The modern Progressive movement was born around the turn of the 19th century with adherents such as Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D.
Roosevelt; it is the movement to which liberal elite such as Hilary Clinton and President Obama proudly announce their allegiance. Who are they and
what do they believe?
"Originally, progressive reformers sought to regulate irresponsible corporate monopoly, safeguarding consumers and labor from the excesses of the
profit motive. Furthermore, they desired to correct the evils and inequities created by rapid and uncontrolled urbanization. Progressivism .....
asserted that the social order could and must be improved..... Some historians, like Richard Hofstadter and George Mowry, have argued that the
progressive movement attempted to return America to an older, more simple, agrarian lifestyle. For a few progressives, this certainly was true. But
for most, a humanitarian doctrine of social progress motivated the reforming spirit"
The progressive movement incorporated not only ‘green movement’ environmentalist, but proponents of the eugenics movement. Indeed, Adolf Hitler
himself credited the progressive eugenics movement in the USA for being the basis for the Arian purification program in NAZI Germany.
“The second stage in the development of the eugenics movement extended from 1905 to 1930, when eugenics entered its period of greatest influence.
More and more progressive reformers became convinced that a good proportion of the social ills in the United States lay in hereditary factors....
An educator, biologist, and leader of the American peace movement, Jordan's main contribution as a major architect of American eugenics was to bridge
the gap between eugenics and other reform groups. Like other progressives, Jordan subscribed to the Populist-Progressive criticism of laissez-faire
capitalism. Jordan had faith in progress and in a new generation. Yet, this optimistic environmentalism of Jordan's contradicted his
Darwinian-hereditarian outlook of the world. Ironically, a similar ambivalence - - a "love-hate" attitude toward environmentalism - - ran through
most progressive ideology.
For Jordan, the first president of Leland Stanford University, education permitted society's better members to outlive inferior peoples. Jordan
believed the twentieth century had no place for the weak, the incompetent, and the uneducated. In addition, Jordan urged an end to indiscriminate and
sentimental charity, a major factor he believed in the survival of the unfit. Jordan, like most progressives, viewed the urban setting as detrimental
and destructive to human life. He held the general progressive belief in the social goodness of the small town or farm. The progressive's romantic
attraction to the countryside can be partly explained by the alien character of the urban population. An increasing number of city dwellers belonged
to the "undesirable foreign element.’"
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood and the originator of the abortion movement had gained notoriety for vast sterilization programs
for ‘unfit breeders’ that were utilized in mental institutions and prisons during the 1920’s and 1930’s in the United States. She was one of
the “guiding lights” of the progressive movement and Hilary Clinton’s hero. She is also quoted by Himmler and Hitler as justification for the
Nazi Jewish sterilization program.
The Progressive Movement is nothing more than social Darwinism that hides behind compassion for the weak and less advantaged that’s real goal is
control and dependency of the poor on government handouts with the resulting freely obtainable and pushed abortion and sterilization of the ‘unfit
breeders’. The ultimate goal being a large reduction in population due to ‘green laws’ reduction in living standards, degraded health care by
way of socialized medicine, and killing off the restless masses in war and its resulting famine.
This will result in a ‘sustainable’ world population of around 500,000,000 with the ruling elite guiding every aspect of the ‘workers’ lives
and it is the main objective of the liberal elite today.
[edit on 5/7/2009 by SGTChas]