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Response to H2O Man (Reply #23)

Sat May 7, 2016, 09:44 AM

88. I hear you.

It was a sad thing for me yesterday,registering "No Party Preference" after being a registered Democrat for my entire adult life, and after having voted for every Democrat on my ballot in every election since I became of voting age. I'll still vote straight Dem tickets in most elections in the future. But this primary season has made it perfectly clear to me that the general membership of the Democratic party is now too conservative for the Democratic party to ever be the engine of critical progressive change necessary. I'll continue to try to help pursue social and economic justice, within our movement, in a non-violent manner, but no longer have any expectations that the Democratic party has the compassionate heart, or the will, to play any significant role in achieving these goals. Settling for simply being somewhat better than the other guy is not good enough when time is short and survival calls for wisdom in bringing about complex changes in a relatively short period of time.

That said, I'm planning a trip to Philly to be a "volunteer" outside the Democratic Convention in July.

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