conservative: 1. disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc.
progressive: 1. advocating improvement or reform.
synergy: 1. the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual contributions.
Conservatives and Progressives only and always co-exist, need each other to persist, and can greatly benefit to optimize their inherent partnership rather than criticize a connected part of themselves.
Progressives experiment, with most failing at least in part. Successful experiments that are broadly adapted into policy become “conserved.” Therefore, conservatives protect progress, and progressives create conservative values.
3 synergistic partnerships to unite Conservatives and Progressives: peace, prosperity, unity in diversity
Truly progress on a global scale, and conserved in all successful communities, peace is worth all our attention.
Conservatives should be outraged that the US does not engage in endless wars to conserve peace or freedom. Ongoing lie-started and Orwellian-illegal Wars of Aggression require all US military and government to refuse all war orders because there are no lawful orders for obviously unlawful wars, and no other way to conserve Oath and Honor. Those of us working for this area of justice are aware of zero attempts to refute this with, “War law states (a, b, c), so the wars are legal because (d, e, f).” All we receive is easy-to-reveal bullshit.
Progressives should demand an obvious change: arrests to remove .01% apparent War Criminals. This reform is required in the face of tremendous crimes:
- Wars of Aggression (the worst crime a nation can commit).
- Likely treason for lying to US military, ordering unlawful attack and invasions of foreign lands, and causing thousands of US military deaths.
- Crimes Against Humanity for ongoing intentional policy of poverty that’s killed over 400 million human beings just since 1995 (~75% children; more deaths than from all wars in Earth’s recorded history).
- Tens of trillions in looting, including $6.5 trillion just reported by the US Department of “Defense” as “lost.”
Until sufficient synergy among Conservatives and Progressives, we’ll continue to suffer annual .01% killing of millions, harming of billions, and looting of trillions.
The US was founded with monetary and banking reforms to reclaim power from British oligarchs.
Conservatives should protect these game-changing ideas documented by many of our most honored Americans. Among them:
- Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Thomas Jefferson,
- President Andrew Jackson, famous inventor Peter Cooper,
- New York City Mayor John Hylan, two House of Representatives Banking Committee Chairs,
- Benjamin Franklin, William Jennings Bryan,
- Charles Lindbergh Sr., 86% of Great Depression economists.
Progressives should lobby for the ~$1,000,000 per average US household benefits of monetary reform and public banking.
There is literally nothing more valuable than this liberation.
3. Unity in diversity
Whether religious, spiritual, and/or philosophical, both Conservatives and Progressives must unite to be true to their ideals.
Conservatives who are Christian must embrace that Jesus was a Temple-clearing rebel of both the existing religious “leaders” (foreign and domestic) and vicious empire (foreign with domestic minions). Jesus is perhaps the most powerful example for Conservatives honoring and protecting breakthrough new ideas.
Conservatives also honor and defend American ideals. American Founders were literal revolutionaries defending reneged government promises. If defeated, the Founders would have been declared traitors. This is our American Conservative heritage.
Progressives must reform a .01% rogue state empire in destruction of any philosophical, spiritual, and religious ideals. America upholds unity through diversity, or did, until the destruction of nearly all rights lawfully guaranteed in the US Bill of Rights within the US Constitution, and in Orwellian inversion of limited government.
Progressives must agitate to demand arrests, with those with lawful authority to enact it. An arrest is the lawful action to stop apparent crimes, with the most serious crimes documented here meaning the most serious need for arrests. US military, law enforcement, and all with Oaths to support and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, must take these actions to conserve rule of law.
In just 90 seconds, former US Marine Ken O’Keefe powerfully states how you may choose to voice “very obvious solutions”: arrest the criminal leaders (video starts at 20:51, then finishes this episode of Cross Talk):
‘Conservative’ and ‘Progressive’ drives exist within each and every human being. Honor the natural diversity within one continuum
In teaching social science courses to high school students, these young adults very much appreciate the bridge that this idea provides to connect so-called “Conservatives” and “Progressives” (“Liberal” has been smeared with corporate media, so few choose to identify with that banner). They seem to conclude that some human beings are more experimental, while others prefer to stick to tested and working principles.
Conservatives can, and should, appreciate the experimental because hey, it’s not their time, money, and energy doing the exploring, and Conservatives will benefit from any breakthroughs. Conservatives should never mock the very people responsible for each and every value they hold, as their values were once novel and often radical.
Progressives can, and should, cherish Conservatives for retaining their effective experiments, and doing the routine work required for functioning society. Progressives should thank Conservatives for upholding the values they created. Progressives should never mock their protectors for any lack of vision, as some people must retain that ground already won.
Individuals have each drive within: most of our attention is to routines with whatever’s left over to creative testing. Some people enjoy more time and attention to these conserved routines, while others prefer to minimize those in order to have more time for exploration.
Individually and together, we must embrace our “Conservative” and “Progressive” natures to created synergistic futures more powerful, beautiful, and innovative than we are able to imagine.
Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences (and here). I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.
Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at Carl_Herman@post.harvard.edu
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