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Jay Wye Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 10:03 AM
the Communists of the USSR called themselves "progressives",the communists of Red China call themselves "progressives",communists of Central and South America call themselves "progressives".Communists worldwide call themselves "progressives". So,"progressive" DOES equal socialist/communist. socialism is the first,necessary step to communism. But people make too much about minor differences in definitions,when essentially and practically speaking,socialism IS communism.
Marie150 Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 12:30 PM
The commies in America call themselves progressives. Where are they marching off to now? You the heck knows. I am not going with them. Liberty or death.

The progressive mindset is set. It believes that whatever it pursues at the moment must be progress. Think Progress is one of the groups that is convinced progress is achieved by the right people thinking the right thoughts. Or, the right people thinking the left thoughts. "We are the people we've been waiting for," said candidate Obama four years ago. Better to wait for Godot.

The president's re-election slogan is an expression of this mindset. Forward. Just that one word. It's not as bad perhaps as MSNBC's "Lean Forward." Imagine you're on a cliff, looking over into the vast chasm...