Disclaimer: I'm not familiar with either the author or the website that this article comes from. I present it without comment:-
Please believe me when I say that I mean no disrespect to you or your candidate when I ask that. It's just that the narrative regarding Hillary v Bernie is fairly clear. To put it broadly, in the least inflammatory way that I can, Hillary appeals to more establishment Dems and Bernie to those on the left of the party. But I am still trying to figure out what distinguishes Mr O'Malley from the other two candidates, or what section of the Democratic Party he appeals to. So I figured the best way to find out was to ask.
Bernie has made it very clear that he doesn't want to be seen as some sort of messiah. And whilst I don't want to catapult the propaganda about Hillary's inevitability, we have to at least consider the possibility that Bernie may not be the next POTUS. Therefore, I wanted to start a thread on building an alternative economy that can function whoever is in the White House at any given time. I found this article on a traditionalist Catholic website, and whilst most of us here are not part of the intended audience, I thought it contained some useful information nonetheless. I hope that others will chime in with additional solutions to reclaim the American economy from the oligarchs.
Apologies if this has been shared before:
Check out the first response:
Hardly realistic, I know, but wouldn't it be great if the forces of austerity and capitalism-without-democracy were defeated by millions of ordinary people showing #SolidarityWithGreece
Even the New York Times (finally) gets it:
As you may be aware, Facebook has recently instituted a new policy that monastic names are no longer allowed. Abbot Tryphon, an Orthodox abbot, was ordered to use the name on his birth certificate, a name he has not used in over 30 years. This petition specifically relates to Orthodox monastics, but I know Catholic monks and nuns are given new names when they are tonsured too. I don't know if there is a separate petition for them. I don't want to sound like one of the "war on Christmas" crowd, but this seems like a petty regulation that benefits nobody. Please sign the petition at: https://www.change.org/p/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-maxine-williams-stop-stripping-orthodox-christian-clergy-of-church-names-on-facebook?hc_location=ufi
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