What Does It Mean To Be Progressive?
What does it mean to be progressive rose to my mind at the end of meditation. I meditate each morning and many times, as I come out of meditation, I will have a particular thought that runs through my mind. And it starts to form a particular line of thinking. Part of the meditation practice is to NOT follow thoughts. But as I reach the end of meditation I like to pick up on a particular thought and let it flow from one place to the next. I often get some really, really good insights when I do that.
The insight that I got this morning revolved around what does it mean to be progressive. And the reason that this was important to me is that I am very aware of how the left agenda, the progressive agenda, the socialist agenda, the Marxist agenda, indeed the democrat party, has lost many ideological arguments. And the reason I say that is that over the past 8 years those people that promoted these ideologies, which are primarily democratic politically, lost power in numbers that have not been seen since the 1920’s. It has been nearly a hundred years since the Republican party held the majority in political circles that it now holds again.
In 2008 the democratic party held majorities everywhere. The US House, the US Senate, and the Presidency. They held a majority of State governorships and state legislatures. As of today, they have lost it all. They have lost every single majority. And not by small numbers. The numbers are huge. American has rejected this view or ideological view of what it means to be American.
There are 99 state legislatures. There is a bilateral legislature in every state except Nebraska. There can be a majority in each branch that is usually composed of republicans or democrats with a smattering of independents. And while Nebraska has only one legislative branch, that one branch can be either democrat or republican in majority with a very small chance that it would ever be anything else.
In 2008, when Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, the statistics of left vs right went something like this:
The democrats held 60 seats of the 100 available in the US Senate. They had a huge majority in the house with 256 seats of the available 435. And the party held 28 of the 50 governorships. Fast-forward two years to the 2010 elections and the democrats lost that huge majority in the house and lost their majority position with governors. I chalk that up to the way that Obamacare was forced through when the majority did not want it. I know the news will tell you how wonderful it is over and over ad-nausium but that doesn’t mean the rest of the country ever believed it was wonderful.
I’ve done a whole podcast on the downfall of the media. It is still a mystery to them why their lies and deceptions to push this agenda are no longer working with most of the country that does not now, nor ever did, agree with their vision of America. Americans hate it that these organizations that are supposed to be providing news are really only providing agenda driven propaganda. And the more they push propaganda, the more Americans turn away from CNN, MSNBC, PBS and the rest. The internet has erased the power grip that allowed this hostile takeover by the media. The rise of radio communication allowed the media to control a greater amount of attention from the masses. They could lead the masses with their reporting. Newspapers and the written word were the only ways to get propaganda out until radio. If you couldn’t read, you couldn’t be propagandized so easily. So radio, TV, movies and so on let those who controlled these media have the final say on what was publicized.
Fast-forward to the 21st century and the internet gives us direct access to information that was previously sifted through, sorted and fed to us by a media that had an agenda. We have rejected that agenda.
So only two years into the Obama administration and these very large majorities were lost. They held steady through Obama’s re-election in 2012 and then the loses continued. I chalk up the democrats maintaining their standing for the four years from 2010 to 2014 to the media propaganda. These outlets just kept selling and selling and selling. And lots of people believed it – or hoped for change or something like that. But then the cost of the Obama policies began to be apparent. The national debt was skyrocketing. Things were not getting better for Americans, no matter what the media kept telling them. The middle class was shrinking. And those of us that live in the middle class are very aware of this. The elite democrats still don’t see it. So in 2014 the democrats lost control of the Senate.
As of the completion of the 2016 election cycle, their losses are catastrophic for the party. All told, the democrats have lost 63 house seats THAT’S 63, 10 – count them – 10 Senate seats and 14 governorships. And speaking of state statistics, not only did they lose an incredible amount of governorships throughout the country, the state legislatures flipped also. Second only to the percentage of governorships lost is the number of state legislatures that are now republican controlled. Remember I said there were 99 of them. The Republicans now hold a majority in 68 of those legislative bodies. Over 900 seats flipped from Democrat to republican during Obama’s 2 terms. Numbers like that are quite historical. Again, not since the 1920’s has the Republican party held so much sway.
Now let me put in a small caveat here. The country is not so happy with the Republicans either. But the reckless, out-of-control upheaval of all that America stands for was simply too much for the majority of people of this country to bear. And they stood up in numbers to halt that progress and, hopefully, to reverse some of the damage as soon as the method for connecting them was invented. The Internet.
And that brings me to the heart of today’s topic. What it means to be progressive. And why the argument was lost. This is important because the progressive Hollywood crowd and the Universities are still pushing their agenda as if nothing has happened to let them know that they are in the minority when it comes to the citizens of America. Their ideology has nothing to do with how most Americans live their lives. And the media gives Hollywood and universities the platform to spout their drivel. The media would have you believe that these people in Hollywood and on college campuses, who are so completely out of touch with living the day-to-day life that most Americans enjoy, have the wisdom to tell you what American should be, what American values are and so on.
It’s amazing to me that these people still live in the land of OZ where they say, “pay no attention to that made behind the curtain.” They think that we don’t see riots promoted as “protests”. We can see they are riots. They think that we don’t see the Hitler-like extermination of the next generation through abortion in support of promiscuity because that’s what Hollywood has always promoted. Sure, they promote their agenda that it’s a woman right to choose. But that just makes lots of women murderers and the doctors performing the abortions are accomplices. The progressive will throw out ideas like “what about rape and incest” and think that we don’t see that the numbers of abortions are staggering.
So why am I harping on this? Is it because it is a sin? Is it because it is murder? Well, yes partly there. But the real reason that I am harping on this is that abortion, paid for or subsidized by the government, leads women to be promiscuous without regard to their physical and emotional health.
This is what it means to be a progressive woman today. You can screw anybody, anytime that the urge hits you. There is no need for self-discipline. There is no need for self-awareness of your role as a woman. There is no need for you to be in touch with what it means to be a woman and the responsibility that comes with that role. Nope. You can just behave hedonistically, like an animal, responding to any urge as it arises without regard to the consequences. Hey, after all, there are no consequences, right? There is abortion. There is welfare if you decide to keep the child.
There are quotas for the number of women admitted to certain educational programs. There are quotas for companies to hire women into certain positions. Women have it made in today’s America. But they still complain and they want more. They are running out of things to grasp onto and are getting more and more ridiculous in their demands. If you haven’t seen how ridiculous these arguments have become, just turn off the TV and go to the internet and get a good look at the radical feminists all over the place and what they do. I know you’ve seen the dressing up as vaginas and such, but there is so much more that you will never see on the news.
And the reason that so any democrats who call themselves progressives are losing this argument is that women are standing up and speaking out against this kind of outrageous, rebellious teenager, behavior. Because there are lots and lots and lots of women who are not in Hollywood and who don’t like it when college students dress up as vaginas and march for women’s rights. They ostracize and demonize the women that I admire as true feminists that know the true value of womanhood. There are lots of women who don’t identify as victims, as weak, as needing the government to take care of them. There are lots and lots and lots and lots of them. And more and more of us are turning to the internet to find others that think like us and to get our voices heard. The certainly won’t be heard on mainstream media.
The majority of women in this country hear this blathering stuff that is promoted by the media and Hollywood and know in their heart of hearts that it is wrong for them and it is most definitely wrong for their daughters. Many are now in their 30’s and realize that they were sold a bill of goods by these so-called feminists. They realize that they want to be wives and mothers. That is actually their heart’s desire. And no wonder. That is what they were born for, that’s why they were born women.
Many of them like having that short, butch haircut. But lots of them like being feminine and looking feminine and excel at being feminine. These are the real feminists. They make it their business to enhance the qualities of being a woman. And I don’t mean objectifying themselves by trying to imitate some Hollywood babe – who is by the way complaining about being objectified while they are the epitome of why women are objectified. Women want to support their husbands and their children and their communities. And they dress appropriately for those functions.
Women who are real women and know what it means to be a woman, to make a life-long bond to provide security for yourself and your children, have let the so-called feminists speak for and be the voice of all women as if we all thought the same way as them. We don’t and those days are over. We, the majority, don’t think like them. We don’t want to go to Hollywood and live with the risks and setbacks and hardships that come with that. We don’t want to be a CEO and sacrifice having a family in order to create and maintain that no matter how many times we are told that do by the media. We don’t want to be equal in numbers in the board room. We want to have a life partner who will support us while we have children and raise the next generation. Because that’s what women do. We have babies and raise the next generation. We have let the minority who don’t want this life have this really loud voice. That party is over.
And don’t get me wrong, if you are a female and you want to be some high-powered executive, then more power to you. Go for it. The road will be long and hard and filled with setbacks and challenges that the rest of us have no desire for. But don’t ask us to think of you as needing some additional rights that you don’t already have in order to get there. You have the right to make choices in your life that affect yourself and others. Some choices are harder than others. That’s life. If you make a hard choice and the road gets tough, you do not have the right to make me pay for your choices. You do not have the right to speak for me as if I agree with your life choices. I don’t agree with your life choices. You gave up your femininity and made a different choice. I support your right to make those choices. But again, I do not support you forcing all of us to agree. And I don’t support your so-called right to make anyone else pay for those choices. Additionally, I do not give you the right to speak for femininity when you have so little experience at being a woman. You have so little knowledge about what it means to be a woman. You chose to NOT be a woman. You chose to make your own path. We will no longer allow you to paint that path as being feminine. Sorry, it’s just not. You will need to name it something else.
Women vote in larger numbers than men. Ladies, let’s take back our role as women. Let’s revive what it means to be a woman. Let’s find ways to use all this really, really great modern technology to be better wives, to be better mothers and to be better community organizers who look out for the sick, the poor and the elderly. Let’s use what we have today that we didn’t have in the 50’s to be even better at what we were born to do.
The progressive ideology is dying in the US. But make no mistake, it is not dead and will try to rise again. Ladies, women of the world, take back your power and get ready to right the ship. Don’t let them run away with your daughters again. My mother gave in to me in the 70’s and 80’s. She surrendered to the seemingly insurmountable multitude of women who were screaming for the right to screw without consequences. She let her voice be silenced. She let me go on my own and screw up my life. I am reforming my ways.
And I know there are lots and lots and lots of you out there who are also reforming your ways. We were sold a bill of goods ladies. We were told that being a wife and mother was somehow making us less than we are. It was a lie. We are the phoenix rising from the ashes. We are armed and ready to take down the evil that demeaned us and demoralized us as women. We will take it down and never let it rise again. Let us define what it means to be a woman, the feminine progenitors of the universe.
What does it mean to be a progressive? It means you are on your way out.