The New York Times attack yesterday on socialists who won’t endorse Joe Biden isn’t actually about convincing socialists to vote for him — it’s about performatively denouncing leftists as irresponsible, for the edification of the liberals who are watching.
Listen up Democrats: dump Joe Biden; dump him now. I implore you not as one of you, but as someone who considers voting for Republicans unthinkable, and who nearly always does vote for Democrats for want of better alternatives. Ever since Ralph Nader’s campaign twenty years ago, I have always voted for the Green candidate More
With six months to go until November’s 2020 election, dozens of America’s top legal minds convened to consider what would have been unthinkable before Donald Trump’s presidency. They gathered to brainstorm what could be done to prevent the country from descending into a “civil war-like scenario,” as
We have always been critical of Sanders here, but always willing to at least not oppose his tantalizing tactics that seemed to able to succeed. But what we said in 2016 has come true and we have to wonder at the slick way the whole game ends up destroying Sanders socialists. The game couldn’t have been better played by a mainline reactionary.
In any case the left needs to consider that a Sanders victory could not have resolved the crisis we face.
It is time for our idea of virtual revolution: an exercise for nervous nellies on the left who chatter teeth at the prospect of revolution. And even real radicals can consider the exercise if only to grasp the seeming unlikelihood of revolution without abandoning its potential and in the end necessity.
Sanders was a strange loser who looked like a winner and his unconscious motivation remains a puzzle. People can sabotage themselves in feats of mental mechanics that are truly murky.
Sanders has in the end served the right as much as the left and the strange cleverness of his doubloon terminology of ‘socialism’ and ‘revolution’ has him hoist on his own petard.
We need to consider revolutionary options a duty and to be ready as the moment arrives. With a good psychoanalysis Bernie could have been a real revolutionary, we need to take the cure to heart, virtual revolution or not.
The end of the Bernie Sanders campaign always had a destination that was not the White House. I’ll admit that I anticipated it playing out in a slightly different manner. The wildcard in all of this was COVID-19, but like all good disaster capitalists, the DNC, with the help of the Obama faction, used it More
The coronavirus, which has validated everything Bernie Sanders has been saying for years, should be radicalizing us. Instead, social distancing is pacifying us.
This coronavirus pandemic exposes the incredible weakness and dysfunctionality of our current health care system.
We are the only major country not to guarantee health care to all our people.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 16, 2020
Biden and Trump partisans trade charges of senility in an era of aging candidates.