I hate when the “the left” is conflated with center-right Clinton, but this opinion piece has good points. Please, Team Clinton, fund raise in the background. Your policies and message collapsed the Democratic Party and will lose again.
I don’t agree with every detail in this piece, but it contains important points.
Source: Good cops do not exist – Medium
After contentious debate, the Democratic Party has selected a new DNC chairman: Tom Perez. The choice, however, is not being celebrated by everyone in the party. In fact, the progressive so-called “Bernie Sanders wing” of the Democratic Party is up in arms, using the hashtag #DemExit, over Perez’ win.
Beautiful Thoughtful Art
Very well thought out and argued article!
For example, there were organizations of street vendors, which we also have in New York City, in addition to transport people. These different groups met quite regularly. The interesting dynamic of these organizations is that they don’t all see eye-to-eye on every single issue. I mean, what’s the point of going to a meeting where everyone agrees? They had to attend the meetings in order to make sure their interests weren’t shafted. That’s what happens when you have lively debates and political discourse: progress. So, the activism of the neighborhood federations resulted from very competitive organizing methods. Then, when the police and army started murdering people in the streets, there was an immediate show of solidarity amongst the groups who were organizing in the city. They shut down the city and blocked roads.
“We’re in a singular moment right now, where we can take the components of a destroyed but potentially powerful party, and rebuild it in a different image. That rebuild will involve listening to the people who have been fighting for real change all these years–the local activists and leaders who have helped institute actual progressive policy without the help of Super PACs and media attention. It will involve committing to grassroots organizing, not just donating a few dollars when a DNC email pops up. That re-envisioning will take more time and effort than the politics most liberals are used to participating in. It will involve getting out of the house, making your friends uncomfortable with reminders to attend that meeting you set up.”
Identity-based critiques of economic reductionism have become tools for obscuring the divergent interests of rich and poor Democrats.
How is the U.S. actually split geographically?
Please listen to this latest episode of The Weeds, by Vox dot com. They come to unexpected conclusions.
Russia and the American Dream
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5:17 PM
Ezra and Matt discuss Russian hacking, Rex Tillerson, and inequality’s role in reducing social mobility.
Source: Vox’s The Weeds