One Year Ago Today

April 8th, 2020. It was the day that hope died. Bernie Sanders, realizing that the fix was in for senile old racist Joe Biden, threw in the towel. A lot of his supporters, including myself, felt that he should have taken it all the way to the convention, but he has always been a political realist.
His policies are realistic, too. They would have been affordable, implementable, and may have been the only thing to save the U.S. from complete societal collapse and the entire world from choking its own carbon emissions.
The world is a worse place because the centrist Democrats were so unwilling to relinquish their hold on power they did not allow for a fair primary – which came as no surprise, really
It also comes as no surprise that – now that Bernie is no longer a threat to them – the Democrats have no intention of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, providing Medicare for All, or doing doodly-squat to help protect the environment. As far as getting money out of politics, forget that. Nobody’s even talking about it any more.
And the left, it seems, is at war with itself. That does surprise me. But, I think we’ll come through it. Good ideas do not get quenched that easily. The Bern is not, at the moment, a raging flame, but it is millions and million of stubbornly glowing embers.
His ideas will continue to exist forever. Some day, and I hope it will be soon, the fire will be rekindled

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