I’m not “progressive”. I’m left-wing.

Today is International Workers Day, or in more common parlance, May Day.
Today we celebrate those that gave us the eight-hour work day, the five day work week, the end of child labour, and the other foundations of the modern welfare state.

Today we celebrate workers.
And starting today, I am no longer going to call myself a “progressive”. I’m a democratic socialist.

For a long time now, I’ve felt obliged to describe my beliefs in a less specifically ideological fashion, by using the term progressive. In the past little while, I’ve started to re-evaluate what the word really means.

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