Progressive Jumble [Update]

Have you ever taken notice of the letters that spell out progressive? They can be used to make many new words. But could it be accidental how many of those only or mostly convey unpleasant meanings?

  • Vipers
  • Grieves
  • Grievers
  • Gripes
  • Gripers
  • Gropes
  • Gropers
  • Pigs
  • Spies

I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few more. I will leave finding these up to the reader.

But there are other words that do not immediately convey negative meanings. And that suits the Progressive Movement quite well due to their subtle but — demonstrably — brutally frank intentions.

Take the word vise. It is a quite useful tool in the right hands. But not so nice when one finds oneself “caught between a rock and a hard place, ” eh?

Take the word progress. It implies advancement. But for whom does the advance benefit? The Mongol hordes were experts in the feigned retreat. Countless kings all thought they were making progress against them before they found themselves surrounded and wiped out.

Or take the word progressive itself. It is intended to convey proudly leading the public into a better future. But better for whom? The word also means incremental. As in step, by step. Slowly.



First, I would beg license of Fran’s love of Latin and add rogves to the list.

But far more importantly, I wish you all to take notice how a reader, Spotter, provided three words that should have been included in my list, one of which never even crossed my mind.


Given the atrocities associated with those mythical creatures (abducting and eating children) they indeed belong at the top of this list.

That is because not only have the Progs totally driven the program that has claimed more than 60 million pre-born babies since their push-through of Roe V Wade, they are up to their necks in protecting child molesters and cannibalizers. For years, beginning with Kamala Harris, the California AG has waged an ongoing persecution of one woman journalist simply for exposing Planned Parenthood’s selling of baby parts.

I cannot think of a more fitting word than ogres to be found among the letters in “Progressive.”


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  1. I haven’t read it, but have seen the movie. Things to Come explains it all, and makes it look like it’s a good thing when the actual result is a tyranny of the elite.

    1. I hadn’t seen the movie or the book. Thanks.

      I’m not surprised that HG Wells favored such a tyranny.

    • Jax Bungee on December 28, 2023 at 3:45 PM

    If con is the opposite of pro, then what is the opposite of progress?

    1. Indeed. “Competition is a crime.” — attributed to J.D. Rockefeller. The Progressive Movement, from its inception, hated checks and balances as it obstructs their road to power. When congress does its job it comes closest to permitting the citizen to oppose the advance of the Progs’ version of progress.

      God bless the vision of our founders! May their will revive in our lifetimes.

    • Spotter on December 29, 2023 at 7:57 AM

    Peers (elites)
    (The) Press — LOLz

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