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Response to MellowDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 04:04 AM

11. I think we have an even worse divide on economic and corporate issues

The takeover of the party by DLC/Third Way types has left us at war with our own party members over issues like ramping up leveraged finance, profiteering, militarism, return to a simpler lifestyle with smaller carbon footprints, americans workers competing dollar for dollar with workers in other countries who make 1/10 as much, police state and incarceration, unsustainable corporate agricultural practices, etc.

So on the one hand we have members still part of the old guard who have yet to evolve substantially on social issues, conflicting with a newer demographic that is more generally accepting.

On the other hand, we have corporatists and populists fighting for control.

Plenty of overlap between the two schisms.

Personally my priority is electing people who don't accept corporate money. If we can perfect a methodology for doing so, we can get our party to be a legitinate force for political change.

If we can't accomplish that, I don't think the party serves any useful purpose, we're always getting triangulated to death, literally, and we will desperately need to start a new one that right from the start disavows corporate money.

We all have different priorities, those are mine.

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