This is good news for the United States of America:
Progressives all over the country are mobilized.
They've beaten establishment candidates in Birmingham, Alabama and Jackson, Mississippi, and may soon do the same in Atlanta, Georgia and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Has anyone really asked this of Bernie or the Bernie people or Justice Democrats/ Our Revolution/ Brand New Congress/ Coalition to Promote Maybe You Get A Little Something For Your Tax Dollars?
Are any of those organizations planning to support any candidate anywhere (outside of Bernie, but only technically) who isn't a Democrat?
Election fever season seems to be heating up to a level unprecedented in recent cycles and the hype is getting pretty thick relative to the significance of the election.
Not that you asked for my opinion, but, this is probably the least important election of my lifetime. That is not to say that other events are not consequential, we live in precarious times with the sands of change shifting under our feet. The thing is, it's quite unlikely that this election will make any difference in addressing the urgent situations that humankind is facing.
We have gotten to the point in the cycle where we can say that (excluding the occurance of a miracle) the winner of the election will either be an unhinged, deeply corrupt, war-mongering, McCarthyite, racist, austerity and globalization-promoting, fracking queen - or it will be an unhinged, austerity-promoting, tax-chopping, racist, ego-driven, narcissistic, climate-change-denying, loose cannon, con-man.
In other words, the Democrat or the Republican will probably win.
I took a peek at Kossacks for Sanders & WayOfTheBern today (big mistake). But I did find some news that I missed re Our Revolution.
This went out yesterday afternoon to the email list:
Political pundits and the billionaire class are watching very closely to see what Bernie supporters do next. Some of them might be tempted to believe our political revolution is toast.
They want our extraordinary phone banking, door knocking, and grassroots organizing efforts to stop. They want us to get discouraged. They want to vanquish our movement once and for all.
We aren't going to let that happen.