The Republicans and Democrats are two faces of the same failure. And there will be no real hope of rescue by third parties until the American system of electoral politics is rebuilt from the ground up.
Nice try, but no cigar.
The current movement is not just toppling predators in high places: It is defying the core sickness and rigid hierarchy of corporate culture.
"Berniecrats" say the Democratic National Committee still does not know how to deal with progressives.
Bernie Sanders says he's more interested in opposing President Trump, raising wages and obtaining Medicare for all than in rehashing the 2016 Democratic primary.
While participating in Saturday's event, the Truthdig columnist paused to give his views on how mass movements take shape and how to build common ground between opposing groups.
When asked why he tells poor communities to raise funds without government aid, the community organizer responds, "Because power is organized people and organized money."
Our Ear to the Ground section was filled with election news this year, of course. The most-read posts, however, were less about the outcome than about activism inspired by the democratic process.
“No one that’s voting knows all the facts,” an Ohio voter said before the presidential election. “It’s a shame. They keep us so fucking busy and poor that we don’t have the time.”
America is drowning, and voting for Hillary Clinton is the equivalent of rescuing it. It is the stiff arm to deal with a hysteria that will otherwise sink us.