I see the word "progressive" used quite a lot on this forum, including statenents that "this is a progressive site" as well as suggestions that some posts, being not sufficiently progressive, have no legitimate place in it. I'm quite new here and I sometimes wonder what folks mean or imply by the use of the word. It apears to be code for a particular set of political, moral or ethical principles but I haven't seen them spelled out; and like many such words I suspect people intend various meanings when they use it.
When YOU use it, do you imply scorn for capitalism, conservative parties and mass media, support for some form(s) of socialism or socialist party etc, etc... or what?
I'd prefer to see people defining what in particular they applaud or dislike - and why - rather than characterising something as "progressive" or not; especially if it's used just to belittle someone's opinion.
Is there a definition of the word specific to its use on Rabble/Babble?