What should the Democratic Party actually do to win back American voters?

I appreciate that Lausten, but you know me, I like fighting my own battles,
besides, seems to me, the lad could use a little counseling more than getting smacked down, that’s what he’s expecting and it plays right into his victim complex. (plus I can relate to his angry flailing more than he can possibly imagine.)

But you are the moderator and I will defer to you.

Why it matters. Nothing is going to happen unless people step forward and engage with this admittedly rotting political system, if not who’s going to stop the rot?

I’m a nice able bodied whitie so don’t speak with the kind of experience and moral authority these black individuals have in the following clip. They have a good reason for their grievance and their attitude and we ought to pay attention.


Remember Martin Niemöller’s warming:

First they came for the blacks, and I did not speak out—because I was not a black.

Then they came for the greenies, and I did not speak out—because I didn’t give a flip for our biosphere’s health, I wanted greed, low taxes and ever increasing consumption.

Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

McConnell Makes Racist Argument To Defend Blocking Voting Rights Says Elie Mystal

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted President Biden on Wednesday for saying the Senate GOP could be on the wrong side of history if it does not pass voting rights legislation. Joy Reid and her panel discuss how McConnell has hypocritically manipulated the Senate to achieve his own political ends.

If we aren’t changing minds, we are losing.

How close is the US to civil war? Closer than you think, study says

CNN’s Michael Holmes talks with Professor Barbara Walter of the University of California San Diego about her work on a task force that tries to predict where outside the US a civil war is likely to break out. Walter says the two best predictors of whether violence is likely to occur currently exist in the US and have emerged at a “surprisingly fast rate.”

Though, it ain’t over, until it’s over.

Is Civil War Looming, or Should We Calm Down?

Jan. 13, 2022 - OPINION - Spencer Bokat-Lindell - New York Times

… Civil war, or ordinary crisis?

Certainly Walter’s argument has skeptics. The Times columnist Michelle Goldberg, for example, points out that the list of contemporary anocracies that have fallen into all-out civil war consists without exception of countries transitioning from authoritarianism to democracy. “It’s not clear, however, that the move from democracy toward authoritarianism would be destabilizing in the same way,” she writes. “To me, the threat of America calcifying into a Hungarian-style right-wing autocracy under a Republican president seems more imminent than mass civil violence.”

There is also good reason to doubt that a substantial share of Americans are willing to commit political violence. In a recent working paper, a team of researchers led by Sean J. Westwood of Dartmouth argued that polls showing otherwise are in fact “illusory, a product of ambiguous questions and disengaged respondents.” …

The bottomline is that giving up now, is a loser strategy, time to figure out how to network, raise our* voices (* rationalists, pluralists, believers in science & democracy, and believers in public involvement in our government.

What we have ain’t perfect, but what they want to do is downright totalitarian, is that what you want? Those fat cats that pumped life in the The trump, they don’t care about us, why do their bidding, by rolling over.

I like Acosta’s closing advice/hope - creatively translated

yo homies out there, get the courage booster or We The American People are in deep dodo.