The elder statesperson of the American Progressive movement, Sen Bernie Sanders’ support for country-over-ideology was imperative. Sen Warnock’s speech puts our gun politics into perfect perspective.
Warnock gets it.
Why Bernie’s early Biden support was imperative.
I took a lot of flak from the very progressive portion of my audience for supporting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s and Ilhan Omar‘s early support for President Joe Biden’s reelection. It hit the fan when Bernie Sanders went on CNN’s State of the Union with Dana Bash. Some could not understand why in addition to supporting their positions, I wholeheartedly agreed with them.
Progressives have a constancy of headwinds. Our fight is not just with Right Wing fascists but with neoliberals in both parties. The fascist fools the feeble-minded, and the neoliberals convince the timid that they must support less-than-optimal policies for the working class.
The reality is that until Progressives are able to attain, like a nuclear fission reaction, critical mass, we will have to support the optimal choice given the current reality. I was a Bernie Sanders delegate in 2016 at the Democratic. In the end, I gave Hillary Clinton my full-throated support. In 2020, I was all in for Bernie again. I flew to Las Vegas to canvass in Latino communities. I was elated when Bernie won in a landslide that sent panic through the Democratic Party, which caused the immediate coalescing of all leading Democratic candidates behind Biden. I supported Biden because he was the obvious choice, given our failure to get our preferred candidate through the manufactured headwinds.
No one will make it easy for Progressives to attain critical mass. We must build it and rebuild it over and over again. The polls tell us Americans want the policies we promote. Unfortunately, we are made to fear campaigning on them in a full-throated manner because of the fear that others would see us attempting to attain Utopia. And they vote for the next best option out of that fear. I wrote the book “How To Make America Utopia” as my contribution to help dispel the fear.
Bernie hit the right notes in his interview.
Sen. Warnock: We are not safe anywhere.
Raphael Warnock’s empathetic Senate floor speech on the pathetic nature of our gun politics. After another massacre in less than a week, it was clear that Senator Raphael Warnock could take it no more, and he used a passionate speech on the Senate floor to call out our gun politics.
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