Progressive-Era Progressivism (PEP) retroactively called National Progressivism (NatProg) or Bull Moose Progressivism (BMP) is an economically centre-left ideology prominent in the United States of America between the period of time after the Gilded Age and before the end of the First World War, although starting before the Gilded Age and continuing after the WW1.
Bull Moose Progressive wants a Square Deal for all citizens (the 3 C's of Conservation of natural resources, Control of corporations, and Consumer protection) as well as a strong military and trust busting.
Bull Moose Progressive is not too different to modern Progressivism, as both want welfare programs, improvements for workers rights, and transparency of political campaign contributions, but they differ in several meaningful ways.
Firstly; its positive attitude towards nationalism and military intervention instead of multicultural internationalism, Secondly; its more positive attitude towards traditional masculinity compared to modern progressivism's more negative attitude and Thirdly; having less of a focus on modern cultural issues due the fact it was prominent in the past.
Given that American President Theodore Roosevelt was its most famous proponent, NatProg is often used as a stand in or at least modelled on him, which can be seen given his design incorporating Teddy Roosevelt's glasses and cap as well as the optional Big Club. Another famous proponent of a form of NatProg was Woodrow Wilson (Although he was far different from Teddy and extremely racist).
B.M. Progressivism has it's roots in Enlightenment philosophy with the development of history as a progression from "barbarism to civilization".
An egalitarian notion of progressivism, seeing society as an inevitable rise to more and more equality can be traced to the Jacobin movement during the French Revolution with thinkers like Marquis Condorcet.
The evolution of Jacobinism into various socialist movements brought new left wing influences into American politics, as well. While socialist ideology never gained major support in the United States, a synthesis of these new notions of equality and the use of the state to achieve social justice emerged in response to the crises of the Civil War and the Gilded Age. These movements eventually coalesced into the Progressive Movement, which envisioned a modern America which would be a bastion of democracy and social justice at home, and a powerful force in the realm of global affairs.
How to Draw
B.M. Progressivism's design is based on the symbology of Theodore Rooselvelt's Progressive Party.
- Draw a ball.
- Fill the top 2/3rds of the ball blue fill the bottom 1/3rd with alternating red and white stripes.
- In the Blue section draw a vague outline of a Bull Moose's head.
- Add the eyes.
- (Optional) Draw a hat and glasses on the ball.
- (Optional) Draw a BIG stick with the ball
And you're done.
- Progressivism - Follows in my footsteps quite well, but grow a spine my child!
- Social Democracy - Still bustin' those trusts baby!
- Technocracy - Professionals have standards.
- Environmentalism - The national parks are for you buddy!
- Eco-Nationalism - Saving America's natural beauty, fuck yeah!
- Nationalism - I prefer my "New Nationalism" but welcome aboard!
- Longism - Colleague who enjoys busting those trusts as much as I do, but could use more democracy.
- Social Libertarianism - Economically based but falters a little too much on busting those trusts.
- New Dealism: My dear cousin. You followed in my footsteps quite well.
- Progressive Conservatism: I've always believed wise progressivism and wise conservatism go hand in hand.
- Revolutionary Progressivism - I am an American free born and free bred, I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
- Imperialism - Bad, unless it's American imperialism, which was incredibly BASED!
- Conservatism - Why do you carry my name in vain?
- Lawsonomy - EGADS!... You... are my child?
- Strasserism - Helps me break the banks, but too culturally right for my liking.
- Monarchism - Still wishing I could rough ride on that Kaiser.
- Oligarchy - GET OVER HERE SO I CAN KNOCK OUT YOUR MONOCLE WITH MY BIG STICK!
- Corporatocracy - I'M GONNA BUST YOUR TRUSTS!
- Bankocracy - BREAK THE BANKS!
- Woodrow Wilson - I COULD HAVE BEAT YOU IN 1912 IF YOU TAFT DIDNT RUN!!!
- Jingoism - To me "Jingoism" is a policy in pursuance of which Americans will with resolution and common sense insist upon our rights being respected by foreign powers. You're not any of that and instead just an insane megalomaniac.
- Indigenism - I don't go so far as to think that the only good Indian is a dead Indian, but I believe nine out of every ten are, and I shouldn't like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth.
- Neo-Nationalism - NOT THAT TYPE OF "NEW NATIONALISM"!
- Progressive Era
- Progressivism in the United States
- Theodore Roosevelt
- New Nationalism
- Woodrow Wilson
- Progressive party
- Square Deal