JGW, surrender what?
Your entitled to your political position, I'm just making the point that the current makeup of the democratic party power structure is anything but 'Left' in an historical or contemporary sense.
Cipher? No. I'm left. Not the 'socially liberal, fiscally conservative' centrist claptrap but left. Pro union, pro public, pro democracy, anti imperialist, anti war, anti racist, etc... Unlike the current configuration of the democratic party.
I've never hid my politics JGW. I thought I'd explained my positions clearly and made my argument clear as well. It's more than possible that i haven't but who really does with posting online? 90% of the time it's comparing posting styles.