I'm reading left people discussing Bernie over on that Bird site, and seeing how willing people are to block or attack each other over minor details is depressing.
Not that I'm even taking sides on Twitter drama... I often find myself agreeing with aspects of both groups, but think people are far too willing to attack each other on a personal level despite the common goal.
I understand sometimes these things just happen, but keep perspective on the powers we're up against.
Just a disclaimer - I don't assume that this applies to typical "moderates" who don't necessarily get caught up in politics in the same way. This seems to be the 24/7 cable news crowd. The ones who need a the theater of politics to make them feel comfortable.
But why am I so surprised? These are the same people who enabled Bush in the first place. They only turned on Bush when his numbers crashed. I remember these types of people looked at me like I was crazy when I said that Bush was going to overstep his governmental power. The damage Bush caused only matters to them because they want to feign looking like the were a decent human being. Turns out, they never cared, they just want to look like they care, so long as it doesn't inconvenience them.
Seeing Centrists go beyond rehabilitating Bush into fully embracing him was a chilling reminder of how little human suffering means to them. Not that I didn't know that, but to callously talk about being nostalgic for Bush after the Iraq War & normalizing torture, was a step that I didn't think I'd see so openly embraced. Some Centrists struck me as having a plausible deniability in that they seem to be just mislead by marketing, but there's no being mislead if you miss Bush. You're just trash.
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