The basic tenet of the Progressive Movement is to move the U.S.A. progressively away from the Constitution toward direct democracy (i.e. Socialism/Communism, “popular rule”).
"After all, this is the “land of the free.” Plus, we won the Cold War against the Soviet Union and its miserable Marxist “utopia,” didn’t we?
Moreover, Marx himself – the bearded German revolutionary who predicted the world’s workers would rise up and conquer all the evil factory owners and usher in a socialist paradise – was wrong, wasn’t he? His big “workers’ revolt” never happened – except in Russia. And it’s certainly not happening in today’s America.
All true. But look beyond Marx’s deluded theories about workers revolting, and instead focus on what Marxism really means – an all-out attack on free-market capitalism and the productive, job-creating segment of society, coupled with plans for massive confiscation and redistribution of wealth and power by an all-powerful, all-controlling government. Oh wait – now that sounds exactly like what is happening in today’s America."