If statism is progress, why is history full of statism

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    and it never ended well? Wouldnt PROGRESS be learning from our mistakes?
    Do the regressives understand, in this country alone, most of what you bitch about came from the GOVERNMENT?
     
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    you're a pretty good poster
     
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    thanks frank!
    You have nice hair
     
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    lol...I have hair like that...true story
     
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    What's statism?
     
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    stat·ism
    ˈstādˌizəm/
    noun
    1. a political system in which the state has substantial centralized control over social and economic affairs.
      "the rise of authoritarian statism"
     
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    Who said that statism is progress?
     
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    People use statist policies as a way to push "progress"
    Such as loss of private property, individual rights and self defence
     
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    You assume progressive morons have a brain.
     
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    It's about human beings. The ones who want to have power and control are the ones who scramble to the top of the heap and then they do their damndest to stay there. It becomes entrenched and the very positions and institutions themselves become self-perpetuating. It will never stop. So you might as well stop bitching about it.
    G5000 has a good thread going right now about how to take power from our leaders. At least it will be good if he ever answers me. (Regulation )
     
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