I stumbled upon this quote while reading about President Obama’s plan to stem the rising cost of gasoline. (and by his plan I mean the speech he made and that’s his sole solution) I think this quote reveals an interesting truth about American Progressives, it just has to be translated from Washingtonspeak into terms average Americans can understand.
Here’s the quote with my translation added in brackets:
“A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment [our current environment must be bad and we should change it according to the left’s “ideal”] in North America and to de-develop [move us backwards in terms of progress, development and independence] the United States. . . . Resources and energy must be diverted from frivolous and wasteful uses [driving the cars we chose, living where we want and controlling the temperature in our homes] in overdeveloped [how can any country be overdeveloped and by this they mean the US] countries to filling the genuine needs of underdeveloped countries. This effort must be largely political [forced down our throats by fiat and typically by the means of economy crushing tax increases].”
See this quote says exactly what progressives think and what they intend. You just have to read between the lines and understand Washington Doublespeak.