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Response to Hoyt (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 11:55 PM

5. He's a self-avowed Marxist who vehemently rejects the "progressive" label by

... by writing a screed that claims people cannot and will not improve over time through the ages, and buttresses it by quoting liberals, some of them out of context, as if to say "look! This guy is progressive and said a bad thing! That means progressives are bad!"

(He is right about Sanger and the eugenics movement.)

Let’s turn now to the history of Progressivism, or the social trends “disposed toward adopting new methods in government or education, holding tolerant and liberal ideas, and generally favoring improvement in civic life.” (emphasis added)

First of all, I am not a liberal. I oppose liberalism. I think it is as insipid as it is dishonest. And this is what “progressive” has come to mean in popular speech, liberal… since the latter term has been effectively demonized, with liberals handing conservatives the stick to beat them with.


https://web.archive.org/web/20110624102317/http://www.feralscholar.org/blog/index.php/2009/12/25/why-i-wont-call-myself-progressive/


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