A summary of where we are at:
Those who call themselves Progressives are totalitarians.
Totalitarianism is strong central rule that attempts to control and direct all aspects of individual life through coercion, repression and propaganda. Totalitarianism supplants existing institutions with new ones and sweeps away of all legal, social, and political traditions. The totalitarian state pursues some special goal, such as industrialization or conquest, to the exclusion of all others. All resources are directed toward its attainment, regardless of the cost. Whatever might further the goal is supported; whatever might foil the goal is rejected. All dissent is branded evil, and differences are not permitted. Because pursuit of the goal is the only ideological foundation for the totalitarian state, achievement of the goal can never be acknowledged.
Under totalitarian rule, traditional social institutions and organizations are discouraged and suppressed. Thus, the social fabric is weakened and people become more amenable to absorption into a single, unified movement. Participation in approved public organizations is at first encouraged and then required. Old religious and social ties are supplanted by artificial ties to the state and its ideology. As pluralism and individualism diminish as people begin to embrace the totalitarian state’s ideology because of mass conformity to the beliefs and behavior sanctioned by the state.