A sincere message to @neeratanden:
As President of CAP, you are in an immense position of power. Most of us are not gifted that luxury. Our only chance to bridge the power divide is through the relative equalizer of the written word. This platform gave us a chance to use it.
Doesn't exactly scream unity: "Some progressive activists who declined to back Mr. Sanders have begun traveling with private security after incurring online harassment. Several well-known feminist writers said they had received death threats." https://t.co/UovyMkGAw6
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) January 27, 2020
Here is what you need to understand about America before politics will ever truly make sense to you. Vast populations are dying hopeless deaths of misery and impoverishment while their families watch the rich engorge themselves with more than they could use in 10,000 lifetimes.
Your particular position on the power ladder triggers a lot of resentment in the hearts of people whose pain and desperation are worse than yours. You represent, via a complex network of monied powers, the interests of the private insurance industry. That industry is killing us.
You talk about hate messages, angry trolls online, etc. Do you want to know what a hate message is? A letter from Blue Cross trying to deny your dad the physical therapy treatment he needs after his stroke. That is real hate. And that is what you represent.
Single payer healthcare will save people’s lives. Lives every bit as precious and real as yours and those of your loved ones. The only obstacle is the apparatus of human greed whose chief manifestations are private insurance, big finance, and organizations like yours.
The only candidate who is serious about single payer healthcare, who is approaching this task with the movement and energy required to abolish for-profit insurance, is Bernie Sanders. Therefore, when you attack him, you’re really attacking us, just absent the spine to admit it.
Every day your organization stands in the way of abolishing premiums and deductibles for all, you are committing violence against millions of people. You may lack the insight to understand this as violence, as it is softened by bureaucracy, but the lives are ending just the same.
Those on here expressing rage at you are not your bullies. They are your victims. They are using what tiny recourse they have to strike back at the machine that is killing them.
I know you know all this already. I’m just not sure if you’ve realized that we know it too.
Neera needs to read this and see what people are fighting for.
Medicare for All 'Is What Patients Need': New Harvard Study Shows Even Those With Private Insurance Can't Afford Care @OurRevolution @BernieBitch420 @BernieSanders #MedicareForAll #Bernie2020 https://t.co/diyWQvO214
— Restore Democracy (@ClemensenGary) January 28, 2020
Neera you are a lying, crazy, cheating, war monger that profits from poor people getting killed. Typical of the ruling class, you act like a mean tweet is worse than 120 children dying every day in Yemen. https://t.co/3qAZuJsa8u
— Graham Elwood (@grahamelwood) January 28, 2020
Can you tell that I really dislike Neera?
I, for one, think it's funny watching powerful Liberal elites like @neeratanden pull the same bullies as victims shit RWers have been engaging in for years.
— Joe Biden is a Racist (@BethLynch2020) January 28, 2020