Once the term progressive has been dragged through the mud by right-wing pundits, a new term will again be chosen.
Originally coined for progressive metal (aka prog metal), it is now used for almost every major genre. (On a side note listening to progressive music is like watching a good movie).
Progressive metal is defined by much lengthier songs, averaging 8-10 minutes each (with instances of 20, 40, and 60 minute songs that are also played live) with heavy emphasis placed on the technical aspects of playing instruments, a continuance of the progression from classical music that it's parent genres, thrash/speed, and heavy metal introduced. The lyrics are an advancement of the poetic harmony introduced in the lyrics of the speed/thrash metal bands Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Exodus. Also...progressive music tends to well up emotional responses very well, especially live.
The progressive metal movement was started by Fates Warning as they began to move from the Iron Maiden like sound of their first two albums. The term however was coined to describe Dream Theater, who is considered by most to be the band that defined the genre.
Aware, consienctous, flexible, realistic;
Promoters of Harm Reduction.
Paper Pusher: Liberal. Isn't Progressive an Era?
Journalist: Are you liberal or progressive?
Outreach Worker:What do you think?
These fools are frequently self-loathing, unsuccessful losers who can only feel better by projecting their failures onto their opponents.
A "Progressive" is identified by the following behaviors/beliefs:
- Knows what is best for everybody else
- Claims to be well-informed even though they get their news/talking points from the Daily KOS and/or MSNBC
- Believes that personal wealth is evil yrt they fawn over wealthy celebrities and limousine liberals
- Believes corporations and profit are evil, and will tweet about this 24/7 on their fancy iPad
- Thinks name-calling and demonizing opponents is the same as debate
- Accuses every person with a dissenting view of being a racist
- Supported Occupy Wall Street from the comfort of their living room, not the rape tent
- Drives a Prius with a COEXIST bumper sticker
- Believes in the rights of everyone, except those who disagree
- Thinks the Constitution is flawed because they can't control all 3 branches of government
- Believes YOUR success could only have come at THEIR expense
- Believes Al Gore is right about global warming, even though his carbon footprint 100X of the average person
- Thinks voter identification is racist, because it discriminates against dead people
Progressive: You racist hate-monger
Conservative: You said you believed in equal rights for everybody
Progressive: Racist! You should die!
2)Someone whose pneumatic demagoguery tends to cloud their judgment.
3)Someone who makes acyrologia of the words "logic" and "science."
4)Someone who believes all Scandinavian propaganda on how great socialism is, yet fails to realize how authoritarian things have become there.
5)People who ignore the +100 million who have died under socialist rule.
6)People who protest the killing and eating of animals while they vacuum out a human fetus from their/their girlfriends uterus.
7)Have lived off their parents until their late 20's early 30's.
8)Someone who thinks the government can fix everything by forcing people to be good at gun point.
9)A plague of dogmatism.
"Starving Russian mothers eating their dead children? Doesn't get more progressive than THAT!"