Honestly, there was a time when Americans supported progressivism; back when meat companies sold rotten meat without government oversight, back when football players lost their lives during the game, back when women won the right to vote, and so forth.
For progressivism to work, most of the voting population must arrive to the same conclusion; namely that there must be reform. However, this is where the similarities end.
We have naïve people who truly believe that the problem is corrupt politicians.
So, what? Do these people want a raise in the minimum wage, or don’t they? If that’s the issue of concern for that bloc of voters, no one should care about the eighteen-year-old intern who did a little extracurricular in the office so that she could afford to go to college.
The guy just raised the minimum wage. Thank him and be happy about it.
The American people truly trusted their government to protect them from the corporate machines-and this was especially true after October of 1929.
However, this was the last generation to trust the federal government’s wisdom in guiding the country, as the baby boomers, the most spoiled generation on Earth, never understood why Dad was always at work and why Mom was practically unconscious.
They had no idea what their parents went through as Dad went from town to town in a futile search to sell apples for a nickel. Hence, these broken condoms who simply went into the wrong orifice never quite caught on to the idea of saving money.
The funny part is that this pathetic generation that: ‘turned on, tuned in, dropped out.’ That’s okay, because they’re paying the price for that now. Isn’t it unfortunate that they didn’t think enough to teach their children well, because their children fell for Bernie, and that will put us right back into the situation we had in 1929.
Well, you will, but I won’t.
I remember when I was a delegate at the Colorado Democratic Caucus. The Bernie people were rude, shut the event down several times, and never allowed Hillary Clinton delegates to speak. They were worse than children. They wanted to change the rules which they Democratic Party has had in place for decades. They only wanted to argue with people; and labelling us as ‘not being liberal enough’.
What is truly delusional is that they still believe Sanders would have beaten Trump.
Today, on Facebook, they try to steer the Democratic Party in an unwinnable direction, as they attempt to tackle issues which no one at the dinner table understands: corporate fraud, disastrous results of deregulation, and the end of birth control and civil rights for Americans with Disabilities.
These obstructionists need to be evicted from the Democratic Party, not because of their ideas, but because the voting public is not ready to accept their ideas. In the end, all the Bernie Sanders wing will do is to stick the rest of us with a theocratic fascist government which would be much further to the right than it already is.