The Statue of Liberty went dark Tuesday, the day after President Donald Trump signed his revised executive order, dubbed the “Muslim ban 2.0,” excluding all refugees and people from six majority-Muslim countries. The darkening also foreshadowed the next day, Wednesday, International Women’s Day, which was organized as a strike this year: “A Day Without a Woman.” Lady Liberty, who for more than 130 years has proclaimed to the world “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” had disappeared, at least for a few hours, from the New York skyline.
Just to clarify a basic point, we've seen progress when it comes to the agenda of the liberal bourgeoisie, while progressive ideology has been swept under the carpet.
This isn't about nitpicking, but about fundamental concepts. There's nothing new about progressive politics. In fact, my own great-grandparents were solid progressives early in the 20th Century. Progressive politics center on core socioeconomic issues -- in a nutshell, keeping restraints (regulations) on corporate and financial powers on one end, while ensuring legitimate poverty relief and reduction programs on the other. Today's liberals reject this ideology. Apparently, they think our capitalism is now so successful that everyone is able to work, there are jobs for all, therefore no need for poverty relief. That's actually a conservative ideology.