Thursday, June 23, 2016

Greens, Libertarians -- yeah, and some of that Lesser Evilism, too.

Alternatives to the problem:

Keep the Revolution Going: Jill Stein for President

For takeaways from the Libertarian Party town hall, go here.

As Stein said about Bernie Sanders on morning television yesterday ...

"He was trying to have a revolutionary campaign in a counter-revolutionary party," Stein says. "I'm basically inside a revolutionary party that supports this agenda."

... and she wasn't referring to the GOP, was she?

The Return of Lesser Evilism, by Matt Taibbi (Rolling Stone)

With Trump on the other side, Democrats can be lazier than ever this election

The Democratic Party leaders have trained their followers to perceive everything in terms of one single end-game equation: If you don't support us, you're supporting Bush/Rove/Cheney/Palin/Insert Evil Republican Here.

That the monster of the moment, Donald Trump, is a lot more monstrous than usual will likely make this argument an even bigger part of the Democratic Party platform going forward.

It's a sound formula for making ballot-box decisions, but the people who push it never seem content to just use it to win elections. They're continually trying to make an ethical argument out of it, to prove people who defy The Equation are, whether they know it or not, morally wrong and in league with the other side.

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