To call the Democratic primary dog-eat-dog would be misleading, generous even. No, this is dog-bore-dog-to-death.
If we don’t publicly and loudly acknowledge that the Obama administration was a hollow, symbolic victory followed by eight years of neoliberal clusterfuckery that did almost nothing for the poor, the working class, the middle class and minorities – yes, minorities – then we are likely to keep fighting the zombie Centrists that are Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Pete Fucking Buttigieg for far too long.
With today’s entry into the Democratic Presidential Primary of blah-blah-blah something something Deval Patrick, the last week has now officially devolved into a full-on reality show about billionaires and their cronies desperately trying to put out the fire raging in their gin-and-Beluga-caviar-soaked disco party here in the good ol’ US of A. To recap, it’s…
Let me just say this fast: Andrew Yang just sold his Yang Gang some serious political bullshit. If they’re up for eating it will be the judge of their campaign. Yes, their campaign, not his. It has been his fervent supporters who insist that Yang is very similar to Bernie Sanders and preferable even (“Because…
If the Electoral College were somehow provided real evidence of a Russian conspiracy to fix the election for Trump, the absolutely most dangerous thing they could do would be to give the presidency to Clinton.
Sanders was, in fact, the “all issues” candidate, and Clinton simply cherry-picked those that wouldn’t change one iota about our current economy. She was doling out breadcrumbs imagining that we would think they were bakeries.
Grow tougher, grow stronger, grow more resilient. Definitely become more resourceful. Because there is no cavalry coming to save us. There is only us.
There are two parts to this protest. First, a National Sick-Out on Election Day: Vote, but do not go to work. Second, a Nationwide Economic Boycott or “Buy Nothing Day” on which you don’t go to restaurants or stores. Don’t shop anywhere (or as little as possible anyway).
The only real result of watching this debate will be this: Corporate media will have suckered you into watching it so that they can collect hundreds of millions of dollars more from the broadcast and the post-debate punditry reach-around shows.
Rather than ask people not to do something they enjoy, like shopping or going out to eat, what if we ask them to simply take the day off and enjoy themselves however they damn well please?
That’s right, a National “Sick Out” on Election Day 2016.
Voting my conscience, advocating for representatives who actually represent my concerns and ethics, is not protest. It is a requirement of a conscientious citizen of a democracy. Them’s the rules.
If you want to call me a petulant whiner who doesn’t live in the real world, go for it. Do you know what made me so angry in the first place? A Clinton supporter calling me a petulant whiner who doesn’t live in the real world.