What the Marxist/Progressives of today are advocating is a return to the days of sovereignty by government which means it is government that dictates what the individual must do and think. It is the doctrine of the Marxist/Progressive to protect those who would limit the speech and thoughts of others, to persecute those who would practice their faith in the God of the Bible, to punish those who would strive to achieve and to realize success, and to demonize those who have thoughts and beliefs other than what the Marxist/Progressive says is acceptable. It is for these reasons the American Colonists risked everything including their lives, so they could form a truly progressive society where all people have equal opportunity, have the right to worship freely, and are encouraged to think for themselves; a society and government that is exactly the opposite of what the Marxist/Progressive element in these United States today are falsely claiming as a progressive agenda.
The Marxist/Progressive element is advocating we should become a Collectivist (Marxist, Communist, Socialist, Progressive) society. A Collectivist society by definition must have a government that controls and dictates the lives and thoughts of the citizen. It is only in a Collectivist society that a government is tyrannical.
Our founders said we would be an Individualist society. Freedom and liberty can only exist in an Individualist society. Government is a servant and does not have the power to control the lives and interests of the people and therefore can never be tyrannical. This is the very reason the colonists signed the Declaration of Independence. In the Declaration of Independence that colonists specifically stated our rights come from God and not from man or government and therefore cannot be limited or nullified by man or government. Our founders believed the individual has the right and perhaps the duty to achieve to strive to fulfill his dreams and potential without regard for what the collective might believe would be in the best interest of the collective.
Here is just another example of the Marxist/Progressive Party (Democrat) showing its true anti-American beliefs as its Deputy Chief, Comrade Keith Ellison openly states how wrong our founders were when they said all individuals are free to pursue their happiness. Comrade Ellison would have us belief that the individual must only pursue what the collective dictates and what the collectivist believes to be in the best interest of the collective. This is the very essence of Marxism or Communism.
During a recent conference attended by many who advocate Marxism, freelance journalist Sarah Jaffe, writing for the website the Progressive, interviewed Ellison, who recently assumed responsibility for the Medicare for All legislation that was formerly under the guidance of the now-departed John Conyers. In the course of a rather friendly interview, Jaffe questioned Ellison about the Medicare legislation, racism, and income inequality.
With "economic justice" being one of the issues addressed at the summit, Jaffe mentioned to Ellison that the congressman had "made a joke about a maximum wage." Ellison quickly interrupted Jaffe, saying:
"No, I did not make a joke about maximum wage, I made a statement about maximum wage . . . If you were to say, look, if you make more than twenty times more than the people who actually make the products and do the services of your company, then we're going to tax you more—we're going to tax you at all.
"This idea that you can leave people in poverty as you are stacking up dead presidents like nobody's business has got to come to an end. I mean the CEO of McDonald's makes [$9,000] an hour and they're fighting people getting $15 an hour . . .
"Not only are they screwing over workers, they're screwing over the environment, they're clear-cutting forests so they can graze more cattle and we all know that like beef production is extremely abusive on the environment. They're bad actors, you know?"
And then Ellison reiterated that he is dead serious about instituting a “maximum wage”:
"I wasn't joking about having a maximum wage. Why shouldn't there be a maximum wage? I remember when Ford, GM, and Chrysler came for $25 billion to rescue the American auto industry. Okay, well how much does the guy who runs Toyota make? $28 million a year.
"OK stop right there. Where did you get that greedy? And how did you create a philosophy that says [it’s right] to protect your greed, so that if I say you shouldn't be that greedy, you get to call me a name? Because they do . . . If we say your incalculable greed is not acceptable, we get called communists. Why not call them what they are, which is avaricious and greedy?"
Though Jaffe elides it from her transcript of the interview, Ellison then waxed scatological about his view of CEOs and their attitudes towards their companies and their workers, saying that CEOs treat them "like toilet tissue, you wipe yourself with it and throw it away when you don't need it."
This is truly a regressive agenda that promotes a return to the days of tyrannical government where the sovereign government dictates the lives and interests of the people while declaring the individual cannot achieve based on their individual abilities but must conform to the wishes and dictates of the collective. This is pure, unadulterated Marxism or Communism.