Although the progressives fancy themselves to champion democracy, they are accomplishing some of the greatest strides in their cultural revolution through the least democratic means -- through presidential executive action and through the decisions of a few federal judges. In other words, through oligarchy, not through democracy.
The people's representatives are in Congress. The left pretty much has no use for the people's representatives. Under progressive rule, the laws come from everywhere BUT the place mandated by our Constitution.
Just like pretty much every left-wing uprising that has ever occurred, the revolutionaries claim to be acting on behalf of the masses, but the masses don't always have the right opinions, do they?
(Note: I realize that under our Constitution, the U.S. is a republic, not a democracy. Just going with the progressive lingo here.)