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Bernie Wants Progressives to Takeover the Democrats. If You Aren’t Going to Help, Please Get Out of the Way!

Armory of the Revolution

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks during a rally at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Unlike conservatives and those on the right, progressives and leftists are difficult to herd. We are freethinkers, independent, we constantly question authority, we express our opinions. We are not automatons.

Nowhere is that more apparent than in our approach to our political options.

Organizing the left is like the proverbial problem of herding cats. Conservatives and the right are easily manipulated and directed. They march in lock-step. They follow direction. They spout the party line. They are easily managed and are malleable.

Progressives each have a different opinion about almost everything.

A perfect example is to be observed in our views of how we grow our movement.

There are those of us who believe our future lies with the Green party. There are those who think Bernie Sanders should launch a Peoples’ party, and are busy petitioning him to do so. Most progressives are in Bernie Sanders’ camp, intent upon…

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