We just spent $2T dollars on a Corona Stimulus Package to rescue
people the corporations. We were, once again, caught off guard because, we expected our ‘leaders’ to have a certain level of integrity. Even though, again and again, they disappoint. This is a Lucy pulling the football out from under us; throwing us off balance. Lurching. Enraged.
We are incrementally approaching authoritarianism and extreme wealth inequality, if we are not already there. It is a fine point of balance. How far we can be pushed. A bit at a time. Until it is too far. A tipping point.
For young people it is unambiguous.
Henry wants to be a political organizer. Henry turned 22 while we were working together on the UCSC Bernie campaign. Every day we would show up around 7:30 am and tear down around 4:00 pm. Henry’s parents are Catholic, Republicans, and from Southern California. They are Trump supporters. They’re okay with his political ambitions, organizing, and hopes.
So, I got this text from Henry:
This year we went through:
And that was before the CA state lockdown, business and travel shutdown, the stock market meltdown, and the passage of the $2T Corona Stimulus Bailout Package.
Bernie withdrew from the campaign.
What the fuck is his generation going to do?