... We all know about the parade of far-Left freaks that includes MoveOn.org, George Soros, Peter Lewis, David Geffen and their ilk, who are using their vast resources to propagandize the American public into voting us incrementally toward being a morally bankrupt, internationally castrated nation.
We've heard the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) referred to as "the most dangerous organization in America" due to its support for nearly everything evil.
Well, I think I may have discovered the second most dangerous organization in America.
I'm referring to the Washington-based organization Progressive Majority, a lobbying group dedicated to:
"…identifying and recruiting the best progressive leaders to run for office; coaching and supporting their candidacies by providing strategic message, campaign, and technical support; prioritizing the recruitment and election of candidates of color; and bringing new people into the political process at all levels.
"We elect progressive champions by:
- Identifying every electoral opportunity
- Recruiting the best progressive leaders to run
- Training candidates and staff to win
- Providing state of the art political support
- Helping them become effective leaders once elected.
"…We build locally to win nationally."
Their agenda – the Progressive agenda – includes well-spun catch phrases that translate into socialist policies, unfettered abortion, open borders, affirmative action on methamphetamine, economy-stultifying environmentalist zealotry, and more pliant, radical Cynthia McKinney and Charlie Rangel types in Congress.
Their president, Gloria Totten, "has worked for progressive causes and political campaigns for over 17 years and is considered one of the top political organizers in the country" She was once Political Director for NARAL (The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League), has worked on or managed "more than 75 federal campaigns", is heavily involved in Wellstone Action, serves on the Board of Directors for TrueMajority, and is also President of the Board of the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center – all far-Left political advocacy outfits.
When you cut through Progressive Majority's Coke commercial website and the altruistic claptrap, what you have is an organization dedicated to the stealth placement of "acceptable" candidates throughout a sleeping citizenry – at every level of government.
The most concerning (and convicting) of Progressive Majority's promises is that of helping candidates "become effective leaders once elected", essentially confirming said candidates as their agents. These candidates of course generally disavow any significant entanglement or identification with the organization, citing the "plausible deniability" of 527-like tax-exempt advocacy groups and PACs.
Americans need to recognize what a dangerous precedent this is, and what politics has become in America. Turning over local government to operatives for national lobbyists – of any political stripe – poses the spectre of a government in which the individual's vote is effectively nullified. According to Progressive Majority's stated mission, Americans from local to national levels will be governed by agenda-driven lobbyists in Washington, D.C. rather than locally concerned members of their communities.
It is time to step up our engagement in the Culture War. Make no mistake: This brand of Progressives aren't ‘Sixties liberals or misled Left-leaning Democrats; they are amoral socialists who intend to transform America into a cross between Amsterdam and San Francisco.
What I want to know is: Haven't we seen enough of the Progressive movement's results to know that their agenda is social and national suicide? The "progress" they've advocated over the last 40 years has been the direct cause of the culture of dependency and mediocrity amongst poor and minority individuals, the dissolution of the American family, an industry of black market fetus parts, widespread moral ambivalence, early sexualization of children, an epidemic of child rape (and occasionally murder), nascent religious persecution, weak foreign policies which served to embolden our enemies, and apathetic or even disdainful attitudes amongst Americans toward our sovereignty and the nation itself.
The choice: Americans, and Conservatives in particular can wake up and vigorously counter this blight, or we can start considering where we're going to put our red light districts and when we'll celebrate Gay Porn Day, which was recently signed onto the books in San Francisco.
Erik Rush is a New York-born columnist and author who writes a weekly column of political fare. He is also Acting Associate Editor and Publisher for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets. An archive containing links to his writing is at www.ErikRush.com. His book, "It's the Devil, Stupid!" is available through most major outlets. His new book, Annexing Mexico, has just been released.