Politics of the New Normalhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/node/4638
Publisher: Against the Current
Date Written: 01/05/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21378
For those of us on the socialist left, the biggest issue is what will come from the passion and commitment of millions of voters and tens of thousands of activists who are feeling the Bern.
Socialism entails much more than saving social security and making billionaires pay taxes. It requires a political and social revolution to change the fundamental structures of production and property, and to get at the roots of racial oppression and patriarchy. That's a set of questions for a necessary extensive discussion that will unfold way beyond the election cycle.
Right here and now, the urgent necessity for the army of Sanders supporters must be not to give up the fight. The results of the primaries and the delegate count are important, but not decisive in shaping the future. Don't take the dead-end corporate politics of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party as "the best we can do."