Well, many of your views push you into the extremists category too - everything appears black and white to you, and often at the extreme end of black and white. Your reply being a prime example of that.
Progressives have driven the:
- creation of new countries (your country is the result of progressive people)
- ending of slavery
- right to vote for women
- wage growth (if you look back to the industrial age when workers were on very minimal wages)
- striving for equality (and I don't mean politically correct equality that essentially discriminates against the majority)
- creating technology (all creation is the result of progressive thought, and their application mostly is also).
So if they are evil, you are living in a country born of their efforts, and using a platform born of their ideas and work.
This is why your view is that of an extremist. You too demonise all of them, while failing to recognise their positive contribution to society.
None of this is to say conservatives are bad people. Some can be, likely to the same ratio as progressives can be.