Posts about the DNC lawsuit and the current efforts to create a People’s Party have been getting me polemic reactions of this sort: “Another Clintonite is trying to get Berners to leave the Democratic Party so the Clintonite neoliberals can continue to control it? What a shock!”
Here is my reply, which any of you may borrow who are similarly besmirched with (insincere?), illogical, and downright insulting accusations of your alleged insincerity.
Dear [name of the accuser], please stop these false and illogical accusations. Look, if you are convinced that trying to reform the “Democratic” Party (DP) back to its former core values is going to work and worth the effort (I agree that it would be a good thing), then please consider the need for good tactics. Namely, in order to overcome the corporatist (i.e. neoliberal) resistance to such reform, there must be something to pressure the neoliberal corporatists in that party with, something to scare them with. That something is the possibility of schism, the possibility that if the millions of Berners wanting the DP to become a people’s party again continue to be thrown under the bus, they will not only leave but counter with a new party of their own. Without this threat, reform attempts have a much lower chance, probably none whatsoever. Secondly, as for the election theft of the primaries, the evidence is too numerous and overwhelming to be discarded; and so many people are so outraged over it that millions have been leaving the DP even before the possibility of a new party ever appeared on the horizon. The only way to repair that damage is for the party to come clean. Hence, those who insist on accountability, AND those paving the way for a new party to challenge the DP if it refuses to reform, are ALL HELPING the reform effort, not sabotaging it. If you refuse to see this, then I must suspect that YOU are a Clintonite, one who is trolling on behalf of Shillary. After all, what good is a shrinking and dying party to the Clinonites, even if they control it unopposed? Any attempt to make Berners leave the DP does NOT help the Clintonites. They don’t profit from controlling a dead party. Why do you think the Clintonites keep begging Bernie to go with them on unity tours? Come on. Use logic.
Makes sense, doesn’t it?
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