Welcome back, friends!
I’ve been seeing a lot of posts again today with the tag #OurRevolution, and I felt compelled to chime in again.
A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, “a turn around”) is a fundamental change in political power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time when the population rises up in revolt against the current authorities.
Bernie laid this idea in your heads, but you aren’t using it, and neither is he — not really.
All I’ve heard over the last two days is how it must be Keith Ellison to take over the DNC, and that Howard Dean has thrown his name in the hat. Now, I again want to state that I’m sure Keith Ellison is a fine man, and of course, he has the endorsement of Senator Sanders. This doesn’t mean ANYTHING to me.
We need a FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE in POLITICAL POWER and ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES in the Democratic Party. Fundamental change does NOT mean you turn around and embrace the same person that just put our party in this situation — and that is anyone that didn’t have the fortitude to stand up against a rigged game. Yes, we need to do things quickly, but we don’t need to do the WRONG things quickly. We must make the right decisions in a RELATIVELY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.
Our population is currently RISING UP IN REVOLT, but they aren’t doing it against the CURRENT AUTHORITIES. Right now, if you are a progressive, you need to be speaking up to your local Congressman or thought leader and getting the attention of your Democratic “authorities”. Make it clear to Bernie and Elizabeth Warren, and all of the other “names” of the Democratic Party that we’re not playing around and we are taking back our government, starting with our party! Get it spread around that the Democratic Party needs to REBUILD from the ground up. We need new people pulling the strings and a new set of of structures.
SUPERDELEGATES MUST BE ABOLISHED.
DEMOCRACY AMONG DEMOCRATS MUST BE RESTORED.
An unelected superdelegate such as Jill Alper in Michigan should not be taking my vote away from me, EVER. They cannot tell us the process is too hard, CNN just posted a billion dollar profit on our election and we have votes literally piped into systems on live TV’s to bring the election to a television audience in real time. Count the votes, and pick the nominee. ALL ideas must be heard if we are to rebuild ourselves and then our country.
It is absurd that these REPRESENTATIVES presume to LEAD YOU. This country is about WE THE PEOPLE, not your elected officials leading. This is why they are called representatives and not leaders. This is not negotiable – we have the power of our votes, and without our votes none of them can maintain office and the wealthy, pampered lifestyle of Washington, D.C.
If the Democratic Party wants to continue to be competitive in elections, they must have your support. Make them actually make a fundamental change and start seeking the revolution you’ve been told so much about. There is no better time to build from the ground up than when the ground is literally all you have.
Please start getting on message, Democrats — our entire future depends on it. This current message is certainly not the way forward.