Does Glenn Beck ever get it? There goes Glenn Beck villifying those “evil and bad progressive” Everything is back because it’s “progressive” Glenn Beck’s nemesis known as the progressives.
Doesn’t Glenn Beck know that modern conservatism has its roots in progressive ideology? Doesn’t Glenn Beck know that modern conservatism would not exist without progressivism? Of course he doesn’t or cares to because the progressive is the enemy. The progressives laid the groundwork for modern conservatism because they were conservative for their time in the 1920s. The progressives created health regulations, food-handling regulations, health departments, and everything that makes our modern world safe for everyone to live in.
But Glenn Beck and his stupid rants about conservatism and his inflated ego on that TV show of his with that moron David Barton who he calls a “historian” but isn’t. America may have religious roots, but Barton goes about it all wrong in his analysis and presentation of his information. He has no training in his field, which is why he is an easy target for the far-left.
He may be right about some things, but his whole way of presenting his information is WRONG.
Forget about him. Glenn Beck is truly stupid to think that progressives are evil because the modern progressive movement is not the same as the progressive movement of the 20s. The progressives of back then were far more conservative than the ones we have now. They wanted to see the world be a safer world and a healthier world to live in for everyone. The progressive ideology of compulsory education, better healthcare, better life for everyone was what drove them in the 1910s and 20s. Without them, there’d be no modern civilized world. People would be dying of diseases, people would crapping in outhouses, people, would improperly handle food, etc. Glenn Beck is fully of crap when he says “Progressives are evil.” Today’s progressives are nothing. They are communists who hijack the term progressive to institute socialism. In that sense, progressive has a different mean, the meaning that Glenn Beck knows about. Progressive back in the 20s was more mild and conservative and more people-friendly if you like and they were for a reasonable government. Basically, they’d be about like today’s conservatives. Carry Nation for example was a progressive. Progressives banned alcohol. These were influenced by Christians, like today’s Christians are. Progressivism of the 20s, actually shares a lot in common with today’s conservative, whether or Glenn Beck likes it or not.
They were Republicans and Democrats who brought change.