I always assumed that “progressive” is synonymous with progress. However, over the past few year I’ve noticed that many so-called "progressives" are more than intolerant of real progress in certain areas, and that I am one of the few genuine progressives. a. Genetic engineering and gene splicing promises to increase agricultural yields. However, “progressives” are genuinely terrified of genetic engineering, calling them “Frankenfoods” and other clever names. They advocate a return to low-yield seed strains of old. b. Artificial intelligence, robotics, and automations are all rapidly progressing technologies that promise all kinds of new efficiencies. However, “progressives” decry this new technology because it causes employment disruptions. A few examples follow. c. Atomic energy. The power of the atom could end climate change. However, “progressives” go into paroxysms of anti-nuke hysteria and spew bogus pseudo-science whenever the topic is mentioned. d. "Progressives” want to regulate the Internet with 1930s-era regulations. e. "Progressives" stubbornly cling to Social Security’s Roosevelt-era investment philosophies. f. Many "progressives" agitate against the manned-space program, preferring the money be spent on social programs. Now some enlightened progressives support some of these ideas; however, a real progressive should advocate progress in all areas, especially the scientific ones.