Americablog foams at the mouth about the useless Democratic non-opposition to Alito.
This is just that much more evidence of why there needs to be a major blood-letting in the Democratic party, and soon. Heads need to roll. ROLL. People need to lose their jobs, en masse. After 2000, no one took responsibility. After 2004, no one took responsibility. And now it’s happening again. Our wonderful party leaders are sitting back and scratching their heads wondering why the country isn’t simply running into our arms while they sit back and do nothing to earn the country’s respect and loyalty.
Your party leaders are not wonderful. The problem isn’t incompetence, it’s complicity. There’s a tiny ruling elite whose interests are opposed to the interests of the rest of us, and that elite contains members of both parties. Consider that Democratic leadership isn’t just gutless, but that at the top level they are in basic agreement with the Republicans. That’s why they aren’t doing anything.
There needs to be a major revolution in the Democratic party. Heads need to roll, and soon.
Stop hoping Dem leadership will do something. The change will not come from the top down. Real change never does. Instead, it will come from the bottom up. Then, either we become the leaders, replace the corrupt current system with something beholden to the people, or at the very least, force them to do the will of the people.
Build an independent movement, don’t wait from Dem leadership to do something. From womens’ suffrage to the union battles of the 30’s that brought us the 40 hour work week and safety regulations, to the civil rights and the anti-war protests of the 60’s, it was independent movements, people in the streets, that forced the change.