Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
Progressives Fall Apart
I was reading some posts on my Facebook page and a friend of mine was slagging on Joe Biden.
First predicting that Biden would wrap up the nomination for Democrats (which is a reasonable assumption) and then tearing into the proposition because Biden does not live up to his ideological standards.
Secondly he predicted Biden would lose to Trump, and he was laughing about it, as if that were a laughing matter, and then there was a great deal of self-grandiosity where he was begging people not to Blame him, or Bernie or Susan Saradon when Biden looses, because it would be the democrats fault for picking a corporate centrist, a Joe Biden, a moderate shill.
Someone else on his page proffered the hash-tag NewJimCrowJoe, blaming Joe Biden for the passage of the Omnibus Crime bill of 1994, establishing a “new” era of Jim Crow laws, or so he says.
Set aside for a moment any arguments concerning that, there are faults with such an argument but there are merits to. The Jim Crow era, from the period of reconstruction after the Civil War, to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, was an era of de facto Apartheid and permanent second class citizenship for African Americans.
What came from the Crime Bill of 1994, was different, there were unjust and draconian measures, but it was not the same.
More importantly, these blow-hard, so-called progressives want to hold Biden accountable for authoring the bill, Maybe they would be content to hold Bill Clinton responsible for signing it, but never mind the fact that Bernie Sanders, Jim Clyburn, Maxine Waters, Alcee Hastings, Kweisi Mfume and dozens of other notable civil rights activists voted for it.
I pointed that out on his page, and shortly thereafter my comments disappeared.
We are just getting started in this nominating contests and the progressives are falling apart.
They are replete with tribalistic sympathies that will not allow them to accept anyone they do not identify with, they are blindly following the standard and pushing it on other with a level of authoritarianism that belies their intelligence and threatens to undermine their stated goals.
American Progressives will get nothing of what they want for our country and the world if T-Rump is re-elected. They will not get any of it, everything will get worse.
We have to stick together.
Encourage your people to campaign like this: state your values, share your vision, promote your candidate, make your case for them, not against anyone else. Let’s see who captures the hearts and minds of the people, and let’s get behind them.
Let’s not fall apart.