Possible Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has spelled out what Progressives stand for. Though the specifics are vague, we can all agree that every single 'definition' she offers is based on income redistribution and growth of government control and erosion of freedom.
As a part of their aspirations to destroy America as we know it, some of the Stated Goals of the American Communist Party were told to a former member of Congress during an investigation into un-American activities in the early '60's. Though it was over fifty years ago, neo-Socialists (Progressives) still hold the company line on most, if not all of their stated goals.
I have juxtaposed some of them with some of Ms. Warrens talking points defining her Progressive policies and ideologies; other comments are mine:
"We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we're willing to fight for it." ...Paint Capitalism as oppressive; pit the workers against the business owners and exploit the emotion of envy and hatred of the successful by legislating against 'obscene' profits.
"We believe in science (vs. God) and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth." ...Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."
"We believe that the Internet shouldn't be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality." ...Infiltrate the press. Get control of book review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions (and by extension, the blogosphere.)
"We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage." ...Workers unite! You are an oppressed class that must stick together to overcome the exploitation of big business ( with the noted exception for employees of Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, etc. ).
"We believe that fast-food workers deserve a livable wage, and that means that when they take to the picket line, we are proud to fight alongside them." ...Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under attack.
"We believe that students are entitled to get an education without being crushed by debt." Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for Socialism, and current (Communist) propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers associations. Put the party line in text books. (This will create a new generation of socially oriented workers.) Focus the curriculum on dividing society over social issues like sexism, abortion, global warming, and unequal wealth distribution.
"We believe that after a lifetime of work, people are entitled to retire with dignity, and that means protecting Social Security, Medicare, and pensions." Maybe we should forget the name 'Progressive' and just go with 'Entitle-lists.' And as these entitlement programs continue to grow exponentially, they will squeeze out most other government spending, especially military. As services decline, citizens will grow more and more disillusioned and violent.
"We believe—I can't believe I have to say this in 2014—we believe in equal pay for equal work." That is another thing Government should guarantee through legislation, whether your performance earns it or not, promotions and raises would be determined by race and sex and enforced by laws.
"We believe that equal means equal, and that's true in marriage, it's true in the workplace, it's true in all of America." ...Present homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as "normal, natural, and healthy." There should be legislation to guarantee no financial compensation distinction between men, women, or transgender people, no matter who owns a business or controls business compensation policies. Now, we just have to figure out how to explain our exemptions for elected officials and union leaders.
"We believe that immigration has made this country strong and vibrant, and that means reform." We are for open borders, so we can grow more dependency groups into a malleable voting blocks for our Party.
"And we believe that corporations are not people, that women have a right to their bodies (i.e,birth control paid for with public funds). We will overturn Hobby Lobby and we will fight for it. We will fight for it!" ...Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions, by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
Modern 'Progressives' can't promote clearly Communist policies, so they conflate issues and redefine language to achieve their ends. They conflate 'rights' and 'entitlement' because it is not yet acceptable to just call their policies 'Socialist.' The net is that all of these policies are funded by government confiscatory legislation and the monies are redistributed to favored constituencies, women and minority groups, labor unions, students and educators, and scientists who tout the company line.
Everyone else would be marginalized as 'Republicans' and self-centered extremists who need to be reprogramed.
Didn't Elizabeth Warren get some scholarship support because she claimed to have some Native American blood in her family tree? It sounds like her tribe were more Maoist than Mohican.