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Think about EPCOT; Disney's vision of how people will live in the future was a progressive idea. Also, Disney was very interested in public transportation -people mover,monorail- and thats progressive mentality as well.
What do you think? Conservgressive maybe?
Walt's vision of urban planning was modernist, something distinct from today's post-modern era. Heck, a conservative today would consider Walt's EPCOT the most God-forsaken Communist idea imaginable. And today's liberals would just cream Walt over voting rights for EPCOT residents. So, hey, at least Walt would bring both sides together in absolutely hating his idea. ;^)
All that said, I love the word Conservgressive. Although I'm pretty partial to Progressative, too.
Of course he was also accused of being a fascist and an antisemitic, characteristics that are contrary to true conservatism. He flirted with the early Nazi party, but it's thought that he did that to get a film distribution deal in Germany. His city planning ideas weren't entirely original, but the purpose was the same as his parks...to create a safe environment free of danger. That's usually how a liberal/socialist program starts.
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