Modern progressivism in the US is a divisive ideology. It seeks to divide the country into groups to keep them at war with each other: blacks against whites, men against women, straights against gays. Its philosophy is inherently founded on intolerance and its ability to switch off the rational mind to accept the irrational.
I am reminded of the following quote, written in 1925, by an obscure artist turned politician:
While progressives keep demanding that their goals are tolerance and equality, their protests, their press conferences, their rhetoric, their lawlessness, and their fanaticism, all point to an ideal contrary to its stated goals. They hide their intent behind a façade of lies and deceit.
I'm not saying that progressivism is fascist. (In fact, it is socialist.) I am saying that we should be wary of any movement that stifles freedom of religion, free speech, and the right to bear arms. I am saying that progressivism promotes its will, attempting to switch off the rational mind, in order to promote intolerance and rage.
Our country cannot long survive those who destroy liberty in order to promote equality.