Only we can save ourselves. Only we care enough to. Too many people have been disenfranchised and disillusioned of the power of voting. They see a new poll tax here in the year 2020, and it is hours-long waits in lines to vote. Reports out to Texas showed 5.5-8 hours-long waits. People cry out that the youth aren’t turning out. Michigan had reports of several hours long waits as well.
By: Josh Cameron | Our Voice Contributor “It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.” -Isaac Asimov February 25th, 2020, was the […]
The thing is, electability can be quantified by data. In 75 out of 79 polls since 2016, Bernie Sanders beats Donald Trump in a head to head match-up. (General Election: Trump vs. Sanders, 2020) As recently as February 2020, 72% of Democratic Voters believe Senator Sanders would beat President Trump in the general election. (Moylor, 2020) In these same polling averages, no other candidate for the nomination can claim such a clear lead in voter opinion or hard-polling. Sanders also polls best with independent voters, who ultimately decide elections. (Hopkins, 2016) In short, Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont has the strongest path to beating President Donald Trump in the general election.
Feb 25th, 2020. I, like normal, am dropping class consciousness in every day conversations. In this case it was with an executive at my work. I mentioned that there may be a new Winter Soldier coming out. He snickered and said, “of course”. I then said, “well it is owned by Disney. They need to keep pumping these movies out so their CEO can keep making $65 million a year while their park workers sleep in their cars”.
He said the same old tired talking point: “well, they could get a different job”. To which I quipped: “doesn’t that mean we’re saying anyone who holds this job, deserves to live in their car”? Isn’t that the logical conclusion? If the only answer is to get a different job, then anyone who has that job is expected to live in extreme poverty. Where the CEO’s steak dinner can cost many times more than the daily earned pay of these workers.
Enter, The Black Death. For 3 years, all across Europe, Asia and Africa, The Black Death ravaged entire communities and rapidly deprived the ruling elites of their labor force. Even the landlords and monarchs themselves were not immune from the horrific plague.
Theories and scapegoating were just some of the coping mechanisms people used to try and explain why this was happening. Many called the plague a miasma; a free-floating phenomenon created by God to smite those who were guilty of sin. Others resorted to blaming