Scratch a “progressive”, find a “communist”.
This appears more true than most imagined. Before you write to castigate me about linking the two, stop and consider what the logical progression is of a “Progressive” ideology. Any school of thought that gives the State power over the Individual, outside of what is allowed in our Constitution eventually ends in a Communist/Marxist/Leninist hell hole. If you don’t believe me, go ask most of Eastern Europe.
As time goes on, the vindication of Sen. Joe McCarthy continues to build.