The "progressive" movement in America first appeared during the late 19th century in response to so called “robber barons" such as Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J.P. Morgan. The “progressives” saw what to them was unbridled capitalism being practiced by these men and deemed it to be injurious to the well-being of the masses. Early "progressives" included Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Teddy Roosevelt and Howard Taft were Republicans. Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt were Democrats.

The American "progressive" movement leaned heavily upon and was greatly influenced by the Fabian Socialist Society in England. The Fabian Socialists contribution to the "progressive" movement was the idea that their goals could be achieved most successfully if their society worked to re-mold the world nearer to their heart’s desire gradually, using tactics of harassment and attrition, and striking full force only when their moment was at hand. This strategy was employed by their namesake, the Roman general Fabius Maximus, who used it in combat against the superior military forces of Hannibal and the Carthaginians.

This strategy, also known as gradual inevitability, has been one of the cornerstones of the “progressive” movement in America. Instead of attempting to over-reach for their long term goal to subjugate the American public in one fell swoop, thereby ensuring that the electorate of a country founded upon the pillars of freedom and liberty would roundly and soundly reject their ideas, they decided to take on a seemingly insurmountable task in small steps that were both more easily hidden and more easily digested by the Republic.

The federal income tax began in 1913, courtesy of “progressives” William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson. Thanks to the unyielding activism of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who browbeat the United States Supreme Court into accepting his legislation against their better judgment, Social Security was launched in 1935. Medicare and Medicaid came into being in the year 1965 courtesy of Lyndon Baines Johnson and his Great Society agenda. Thanks to the concerted efforts of numerous “progressives” in both houses of Congress, who reached secretive backroom deal in the dead of night, twisted arms and employed the parliamentary procedure known as reconciliation in the Senate, they, along with the Barack Hussein Obama White House were able to pass "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," commonly known as Obamacare, which was signed into law in 2010.

This is an accurate description of a gradual “progression” toward the inevitable goal of an expanded government taking increasing control over the lives of individuals.

The next powerful influence on the “progressive” movement in America was the Frankfurt School.

The Frankfurt School was an openly Communist group formed in 1923 during the pre-Nazi Germany Weimar Republic. After Adolph Hitler came to power in 1933 the Frankfurt School knew that if they stayed in Germany Hitler would kill them for being Communists. They then fled Germany to escape that fate and were welcomed into the United States by "progressive" President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

From the Frankfurt school, "progressives" in America assimilated the concepts of cultural Marxism, critical theory and political correctness. Cultural Marxism, critical theory and political correctness were the driving force behind the 1960s cultural-revolution in the United States.

Cultural Marxism is an offshoot of Marxism that maintains that human behavior results from culture, instead of heredity or race. Cultural Marxists promoted the idea of racially organizing non-whites in concert while asserting that for white people, race does not exist. Cultural Marxists promoted the impairment of white people, race-based affirmative action, globalization, coded speech, censorship, diversity, anti-Western education, dysfunctional sexual norms, the mass immigration of Third World populations into Western countries, multiculturalism over a nation rooted in common ancestry, and elevating non-Western religions above Western religions. Cultural Marxism advocates the idea that whites, instead of giving birth to white babies, should marry interracially or adopt non-white children.

Critical Theory is destructive criticism of the main elements of Western culture: Christianity, morality, capitalism, conservatism, authority, family, patriarchy, hierarchy, tradition, sexual restraint, loyalty, patriotism, nationalism, heredity, ethnocentrism and convention.

Political correctness was and remains another key element. The basis of political correctness is: when addressing the general public, present your beliefs attractively. It’s a matter of being “sensitive” to other people. Use words such as “tolerance” and “diversity,” asking: “Why can’t we all just get along?”

Political correctness in the USA was championed by Herbert Marcuse. Marcuse became one of the main gurus of the 1960s adolescent sexual revolution. He was the one who coined the expression “make love, not war.”

By using the Fabian Socialist strategy of gradual inevitability in combination with the tactics of cultural Marxism, critical theory and political correctness, “progressives” in America discovered a prescription with which to lethally poison America’s political system, academic atmosphere, mass media information delivery infra-structure and popular culture while attacking America’s exceptional values and long standing traditions.

Revolution is coming.

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Comment by Watchman on May 5, 2013 at 4:43pm

Thanks for posting the article, very informative.

Comment by Michael J. Fell on May 6, 2013 at 12:25am

You're welcome.

Comment by Robin on May 6, 2013 at 9:01am

Once again you have produced an outstanding piece, Michael!

Now we, as a nation, must get beyond political correctness. We need to call these progressives/marxist/socialists out every chance we get. We can no longer be the silent majority or weak. 

Political Correctness is tyranny, and an attack on a free thinking people who believe in free speech by the left. You would think that the Conservative Party would be the ones to fight this nonsense, yet we barely hear a peep out of them!  I think they are just too afraid of being called racist.

If they don't grow a spine, and right now, the left will accomplish their century old goal of destroying the United States!  We can not give up and hide under our covers. The time is here and now and we need to play them at their own game. 

Comment by Michael J. Fell on May 6, 2013 at 12:50pm

Thanks Robin!

The reason the so called Conservative Party is not more rigorously fighting against the onslaught of "progressivism?"  Since Teddy Roosevelt, there are and have been "progressives" within the Republican Party.

Americans believe in the smallest government possible.  "progressives" want the largest government possible.

Think about it for a minute.  After the terrorist attack of 9/11/01, a federal investigation was launched to determine how such a complicated, large scale plan could have slipped through the cracks of America's intelligence community.  The conclusion they reached was that the FBI and the CIA were not communicating pertinent data about terrorists.  This would have been the APPROPRIATE time for George W. Bush to issue an Executive Order directing the FBI and the CIA to share said data about terrorists...similar EOs could have been used to address similar issues within the intelligence branches.

What did Bush do?  He created the Department of Homeland Security.  A brand new CABINET LEVEL bureaucracy with all the costs the creation of a new cabinet level department entails.

Is that American or "progressive?" 

What about the TSA?  Is that not an out of control arm of the federal government?  When was the TSA greatly expanded and granted more power?  Immediately after 9/11/01.

There are "progressives" in the Republican Party.

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