George Will noted in a January 2, 2012 commentary (Minneapolis Star Tribune) that progressives are going to be haunted for some time by their worst enemy: Abundance. America has an abundance of fossil fuels including a two century supply of coal. Beyond that, we have an abundance of natural gas and oil. As noted by Will, progressives MUST “impede the development of the vast proven reserves of natural gas and oil here and in Canada”, using environmentalism and the United Nations as their tools.
As stated by Will, “progressivism exists to justify a few people bossing around most people, and because progressives believe that only government’s energy should flow unimpeded, they crave energy scarcities as an excuse for rationing–by them–that produces ever-more minute government supervision of American’s behavior.”
Does any of this sound like communism, fascism, or islamofascism to you? It is all the same. A few people trying to control everyone else.
This brings us to the so-called “occupy” movement. These morons focus on what they call the “one percent”. They see the one percent as the richest of the rich. They decry them as evil. In reality what their movement would create, if successful, would be another type of one percent. The Stalin, Mao, and Hitler type of one percent that would do much more damage to them and everyone else than a few billionaires could ever do.
When government is successful in controlling resources, as the Obama administration is trying to do, the rest of us suffer. America and Canada have vast resources that, if allowed by government, will serve us for centuries. When a government wants us to be subservient to its will, they will attempt to control and limit those resources. That is exactly what is happening under the Obama administration.
It is this type of top-down “progressivism” that has happened in Europe. How is that working out for them?
This is the same “progressivism” that led to the creation of Nazi Germany, The Soviet Union, Fascism in Italy, and Communisim in China and Cuba.
Let us realize what “progressivism” really is. It is control of the people by a few. It is Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Castro, and every other “progressive” (even American “progressives”) wrapped into one.
We need to stand up and see that truth. Otherwise we will go the same way as people in “progressive” nations have gone before us.