I wanted to take a moment to talk about the Bern or Bust membership to talk about why I do not see Clinton as being the next best option to a Sanders Presidency. Some of this I have spoken about a handful of times, some of it I haven't. Honestly, it is not something I like discussing, its painful, it causes old wounds to ache. If I was an amnesic I wonder if I would want to seek out those memories, or if I would be all the better to not know. Why I am in the Bern or Bust crowd... I'm tired. I am a tired, angry, and frustrated liberal, who is only “a dirty socialist” because the whole nation went right on me. I actually started this little journey of mine as a moderate, who went slightly liberal before the insanity known as the tea party took over. On all those political spectrum tests, I now reside left and down of Gandhi... Basically a Social Libertarian (or liberal libertarian), who knew?
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
I want to take the time to expand on something I tossed into a post the other day, that is about a political revolution. While I think that I was fairly clear about things, I just want to expand on the subject, because some people simply won't understand, and honestly, I want this spelled out like my reasons for not wanting to vote for Clinton.
Monday, February 22, 2016
So, the other day while I was online I came across a post in a Facebook group, and I found it amusing, and gave my typical flippant comment directed at the original poster. “Give me what I want and I'll go away.” But now that I think about it, and since it was deleted by the poster or an admin, I have become more angered by it. I would have loved to have given a picture of that post to illustrate my point, but its gone, and the memory remains.
Monday, February 15, 2016
I am an “accelerationist”. It is a newer term from what I understand of it, one in which people like me are willing to completely fire sale our elections in order to create the situation where things are so dire, that people are forced to reevaluate their positions. We are a dangerous lot, you see, we have a candidate we like, we are showing up to vote for the man, and should he fail to make the cut we will sit back idle. You see, we are playing long ball, a phrase a friend uses.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
I do not want “free stuff”, I honestly do not know of any Sanders supporter who just wants to be given anything, despite the claim. We want stuff, like the rest of the world, but we also accept that nothing in life is free, everything costs money. But there is one thing that we want that is free, a chance. A chance to start our adult life free of debt, the ability to earn money, to own a home, live the American Dream. We want a life where we aren't burdened by student loan debt, just to get into an entry level job, or a job that requires slaving away for barely enough to keep food on the table.
So, Sanders won New Hampshire. Oh yeah, smell that scent of victory, but like I told Clinton supporters last week, don't get cocky kid. It was more bloodbath than victory, but now the fight is going to turn vicious, and it is going to be an uphill struggle. No need to beat around the bush, ladies and gentlemen, this is going to get a lot worse before it gets marginally better. I would hope Sanders holds on until the convention, and I really think he can if we all get out and vote. We cannot leave it to others, this is a statement we must all make.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
So the Iowa caucus is behind us now. Most people have given their views on it, but here is my prospective on the affair.