To put it simply, this is no longer the America that boomers were fortunate enough to come of age and raise their families in. A capitalist economy once content with profiting off of the American people being relatively comfor…
Agreed. I was writing about this shit before you ever voted. The death of the American Dream is not exactly front page news. Boomer progressives like me were worried about how the country would survive Reagan, 40 years ago.
Each generation comes to this realization and acts like they are the first ones to ever see the problem. But while older people vote and campaign to stop the forces of corporate fascism (or unfortunately work to aid those forces when they're on the opposide side), younger people talk about principles and do nothing.
Here's another revelation, polls show 50-80% of the American people agree with Bernie's positions on almost every major issue, but you write like yours is the first generation to embrace a progressive vision.
We're aware of the way corporate money has influenced Democrats and none of us like it.
So how about writing columns to get people to start state initiatives that could result in overturning Citizens United, instead of rehashing your college papers on end-stage capitalism?
Almost 5,000 Americans and as many as one million Iraqis died because of the Bush-Cheney crime family. But it could have been prevented by a few thousand "principled" Nader or bust children who decided there was no difference between the parties.
The same thing applies to the Bernie Bros in 2016, whose angry indifference helped give us four years of Agent Orange.
And you're just repeating the same empty rhetoric for the third time in twenty years.
When you see a car full of people driving off the side of a cliff, maybe you should do everything you can to signal them to change direction, instead of commenting on the age of the driver asleep at the wheel.