And while self-righteous folks like you were busy helping to fracture the Dem vote by bashing Obama, Clinton & co. for not being ‘perfect enuff’, instead we got The Donald… happy now?!
The Nihilistic Purity of the Far Left Will Kill Us All
You don’t get it — if Democrats would have listened to Dr. West in the first place, and if Obama had been held to account on drones and a great many other issues that Dr. West was taking him to task over, we wouldn’t even have Trump now. And, even if we did, Trump would have inherited a drone program with more checks and balances, rather than a flying robotic murder squadron that he can use at will, in secret, with virtually no restrictions or consequences. Things are only going to get worse from here, because Trump is decidedly worse than Obama, and it is not the fault of ordinary people like you or me, but the fault of the Democratic establishment for failing to beat Trump.
It’s morally bankrupt that you consider drone murder a ‘yada-yada-yada’ topic, and that you think of me not wanting my government to murder people in Yemen as ‘nihilistic purity.’ And therein lies the problem: the entire Democratic establishment has reached the point of moral bankruptcy. It is a party with no principles and no purpose. It wants to operate without the likes of Cornel West or Angela Davis or Killer Mike or Nina Turner or Tulsi Gabbard or Keith Ellison or so-called white self-righteous folks criticizing it for very real and valid reasons. It wants to blame the vast numbers of Millennial and Generation Z voters of all races, genders, and religions, who simply will not tolerate its staggering greed and immorality and will not vote for establishment Democrats, labeling them the ‘far left’ and calling them ‘too pure.’ Informed young people are not going to be guilted or browbeaten into voting for unprincipled, self-serving candidates.
It’s supposed to be the Republicans who are incapable of mustering a single ounce of empathy for someone half a world away whose child was killed in a drone strike, but the Democrats have shown time and again they can do the same. Until the Democrats can address problems like that, they will not win. Cornel West suggests they cannot address problems like that and are hopeless, and he may be right about that. Angela Davis holds the same opinion. The 2018 and 2020 election cycles will test that hypothesis. Will the Democrats remain in their avarice-ridden, neoliberal stupor, or will they actually start listening to their voters?
You, of course, didn’t actually address any of my points. Do you even have an honest opinion about drone murders that you are courageous enough to share, or do you just want to hide behind ‘yada-yada-yada’ and name calling? You haven’t stated any opinion on any issue which Cornel West has criticized Obama over. You have just made baseless ad hominem attacks at him for being an ‘ivory tower intellectual,’ and pushed this absurd notion that he and the rest of the far left are just being divisive for, you know, not wanting to murder people. Your entire position is intellectually dishonest, much like that of a politician who cannot give a yes or no answer about whether we should ban fracking, or whether the minimum wage should be raised to $15. Do you think it was good that Obama authorized drone and air strikes all over the Middle-East, killing hundreds, or even thousands, of innocent people?