Ummm... So my partner (who is a registered #Democrat) just pointed out that the Dems / #Biden camp aren't doing much to court #MiddleClass voters -- who are their biggest needed demographic. That does NOT bode well for the #2024Elections. I mean, I'm a #Green / #DemocraticSocialist, but I've also studied history and know what the stakes are, and will hold my nose and vote for Joe. But most folks are going to vote with their pocketbooks, I'm afraid to say...
@ekongkaar @lovelylovely As a lifelong #DemocraticSocialist and #Democrat voter I heartily agree. But I’m sick inside that #Biden has irrevocably tarnished his reputation by supporting Bibi’s #PalestinianGenocide. I will continue to #VoteBlueNoMatterWho, but I’ll be doing it with a heavy heart in #2024.
Along with #Freedland & #Toynbee (among others), with full-throated encouragement from @guardian Editor-in-Chief Kath #Viner, Rafael #Behr essentially led the #Guardian’s five-year-long assault on #Corbyn & his leadership team - thereby legitimising the veracity of the #FakeAntiSemitism slur and giving the #FarRight press, the #ZionistLobby & #BBC state media “permission” to jump on the “destroy Corbyn” bandwagon!
Whilst they won’t admit it, they & the British establishment’s liberal lickspittle publication (aka the Guardian) fundamentally betrayed what remains of British democracy & probably destroyed any future possibility of a #DemocraticSocialist government in Britain!
Having helped return #May’s, #Johnson’s, #Truss’ & #Sunak’s #Tories to power in the 2017 & 2019 elections, #Behr is today (see below), apparently without any sense of contrition, savaging the Tories - calling them “utopian zealots” whose conference in Manchester this week “is not just the endgame of a tired government. It is the late stages of moral and intellectual putrefaction. It is a once great party, hollowed out by a parasitical protest movement, collapsing into a parody of itself.”
Problem is: after three-years of giving @UKLabour “leader” Sir #KidStarver & his Shadow Cabinet of #Blairite nondescripts & no-hopers a “free pass”, the Guardian ‘hacks’ are also belatedly waking up to the fact that the #Mandelson-influenced ‘heart’ of #Labour thinking is suffused with such vapidity as to make it utterly clueless in the face of the crises we all now face!
Along with #Freedland & #Toynbee (among others), with full-throated encouragement from @guardian Editor-in-Chief Kath #Viner, Rafael #Behr essentially led the #Guardian’s five-year-long assault on #Corbyn & his leadership team - thereby legitimising the #ZionistLobby’s #ItWasAScam #FakeAntiSemitism slur and giving the #FarRight press & #BBC state media “permission” to jump on the “destroy Corbyn” bandwagon!
Whilst they won’t admit it, #Behr et al & the Guardian fundamentally betrayed what remains of #British democracy & probably destroyed any future possibility of a #DemocraticSocialist government in Britain!
Having helped return both #May’s & #Johnson’s #Tories to power in 2017 & 2019, Behr is today ⤵️ rightly savaging the #Tories & #Sunak for having “no new ideas and nothing to say about the problems facing Britain, most of which are the product of choices made by the party he leads. This is the point of no return, when Conservatives realise that renewal in office is not possible, and that they need to be in opposition almost as much as the country wants them out of government.”
Problem is: after three-years of giving @UKLabour “leader” Sir #KidStarver & his Shadow Cabinet of #Blairite nondescripts & no-hopers a “free pass”, the Guardian is also belatedly waking up to the fact that the #Mandelson-influenced ‘heart’ of #Labour thinking is suffused with such vapidity as to make it utterly clueless in the face of the crises we all now face!
The country is at an historical crossroads heading into the 2024 general election yet, all the evidence available strongly suggests that neither the party currently in government nor the opposition (& potentially the next party in government) have got the “nous” or the “balls” to do what they both know *must* be done for the sake of the country and the future of the planet!
“The Tory mission has failed: British people don’t want a smaller state”
Time for a new #Intro Post
www.jmb.mx (part of #Fediverse)
Note: I seek to use alt text for photos.
I do not do CW's for political/activism posts
My political progression (a true story)
My first awareness of politics was a rally for Jimmy Carter in 1976 that my grandmother brought me to. I was too young to vote, but I liked Carter. He seemed genuine and down to earth.
Then, #BernieSanders came onto the scene. A #DemocraticSocialist who shared my values and who had a chance to win -- before he was sabotaged by the DNC (and who could have won against Trump -- sorry, but it's true. In a debate, Bernie would have kicked T's ass. And Bernie did have populist appeal, just like the orange one).
Despite all that, I did vote for Biden in 2020 -- because I saw what #Fascism looked like under the orange one and his corrupt SCOTUS appointment. And yeah, I'll more than likely "hold my nose and vote for Joe" or Kamala -- because I hate fascists more than I hate inept and corrupt Dems. I won't tell others how to vote. But I thought I'd share how I've voted (and will vote).
For those #delegates to the convention this is a great read of what is going to be debated at convention and setting a path for us on the question of labor https://socialistcall.com/2023/07/18/dsa-convention-labor-strategy-debate/ #DSA #DSAConvention2023 #PreCon #Amendments #Labor #DemocraticSocialist #Socialist
A new instance calls for a new #introduction!
Hello I'm Nathan. I just moved to infosec.exchange from fosstodon.org.
Feel free to follow or message me if you have similar interests
relatedly, it KILLS me how much DSA relies on #capitalist tech. Google, zoom, slack, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook - pretty much all business is conducted on proprietary capitalist platforms.
this is one area where it would be so easy to seize the means of production - that is, self host on open source solutions!
i mean it makes sense to maintain a presence on other social networks (gotta reach people where they are), but we, as a socialist movement, can't be exclusively dependent on them.
does anybody have a suggestion for an instance for #socialist political orgs?
i love my home instance but my political org is neither tech nor exclusively lgbt.
i know of kolektiva but I'm not convinced it's the best place for myriad reasons.
i really want to convince my DSA chapter to make a fediverse account but i want to have concrete suggestions in hand before i do so.
is this an unmet need?
Having a flashback to the time when an old lady stopped me as I was leaving the grocery store because she saw my #DemocraticSocialist jacket and told me I needed God and to have a blessed day. That was the most Southern bullshit I had heard in awhile and I'm pretty sure I was going home after canvassing all day.
Are you a DSA member? A friend's caucus helped draft a really important resolution geared toward making changes that will help support smaller local groups and grow the DSA to 200k by 2025. Sign it below!
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okpeace.org/@jmb - #Activism and #Oklahoma mostly
I'm part of the #Reform and #Humanistic movements of #Judaism. As a proud convert, I fight discrimination against converts and POC in Jewish spaces.
My views on #Israel/#Palestine are complicated.
I do not post frequently here anymore, so instead you should follow me at:
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I'm part of the #Reform and #Humanistic movements of Judaism. As a proud convert, I fight discrimination against converts and POC in Jewish spaces.
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New #Intro for my new account on this instance!
I also run a more general self-hosted instance at: okpeace.org/@jmb
Fan of #JudaismUnbound
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by Barbara VanDenburgh, January 2021
"Orwell hated #fascists so much he went to war with them
“'Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for Democratic Socialism, as I understand it, Orwell wrote in his 1946 essay handily titled 'Why I Write.' That was the year Orwell joined a leftist militia to fight in the Spanish Civil War against fascist Francisco Franco’s military uprising in Spain.
"Eric Arthur Blair (Orwell was his pen name) was born to British civil servants in India, a member of what he called the 'lower-upper-middle class.' A deeply moral thinker and writer, Orwell didn’t sit comfortably in his privilege but was a committed democratic socialist, 'along the lines of a #BernieSanders,' as Yetur describes him. He was also, Ulin says, a brilliant critic of pre-World War II British liberal #isolationism."
73 #democraticsocialist, #London, retired. #Volunteer in my community. Background: education and #online acilitation. Interests the #arts & #livemusic. 100,000 Heads Are Better Than One. I'm married 55 years to Bill, have a son and a deceased daughter. Two daft #cats and like #baking and #growingfood in pots #Follow #boost #altext
I post about #Judaism & HumanisticJudaism. Others are at: okpeace.org/@jmb
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Socialists back in the Wisconsin legislature ! #DemocraticSocialist #PeoplePower #SocialismIsDemocracy https://news.yahoo.com/2-freshmen-revive-wisconsin-legislatures-142708828.html
73 #democraticsocialist, #London, retired. #Volunteer in my community. Background: #education and #onlinefacilitation. Interests the #arts & #live #music. 100,000 Heads Are Better Than One. I'm #married 55 years to Bill, have a son and a deceased daughter. Two daft #cats and like #baking and #growingfood #boost #followfriday #follow #followback #altext
#healthcareisahumanright #universalhealthcare #Medicare4All #M4A #MedicareForAll #prochoice #bansoffourbodies #blacklivesmatter #reparationsnow #antiwar #nowar #nojusticenopeace #translivesmatter #housingisahumanright #greennewdeal #climatechangeisreal #climatechange #smashtheduopoly