If I tried to write this post I a manner that would be acceptable to all and not offend anyone, I wouldn’t be able to write it. I’m sorry, but I can’t let his one go. There is an important lesson to be learned here, so I am going to post this anyway. If it offends, then just stop reading my posts.
Here is what caught my attention: a comment by an RNL reader, Melfamy.
I seek the truth, you play word games. Coded speeches my ass! Where do you get these stupid ideas?
All these progressives you hate? They put this country on top, they made us a wealthy country, a superpower. If that was a 100-year plan, then by God, let the bastards run the world!
OK, Let’s take this one piece at a time starting with this:
“Coded speeches my ass! Where do you get these stupid ideas?”
Those of us who have taken the time to read what Progressives have written throughout their history know that they are the ones who admit to using code words in their speech. This has been advocated openly. You can find it in the writings of Progressives such as Edward Bernays, Walter Lippmann and Saul Alinsky. You can even find it in the writing of Woodrow Wilson who said that Communism would be the best form of governance for the United States, but it had to be sold under a different label before Americans would accept it. This is where the term “Progressive” actually comes from: a re-branding of their true ideology so as to deceive their target audience. They did it again after they were initially discredited. At that time, they re-branded themselves as “liberals.” They then destroyed that label, so now, they are trying to go back to “Progressive.”
This is also why the openly Left operatives in the Progressive movement accuse people on the Right of “dog whistles.” They say that because they know that there are Progressives on the Right, and that all Progressives speak in code. They have to because their ideology cannot survive in America if it tries to operate in the full light of day.
There is much more in the historical record that clearly demonstrates that Progressives use code words. John Dewey is another very important example and we will return to him shortly. The point is, we who pay attention “get this idea” from the Progressives, themselves.
“I seek the truth, you play word games.”
This is one of those statements that often leads to very heated confrontations as it turns objective reality on its head. As I just explained, Progressives are the ones who admitted to each other that they had to use deception to get the American people to support their agenda. Progressives have demonstrated a long history of this deception. So it is difficult to understand how a person can claim to seek truth while openly supporting the Progressive agenda. Either their idea of truth is different from that in the dictionary, they are deceived themselves, or they are among the deceivers. Personally, I happen to believe the majority are deceived, themselves. This is easy to understand given that there are Progressives in both major Parties. So it is easy for someone to recognize the spirit of deception in the opposing Party, but they often can’t or refuse to see the same thing in their own Party. However, in this particular case, Melfamy is not deceived. He has made a conscious choice. I’ll explain shortly, but will address the last part of his comment in the process:
“All these progressives you hate? They put this country on top, they made us a wealthy country, a superpower. If that was a 100-year plan, then by God, let the bastards run the world!”
I take Melfamy at his word: he wholeheartedly supports the Progressive agenda. He sees them as being the power that made America great – as he understands great. So let’s look at what this means:
1 – Manifest Destiny is a Progressive idea. This is the idea that America should dominate the continent under Jackson, but also that America should dominate the world under Wilson. Melfamy has spoken out against American imperialism in the past, but now he is praising it by praising the Progressive agenda/record.
2—John Dewey was a Progressive. His goal was to change society by using the school system to indoctrinate our children. He accepted deception as part of the process. Melfamy once called this man and what he wanted to do “evil,” but now he is praising it by praising the Progressive agenda/record.
3 – Progressives have always been racist. Wilson segregated the military. He was a famous racist, as was Margaret Sanger. Sanger founded Planned Parenthood to eliminate the black race, as well as other “undesirables.” Melfamy has spoken out against racism in the past, but now he is praising it by praising the Progressive agenda/record.
4 – Eugenics is a Progressive program, and was instrumental in assisting Germany in developing their idea of “The final Solution.” This connects American Progressives to the Holocaust. By praising the Progressive agenda, Melfamy is praising their connection to mass murder.
5 — The American welfare system was designed by Progressives and has been largely responsible for the destruction of the black family and middle class. By praising the Progressive agenda, Melfamy praises this, too.
6 – Progressives have been responsible for the destruction of the U.S. Constitution. By praising the Progressive agenda, Melfamy is praising the destruction of our Constitution and the protections afforded under the Bill of Rights.
7 – Progressives are responsible for the IRS and income tax. He is praising this, too.
8 – Progressives are responsible for establishing the Federal Reserve and, thus, destroying the value of your money and creating a debtor economy/society. Remember, this is directly connected to the same thinking that produced the national debt, which now enslaves countless generations yet to be born. Melfamy is praising this, too.
9 – Progressives invented propaganda, and openly advocated taking over our media – News and Entertainment – to control public opinion. Melfamy is praising this.
10 — The minimum wage is a Progressive idea. It is connected to the idea that society owes you something simply because you were born. This has been directly responsible for eliminating many of the service jobs that young kids used to take which helped them learn to be worth more money while making everyone else’s life easier. These were jobs like the service station attendant, movie theater usher, elevator operator and grocery delivery boy. Melfamy is praising the loss of these job as well as the social institutionalization of an entitlement mentality.
There is more – much more – and Melfamy has every right to believe these are the sort of things that make a nation “great.” It’s just that history has shown these are the things that destroy a society and make nations vulnerable to takeover by tyrants. This should be enough to explain why I have a problem with anyone who claims the Progressives should be allowed to run this country. I only hope you see and understand it as well.