People are finally getting tired of the duopoly manure in the United States, and the betrayals of even the Democratic party’s most “populist” voices. Here’s a newsflash you’ll enjoy by two fine social media scouts, Thomas Baldwin and Lydia Katt.
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ow! The LEFT conference participants tell Sanders to FUCK OFF!
Bernie Sanders writes to the participants of last weekend’s Left Politics conference saying that his campaign compliments their efforts; this is their response:
Dear Senator Sanders:
As participants in the Future of Left and Independent Politics conference held in Chicago May 2-3, we sincerely appreciate your declaration of support for our efforts. Nonetheless, we must express our regret that you have chosen to forgo independent political action and instead enter the primaries of the Democratic Party, which is entirely beholden to Wall Street and the corporate interests you have fought throughout your career. And while we do appreciate the support you have offered to a few independent campaigns in Richmond, Madison and Chicago, we cannot condone your indirect funding of corporate Democrats such as Sens. Mary Landrieu, Mark Begich and Kay Hagan, or your failure to criticize Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin’s recent betrayal of the campaign for single-payer health care in your home state of Vermont.
Nevertheless, we look forward to welcoming you and your supporters back into the movement for independent political action after the Democratic primaries are over and Hillary Clinton or another corporate Democrat is nominated. Such a return to your green and socialist roots and to your earlier anti-war politics will be the most principled resolution of the false and contradictory situation into which you have placed yourself and your supporters by joining the Democratic Party and – as one of our conference speakers noted – serving as the “sheepdog” to herd progressives and activists back into the two-party system.
Conference participants Mark Lause, Fred Murphy, John Halle, Louis Proyect, Matt Hoke, Margaret Flowers, Kevin Zeese, Howie Hawkins, Paul Street, Linda Thompson, Joanne Landy, Dan LaBotz, and Thomas Harrison
A big thank you to all of these folks!!!!