Right now I want to bring your attention to an article by Kai Heron and Jodi Dean in "e-flux," Revolution or Ruin, because it illustrates an important dilemma in today's politics which I've been discussing elsewhere on the Internet.
Here's Jimmy Dore echoing the same sentiment, kind of.
NOTE: This rant is not to poor cold water on Fire with Fire's essay, but that what started as a comment, turned into this... ramblings of a mindless lunatic!
How can there be a constitutional crisis when neither party, nor any federal or local law enforcement, actually recognizes the constitution any more? It's absurd.
This Great Awakening (GA) is not the one That Trumpocrats would have predicted. The reason they didn't see this coming is that they weren't looking the correct places. The People. Us. Everyday people.
What Bernie did was an absolutely necessary step that you see repeated over and over again throughout history. The people here that are most disgusted with Sanders (plus Jimmy Dore) want revolutionary change now.
That's not how things happen IRL!
Historically it's necessary for the moderates to get fed up first.
If you're old enough to remember what this meant. And what it still means today. It's about We the People, man. It's about human beings, we're all the same, except the bastards at the top that want war. Fuck them, Sleep with one eye open.
I've lost all patience with moderates, centrists, incrementalists and mainstream establishment democrats who think the status quo is not so bad, just needs a little tweaking around the edges. They'd be satisfied just getting rid of Trump – which is fine as far as that goes, it just doesn't go nearly far enough.
The most obvious political reality of the past fifty years is that the status quo needs to be changed. It does us little good to tinker with a system so deeply flawed as the one our history has saddled us with. We don't need better leaders of the same old system, we need a new system.
my favorite UToob gramma...
Something to keep in mind… Climate Change is not an abstract concept – it is about people, water, food, energy, and infrastructure…
So, Kavanaugh seals the deal of the Supreme Court among all the goodwill and collegiality required for the occasion. That is to say, he affirms the trend already set by a court which had pronounced Bush to be the “elected” President in 2000, and had decided that corporations were people just like us, and so on.