who are at the bottom tend to be much less skillful in political activity for the...
  • Was Soviet Russia the world's first "Fabian State"?

    04/20/2012 10:55:31 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    In The Letters of Sidney and Beatrice Webb: Volume 3,(Introduction) the author makes the following observation about the Webbs' and Shaw's view of Russia: Shaw, visiting Russia before them, came to the same conclusion and reported that Lenin had established a Fabian state. This was being written as far back as 1932; in "Bernard Shaw, playboy and prophet":(Page 250) Shaw even claims the Russian Soviet Republic, founded on uncompromising Marxism but soon forced by hard facts to recognize Webb's "inevitability of gradualness," as a Fabian State. This is what I find so infuriating about copyright laws(which I do respect and...

    04/17/2012 7:32:58 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    On April 6th, 1913, the headline in the NY Times screamed: COMPULSORY CIVIC SERVICE PROPOSED FOR CHILDREN; Prof. Royal Meeker of Princeton Offers a Plan Which He Believes Would Solve Many of the Problems Arising Out of Our Imperfect System of Education. in which you will find the following: (The PDF of the article is freely downloadable) No private or parochial schools should be permitted to trespass upon the child's time of preparation for the service of the State. This line(beginning paragraph 3) stands out like a sore thumb, until you see paragraph 6: All the children of the whole...
  • Paul Harvey warned us about the dangers of progressivism

    04/14/2012 7:02:41 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    Not too long ago, I asked the question: How many warnings of the revolution have you missed? It's not a coincidence that Harvey said these things during the last(thankfully failed) attempt to steal our liberty - the 60's. I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.” “Do as you please.” To the young, I would whisper, “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is “square”. In the ears of...
  • "My God Will Wipe This Country From the Face of the Earth": The Real Louis Farrakhan

    04/14/2012 5:28:57 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 12th | Tiffany Gabbay
    After careful consideration, Beck and his team decided to move forward and examine "one of the most dangerous organizations in America." Since the fall-out could be great, however, Beck said the benefits must then outweigh the risks. "The benefits rely on you," he told the audience. He said that if the information conveyed in this special is not disseminated by viewers to their friends and family, the risk taken will have been in vain. In fact, so important to Beck is the following profile of Farrakhan, that portions of the special will be made available without subscription on both The...
  • It would be better for us to turn our guns upon every vessel bringing Japanese to our shores

    04/13/2012 9:13:15 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    In what was known as the "Ross Affair" back in the 1900's, connected with Stanford University - because that's where he worked at the time - Professor Edward Ross said the following: And should the worst come to the worst it would be better for us if we were to turn our guns upon every vessel bringing Japanese to our shores rather than to permit them to land Ross is not an insignificant name to be familiar with. He was a big believer in Eugenics, and it was he who coined the term "race suicide" - which was an important...
  • Socialism is democracy extended to the world of work and money

    04/12/2012 11:20:49 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    In the past I've written how democracy is inherently socialistic, this is a continuation of that theme. Carl Cohen, a professor at some college(It's in my college books, so this is being used for indoctrination purposes) wrote the following in his book Four systems on page 42: Action as a society is most needed in the production and distribution of the necessities and comforts for ordinary human life. Socialism is democracy extended to the world of work and money. On the surface, that makes socialism sound fantastic! (sarcasm) Considering that socialism is any of various economic and political theories advocating...
  • The STORM handbook is up on Youtube - Sunlight is the best disinfectant

    04/12/2012 9:25:47 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    All section uploads complete. I numbered the audio files to co-respond with the page number that each segment begins on in the printed document, since some of the segments of the manifesto do not appear in the table of contents. That was the closest I could do to keep it in it's original form. But because of how the original document was designed, that means a small amount of the content is out of order. You'd read it out of order anyways, so listening to it that way doesn't change much. Read it here. For those who don't remember, STORM...
  • The progressives know their own history. Are you familiar with their history?

    04/10/2012 10:54:46 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    I wanted to make sure that I put the page number of "Political System X" into it's very own specific headline, so I separated it here. Now, about that new Obama documentary. I too am unconvinced that the choice of title for it is a coincidence. I know I might be crossing a boundary with this, but there is one thing (non-related to the communist ideology) that I do find to be legitimate in the Communist manifesto, and it's this: German philosophers, would-be philosophers, and beaux esprits, eagerly seized on this literature, only forgetting, that when these writings immigrated from...
  • As Trayvon Martin riots loom, the STORM manifesto displays relevance

    04/07/2012 10:39:55 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 33 replies
    I was listening to a local talk show discussing Trayvon Martin and how potential riots are coming, and one of the comments of a caller hit me: Rodney King. We're dealing with revolutionaries here - there are no coincidences. So I whipped out my trusty copy of the Reclaiming Revolution manifesto and flipped a few pages. Right there on page 5,(or section 2 1:50) is where it mentions how Roots Against War(RAW - STORM's predecessor) helped organize the protests behind the Rodney King riots. As I made note of not too long ago, Van Jones is a self-described communist.(And the...
  • "Political System X" can be found on page 95

    04/06/2012 7:48:20 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    Recently Beck has "described a bit about what Political System X" does, as well as gives some real world examples of how Political System X would manifest itself, what that would look like. This is why I spend so much time on progressivism, and I really wish more bloggers would take progressivism seriously. Or, at least, be willing to dig into the progressives own history. Because many of you who automatically think 'communist' when the topic is progressivism, well, there's really no soft way to say this: You're wrong. Not all progressives are communists. Yes, you can cite Van Jones(and...
  • Did Norman Thomas really say that America would not knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of

    04/03/2012 8:55:38 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 3 replies
    I personally think the quote is unreliable, but see below - he's not alone. Norman Thomas is quoted as saying: Yet the country has grown more and more socialistc and this soft-spoken kindly man of 82 years has planned it that way. "The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." The closest I can come to sourcing that is this article from a 1967 newspaper. The part that's italicized above does...
  • Yuri Bezmenov - Soviet Defector - Explains the Occupy Wall Street "movement"

    03/27/2012 4:29:26 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    Yes, I know, Yuri died in 1993. Just watch the video. I'll see you in 15 minutes. ... Back with me? See, now, when you know their tactics, you see right through them. They are transparent, aren't they? If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle - Sun Tzu (Chapter 3) So how did "Occupy" begin? It didn't...
  • "The Nation" magazine launders socialists and communists - And anarchists too!

    03/24/2012 11:56:33 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    This is truely interesting. The Nation magazine has two lists of influential 'progressives', but when you look at the lists, many of them are outright socialists and communists. List one, here, list two here. It's almost as if socialists are super progressives. That's what they were calling Victor Berger - because he was a socialist, that made him a super progressive. So what, does that mean that communists are super-ultra-mega progressives? Let's examine the first list: 1) Eugene Debs: The Nation doesn't try to hide that he was a socialist, but it still begs the question - does that make...
  • Fabianism: practical, constitutional, evolutionary Socialism

    03/23/2012 8:09:03 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 15 replies · 1+ views
    At the beginning of the year I wrote about revisionist history, and quoted an author's description which sounded to me strikingly like Fabian Socialists. According to a professor named Samuel Peter Orth - without going through and reading 3-5 books, I cannot determine who Orth was. His books are written for places like Cornell and Yale, so my gut tells me he was a fellow traveller of the progressives, but again, I cannot determine for sure. In any case, here is what he wrote quoting one of the founders of the British Fabian Society, Edward R Pease:(Page 248) So we...
  • Theodore Roosevelt thanks Grant for his racist, eugenic book

    03/20/2012 12:51:34 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 29 replies
    In Scribners' magazine, 1917, here is what Roosevelt wrote: "The book is a capital book; in purpose, in vision, in grasp of the facts our people most need to realize. It shows an extraordinary range of reading and a wide scholarship. It shows a habit of singular serious thought on the subject of most commanding importance. It shows a fine fearlessness in assailing the popular and mischievous sentimentalities and attractive and corroding falsehoods which few men dare assail. It is the work of an American scholar and gentleman; and all Americans should be sincerely grateful to you for writing it"...
  • Theodore Roosevelt believed in pure democracy

    03/18/2012 10:04:32 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    From a book titled "Progressive Principles"; the following is a speech Roosevelt gave in Ohio: (page 47) I will gladly send him a copy of the speeches I made in 1910 which I think cover most of the ground. I believe in pure democracy. With Lincoln, I hold that "this country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it.. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it." We Progressives believe that the people have the right, the power, and the duty to protect themselves and their own welfare;...
  • The STORM manifesto audiobook is finally complete

    03/17/2012 1:58:04 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies · 1+ views
    I think I've said all that I can or need to say about this in a prior posting (see notes here). To all of my friends in every tea party, 9/12, g000h, afp, and any other related liberty-based group you are involved in, please get a download copy of all of this and get it to your project leaders so that it can be used the way it needs to be used. At some point(probably sooner than later) someone from the left will notice that this has been created, and may want to scrub it from the internet. That's what...
  • A fundamental of Progressivism: Capitalism is anarchic

    03/13/2012 7:45:35 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    In Friedrich Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom" he quotes(Page 124, first page of Ch 7) Stuart Chase as saying "political democracy can remain if it confines itself to all but economic matters" - which is a remarkably telling statement as to the aims of both Fabians and Progressives alike. Remember, Stuart Chase was a Fabian Socialist, and a member of FDR's braintrust. It was Chase who coined the term "The New Deal". In "Road", Hayek cites Lippmann for the quote from Chase, but I prefer original sources. Chase wrote this in his book titled "The Economy of Abundance" - on...
  • How many warnings of the revolution have you missed?

    03/11/2012 9:34:24 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Are you like me in that you've had a hard time introducing the progressive revolution to people around you? Are you looking for a more populist, secular, mainstream example? This may help you. You've been surrounded by it your entire life, but any voice that attempted to issue a warning was distorted then erased. Progressives have been in our nation for about a century now, planning, undermining, impugning. And for most the century, Americans really haven't had any warning. But to the credit of the American people, we have consistently rejected it. Woodrow Wilson and the progressives of their era...
  • Examining John Rawls from a totalitarian point of view

    03/10/2012 10:42:31 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Having already laid some preliminary groundwork regarding Rousseau and Utilitarianism, I shall open the door to my primary target: John Rawls' book "A Theory of Justice". A couple of things before I get too in-depth here. First, yes, I do actually have a copy of the book: and I have made my way through large portions of it. Due to my classes and other things, I won't be able to finish the entire thing in the near future. But I can and do have enough to make a solid case that this ideology is one that needs further examination along...
  • Theodore Roosevelt absolutely hated the principles of the Founding Fathers

    03/09/2012 8:28:13 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 25 replies
    Not long ago I made an entry titled "Woodrow Wilson absolutely hated the principles of the Founding Fathers", well, I am no fan of any progressive. They are all dangerous to me. So Wilson attacks the founding and I'm going to call it as it is. The same is said for Roosevelt. Progressivism is America's cancer and it's not just in one party. I came across an article on The Heritage Foundation titled "Progressivism: Still Dangerous After All These Years, which is primarily about Roosevelt. In it, they highlight one of the things that came out of Roosevelt's pie hole:(Direct...
  • Does Utilitarianism lead into Fabian Socialism?

    03/08/2012 9:15:15 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 23 replies
    It is quickly dawning on me from my courses at my re-education camp that the teachings of Utilitarianism are potentially a means to an end(to cite Alinsky), that a professor does not need to strictly teach socialist dogma in order to make sure that young adults leave colleges indoctrinated into the big government mindset. Just teach the foundations, teach that social justice is a good thing, and teach a handful of other things that complete the picture and the rest will fall into place. So how then, were the Fabians influenced by Utilitarianism? Judging from what I'm reading in Edward...
  • Woodrow Wilson and eugenics - he supported it - here's the details

    03/07/2012 11:36:20 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    In researching Wilson's support for eugenic ideas, I was surprised how little there actually was to find. It took quite a few different search terms to come up with anything substantive. He apparently never spoke on the issue, at least not in any of his currently public writings. Who knows what's locked away in Link's volumes of Wilson's writings. But the law he passed in New Jersey can't be locked away, thankfully. It took some time to dig out the title of the law, but once I did the doors started opening. It was approved April 21, 1911, by Governor...

    03/07/2012 11:25:04 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    Miami Daily News ^ | February 3rd, 1934
    TRENTON, Feb. 3.- Long before Chancellor Hitler initiated his plan for the improvement of the Teutonic Race through wholesale sterilization New Jersey placed on her statues a law to accomplish a somewhat similar purpose, and although declared unconstitutional before it could be put into operation, it proved to be the forerunner of many other pieces of legislation having the same end in view. New Jersey adopted a sterilization act 23 years ago. It was described officially as an act "to authorize and provide for the sterilization of feeble-minded(including idiots, imbiciles and morons) epileptics, rapists, certain criminals and other defectives." It...
  • Woodrow Wilson: It's time to break from that constitution

    03/06/2012 9:37:21 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 15 replies
    In February 1911, Woodrow Wilson wrote an article titled "The Law and the Facts", starting on page 4: Take the case of the United States. It(the US) has been a great spectacle of splendid force released and challenged by every circumstance to work its will. It has, too, been a regime of utter individualism. The forces as well as the men have acted independently, of their own initiative, at their own choice in their own way. And law has not drawn them together,- it does not appear that it was its object to draw them together. Note the separation there?...