Does progressive ideology constantly require the need to push boundaries even when it gets to a point where it inherently harms others? by Adventurous_Ad6212 in AskSaidIt

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One way of looking at some of the central interests. To offer some examples:

[ holds that it is possible to improve human societies through political action. As a political movement, progressivism seeks to advance the human condition through social reform based on purported advancements in science, technology, economic development, and social organization. Adherents hold that progressivism has universal application and endeavor to spread this idea to human societies everywhere. Progressivism arose during the Age of Enlightenment out of the belief that civility in Europe was improving due to the application of new empirical knowledge to the governance of society. In modern political discourse, progressivism gets often associated with social liberalism, a left-leaning type of liberalism, in contrast to the right-leaning neoliberalism, combining support for a mixed economy with cultural liberalism. In the 21st century, a movement that identifies as progressive is "a social or political movement that aims to represent the interests of ordinary people through political change and the support of government actions."]

AKA: progressives of different kind are normally concerned with the improvement of the standard of living and the human condition. This might seem like a no-brainer, but there are corporate and wealthy special interest groups actively trying to reduce progressive efforts that would give employees a better percentage of profits. The trends of the past 70 years have shown late stage capitalism and extreme income inequality developed because of money in politics. The group actively promoting the wealthy and corporate control are not Ike conservatives. They are radical Republicans. Thus, in order for progressives to succeed, they must push boundaries supported by neoliberal traitors (those AOC complains about, and Manchin and Senema &c) , and push boundaries set by other simps for corporate and wealthy doners, namely Repuglicans.