It was inevitable, I guess. Because I said that the Democratic field has narrowed to a couple of old white men, and that all candidates are flawed, the Bernie Bros have decided that I am anti-Semitic. It doesn’t matter that I voted for the guy, or that I think Biden is far worse, just the fact that I question his perfection means I must hate the Jews.
I can’t even.
It’s objectively true that they’re not perfect. All of the remaining candidates are too freakin’ old. This is a worry, because we don’t have a very deep bench that will inevitably be truncated by death. Bernie Bros should definitely be concerned, because I don’t see any sign that Sanders has established any kind of plan for a succession. When he dies (is it anti-Semitic to point that out?), will his movement die with him? All signs say yes. This is another of those systemic problems in the political system that won’t be addressed by the current crop of candidates. I sure hope the next generation of Democratic Socialists isn’t coming from the ranks of the Bernie Bros.
It’s delusional to pretend all of the candidates aren’t obviously flawed. Think back to months ago when we had a milling mob of potential candidates. Every one had strengths and weaknesses, and the process, in our perfect world, was supposed to filter them to select the very best. And who did we end up with? Biden. This is no meritocracy, since we ended up with one of the weakest, least inspiring candidates leading the field. If we selected our choice by a process that picked the most competent, smartest, strongest person, Elizabeth Warren would be the last person standing, no question. Instead, I’m probably going to have to cast a ballot for a blithering ninny in the pocket of the financial industry.
So don’t try to tell me I have to worship the products of this broken system. I’m not gonna.