Seussgate; Have Leftards Finally Jumped the Proverbial Shark?

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    Not kidding at all

    pro·gres·sive
    (prə-grĕs′ĭv)
    adj.
    1. Moving forward; advancing.
    2. Proceeding in steps; continuing steadily by increments: progressive change.
    3. Open to or favoring new ideas, policies, or methods: a progressive politician; progressive business leadership.
    4. Progressive Of or relating to a Progressive Party: the Progressive platform of 1924.
    5. Of or relating to progressive education: a progressive school.
    6. Increasing in rate as the taxable amount increases: a progressive income tax.
    7. Tending to become more severe or wider in scope: progressive paralysis.
    8. Grammar Designating a verb form that expresses an action or condition in progress.
    9. Music Of or being a style that emphasizes virtuoso technique, rhythmic and melodic complexity, and unconventionalforms and instrumentation: progressive rock; progressive jazz.
    n.
    1. A person who is open to or favors new ideas, policies, or methods, especially in politics.
    2. Progressive A member or supporter of a Progressive Party.
    3. Grammar A progressive verb form.

    Just because everyone has their own opinion on it doesnt mean that there is no original standardized meaning.

    This is the case with most concepts to some degree.
     
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    The Regressives put a great deal of effort into trying to convince me that they don't care about my posts.

    Remember grade school?

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    :lol:

    Do any of those definitions suffice, in your mind?

    My point is that political labelling is meaningless, outside of being used as a comparative tool.

    There is no standard definition for what a political "progressive" is. The people who self-apply the term have an entirely different definition of what it means than you do.

    If you see "progressives" as the enemy, then you'll create the definition that you need - and if you're particularly insecure about your views, you might even try to change the name to a semi-comedic play on the term.
     
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    Who then became Ambassador to the United Nations ... Probably just a coincidence ... :thup:

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    Why should the taxpayers have been responsible for those families because they chose to have more kids than they could feed?

    When, with all the social programs around today, people can get more for doing nothing than they can make working, where is there incentive to work?

    If people, as you say, truly want to get off such programs, why do they stay on them for so long?

    Who pays for the counseling? Taxpayers? You?
     
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    We once had an agricultural society with single denomination towns that all pulled together and there was no need for government welfare, but now there is and it has been duly enacted by law.

    Dont like it? You can always leave for something more suitable to your anarchism like Somalia or the Congo.
     
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    Sure, but it depends on the context it is used in.

    Language is not perfect, but it is all we gots. :)
     
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    It's not anarchism. It's expecting people to do for themselves what they should be doing for themselves instead of being lazy pieces of shit relying on others to do it for them.

    It's not a surprise someone like you that lived that way of life supports laziness.
     

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