“Progressives” are a swarm of locust. They follow one of two courses of action:
1. (Incompetence) They consume themselves right away, each wave more radical than the previous one. They gain no mass support because of they are obviously a mob of snarling lunatics.
2. (Tyranny, then incompetence) They stay just sane enough to mobilize the masses against their imagined enemies, resulting in a mass exodus (or mass execution) of the people who actually produce. Then their support fades.