My definition of “progressive“:

Progressive means progress … human progress toward fundamental systemic change which will truly, finally put common people and common decency first and foremost in all things – progress toward democracy.

Democracy, from the Greek demos (people) + kratos (rule),   literally means, PEOPLE RULE.

To truly have a democracy, we need a culture of the people, by the people, and for the people.  To sustain a culture of democracy, we need a systemic infrastructure of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Today, we have a culture and a systemic infrastructure of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations.  We have corporate welfare and socialism for the rich – but, we have “survival of the fittest” free enterprise and rugged individualism for the common people and small business.

Gore Vidal said, “Capitalism, Communism, and Christianity are three great ideas which have never really been tried”.  To that list, I would add Democracy.

Progressive means progress … human progress – by the absolute quickest means possible because people have suffered enough! – toward actually effecting the fundamental change of our culture and systemic infrastructure to reflect the fundamental principle that:

People DO NOT exist for markets or any other culture or systemic infrastructure!!!

Markets, cultures, and systemic infrastructures exist FOR PEOPLE – for humanity, for common people, and for common decency.

No less in human progress than in anything else –  anything worth doing is worth doing well!

We, the people, need to build our projects to last!

We, the people, need to practice sustainable organizing!

THIS is the absolute key to everything in human life – past, present, & future:

  • survival of the fittest IS the law of nature
  • fittest means most diverse, adaptable & cooperative

We, the people, have superior numbers and, therefore, superior power IF and ONLY IF, we, the people, are sustainably organized – diverse, adaptable & cooperative.


  • coming together is a beginning
  • keeping together is progress
  • working together is success

– above from motivational poster – author unknown


  • Let’s come together for human progress, NOW!
  • Let’s keep together to take human progress from the ideal to the real!
  • Let’s work together to keep human progress real for the long haul!

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