Soon to graduate with a law degree, looking for something greater by TiberSeptimII in doctorswithoutborders

[–]darmon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Since you're embedded within MSF HR, perhaps I can take this opportunity to ask you if there are opportunities with MSF for an American french-fluent paramedic?

Likewise any opportunity for french speaking nurse practitioners with experience in obstetrics and primary care?

Why is Jupiter considered a planet and not a nebula? by AcidAndBile in Astronomy

[–]darmon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sure we can! We have! Haven't you seen the documentary 2010?

Sanders: There are senior citizens that are trying to survive on $12,000 a year social security. Does anybody give a shit about them? Does anyone cover them? The answer is no. by WildAnimus in SandersForPresident

[–]darmon 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Great advice, thanks! I can't believe I never thought of that before. I'm already dependent on a food bank, going without healthcare and education rights fulfilled, and can not put food on my table every night in a given month. All while working full time with built in overtime hours every other week. Artificially depressed wages and artificially skyrocketing costs of living be damned, for sure! I'll just put some money away for my retire---oop there's another unexpected expense greater than 10$ wiping out my savings. Darn.

In all seriousness. EVEN IF I could save, and DID, there's absolutely no guarantee that those savings will exist when I reach proverbial "retirement age." The economic apparatus has been gamed so as to make those things seem rock solid, when in fact there are thousands of people who have lost their retirement savings due to the over leveraging of risk by the financial elites "unpredictable forces of market volatility due to the benign and invisible hand of the free market."

Saving money for retirement is no longer functional, practicable advice, in the vast overwhelming majority of individual cases. We need overwhelming political, social, economic, and geopolitical reforms. That is the ONLY way to guarantee a functional lifestyle in retirement in the future for everyone. This system we have of short sighted gains for a few, at the cost of massive long term losses for most is less and less sustainable, more and more volatile, and brittle, by the second.

Do you honestly believe that all extant American seniors living in poverty today simply did not save anything for retirement? That, en mass, they never put anything away, and left themselves voluntarily and completely dependent on social security in their twilight years?

Do you find your job meaningless? by [deleted] in LateStageCapitalism

[–]darmon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Agreed, and we talk about moving abroad daily. But getting oneself on an escape trajectory requires a tremendous amount of resources. It's absolutely a consideration when she completes her masters. But until then, we are doing the best we can with the support networks we have.

Do you find your job meaningless? by [deleted] in LateStageCapitalism

[–]darmon 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I love the work that I do, but the job I keep to do the work is profoundly lacking, in so far as it comes with intractable poverty, anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder as requisites. Does that warrant a conversation with you? That is slightly outside your criteria.

I work full time in an ambulance treating and transporting the injured, sick, and dying. I am paid a starvation wage, and routinely can not make ends meet between rent, groceries, and an austere lifestyle. I live in subsidized housing with rent below market rates for this area, have not carried a cell phone in years, own no vehicle (or indeed any appreciable property,) have absolutely no savings, am being garnished for defaulted student loans, carry similar (predatory, illegitimate) medical debt, subsist dependent on food banks, all of which in spite of having a full time job and a college education.

I LOVE the work that I do, the people I serve, the lives that I touch. But this predatory economic model predicated on the devaluation of human life plainly does not value my work, as reflected in so many realities of the job. So I continue to do the work at my job, and continue to do the work as a volunteer outside my job, which reinvigorates my sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with this work. And sadly I continue to live in poverty, along with dependent partner, while she is getting a masters in nursing at the confluence of leveraging of astronomical amounts of debt, unpaid clinical internships, and total commitment to academics.

Again, not sure if I am the sort of person you are looking for, but I would be happy to elaborate on my situation for your academic work.

After getting laid off twice in six months, and moving my family to a crammed apartment in a new city for a job I didn't like, I'm now at a job I love and buying my dream home. It has a bathtub. by Cantax1 in LateStageCapitalism

[–]darmon 34 points35 points  (0 children)

If you were laid off twice in the last year, then voluntarily left a third job, moved your entire family to a new city, and subsequently landed a fourth job - buying a house is madness. Feast, then famine. Feast, then famine.

Where did the resources for that come from? A move to a new city for an entire family is not cheap. Moving yourself alone to a different apartment within the same city is not cheap!

I would highlight those salient points before even commenting on how ridiculous this iniquitous system of resource extraction and (mis)allocation is, that you have adults in frantic desperation bouncing from job to job, all the while suffering housing and food insecurity, while trying to raise children, and then their qualifying criterion for "dream house" is "bathtub."

THERE ARE individuals with multiple, fully furnished, exquisite, lavishly luxurious homes on different continents. Massive, ornate bathtubs. Infinity pools. Private air strips and helipads. 24/7/365 domestic staff. Home gyms. Home theaters. Golden god damn toilets.

And here is one person, latching onto a bathtub in her new precariously financed home, like it is a life ring floating above the sinking Titanic.

Happy for her? To her face, sure. But it is hard to be happy while we are squabbling over pittance while the system dumps more and more excess on the richest of us every second.

PATREON launched! Check comments! by hopelesssofrantic in u/hopelesssofrantic

[–]darmon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

;D happy to help. Also, you can click save beneath any comment or post, and it is forever archived under your "saved" tab on your user page at /u/hopelesssofrantic.

You can view noteworthy posts and comments you saved in one long, sort of unwieldy chronological list - reddit admins may well make the saved lists more navigable in the future; they are good like that. Slightly more beneficial than a screenshot I figure.

PS and if you think that was a long comment, you should check out my userpage. Spoiler alert: long winded radical left politics are going to ensue.

PATREON launched! Check comments! by hopelesssofrantic in u/hopelesssofrantic

[–]darmon 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You can create a google voice number for free, that serves as an intermediary to your personal phone number. Give out a google voice number, and you can hook it to a new personal number as often as you like.

For added security, get a burner prepaid phone and then hook a google voice number to it. That way, if someone somehow figures out what number your google voice is connected to, it's still just your prepaid phone and you can get rid of it and get a new one immediately.

A "work" phone and a "personal" phone is common for many people. You could shield your personal phone by using a separate work phone, and shield your work phone from being disclosed by using a google voice. Plus with a google voice you have some liberty with your choice of number.

How poverty changes your mind-set by joeyespo in BasicIncome

[–]darmon 7 points8 points  (0 children)

While my direct understanding of Maslow's work is limited, my understanding of poverty is deeply personal and critically formed.

I see it this way, which may fall in line with Maslow's work, and would be interested to hear your thoughts on the matter.

Understanding that a general malaise of unhappiness is reported at polar opposite ends of the economic spectrum, I believe it important to note those measures of unhappiness are of qualitatively different natures. I can't put food on the table living check to check is not the same a persistent state of anxiety or depression experienced by a millionaire, which can and does happen.

"My material and personal needs are unmet, and likely to remain so," is a common sentiment in my economic bracket because of a perpetual lack of basic necessities; while that is not true individually at the upper economic tier, a similarly widespread feeling should arise given the reality of "the needs of those around me are unmet," is ever present.

That is precisely because being within a society of healthy people is a personal need that is going to remain unfulfilled, irrespective of your individual economic standing, as long as the vast, overwhelming, supermajority of people do not even remotely have their individual, personal, material needs being fulfilled.

So paradoxically, even someone in Bezos' position (or at least in that stratospheric portion of the income gradient) can and often are depressed, while literally everyone else in the society is acutely individually depressed.

Even with an infinite amount of income, which Bezos' effectively enjoys, he is not (nor will he ever, the way things are going,) to have that last of his needs fulfilled - the deeply intrinsic human need, garnered as an evolutionary response through eons of adaptation by selections both natural and artificial, for a functional, healthy society to embed within.

I am not trying to obfuscate the abhorrent income inequality, or trying to excuse it in any way; I work full time in an ambulance and live in poverty, being regularly unable to achieve adequate nutrition and pay rent, while living a severely curtailed lifestyle. Just attempting to illuminate on an important conversation.

Where you said above a line on Maslow's Hierarchy the needs become more ephemeral and thus are unknowable, which injects an amount of anxiety and depression at upper economic tiers, I conjecture it is instead this: these needs are not unknowable in the truest sense. We know they have the need, and likewise that it is going unmet, because of the presence of a feeling of dissatisfaction even when all material and personal needs are individually met; instead we have yet to recognize precisely what that need is. It is heretofore unknown, and we have never, as a species, achieved it; a society where everyone's individual scarcity is eradicated in perpetuity.

With all the progress of society and technology we have achieved, scarcity is now voluntary in all but the most extreme circumstances. It is plain that we are now electing to manually enforce scarcity in an atomized, individual way, as a punitive measure intended (yet failing) to be a teaching mechanism.

The lessons our artificial scarcity is intended to teach, and the mechanisms themselves, have been entirely outmoded. But we adhere to them for lack of a better example.

From a city that routinely murders the "panhandlers" who try and sleep on its beaches by balkjack in LateStageCapitalism

[–]darmon 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Virginia Beach's citizens and tourists give thousands of dollars to panhandlers every year,

we say without a shred of research,

but this money does very little to help those in need.

Again, an entirely reinforced statement on our behalf. As if we could possibly know exactly how, when, where, and why the homeless spend the money given to them in donation. All of it. But rest assured citizen/tourist, we can confirm for you that it does not help them. We asked them all. They all said the money they are constantly out here begging for was unhelpful to them.

The next time you feel compelled to give,

by that pesky emotion called "empathy,"

the city and its businesses

which are basically the two halves of one thing at this point in this hellscape American capitalist collapsing dystopia

urge you to please make your contributions in this special

entirely unaccountable, and very insecure

donation meter. Your contributions will be used for long term solutions to help break the cycle of homelessness.

Emphasis on break. (We're going to ramp up state violence against the homeless, the poor, the housing and food insecure vis a vis feeding your pocket change directly into the maw of the ever expanding military industrial complex. Spoiler alert.)

This meter sponsored by

precisely no one, because everyone we asked was too embarrassed to publicly affix their name on this shameful and mean spirited signpost, that signifies in so many ways the persistent, intractable, and worsening depression, urban decay, and social disintegration prevalent in this perpetually imploding economic experiment we formerly called a nation.

So I thought I’d make an ad for my luxury VTOL SSTO design. Let me know what you think... by Radiatin in KerbalSpaceProgram

[–]darmon 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Pictures and format are great. But the first phrase,

30 minutes to anywhere on Earth for 30,

does not make sense to me.

Completely stunned, immediately thought of this sub by jmhoneycutt8 in LateStageCapitalism

[–]darmon 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Maybe if they can't afford the medication, and the medication is something they need to survive, G-d doesn't intend for them to live on?

Sanctimonious: making a show of being morally superior to other people.

Get out of here with that bootlicking. We see right through your attempt to obfuscate your bootlickery with religious piety. Astonishing how someone could be so obtuse. Writing G-d as some performative, feigned deference to an imaginary higher order while you ritualistically dehumanize living, breathing people right beside you.

I wish God were real. Just so when sycophants like this croak and stand before it in holy judgement, it can say "you kinda missed the point, kid."

If being so fearful of a wrathful, vengeful deity compels you to never even spell it's human-ascribed name, as a measure of demonstrating respect to said deity, but in the same breath you will dehumanize the sick and dying for being the sick and dying, you are not godly, you are a god damned sheep who does things without knowing how or why.

If this persons god were real, it would say, "You know, I wouldn't have been as offended by you writing my name out, as I am by you dragging me through the mud saying that I deigned to make the sick and dying suffer unto death."

Your Data Is Crucial to a Robotic Age. Shouldn't You Be Paid for It? by madcapMongoose in BasicIncome

[–]darmon 6 points7 points  (0 children)

How come I have to pay hundreds of dollars to a national testing agency to become an EMT, Paramedic, RN, or many other professions, but then they turn around and sell for THOUSANDS the biometric data they capture from me when I take their exam?

Palm scan, retina, fingerprint... Just to take a national exam. How long before complete genomic data is surreptitiously captured by the military industrial complex through their network of sub-sub-subcontractors? They get monopolistic no-bid contracts from their business partners in the legislature to be the sole authority for issuing national exams, charge us for the "service," and then sell our data without a single ounce of scrutiny transparency or accountability!

People used to guard their social security number like a state secret. Now it's on everything! Bank loans, rental agreements, every healthcare intake form. And quickly we shot right passed that to the drag net capture of biometrics.

Likewise, why is my search engine input data sellable, but I don't see any of that?

Mating basic income to the revenue generation of ethereal sources like these may well be the way we generate a UBI movement that helps progress society out of the nose dive we are currently stuck in.

How to become a class traitor in 38 minutes by Quasargyle in LateStageCapitalism

[–]darmon 983 points984 points  (0 children)

If unions were bad for workers, the owners would actively encourage us to unionize.

That the owners are mortally, perpetually, and outwardly terrified of their workers unionizing, that you see these exact sort of sheepish anti-union tactics in all sectors of the economy, from retail to manufacturing, whereby the ownership proselytizes how unions are bad for us workers, how unions are ineffective, how unions are expensive and just needless oversight, should be all a prole needs to know in order to be a vehement supporter of unions.

Unions work at materially improving the conditions for workers. That's why the owners oppose unions! The owners do not act or think with a workers interests in mind. The owners act with profits in mind. It's cheaper to produce a lousy DVD series of anti union propaganda than it is to engender the risk of your labor unionizing.

Class consciousness in America is so abysmally low. It takes the barest minimum of consciousness to see through anti union propaganda in the work place.

I work for a non-union ambulance agency, and very nearly all of the EMTs here think unions are the bad guy, and spout off the ownership anti union tag lines at any discussion of unionization. Exactly in accordance with the ownerships plans! Like marching to the beat of a drum.

What do they really expect us to do? I make 500-700 dollars a month. My student loan bill is around 600 a month from sallie mae. They refused to lower it after explaining it to them. I truly can't do anything to pay my loan. by [deleted] in studentloandefaulters

[–]darmon 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Before I properly laud your amazing, astute commentary with praise, I will establish personal context.

I work full time in an ambulance in an American city. I live in poverty, supporting two adults. I live check to check and every 14 days have several days with an empty pantry and near zero cash. I live in a subsidized housing project in the downtown core where my rent is less than a 3rd what market rates are for this area - the only way I can live here. I commute via transit, and own no vehicle. I haven't had a cell phone at all in years - the cost, the constant collections, and the ubiquity of wifi made that decision simple as could be given the circumstances. I have no savings, no appreciable property, and very diminished income. I am thirty one years old. Of the last 10 years since finishing college in 2009, I have spent over half the time un- or underemployed. Currently I love my work, but kind of detest my employer. It's altogether common for amazing, compassionate, professional people to leave this work for something that affords a life above destitution and poverty. I am not there yet, have my class consciousness and social support network to carry me through these trying times. Yet I understand why so many of my peers have left this work behind, begrudingly because they enjoy it so much, due to the life crippling poverty artificially and duplicitously wrought by the ownership class.

The first garnishment of my paycheck ever commenced three weeks ago. $167 a check as of yet, and I won't be surprised if it grows. Directly going to limit my food intake. Directly contributing to a loss of quality of life for me and my partner. I am already check to check. And some aspiring 1% who "bought" the "right" to "pursue" my "debt," for goddamn pennies on the dollar is now literally attached themselves to my paycheck like a parasite. Worse, they will use that exact term - a parasite - describing me for having the audacity to pursue higher education "on someone else's dime."

Bringing me full circle to your comments. They give me a tremendous amount of hope. It is gratifying in a way I can't fully articulate, to see someone else cogently explain that which is so bloody obvious to me. While larger society, my family members, my coworkers vehemently deny that very same thing. I am working 12 hours every day this weekend, in an ambulance serving the sick, injured, and dying, the rent was due yesterday, I have $50.00 to my name after rent, ear marked to last the next seven days for feeding my partner and I. I have absolutely no buffer if even the slightest unexpected expense comes up - my eye glasses literally just broke tonight but thankfully are servicable to the point where I can make it work for the indeterminate future.

I keep going everyday thanks in large part to that hope, hoping that the reality and rationality inherent to what you are saying dawns on America at large, before this collective national nose dive impacts rock bottom.

Thanks for your words comrade. Keep looking up.

Addendum: also worth noting for context, I borrowed $99,000 for undergraduate education. I paid back around $12,000 in the course of 2009-2010, and stopped paying when I saw my principle had grown to around $125,000. It was like my payments did nothing, and I just snapped. Stopped all communication, all forebearances, all deferments, all payments. Stopped making money for a while too around the same time, so it went hand in hand. I woke up to the reality of the ongoing scam in a way they never intended, but in fact fabricated themselves.

someone gave this piece of ore a jump drive by Philosophire in EverspaceGame

[–]darmon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have seen this happen many times and have determined that an object being flung from the sector is the result of a confluence of factors.

A tractor beam equipped will impart motion to a nearby item, but if for some reason the item does not reach your ship it can instead be flung out of the sector at many kilometers a minute

If you have a tractor beam equipped and are near an embedded ore or gas processor, at the precise moment when it periodically spits out some resource from the interior of an asteroid, your momentum may pull the item toward yo, but the momentum imparted by the ejection process may preclude your tractor beam from catching it. And so off it shoots into deep space. The second problem with this is the embedded processing station ceases all output while that piece is still out there, visible on your HUD but entirely unobtainable well beyond the safe orbit boundary.

You can achieve a similar result with practically any item, not just those that come into existence with a minor amount of momentum, by a (mis)appropriately timed Teleporter jump, after your tractor beam starts attracting something. In that instance however you may be lucky enough to use your teleporter to catch up to the item before it escapes the system.

What stage of capitalism is this? by Peachycream022 in LateStageCapitalism

[–]darmon 12 points13 points  (0 children)


It has begun, happenstance to be sure, but that movement is well under way. A significant portion of outstanding student loan debt is already in default. And that, through no concerted effort on the part of borrowers en mass. That was just individuals failing to pay, individually. Imagine if the already defaulted rallied the soon-to-default, the eeking-out-a-living-while-paying-down-their-debt, and those living high enough to comfortably-pay-while-living-well into a consolidated front, and we upended the system entirely!

Separate stratosheres by Thadeo12 in LateStageCapitalism

[–]darmon 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Is my comment a repost? Nope. Carefully crafted and hand hewn, as you see it, in it's entirety, for the first time ever here and now. Glad you enjoyed it.

Separate stratosheres by Thadeo12 in LateStageCapitalism

[–]darmon 67 points68 points  (0 children)

I am watching the cringe-inducing video, so you do not have to.

Bill first guesses that a box of Rice-A-Roni rice pilaf costs $5.00, when it is in fact $1.00.

"Ooohhh," pans the audience, with some scattered laughs.

"The audience didn't like that," smirks Bill.

Tide Pods next.

"Tide Pods, you've been hearing a lot about those lately, what do you think?" Ellen sets it up.

"Four dollars," wagers blissfully unaware Bill.

"Ooohhh," the audience sheepishly doles out, as at least a handful of them start to intuit that it is in fact their lived experiences which are the butt of this joke bit, not Bill's.

"Nah, nah, they want me to go higher. Let's go with $10.00," says big-spender Bill.

$19.97, for the tub of single-use plastic detergent pods, reveals the token person of color prize model.

In what is likely to be the truest expression of emotion from Mr. Gates throughout this bit, Bill's mouth actually falls agape.

Steeling himself for a victory on this round, he proffers "this is my best chance," as they arrive at item #3 - dental floss.

"Really? Cause you floss," asks Ms. DeGeneres.

"Absolutely," replies Mr. Billionaire.

"I floss as well, very important to keep your gums in good health," says Ms. multi-millionaire, as the two richest people in the room (and in all likelihood the zip code in which they are filming,) pat each other on the back while seemingly unaware of the unspoken commentary on poverty's affect on lifetime dental outcomes.

"I would say four dollars," says Bill using his pristine mouth.

"Look at you," replies Ellen with her likewise shining teeth, visibly astonished that the man actually got one right. $3.78! Finally Bill gets within the actual ball park, but yet he does so in such a way that it seems more like luck than certitude.

Bill having correctly guessed only one of the three items so far, our gracious host Ellen™ reminds him that "you need to get both of these [remaining two items] within a dollar, so that they [the audience] get something [an as-of-yet unknown prize] - if not, you get to run to your car."

Remember peasants, there's something in this for you too if he demonstrates the slightest passing connection to the lives of drudgery and costs that pervade every waking moment in your economic bracket.

(Simultaneously she is reminding her fellow 1% of the poor's predilection for violence when incensed. Cue laugh track.)

And all the while failing to outwardly indicate an understanding that the bit's entire premise is transmogrifying our outlandish, astronomical levels of income inequality into something more palatable - primetime television comedy! And wrap that all up in the quaint little bow of forcibly making the audience participate in their ritual debasement by making them feel "invested" in it. If he wins, I win! Just like the economy at large! Never mind the reality that the show must have already purchased the prizes regardless, and would thereby elect to not hand them out if he "loses," even though they most certainly already have them. With no fanfare or attribution, they could simply give whatever it is out, and just say "here you go thanks for coming," and not tie a game into it at all! Unequivocally demonstrating to the astute, to the class conscious, that the outcome of the game means nothing to the producers, that it is in fact the very act of the audience getting swept up in the game itself that they are concerned with.

Fourth item on the block - Totinos Pizza Rolls. "Have some tonight... hot... from the oven," posits Ellen, apparently needing to take a second to remember exactly how these things are prepared. While thereby satisfying an obvious contractual obligation to Totino's for their generous sponsorship - vis a vis a single bag of 120 nutritionally deficient, frozen, pod shaped morsels - by deliberately repeating the brand name three times in immediate succession, synced to five unnecessary repeats of a deceptively Pavlovian jingle.

"I'll go with $22," states Bill, much to the audiences audible chagrin. Looks like our billionaire-in-pink-cashmere won't be winning us a prize after all, they begin to worry.

Ellen, ever the champion to us proles, emphatically indicates he has guessed too high. Non verbal, verbal, and physical cues force him to reevaluate. "No, no, $15," says the dude that is so incomprehensibly rich it makes people the world over believe Reptilian alien overlords are enslaving the human race in secret.

"Eight" shouts Bill, obviously starting to tire of these peasant antics as surely it dawns on him that he has enough money to buy every person in the audience their own Tostino Pizza Rolls cue jingle factory complex.

$8.98! What a shocker, he got it!

Last item! Eight ounces of TGI Fridays spinach and artichoke dip.

"It's branded," remarks with an air of surprise the man so rich that he has apparently forgotten that very nearly everything sold everywhere comes with a brand identification. "You know...," carries on the worlds richest man as he implies the existence of an entirely nonexistent connection to the audience insofar as implying there are things both he and they know. "You guys think less than ten dollars," he genuinely albeit hypocritically asks a group of people sure to include at least a few whom have purchased this very item before.

Shouts of seven, six, five come from the audience leading Bill to the conclusion. Ellen seals the deal with, "I would go with maybe lower than five..." He settles on four.

Ding! Actual retail price $3.66!

And what do the audience members win? A reinvite to the show. They get to come back for another one of Ellen's episode tapings, during some give away spree called "12 days of give aways."

The crowd. goes. wild.


Bread and god damned circuses. Shocker.

Intellectual Property by ChaseDerringer in LateStageCapitalism

[–]darmon 3 points4 points  (0 children)

4′33″ (pronounced "Four minutes, thirty-three seconds" or just "Four thirty-three") is a three-movement composition by American experimental composer John Cage (1912–1992). It was composed in 1952, for any instrument or combination of instruments, and the score instructs the performer(s) not to play their instrument(s) during the entire duration of the piece throughout the three movements. The piece consists of the sounds of the environment that the listeners hear while it is performed, although it is commonly perceived as "four minutes thirty-three seconds of silence". The title of the piece refers to the total length in minutes and seconds of a given performance, 4′33″ being the total length of the first public performance. (wiki)

We Must Cancel Everyone’s Student Debt, for the Economy’s Sake by daiyuesen in studentloandefaulters

[–]darmon 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Ironically, I imagine the biggest opponents of a student debt jubilee won't even be the "debt" "holders" themselves, that is, the people who the "debt" is "owed" to, but people who have already paid off some/most/all of their student debt.

They will say "I did it, why can't you?" And the "debt" "holders" won't even have to levy much in their own defense - members of the proletariat who have achieved some modicum of financial, economic, social, and academic success will defend their newly begotten perch by adopting the pseudomoralistic arguments on the "debt" "holders" behalf, and thus become class traitors.

Joe Kennedy III is the young progressive America needs! by AngryPoli in SandersForPresident

[–]darmon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Claims to hold progressive values, as you so eloquently put it, are insufficient. Candidates need to have demonstrably progressive stances, track records of voting if established politicians already, and accountable, transparent funding sources.

"If he doesn't screw us like the other two Great American dynasties have," is this serious? He is a KENNEDY. They are an American political dynasty. Period.

How can people honestly think that the Democratic National Convention following the same playbook they did with Hillary will succeed?

We are talking about running the risk of securing Trump's second term, by pitting him in electoral contest against yet another claims-to-be-progressive, political dynasty member... and you are seriously putting that forward as a viable option? Was nothing learned in Hillary Clinton's dramatic and vainglorious loss to a worst candidate in American history?

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Campaigning Joe Kennedy against Trump in 2020 incontrovertibly is not a genuine attempt to win, and thus wrest political control from the plutocratic oligarchs currently in full control and marching inexorably through protofascism. It a genuine attempt to scuttle electoral opposition to Trump. Full stop. If the DNC runs Kennedy, it's proof they do not want Trump out of office.