I read everything you wrote here Reader twice, and I believe that you too are an optimist.
However, believing that the “liberals” and I say that sarcastically, in control of the Democratic Party Establishment, are going to allow “progressives” to infiltrate and “take over” the party that is beholding to all the big money interests, is a bit naive.
Think. How are the big money interests going to benefit from a party whose “progressive” leaders want them to spend more and receive less benefits from legislation that benefits the working classes, as opposed to the corporations getting the lion share?
It’s a great dream Reader, but at some point you must accept reality and the past.
I was a registered Democrat for over 30 years.
I too had hoped “progressives” would “take over” the party.
Your positive nature is good. Your blind faith in “what ifs” is not.
If more disgruntled voters had faith in third parties which “are” progressive, We the People could turn this train wreck two party system of government off for good, and trust some very Progressive minded third party politicians to right the wrong done in the pass few decades by the Duopoly.
I wish you luck in choosing who to trust with your kids futures.
Peace and Love.