130 years ago, the pillars of republican progressivism were:

1) protecting social welfare
2) promoting moral improvement
3) creating economic reform and
4) fostering industrial efficiency
The focus was on emancipated, postbellum America, runaway banks, greed and moral decay, and abuses due to the industrial revolution. However, the emphasis was placed on the power and structures of government versus outcomes for the people.
Today, democratic progressivism is focused on:

1) economic justice
2) social justice
3) humanitarianism
The priority is outcomes for change to affect people and improve lives. Improved lives enables community and economic development, increased civic participation, shared economic growth, and effective global leadership.
Good, efficient government policy, processes, and practices are the vehicle to achieve it. Ultimately, isn't that what we want as a nation?

If so, who would argue with that, and why?
@threadreaderapp unroll...

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Larry Middleton

Larry Middleton Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @l78lancer

2 May

A - Democracy is government rule of, for, and by the people,


B - Progressivism is governance, administration, creation and implementation of policy and processes to effect the broadest, most wide-ranging benefit and rights to the greatest number of people,


C - Democratic Progressivism is government directed by the people which seeks to provide greatest level of participation in, and benefits to the individuals being served on a forward-going basis.
It's government that maximizes rights and services to the people with the greatest possible efficiency. It's more meritocratic than egalitarian, but it endeavors to ensure minimal standards and benefits to all.
Read 27 tweets
30 Apr
If we, as a society begin to see race as a social construct instead of an excuse driven by man-made ideas self-interested philosophies predicated on fictitious biology, we can begin to clearly understand that race is a structure, but not an entity.
The top or roof of that structure rests on foundations that the roof pretend aren't there, but the entire edifice exists only to serve the top. There is nothing inherently better, worthy, entitled, or superior about the top.
It happens to be where it is, and benefits from everything else below. And, everything else must stay in place for the top to survive and remain intact as the apex. So every bit of the system is built to ensure and maintain structural integrity for the benefit of the roof.
Read 5 tweets
29 Apr
Joe Biden's speech last night was the exact opposite of American Carnage. That's why today it polled at 85% approval.

The republicans can't stand it, but they really have no idea what to do about it.
Trump took office in a country in relatively good condition, and he left it far worse than he found it. He did his best to create the carnage. Republicans have done everything possible to perpetuate damage.
Every lie the republicans have told about has fallen flat, because not only are the majority of Americans able to think for themselves, see with their own eyes, and assess their own experiences and emotions of how they feel about the country and the state of politics,...
Read 10 tweets
27 Apr

For the principle of the school in Florida who says that children who have been vaccinated must stay away from others who have not because the unvaccinated children will have bad interactions - YOU ARE AN IDIOT.
It was YOU people, who believe in Scott Atlas, who insisted on herd immunity. That resulted on over a half million deaths. Now that we have a chance at achieving it through vaccination, you are advocating for exactly the opposite of what you people claimed you wanted.
YOU should be removed and never be permitted to be involved with schools again because of child abuse.
Read 4 tweets
22 Apr
There are people in America who now, in retrospect, are examining the Chauvin conviction through deservedly critical eyes. Many are wondering, and some are dismayed that, with the mountains of evidence, testimony and proof, why conviction wasn't a slam dunk?
Some wonder why hasn't this happened before now? Those should be obvious assumptions. That's really the point though. Never in history have trials for these egregious incidents EVER been slam dunks. Most of the time they never make it to trial, not even to a plea bargain.
If that was the case Eric Garner and Walter Scott would've been slam dunks, too. The vast majority of cases never get charged. Therefore, the doubt and skepticism we experienced here were totally warranted. And while that must change, it is the norm. That's he hill we must climb.
Read 22 tweets
22 Apr
I keep hearing talking heads ask if people are concerned that the Chauvin conviction will now make people less desirous of police reform, or make the issue less of an urgent priority?
One verdict was never expected to solve the problem. It's impossible to believe that any reasonable person expected that. So why is that question even a real thing? I suppose they think that police have taken a break from killing and abusing people.
But in reality, the only people I've heard say anything about being less concerned about police reform are those same talking heads asking the question.
Read 5 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!