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Angry and tired. And tired of being angry. Still in The Struggle.

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Nothing says white privilege more than condemning

black people's behavior after literally centuries of public lynchings.

Then, too, there's this:
https://twitter.com/IanColdwater/status/1265867904844693505

If by "easiest time to live in" you mean

we have the technology to make it better, faster, stronger, then, I agree. And with this technology comes an acute awareness of exactly what constitutes "easiest." Because we know what a unique, fragile planet we live on.

Humanity as a whole is experiencing existential grief and denial on Biblical proportions. We know climate change is a planetary threat to our species. We know this virus has shut down every nation's economy and is killing people the world over. We're witnessing social injustices in real time as several global human disasters unfold concurrently.

These are not easy times to live in at all. Cut yourself some slack, be grateful for what you have, and use that privilege and compassion to help build a better world.


You have low reading comprehension. Got it.

I said mistakes were made on both sides in 2016. I never advocated for or against either Biden or Sanders. And my post is a far cry from saying I want to keep fascism.

Especially since I forewarned the rise of US fascism waaay back in 2005, which I posted on DU back then.

You should probably keep your assumptions to yourself about people you don't know.

Bring back the League of Women Voters to moderate!

They moderated until the '80's when the Democrats and Republicans colluded together to host their own debates, to purposefully exclude third parties from the debate stage. #history #fact

https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/league-refuses-help-perpetrate-fraud

You can be both woke and want to win.

He didn't say to not be/become woke, nor did he say people publicly criticizing the political system on Twitter don't want the left to win. He said to take a nuanced approach to politics. Absolutes like "Woke OR Winning" are not in the spirit of what he was saying. At all.

You do know they can tweak their online content to most appeal to individual readers, right?

It's a marketing tool that's been used for decades, and online perhaps most notably by Google tailoring the results you get for any given search based on past algorithms. It's also what contributed to (and continues) the development of red and blue Facebook feeds.

But don't take my word for it. Here's what they have to say about it:
https://help.nytimes.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003965994-Personalization

Just in case you don't know about Facebook's red and blue feeds, here's a tool from the WSJ that allows us to compare trending posts on some political topics: http://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/

*Edited for bad sentence construction.

The fact that most people on DU agree or disagree with you is not relevant.

DU is a bubble, like all social media sites. I've lived all over the country since 2001, doing grassroots organizing. I have seen firsthand that millennials don't want to vote for Democrats because of centrist policies. This age cohort wants to have input into their own future, which our age cohorts have pretty much screwed up for them, between dysfunctional, money-infused politics and ignoring global climate change. I'm 55 and not a spoiled child. I will vote Dem but I'd rather vote FOR the party than just vote AGAINST the Republicans.

The lesson that the DNC should have learned with Nader and the 2000 election

is that they need to court the progressive left to win. Obama did court us, and he won. Clinton does what she can to shun us. Good luck with that general election strategy.

Reminds me of a juxtaposition I heard on NPR's Marketplace a few years ago.

They did an in-depth story about an impoverished neighborhood, complete with homeless and hungry children, and followed it up with a stock market report that started off with their cheery, upbeat rendition of "We're In The Money." I felt physically ill listening to that.

This is why I tell people that voting fraud doesn't have to come from the Clinton side.

There are plenty of people in the world who would love to disrupt a US presidential race. Terrorists, Trump, hell, even the GOP might think hacking the Democratic vote is the only way they'll win against either Democratic primary contender. Hacking is real, vote switching is real, and election integrity and voter confidence must be maintained for ALL citizens, not just the ones whose platforms we agree with.

K&R in spite of the snarky tone of the OP towards Sanders supporters. This Sanders supporter supports election integrity.
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