Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Politics inside the Democrat Party....

The Guardian reported today:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Democratic socialist from the Bronx, has unseated Joe Crowley, a 20-year congressman, in a stunning political upset that sent shock waves through the party.
The victory, in a New York district primary election to determine who stands against the Republicans in November’s midterms for a seat in Congress, immediately prompted debate about the wider ramifications for the Democrats, and whether it heralds a further move to the left.

Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and a former organizer for Bernie Sanders. She would be the youngest female member of Congress in history if she wins as expected in November.

She won by a margin of 57.5%- 42.5% over Crowley in a majority minority district that included parts of Queens and the Bronx.

This is how it works inside the Democrat Party.  Obama rode the anti-war horse into the White House, dismounted, stuck the horse in the barn, locked the door and threw the key into the Potomac River.  The horse was never seen or heard from again as Obama moved on to his 'Terror Tuesday' meetings where he picked victims from his 'kill list' provided by the CIA.

The fact that these 'progressive' folks keep getting elected reveals that the public is yearning for authentic politics.  Sadly once one 'wins' and gets deep into the Democratic Party their wings are clipped and they fall prey to the warmongers who run both mainstream political parties in America.

It just might be time to consider non-violent revolution in this country as the 'electoral option' is sealed up like a bank vault.

Bruce  

Update:  She has put her anti-war stuff back on her web site under the category 'A Peace economy'. Glad to see it.  See it here

2 Comments:

Blogger Mimi said...

It "just might be time..."? It's well and truly past time and before long, nobody will even think in terms of revolution.

6/29/18, 7:46 AM  
Blogger Bruce K. Gagnon said...

I like being ironic and under stated - just my style

6/30/18, 4:13 PM  

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