The WRX-NFX: Facade, Freedom vs Progressivism: The Progressive Notion of Freedom

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I’ve been wanting to write a blog about the Progressive notion of freedom and what Progressives believe in when it comes to freedom. And how much individual-freedom if any they believe the people should have and I’m leaning towards Progressives believing in at least some level of. Individual-freedom my point is much and how much freedom should one have over their own lives and be able to. Make their own decisions with their own lives. As well as how much responsibility they believe that individuals should have with the freedom that would come in let’s say a Progressive-society or. A Social-Democracy which is what Progressive-society would be. Because in the last sixth months or so I’ve been reading a lot of blogs and articles by people who are supposed to be Progressives and yet. They’ve been advocating for things that would limit our freedom especially economically but also personally which I’ll get to later.

So-called Progressives lately have been more interested in giving the responsibility to the Federal Government. To take care of us with the latest two ideas being about nationalizing the healthcare-system all together and not just the health-insurance industry. But the healthcare-delivery system all together, as well as nationalizing the retirement-system and make Social Security the loan. Retirement-program in America and not the latest idea I saw a couple of weeks ago. About nationalizing the financing for our higher-education system. Again taking away the freedom of individuals to make these decisions for themselves and giving that power to the Federal Government. And then you get to the nanny-state business where again so-called Progressives and I’ll explain. What I mean about that want to outlaw things like soft-drinks, junk-food to go along with tobacco. Again taking the decision away from the individual to make these decisions because somehow government knows best. How individuals should live their own lives, to go along with the political correctness business. Where they would outlaw hate-speech if it weren’t protected by the U.S. Constitution. Which is what I want to get into are these ideas Progressive or something else.

Is it Progressive to believe that government should run our lives for us. Or would it be Progressive to have an educated society who can make the right decisions for themselves. And then government could play a major role in seeing that this educated society comes about. Well Progressivism at least in its classic form is about using government whatever the level is and. Yes Progressives tend to believe in a more centralized Federal Government then Liberals or Conservatives. And if you read this blog on a regular basis you know I differentiate between Liberals and Progressives. And to give an example Liberals are supposed to question authority, not be against authority but question it. Well a big part of Progressivism is about authority and using government to improve society and so forth. But if you are a real Progressive let’s say, then I believe you would want people to be able to have the knowledge and skills to be able to make their. Own decisions and not trying to outlaw things you view as unhealthy. So you would take the approach of individual-freedom for educated people over government knows best for us.

The two competing ideologies and mainstream ideologies on the Left. Are Liberalism what I subscribe to which is about a Liberal amount of freedom not government spending our money liberally. On our behalf which is sorta of the modern definition of Liberalism. Liberalism is all about individual-freedom and responsibility and that government’s job is to protect our freedom and empower those. Who do not have it to be able to live in freedom not try to run our lives for us. If you are actually a real Progressive yourself then you also believe in individual-freedom. Like the guy in the video said freedom vs Progressivism is a facade that if you are a Progressive you believe in. Freedom but for all people and that government needs a safety-net for people who fall through the. Cracks and you need a strong public-education system so everyone can live in freedom. Even if that means higher taxes to finance this safety-net so no one has to starve and so forth. But you also believe that it’s not governments job to run our lives but just be there when we need it and so. Forth but not try to protect us from ourselves.

What I’m getting at is going forward is for Progressives to be Progressives. Then they have to believe in freedom as well and not just be about the welfare-state and certainly not about the. Nanny-state but be about what can government do for the people who need it so they can live in freedom. Like the rest of the country and what do we need government to do to make sure that everyone has freedom. And freedom is not based on who our parents are but what you do with the quality opportunities that are in front of all of us. That Progressivism actually needs to be about progress just like Liberalism is about liberty for Progressivism to be real.

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2 Responses to The WRX-NFX: Facade, Freedom vs Progressivism: The Progressive Notion of Freedom

  1. TheWRXnFX says:

    Most so called liberals and conservatives are progressives, so much so that Progressives may be considered a blanket term that includes both factions.Truth is not relative and there is no room for progress in the truth because facts don’t just change to suite the audiences comfort…

    You seem to be fond of JFK, he was not a conservative or liberal, nor was he a progressive of any stripe. Kennedy aligned himself with the belief of our founders and framers, that man was endowed by God with the right to freedom and that Government was not the solution to any of the worlds problems. Much rather JFK believed that people being led by God were were the last hope for the future of humanity just as they have always been in the past.

    His stance on the issue was an obstacle for the progressives and threatened to derail or at least delay their progressive agenda for an entire generation. LBJ on the other hand was willing to make a “new deal”, that is to day he was so ambitious that his positions were negotiable and thus began the modern age of federal political corruption.

    Below I have included the last 6 paragraphs of JFK’s most renowned speech I cut down as much as i could without distorting the points he was making read it and find that JFK was as I first presented, antithetical to progressive thought.

    “In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than in mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course. Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty….

    Now the trumpet summons us again….. a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out,… a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.

    In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shank from this responsibility — I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavour will light our country and all who serve it — and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

    And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.

    My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.

    Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world…, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.”

    • The classical definition of a Progressive is someone who believes in using government to improve society so more people benefit from freedom. But not to run peoples lives for them which is what a lot of so-called Progressives seem to believe today. That Americans are under taxed, have too much choice and responsibility regarding our own lives. Which was one of the points of this blog. The reason why I used your video is that you seem to get that and do not view freedom as dangerous but something that should be for all of. Us and not just the special few in society. My personal definition of a Progressive which is not the classical definition is someone who believes in progress. Someone who wants society to move forward so it works for more people. And under that definition I would be a Progressive even though my personal politics are Liberal and my role for government would be more limited. And under my definition President Barack Obama would also be a Progressive at least as it relates to economics but less so as it
      relates to civil liberties.

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