Progressive Pete: Forward to the Industrial Revolution!

Progressive Pete: Forward to the Industrial Revolution!

I keep saying that people who call themselves Progressive always seem to want to take us backwards.

In the name of “progress,” they have once again embraced the racial discrimination of the past.

In the name of “progress,” they are once again making the same argument about some races being incapable of intelligence and learning that was advanced by eighteenth century taxonomist Carl Linneaus.

In the name of “progress,” they have regressed to the point of believing that an angry Mother Earth punishes us with hurricanes and wildfires.

In the name of “progress,” they want to return to the time of Inquisition — treating anyone who doesn’t “believe” in the state-sanctioned religion of “science” as a heretic.

You would think someone who calls himself a Progressive wouldn’t be so bloody focused on sending us back to an earlier time.

Then again the Left has stripped words of meaning. When “anti-racists” are some of the biggest racists out there, and “infrastructure” no longer means roads, bridges and dams, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that “Progressive” no longer means making progress.

Despite what we were led to believe, Progressive doesn’t mean kicking the dust of the past off our shoes and stepping into a bright and better future.

It means going backwards.

Case in point, Progressive Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg:

Progressive Pete

Yes, my friends. Let’s kick the dust of the past off our shoes and step into the 19th Century!

Just think of the freedom! No more will you be saddled with the chains of leaving when you like, taking the route you choose and stopping on your timetable! Nope! Now you can travel like Mary friggin’ Crawley racing to catch the nine-thirty train from Downton to York on her way to catching the train to London! And if you miss it, don’t worry, there will be another train tomorrow.

What freedom!

Who knew our bright and better future would be a return to the Industrial Revolution?

There is nothing progressive about these people. Not one thing. They are, as I said the other day, Regressives.

When it comes to a free society, nothing was a greater leap forward than the mass-marketing and sale of automobiles. It gave us control over our own movements. It made us less beholden on others to get us where we wanted to go.

Post World War Two, when automobiles became so prevalent and affordable, even young people were buying them. So enamored of the freedom that came with owning a car, we never wanted to get out of them. So we made drive-in movie theaters and drive-in restaurants with car-hops bringing our meals out to our cars.

The car became a symbol of American freedom.

“See the USA in your Chevrolet.”

Progressive Pete doesn’t want to get rid of our reliance on cars because of the climate. Car ownership means freedom. And freedom is an obstacle to the Progressive.

They want us restrained, hindered, limited. And most importantly, they want to strip us of our freedom to choose and make us entirely dependent on the government.

We will travel in the manner they choose. We will work where they choose. We will live where they choose. And we will turn over our children to be “educated” the way they choose.

Convenience is bad.

Choice is bad.

Autonomy is bad.

Liberty is very bad.

So “Freedom,” like “Infrastructure,” will be redefined … in the manner they choose.

This is their bright and better future. And there is nothing Progressive about it.

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6 thoughts on “Progressive Pete: Forward to the Industrial Revolution!

  • May 1, 2021 at 10:41 am

    ‘Mary friggin Crawley’. Now that’s some kinda funny!

  • May 1, 2021 at 10:47 am

    It may be too easy and obvious, but how appropriate that “packing Pete” is pictured on a “train” (perfect imagery and metaphor). These so-called experts (read imbeciles) can’t possible think that Americans, at least those with a functioning brain and a love of freedom, will give up their personal transportation, even if the trains run on time (probably to the nearest FEMA camp for a re-education vacation). Many who are not woke are waking up to the looming tyranny and planning appropriate responses to the relentless attacks on our freedoms. Here in the upper Midwest, it is such a nice day I think I’ll fire up my big block, CO2 emitting Corvette, take a long, meandering drive, and see my little corner of the USA in my Chevrolet. I’ll probably have a nice juicy steak on the grill to do my part in controlling the number of those insidious methane producing bovines, and start planning which fireworks to purchase for my Fourth of July block party with a big crowd of non-relatives (NO MASKS allowed, of course).

    • May 1, 2021 at 11:12 am

      Have you ever heard the old saying “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar?” I made this ‘shop image of Pete on a train because he’s talking about trains. Don’t let’s go digging for hidden meaning where there is none.

  • May 1, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    More the point – trains are not speedy, are expensive and not really comfortable. I looked into going from Regina SK to Toronto Ontario on the train for a holiday. First – the train station has been turned into casino so I would have to go north to Saskatoon and then it would take a minimum of 2.5 days to get to Toronto. As much as I hate flying (since you spend longer in lineups and waiting that it takes to flight to actually get anywhere), since I only had 10 days of holidays spending half of it on an very expense and not really comfortable train was not on.

  • May 2, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Damned funny how the rich and powerful never complain about the environmental insult caused by their private jets and limousines.

    I wonder why that is. I’ll start taking them a bit more seriously when I see Biden roll up in a SmartCar without a 200 member Secret Police escort.

  • May 2, 2021 at 10:34 am

    One need only look at the LA to San Francisco bullet train disaster to see our future. Projected opening date has been pushed to the 2030s. A portion of it planned to, maybe, open early, the Bakersfield-to-Merced route will operate on a single track only. Of course, they assure us that a head-on collision is IMPOSSIBLE with all the safety controls in place.
    To build two new airport in two separate cities requires only two Environmental Impact Statements (EISs). To build a railroad between those same two cities requires an EIS along the entire route. One of the reasons the cost of the train has risen from an initial $35 billion to over $100 billion and pushed the completion date forward at least 12 years. The project could be called a near total failure; I look forward to hundreds of similar projects across the U.S.

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