Hilarity Clinton is fond of proudly announcing that she is a progressive. She seldom defines the word by expounding her political views and goals. She just throws the word out there like a gauntlet, daring anyone to challenge her "progressivism." But what does the word actually mean?
Progressive was a word coined by Theodore Roosevelt in the first decade of the Twentieth Century. And what did Roosevelt mean by the word? He meant the breaking up of private companies and the creation of executive level agencies such as the FDA to interfere in the economic activities of the private sector. In other words, he meant government control of private enterprise.
There is another, more commonly used word for that activity – Fascism.
In typical politispeak, Roosevelt chose the exact opposite word – progress – to describe his vision of a regression to a feudalistic society. And the meaning of the word has not changed since Roosevelt introduced it to the political vocabulary in 1901. It helps to understand Ms Clinton and other "progressives" if you understand that when they say progressive, they mean Fascist.
Another of the false flag words continuously used to distract us is democracy. The word democracy was popularized by Woodrow Wilson as justification for his progressive attempts to remold the United States in his elitist image.
And how did Wilson exercise what he called democracy? By hiring Walter Lipman and others to maintain a constant barrage of propaganda to convince the American People of everything from the advisability of going to war with Germany to the wisdom of banning alcoholic beverages.
Democracy, in other words, is a euphemism for the propaganda manipulation of public opinion. The word democracy conjures images of Athenian freemen congregating in the Agora to vote on whether to go to war with Sparta. But Wilsonian democracy was not the will of the people. It was – and still is – the creation of a government desired and convenient "will of the People" through the media and other means.
One of those other means is what is euphemistically called political correctness. Political correctness is the substitution of one word or phrase for another – supposedly "offensive" – word or phrase. But who determines what is "politically correct?" And why?
The answer to the first question is the government. The answer to the second is to "democratically" create a desired public opinion. Political correctness is just a more subtle form of propaganda. Its purpose is perception control, and the mechanism it uses is vocabulary censorship.
This is the same thought control method expounded by George Orwell as "Newspeak" in his novel 1984. The concept is to restrict the ability to think by restricting the tools of thinking – words.
One of the most egregious examples of this is President Obama's refusal to use the word terrorism to describe Muslim acts of terror. By trying to remove the word "terrorism" from the national vocabulary, he is attempting to impede our ability to identify Muslim terrorism for what it is.
We must, if we are to think clearly, resist the thought control efforts of the government. And the first step in that effort must be to clearly define the words used by the thought control police in their efforts to reduce us to grey smocked automatons.