Friday, January 29, 2010

As It Really Is (AIRI): It's Progressive

I'd heard it before but one day when I heard it I decided. I'm talking about the day when I was watching some news program and there was a discussion of increasing taxes on the wealthy. One commenter said it sounded like socialism. Then another chimed in and said with a smile (it could have been a smirk) "it's not socialism its a progressive tax." For some reason when I heard it that day I made the decision that I would no longer try to call it socialism, or communism, or whatever kind of other -ism. They want us to call it Progressive. Well, I'm all for calling people what they want to be called.

I also decided that I would research Progressives, learn as much as I could and than share what I learned with others. Lets call it what it is, and more importantly let's know what it is. If you've read my blog you know I've researched the Progressive philosophy and have reached quite a few conclusions. Let's just say I'm not a big fan.

Progressivism is a very close relative to socialism. But, I'm done trying to convince people that they are the same. Let's call it what it is. Bigger government, re-distribution of wealth, eugenics, government playing the role of mercy, government granting rights, teaching that freedom means a lack of responsibility and consequences etc. etc. Call it what it is, and than let people decide for themselves if that is the way they want our country to go.

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