The Far Left On the Cusp of Total Success
The gap between the Progressive Era and the 1960s was bridged by people like Margaret Sanger and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Sanger gave us Planned Parenthood to speed up the move toward enlightenment by getting rid of the unwanted members of society, and Roosevelt gave us a government that dwarfed Wilson's to such a degree that its shadow still covers us today.
In 1947 the left received a decisive victory from the Supreme Court in Everson vs. Board of Education, when Justice Hugo Black and company somehow discovered the separation of church and state in the Constitution a full 160 years after the document had been written.
With the 1960s came not only the promise of "free love" but also Democrat President Lyndon Baines Johnson's promise of a free lunch through his push for a Great Society. The most expensive war in our nation's history, the War on Poverty, was launched and has since been used as a justification for the pursuit of the redistribution of wealth by every Democrat president since Johnson.
The late 1960s and early 70s witnessed the rise of radicals like Tom Hayden and Bill Ayers. They sided with our enemy in the Vietnam War, and Ayers openly warred against the U.S. with homemade bombs. And while comrades like Hayden and Ayers were spitting on our troops and carrying on like terrorists, a myriad of other Leftists began entrenching themselves in academia. The goal of these academicians was to push for a multicultural society capable of supporting the left's socialistic, mono-cultural dream at some future date.
In 1973 alone, the left succeeded in striking a deadly blow against the traditional family via Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that nationalized abortion and legalized today's ubiquitous practice of abortion on demand.
During the 1980s, the left ratcheted up their anti-American efforts in education by replacing courses grounded in Western civilization with others based on a world history perspective. This tactic drew the ire of William Bennett and Lynn Cheney, both of whom argued that "the core of the American college curriculum -- its heart and soul -- should be the civilization of the West." And Allan Bloom, author The Closing of the American Mind, reacted by pointing out that "feminists and leftists" were dead-set on "infusing into undergraduate education a cultural relativism" aimed at destroying the West's rich intellectual heritage.
But the left kept rolling and now enjoy the fact that their posterity holds tenured positions at universities around the country. They hold political offices, lucrative journalistic positions, and public policy posts. In the tradition of Hayden and Ayers, many of them also take part in environmental activism and anti-war protests.
And all these past successes aside, the left may just now be poised to accomplish their greatest feats. For they have one of their own in the White House. He's a real flesh and blood radical who has far more in common with Margaret Sanger and Bill Ayers than with George Washington or Thomas Jefferson.