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Is Progressivism the New Communism?

kbright Wrote: Apr 18, 2012 10:11 AM
You cannot go by party anymore, neither the Republican nor the Democratic parties are what they used to be, not for about 35 or more years. Both parties are corrupted. Basically progressives follow that people are primarily a member of society, then they are an individual. The rights which a person possesses are only those given to the individual by the "society to which he belongs" or, more correctly, by those who "rule" that society. What the person are to be is determined by the legislative authority in view of the needs of that society. Social expediency (the group rather then the individual), rather than natural right, determines the sphere of individual freedom of action.

In politics, truth-telling can get you into trouble, even if you stumble upon it by accident. Just ask Rep. Allen West (R-FL).

West is feeling the heat for a pregnant pause he took during a town hall meeting after he was asked "What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists or International Socialists?"

"It's a good question," West responded, "I believe there's [sic] about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. (Long pause) "They don't actually hide. It's called the Congressional Progressive Caucus." The left became unhinged.

Obviously West...