…rn to our liberal friends expecting to see hope or at least a glimmer of recognition in their eyes. Instead, we encounter fear, disgust, and endless justifications of why they need to slither to the center. They’re only being pragmatic!
As a once wealthy early boomer I sadly must agree. My peers have all decided to get active against Trump, i.e. pro Hilary in the name of pragmatic political expediency. And you know what? It’s easier to go there. I feel the thrall of how this was meant to be. But, damn it, underneath it’s all bullshit and we know that. Out kids have been corrupted by the thrall also. It’s so much safer to just continue to accept the decline with token gestures to the publicly owned infrastructure that we know we must have to survive. We have been programmed to accept the oligarchy just as the other angry, racist chunk of my peers are programmed by Fox to deny their own interest. We’re not so easily tricked we think but we’ve accepted the payoff never the less. Yet I see my grandkids actively supporting Bernie with clear eyed honesty and no pretense. But we are screwing them. . .