To the Point

There comes a time in every epoch when pragmatism simply evolves into extreme acquiescence and surrender to the forces of apathy and do-nothingness, a guarantor of the status quo in all of its easy, democratic criminality--its fortress of greed.--TL Simons

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Speak It

As Emmett Rensin ably enumerated for Newsweek, young people did not support Sanders because they are, in Clinton’s recorded words, “new to politics”. They flocked to him because they have very different politics than she does. Clinton’s comments remind us just how different, and suggest her rhetorical commitments to parts of the Sanders platform won’t find reflection in her appointments.

And at bottom, they reveal a politician who still holds to the old Thatcher motto that defined the neoliberal era’s boost phase: there is no alternative. The impacts of deregulation and free trade are real, Clinton says in the tape, but organizing for radical change is just role-play fantasy politics. As she brushed it off in Virginia, it reflects “a deep desire to believe that we can have free college, free healthcare … you know, Scandinavia, whatever that means.”--AZ

She's a dumb ass crashing through that "glass ceiling" thing.  As the kids say, LOL.

It is comforting, however, to note that actual feminist intellectuals despise her as much as I do.  If that makes me a feminist-intellectual sympathizer, I guess I'm in.  Ha!

And poor Sanders just can't help himself.  He's such an idealistic dweeb it isn't funny--his idealism being that he believes he matters now.


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