Got an email today from The Nation magazine asking that I “help fix the Democratic Party” by asking that they eliminate Super Delegates. My first thought was “I just CAN’T even…” then I stepped back and decided that a response was necessary. Even if they don’t read it, there are things which need saying aloud & in Public.
I’ve no reason to believe that the Democratic Party Brass will ever listen to me as I’m not wealthy enough to buy a voice there. What follows still needs to be said. They wouldn’t listen in ’84 when I refused to shut up debunking the DLC/3rdWay lies they were selling with the Bandwagon Fallacy. They in all likelihood won’t listen now almost 35 years later. Yet the following still needs to be said.
So, it took me about an hour & here it is FWIW:
We’ve spoken back and forth over the years, most recently on Quora when we were there.
I appreciate those conversations more than you can know.
I love most of your writing, and I thank you for using your magazine for accurately calling out many of the inequities in Our Nation.
That said I find these pleas to “help fix the Democratic Party” a bit disengenuious because of the actions of the Party, and thier 40 year history of policies servicing thier corporate bribers at the expense of Citizens.
After this election and the treason we’ve seen by DNC during it, which was capped off by thier using whiteout on Sanders ballots in San Diego county; the DNC is dead to me
This one act by the Party faithful, in and of itself, is serious enough that it SHOULD, objectively, by the acual words and intent of Our Laws, put everyone who knew about it & did nothing in prison for 10 years or so. Sadly for our once great Nation it won’t.
The simple fact here is that the “Democratic” Party is absolutely intent upon ramming an unfit to govern, blatantly criminal, corporate fascist, War Hog, who can’t even beat her own Stalking Horse, down our throats.
(Cites to back these claims in the link Why Hillary can’t win a legit election)
This, in and of itself, is bad enough for me to never support that viper pit of the Democratic Party in future, yet they further compounded thier hubris by doing all of this to force the coronation of a person who can’t even beat her Stalking Horse, Donald Trump, in a legitimate election. Meanwhile Bernie Sanders beats Trump by double digits in almost all polling, and the Democratic Party STILL has the hubris to scream “FEAR THE DRUMPH!!” at us, as if we don’t see thier lies or thier treasons
In my life I’ve watched Hillary Clinton, as FLOTUS, as Senator, and as SOS, either DO or support every single thing she warns us to “Fear from Trump”
So no. I won’t be working to “fix” the Democratic Party. I won’t be donating a single penny to them, and if they don’t nominate a candidate who can actually BEAT the Stalking Horse they scream at us to fear, I’ll likely never vote for one of thier recommend candidates again. The Democratic Party is utterly broken. It was intentionally & maliciously wrecked by Bill & Hillary Clinton servicing the naked corporate fascisim of the DLC and 3rdWay corporate “donors” by selling these frauds to Us for thier own profit. Furthermore, as that sales pitch was going on it became Party Policy to drive out, minimize & silence ALL the Progressive voices in the Party. I was one of those voices in ’84.
More on that: Hillary screwed Us selling the DLC lies
Last but not least is they claim that they’re going to lay the blame at MY feet if this pedantic twit Donald Trump wins while they’re actively ignoring & silencing a candidate who can actually BEAT him by double digits, & worse, are backing a candidate who can barely hold even with him in the polls. This is, quite simply, psychopathic on the part of the DNC and Clinton supporters. I’ll say it outright just so we’re clear:
Blaming Progressives for a Trump win, on ANY level, is utterly insane. The ONLY people at fault, if Trump wins, are those who attempted to ram Hillary Clinton down our throats using the logical fallacies of Bandwagon, Ad Hominem, Tu Quoce, Black or White, and Personal Incredulity, while actively silencing voters for a candidate WHO ACTUALLY THRASHES HIM IN THE POLLS.
The ONLY people at fault, if Trump wins, are those who scream “Lesser Evil” at us while backing a candidate WHO HAS DONE EVERYTHING they scream at us to fear.
The ONLY people at fault, if Trump wins, are those who actively IGNORE the #DamnedFacts on Hillary Clinton’s actions and float logical fallacies…
I will continue to read your magazine, but please refrain from emails to me asking that I help “fix” an intentionally wrecked political party which should, by all rights, be tossed into the dust bin of history.
Yours in blatant Truth,