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About us is very, very simple.
This is a member-moderated LEFTIST site created to combat the growing propaganda from the corporate-owned New Democrats who have been selling the people down the river.

If you are a right-winger or a moderate, you will not feel comfortable here nor do we want you here. We may keep one or two of you around for amusement but we will not allow you to influence our board's direction.

Do you think Bush is the worst catastrophe to ever befall the United States?
                                    You are welcome here.

Do you dislike the DLC?
                                    You are welcome here.

Do you dislike the propaganda from the invading hordes of certain candidates' campaigns?
                                     You are welcome here.

Do you hold Democrats who voted for & supported this war as responsible as Republicans?
                                     You are welcome here.

Do you believe that Bush, Blair and Sharon are the Axis of Evil?
                                    You are welcome here.

Do you believe that people everywhere are created equal and have the right to self-determination regardless of who is lustfully eying their resources?
                                    You are welcome here.

And lastly, can you accept the fact that the fiasco we're living today is the result of bi-partisan complicity? 
If so, then

Welcome to Progressive Independent!

If you really want to take back our country, if you really value truth above lies, and want to push it Left back to the Center, you are welcome here. This is a haven from intolerant moderates and operatives whose agenda on the internet has been less than progressive.

If you think the war in Iraq was a "swell" idea, that Harold Ford is a progressive or if your main goal is to convince people that Ariel Sharon is "just a man, doin' the best he can...to make the world a better place" (as a certain so-called "Liberal" Likudniki puts it) trust us, you will not be comfortable here. We understand that not everyone will agree about every issue but this board is managed by an elected group of moderators who are determined to keep it moving to the left in the interests of justice everywhere. If your main purpose is to disrupt, we will ban you and when we ban you, we'll delete all your posts so please do not bother. There's no Vichy-accomodating "third way" about this board. We are not affiliated with the Democratic Party, the Green Party or any other "party"- rather we're a movement of independent swing voters standing up for our principles and determined to make the parties take notice.

The type of people we want to attract are, as The Minus World put it, "smugly skeptical, intelligent individuals" who challenge the thoughts of those who refuse to critically analyze current events. We want those "people who understand the vast network of governmental and corporate interests that work to adjust circumstances in their own favor"; those people who were working on getting the word out about the Plame case long before it hit the mainstream media; those who speak nothing of the common absurdities that are used to characterize the common "conspiracy theorist", yet have managed to mentally connect the dots and fill in the blanks.

"Talk about rigged voting machines does not lead down the path of caffeinated, spittle-spraying, hyper-paranoid delusions any more than talk about equality and freedom for gays, women, or African Americans leads to moral relativism and zoophilia.

What a dark moment for free and critical thought this orgy of cynicism is. To the untrained eye, all is bathwater." - The Minus World

If you still have questions, take a long, hard look at the following diagram.  If you are to the right of the green marbled line, this website is not for you.

                                                                          ...Progressive Independents...                                    ...The Status Quo Crowd...
                             Libertarian Socialists                                                                   Right Leaning Libertarians       Republicans

    Communist                               Greens                                                              Democrats                                               DLC Democrats/                                      PNAC Republicans/
Revolutionaries/                                                                                                                                                                New England Republicans            New Empire Judeo-Christian Radicals
    Anarchists                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (currently in office)        

"Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you're stupid. Did you hear that? - stupid."
Arthur Sylvester, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, 1965

"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine."
William Blum

Note for certain keen-minded individuals:

Progressive Independent LLC is a non-commercial, limited liability company founded and operated by a private citizen.

Progressive Independent is not a for profit commercial enterprise in the sense of a traditional business selling a product or service at a profit. We are not affiliated with any political party, group, news source, government agency or any other group. We sell no product or service. We have no clients, shareholders, customers or employees and do not accept paid advertising.   What we are is a political discussion forum supported by benevolent donations.

Progressive Independent, LLC.