I love this movement, the people, Bernie and his positive politics. For the first time in my life, I feel uninhibited, positive, highly motivated, and find my resolve strong and true. I love that so many of us are forever changing this year too.
There is no going back on any of this! Despite all that has happened, there is Bernie doing what it takes to press onward. And here we are, changed, growing more potent, getting smarter, firm in our resolve, lucid and eager for more!
We are FOR things rooted in genuine human need. Human need created by our leaders failing to right by the people who elected them. Never forget that!
Remember, they created us! They picked this fight, not us. We, Bernie, and this movement exist because raw human greed and corruption has taken us down a long, painful, sometimes deadly path. We are a wealthy nation with absolutely no excuses for not taking good, human, just care of our own.
We are better than that. They know it, and I am here to tell you that we know it too. Down deep, this hurts! We have the better ideas. We have the better people. And we are FOR the least of us, downtrodden, sick, needy, poor, struggling in a system rigged against them from the start! Our ideas represent a positive future for everyone, not just the few with the most. Those few always wanting just a little more too. We know they have more than enough. We know it’s long past time we get our human priorities in order.
We are about ideas. Ideas that will transform this nation into one with a bright future. Ideas we know are rooted in human need. Ideas the world is watching us and our struggle in the hope we succeed. This isn’t just about us, or our fellow citizens.
No, this is all about a just and equitable society where we don’t allow greed and corruption to rule. This is about being good humans. It’s about the just and true.
Remember, we aren’t asking.
I got a PM from someone yesterday. Someone, who reminded me how important that idea really is.
No matter what gets done or said over these next couple weeks, remember we are in an open democracy. We don’t have to ask permission. We are paying our own way to a better future, and we aren’t going anywhere! Here to stay!
THIS IS NOT OVER!
We will finish what Bernie started. Battles may be lost, but we will win the war. We will win because our ideas are the better ideas!
For years, I bought into fear and shame, thinking the whole problem was Republicans. Us vs them bullshit.
Today I recognize we have one body of corruption owning both parties! Democrats have stepped away from the middle class, labor, poverty… Democrats have managed to do what Republicans could not! Cuts to social safety net programs, tearing down the New Deal, ugly trade agreements where our people are forced to labor and compete with those in other parts of the world, profits hidden from taxes, labor safety standards, environment, and a lot of other things, pushed aside, and for what?
So those who have the most can get a little more?
Fuck that shit! Seriously.
I don’t care who you plan on voting for. There is real fear and shame being tossed about in the hopes that it will work just one more time! Those who have the most want just one more big bite out of what is left of the middle class!
Yes, I’m talking about TPP, the biggest, baddest, most brutal trade agreement yet! Why? Because there isn’t much left! We’ve seen family wage jobs exported, industry after industry, only to be replaced with crap jobs paying poverty wages. People working two, sometimes three jobs strung together, 60 hour weeks, and for what?
So those who have the most can get just a little more?
We are FOR ending all of that. We are FOR improving the lives of those who need it the most. We are FOR our kids, their future, the planet, and remember:
We aren’t asking. No way, no how.
They didn’t ask us. Now it is our turn.
Over this next few weeks trust in Bernie. There is no failure in the plan. Despite how ugly this primary season has been, Bernie stands tall and strong for us. Noble. And he is doing all of this so we can draw strength from him and all of his experience. He is doing it for us, so we can win and take back the future.
Yes, that means doing a few undesirable things. Bernie knows this is necessary to avoid marginalization. The only way out is THROUGH! Remember that. It is the truth.
Bernie is showing us how to own government. And we must own government. That is the big prize. No matter what anyone may tell you, do not lose focus on that singular goal, because that is what will make the difference. It’s how we win.
While we continue to build, take pride in our numbers! We are not alone. There are a lot of us. We are enough to finish this thing so long as we stay in the game, focused, resolute.
Right now, this is a contested nomination. We are contesting the platform, rules, and the very authority itself! And while we may not get what we want this year, we are winning the policy debates. We have the best ideas! We do what we do based on real human need too. We are funding delegates as a show of strength. Let that vote happen. Let them see how much we won, and how many of us remain strong. Let them see there is no unity. Let them see our ideas and that we mean business.
They can’t say that. We can. We are better than them. (Them being, establishment neo-liberal centric politicians.)
Soon, it’s very, extremely likely, we will have a contested Presidency too. In the USA, we do not elect kings and queens. This is representative government and when our representatives do not actually represent us, we have no obligation to support them in return. It’s their job to do right by us, and it’s our job to hold them to that. Every fucking word.
Remember that too. Cast fear and shame aside! Share your conscience with anyone who will listen! Let them know you’ve had enough, because you and the majority of Americans have had enough!
Democrats are taking a very real risk this year! We have the better ideas, we have the majority of younger voters, and we are the future! When they ignore us, or try to marginalize us, we just don’t have to play ball. Many of us won’t. We don’t have to, and it’s better when everyone knows that. Let them feel real fear and shame, and then let them also see our resolve, our ideas and ask them to join us!
Fear and shame are tools used by those who are only interested in self-serving, raw exploitation. Truth, human need, good ideas, passion, are our tools. We don’t need to lie, we don’t need to cheat, and we don’t need their money either!
Soon, a few hundred of us are gonna run for office. Bernie has three organizations out there to help us get this done. It’s our job to do what we did for Bernie. Setup our donations, lock them in and forget them knowing the money is going to do some real good. Volunteer. Help, support, write, speak out, speak up, and contest this whole damn thing!
Soon there will be a bunch of Bernie people out there –our people, representing us, working for us, and we will be as happy to have them as they are to do this important work.
The DNC is next week. Watch their smirking faces while you can! A whole bunch of those people will end up out of office, on their ass wondering just what happened!
What will happen is US! Progressives are on the rise! This is our time, and we know it.
ONWARD, because FUCK THIS SHIT! 😀