Derek Hunter

Progressives are awful people willing to exploit anything and anyone to advance their agenda. From the human props trotted out at every White House event to former Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings mocking Andrew Breitbart’s death to push Obamacare, there’s no line they won’t cross, no lie they won’t tell, to force their government religion on people who simply want to be left alone.

Force is the cornerstone of the progressive philosophy. Hundreds of millions of people were slaughtered in the name of “progress” in the last century. Lynchings, forced sterilizations and “work” camps may have morphed into “anti-poverty programs,” speech codes and various marches for “rights,” but the goal remains unchanged – control.

Progressives have learned the lessons of the 20th century – public relations trumps all. You can do anything, no matter how despicable, as long as you couple it with flowery prose and staged visuals. Propaganda is king, and stated intentions supersede actual results. Progressives cheer Obamacare as a way to “help” people but ignore the millions harmed by it. They “meant well,” and meaning well is more important than the reality of harm.

Having the media on their side helps. They’re so far in the tank for the agenda they’d make the progressive propagandists of the last century, from the Soviet Union and Germany to China and Cuba, blush.

The media being as loyal as a Labrador is the world as it now exists. That Sheryl Attkisson was run out of CBS News for treating the Obama administration with the same skepticism with which her colleagues treated the Bush administration serves as a testament to the fact the “Fourth Estate” has become a “Fifth Column.”

Blame for what journalism has become lies firmly with its perpetrators, but this didn’t occur in a vacuum. That it was allowed to be co-opted by the left – along with the rest of pop culture – is not progressives’ fault. To assign blame for that, find the nearest reflective surface.

The metastasizing of the progressive philosophy, and the acceptance of lies as truth, is aided and steered by the George Soroses of the world, but it was and is funded by us.

With rare exception, conservatives have abandoned Hollywood, the media and academia, areas in which they were once major players. The empowerment of progressives in politics isn’t the cause of that shift, it is the result. And those institutions simply cannot survive without money from those they seek to defeat.

Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter is Washington, DC based writer, radio host and political strategist. You can also stalk his thoughts 140 characters at a time on Twitter.