Have been laying low both because of a cold and because who needs the grief? But I wanted to come out and say I’m supporting Bernie in New York and beyond.
It makes no sense at all to bellyache for years about what corrupt disasters DW Schultz and Steve Israel and company are and then criticize someone for taking the logical action that derives from that viewpoint. So smart move on Bernie’s part for doing an end run. This was the Democratic Party that has such a reverence for grassroots democracy that it had to be reminded by Howard Dean in 2005 that, yeah, maybe you do want to have a functional operation in all 50 states.
Re people getting all argumentative and some not knowing the rules…who cares? The alternative – people not giving a fuck – is so much worse. Bitching on young people in particular for not knowing the rules stinks.
I’m so grateful to the young people in particular who are getting more active.
And who get that Black lives matter, Iraqi lives matter, also Honduran, Libyan, and Palestinian.
And who also get the basic point that, absent economic justice, there’s no true feminism. (Or other human rights.)
And you know what the biggest magical pony of all is? Thinking that someone can build a Death Star level fundraising machine, thereby enriching herself and her family to the tune of $110MM, without severely compromising her ideals or “public service.”
And that those compromises won’t hurt real live people.