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Response to Zorra (Reply #16)

Thu May 5, 2016, 03:31 PM

23. Thanks, Zorra!

While I remain firmly entrenched within the Democratic Party, I understand why so many of my friends and associates are registered as independents. I likewise appreciate why others are ready to give up on the party. I do believe, still, that the problems in the party are pretty much isolated to the establishment Democrats.

I have a lot of faith in people's ability to put their heads together, and identify what is important. Look at where the Sanders campaign was a year ago, compared to today. Our opposition expects the movement to fade away now, and are becoming increasingly uncomfortable that we continue to grow.

In Haudenosaunee culture, this putting of our heads together is known as The Power of the Good Mind. It is the appropriate manner for pursuing social justice in a non-violent manner. Each person is recognized as having the right -- and responsibility -- to think for themselves.

I don't think any topic should be considered "off the table," too risky to discuss. Obviously, the Democratic Underground allows for a wide range of topics to discuss, but after the convention, we all need to be respectful of the rules. Still, other than the presidential election, there are unlimited other progressive issues we'll continue discussing. More, a lot of DUers talk elsewhere on the internet, such as Face Book.

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