I’m an original progressive (see avatar), and it was never about equality of outcomes like it is today. It was always about ensuring people had a fair shot to reach their potential and we protected ourselves where necessary from the overreaches of capitalism (like protecting the environment). And in all other cases leave people the hell alone. In other words, it was life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.Correct. I'm saying it may be being done under the banner of progressivism. But it's not.
You've never seen me state progressivism is pure. Sometimes it's spread its wings too far or too fast. It's not perfect. Certainly no political philosophy is. But its the belief system that allows the most people the opportunity to live in equality. And to have equal opportunity. This is not equality though. This is advantageous which defeats the basic premise of progressivism. Somebody took it too far. It just needs to be checked better from time to time.
Progressivism today is an abomination.