So let us always be ready to review their history. The Left has a pattern that it consistently follows.
- They call themselves progressive; but their lust for power makes them regressive. Concentrated power comes at the expense of individual rights. There is no exception.
- They call themselves liberal; but more intolerance of others' opinion you will not find in any other group.
- They call themselves anti-fascists; but they really seek fascism with "the right people" in charge. Them.
So my point is we all should remember those words of Huey Long -- "Fascism will come to America in the name of anti-fascism." -- because we now know them to have been providing the Progs their vision in their long march through our institutions. Arguably, their antifascist cloak has been their most successful disguise of all.
Two comments posted there so far merit duplication here.
posted by SMARTY
“Liberalism is nothing more than the ideological disguise of the will-to-power of SOME people, who could NOT themselves be less Liberal” -- Albert Camus
Posted by GBA
Marxism-Leninism is particularly effective on the semantic level where it exhibits a devastating duality. It lulls its adversaries to sleep, while at the same time it mobilizes its followers to revolutionary action. The Communist International's Seventh Congress concluded that open use of revolutionary terminology does not promote the Marxist-Leninist drive for world domination.
Therefore, "revolution" has been changed into "liberation," "world conquest by the proletariat" has been changed into "peace and socialism," "armed seizure of power and liquidation of the bourgeoisie" has been rephrased to read "peaceful and gradual transition to socialism.''
Even the word "Communism," which every revolutionary is so proud of, has been changed into "progressive, "anti-Fascist" or "liberal." Further, to confuse their adversaries, the Marxist-Leninists have devised a new language which uses old words in the basic vocabulary. When they say "imperialism arouses the wrath of the people and digs its own grave," they mean "through our manipulation of the local Communist parties, and with a vast auxiliary corps of dupes ; and sympathizers, we so arrange matters that the free enterprise system and democracy are destroyed from within. -- From "Where is your America?" by Libor Brom, IMPRIMIS; Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan, 49242 Vol 11, No. 8., August 1982