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Sun Mar 20, 2016, 04:04 AM

195. He's doing very well

against long odds, and without selling out to corporate money, no matter how you spin it.

I don't know to what extent he plans to implement it but I have heard Bernie speak positively about worker-owned businesses, and it's a great idea, the kind of movement that would make a difference, leading to better conditions for labor, less dependence on wall st., and bringing with it the workers' intrinsic interest in caring for their land and their planet, making decisions based on providing good products and sustainable jobs rather than rapidly extracting maximum profits. I'd be surprised to see the auto industry move to this model, but I can see other industries doing so.

The more people learn, the more people like about such ideas. It isn't the mainstream of U.S. political thought, but the mainstream of U.S. political thought has exactly no answers for staggering inequality, and is little more than the propaganda of a capitalist system that, having largely captured its government regulatory system, is bringing obscene profits to a very few people, foreign interventions and blowback terrorism, squeezing petro-profits from our aquifers, and leaving us with a hopelessly uninhabitable planet in the near future.

We're doing quite well in this campaign, thank you, people are responding to the truth. We may not win this primary, but it's the best fight from the left I can remember in some time, and long overdue. It's a wave that, IMHO, will not be stopped by the nomination of Hillary, it's bigger than that, and amplified by the horrors of growing inequality and impending ecological disaster.

We aren't the crazy ones or the nuts, you are, you who ignore the urgency of the situation and the vector we're currently on. It was time for a huge change in world view in 2008, and it's even more urgent now. The old corporate-funded centrist way supports profits, not solutions.

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