I’m not sure about loving Bernie. As for the platform of his campaign, what’s not to love? Unless, of course, you benefit from the current system.
I understand getting caught up in the hysteria of Sanders being unelectable, ie: his platformS unwinnable. That was a feature of media propaganda.
I don’t understand the dishonesty of a position that there’s real structural problems in this country that Americans just refuse to get after that individual was such a willing participant in the media created ‘unelectability’ propaganda of a platform created to address those problems. A platform embraced by and directly funded with millions of supporters.
JGW is simply talking out his posterior with the portion of his original posts I’ve quoted above.
I also don’t allow for the idea that Biden is somehow better than Trump. In many ways he’s arguably worse. He has a record that’s easily accessible and fair grounds for discussion. The fact that some have to resort to fantasy projections about why he did what he did or will do what his record suggest he won’t is a certain kind of mental performance that is as much a part of the problem that created a Trump presidency as anything else.
To continue the economic and political economy that made a right wing populists like Trump possible is inherently on the voters who support the continuation of that political economy. No amount of ‘adults in the room’, ‘perfect being the enemy of the good’ or mindless repeating of media created narratives will change that fundamental fact.
It will be your job to run defense for his venality, right wing instincts and increasing mental deterioration over the next four years. I’ll be here to remind you of it
Two timely articles that’s making interesting observations of our current political economic arrangements. Each author coming from outside the radical neoliberal center, does a good job at describing the ongoing transformation of our economy and society into a neofeudal one.
Hudson’s recent interview discusses the transformation of what was our mixed productive economy to a rentier financialization economy:
“ America doesn’t make its own shoes. It doesn’t make its own nuts and bolts or fasteners, it doesn’t make industrial things anymore because If money is to be made off an industrial company it’s to buy and sell the company, not to make loans to increase the company’s production. New York City where I live used to be an industrial city and, the industrial buildings, the mercantile buildings have all been gentrified into high-priced real estate and the result is that Americans have to pay so much money on education, rent and medical care that if they got all of their physical needs, their food, their clothing, all the goods and services for nothing, they still couldn’t compete with foreign labor because of all of the costs that they have to pay that are essentially called rent-seeking.
From the American Conservative:
“ The Bidens, and even the Clintons, are small-time players. The real corruption is much bigger, much higher, and entirely unpunished.”
The radical democratic center is nothing but a dump of media paranoia and economic propaganda at this point. Trying justify its position as being virtuous, responsible and post racial while its supporting an arrangement that is anything but.