By: The Common Constitutionalist
It evokes movement in a positive direction. Don’t go back. Push on to better times ahead. One has to move”Forward” to make progress. Could that be where the term “Progressive” came from? Absolutely! The early progressives knew we had to move forward. Cast off the shackles of that stifling old Constitution.
The slogan “Forward” is new and innovative, if you don’t know history. For those who do know their history, the slogan “Forward” is even more foreboding than that of “Progress”.
Wikipedia: The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other leftwing newspapers and publications. For example, Vpered (Russian language for ‘Forward’) was the name of the publication that Lenin started after having resigned from the Iskra editorial board in 1905 after a clash with Georgi Plekhanov and the Mensheviks.
Now it’s time for some irony, travelling back in time to find the origins of the slogan, “Forward”.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words (or so they say), we’ll see what history has to offer.
Notice A common theme, maybe a word that stands out?