Since my early days in politics I have been what some call a “Lefty”…..but that by NO means implies that I am a liberal……and since they are equating liberal with progressive then I am not one of them either.
I have had harping that the Left has done many things wrong in the last 50 years and the problem is they learn nothing by each of their failures.
I read a good article in the LA Progressive about this feeling of mine…..
For lots of people like me, the world has been turned on its head over the last few years. In fact, the whole damn century thus far has been pretty puzzling.
We started out by electing the village idiot as our leader, a rich man’s kid who had demonstrated little in the way of intelligence or competence in anything he’d ever done up to that point. Then we re-elected him despite the fact that he had, in his first term, invaded the wrong country in response to a big terror attack he’d neglected to prevent, having been on vacation the entire month preceding those assaults on New York and the Pentagon.
He bungled another more natural disaster in New Orleans and nearly oversaw the tanking of the global economy before he was sent on his way to retirement.
Then we elected a black guy, telling ourselves that we were, by so doing, turning ourselves into a “post-racial” society, at last. What happened instead, however, was that the ugly racist underbelly of the nation rolled over exposing that obscene white belly to the light of day.
The Left needs to find a niche, there is one there, they just do not want to embrace it.
It is time for the US to have two distinct parties not two entities that are merely the different sides of the same coin. We need a battle of ideas not a slap fight of slogans.
Both parties are a mess…..and yet we will elect another troll from within their ranks….weep for the country!