Since the beginning (French revolution), the left has been all about imposing its will on an unwilling (oblivious?) population. #Socalism, with its unnatural (& unprecedented) centralization of everything in the hands of a monarchy (whether elected or not) allowed them the best means of acvhieving that. Since then, they have not looked back: that’s how #progressive they are.
BTW, I can confidently say that none of them out-progress me. The only achievable way to make any kind of progress with this world, is without government.