Nice hike today on the drizzly, fog-enshrouded Westwood Ridges.
Julie and I talked a lot about politics. And what was good about that: we have some differing points of view but could come to agreement on many things. Interestingly, I find she has shifted her thinking quite a bit. She sees that drastic action is necessary – a real change. She is disenchanted with all political parties – etc. etc.
We had lots to agree on. Except that she doesn’t like Greta Thunberg because she said, “Greta is whiney.” I don’t see that but even if I did, if that was the only thing that was stopping me from taking action, then I would have to seriously look at what’s important to me.
That said, Julie is taking more action than most people. She grasps the issues – money in politics, no one caring about the average person and so on. We agree on a basic income and a ton of other things.
And then I got home and checked out Facebook. I am dismayed by what I see happening here and in the U.S. It seems that the DNC is sticking with its boy, Biden and has managed to convince Buttigieg and Klobuchar to drop out and put their support behind Joe. Great. Just great. Meanwhile, Warren will continue to siphon votes away from Bernie in order to help the DNC keep its boy at the top. She doesn’t have a chance. What is her motive? Has the DNC got to her as well?
Moderates, my ass – they are all in the pockets of the wealthy who want to hold on to power. Bernie is the only hope. But they will shaft him just as they did last time.
I am not angry. I am in despair. For one moment there I had hope. For one moment I forgot how deeply corrupt the powerful are. They will stop at nothing to hold on to power and they will sacrifice their own children if need be.
Oddly enough, our only hope now is the billionaire Bloomberg. Can he siphon enough of the “moderate” votes to tip Bernie over the edge?
I doubt it.
It’s all politics as usual. And rather than beat Trump, which they think they can do by going with a moderate candidate, they are doing the exact opposite – handing the next 4 years over to the fascists.
Right. Deep breath. I am focussing on Simon (and his beautiful daughter) and us and our plans – our beautiful and joyous life together. Fuck all the rest.