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Where is the Progressive Leadership Class?

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Will progressive leaders please step forward? The revolution has started without you and you are badly needed. We (i.e. progressives & friends: liberals, the left, socialists, libertarians, independents and those that are with us) need to focus on a progressive agenda, get organize, and support leaders that will not sell-out.

No more saying we can't win. No more voting for the lesser of two evils. We can form a strong voting block that either wins or we become the spoiler with a voice. That is the only way that we will earn respect, be a force to reckon with, and advance our agenda.

The anti-Trump forces may take Trump down before his term ends in 2021. The "Dump Trump Party" can raise big money to stir up a Color Revolution . Do not think it cannot happen in the USA. George Soros has funded on the left, and on the right anti-tax political action committees such as the Club for Growth Action.

Trump has taken on some powerful enemies: the press, the intelligence (sic) community, insiders who do not want their "swamp " drained and the 'old guard' Democrats. They are out to get Trump, and either he will bend or they will break him? We should help, but not at the price of letting the 'old guard' Obama, Clinton, Pelosi and "other establishment-aligned Democrats" back in power.

The 'old guard' has ditched progressive reforms and defeated liberal congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) from being the chair of the Democratic National Committee. These are the same Democrats that told Bernie to shut-up, and they have no interest in progressive reforms: "House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in December that the Democratic Party doesn't need a new direction, and former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid reiterated this claim" (Observer).

The 'old guard' Democratic Party is not our friend. They dumped us. The 'old guard' is the Evil Step Mother that treats us as if we are Cinderella. We are being abused with having to do the dirty work, while Cinderella's ugly stepsisters go to the next inaugural ball. Where are our Prince and Princess Charming who will take us to the ball? Or will we turn back into pumpkins for another four years?

We had a revolution, a dynamic agenda and a surprisingly charismatic leader in Bernie Sanders. After Obama and his puppeteers took Bernie to the woodshed, Bernie folded his tent and abandoned his camp of revolutionaries. Bernie decamped before his revolutionaries could cast their ballots for him. They were left leaderless and Bernie told them to get on the Hillary bus. Hillary told us to sit in the back of the bus and then she drove the bus over a cliff. She came, she saw, we all died.

When Wikileaks released undenied emails that the 'old guard', Clinton, John Podesta, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) conspired to defraud Sanders of the nomination; we did not even grumble. Where was the outrage over election fraud?

Sanders turned down Green Party Jill Stein's offer for him to run on the Green Party label. Clinton's election fraud gave him a legitimate reason to rescind his promise to back the Democratic Party. The opinion polls showed that Sanders would beat Trump in a head to head election. Instead Sanders backed Clinton and urged his followers to do the same, proving again that the election was a fraud.

In more leaked emails CNN election analyst, and 'old guard' insider, Donna Brazile was caught red handed providing Clinton with debate questions in advance of the Clinton-Trump debates. Instead of eating crow for election fraud, Brazile said, "if I had to do it all over again, I would know a hell of a lot more about cybersecurity." Election Fraud is the gift that just keeps on giving for the 'old guard'. They have no shame.

Instead Clinton, Brazile, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC and their choir of media servants joined in singing the chorus that Russia's President Vladimir Putin undermined our democracy. Without showing evidence, they accused Putin of hacking the DNC and turning emails over to Wikileaks. The media obediently swept election fraud dirt under the rug, and joined in abusing Assange and Putin. Assange was lynched by the media as being a "Putinbot" and an international criminal. What is more important, who leaked the emails or what the emails said? How can the public eat up main stream media propaganda by the spoonful without even gaging?

Assange was granted internationally recognized political asylum by Ecuador, but he has been illegally prevented from leaving Ecuador's London embassy for over three years. Assange has good reasons to fear stepping outside the embassy. He risks being rendered to the US and framed with the archaic 1918 Espionage Act.

The main stream media and the government think that they get to decide who is a journalist, and who does not have freedom of the press. Assange publishes information that is embarrassing to the real crooks, and news that the public has a right to know. Assange's journalistic achievements include"exposing extrajudicial killings in Kenya, a report on toxic waste dumping on the Ivory Coast, Church of Scientology manuals, Guantanamo Bay detention camp procedures and material involving large banks such as Kaupthing and Julius Baer", as well as the Collateral Murder video, for which Chelsea Manning was tortured by Commander in Chief Obama's Pentagon, and sentenced in a kangaroo court to 35 years in prison.

One would think that we would all applaud Assange's bravery in making public criminal conspiracies and covers up. Incredibly some of us let the 'old guard' and main stream media pull us around by the nose in flagellating Assange, as well as helping to light the fuse of a New Cold War.

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