This is a message to my Progressive circle. I know the 2020 elections just ended; and are over. But, it ain’t over. You need to take another vote, mentally. Stop booing at the two parties and vote with your feet by separating from them. Don’t ask for permission, don’t argue with them. Don’t say shit. Just leave with the full knowledge of knowing that you helped removed Trump, that vulgar grabber; and now you have other matters to attend to. Then go about the business of installing progressives in the House and Senate to do work for the American people. Think about this… if we challenge both the Republicans and Democrats, and win seats from both, we can create a strong progressive presence in the House and Senate in 2022. And, frankly, that is actually where the power is and where we need to be.
To start, you don’t have to give yourself a label, or create a party, or do some other thing that will turn out to be busy work to keep you from the main task of finding, voting for, and installing more Progressives. This should not cost a ton of money. Neither should it be a major undertaking. We can work as individuals and speak as one voice… you know, like the Bible says about the ant. [Proverbs 6:6-11]
Find candidates that you like; make sure they are solid and move them forward by supporting them the best way you can.
Trump taught us a few things. Really, he did. He taught us that you don’t need a lot of money when you leverage free press. You can and must work outside of the “established norms“, if you want to move forward quickly. Believe in yourself, and be flexible. Those are about all I cared to extract from his examples. He can keep the lies and deceit. Those aforementioned things, plus Truth, should advance you toward your goals.
I’m not saying don’t join a group if it’s something you truly feel you need to do; but I am saying don’t let group-think stop you from exercising your individual right to find proper representation for you. And if you feel the need to become that representative, then do that too. The point is, move forward now towards 2022, there is a lot of work to do to advance the progressive movement.