Getting it Done: Choosing Optimism Over Nihilism

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Well, it’s finally happened. Bernie announced his intention to run for the Democratic presidential nomination, raising over a million dollars in the first four hours after announcing his candidacy. Six million in the first 24 hours.

Amazing stuff.

Bernie’s ready, we’re ready, and it’s our mission to make sure the rest of the country is also ready. Considering how desperate neo-liberals want to be viewed as Progressive (mind you, I said “viewed”) it’s pretty safe to say there’s already been a shift in our national consciousness. The amount of pandering from establishment Democrats is proof positive.

We must continue riding the wave that began to swell in 2016. Bernie is the most popular politician in the country now, unlike four years ago when the majority of Americans hadn’t even heard of Bernie Sanders. An excellent advantage to have this time around. Instant name recognition.

One disadvantage this time around?

This sums it up pretty well: It seems I have two types of Progressive friends now — the jubilant Berners and the too-cool-for-school Buzz Killingtons. You know, the ones that make it their mission to remind everyone everywhere how badly the DNC screwed Bernie in 2016, and that the same could happen again in 2020.

Holy crapple! No way!!! This is the first I’m hearing of this! Thanks ever so much for the update!!!!!

I suppose we should just all roll over and die instead of continuing to fight with every weapon in our arsenal(including the DNC’s infrastruture). You know, because it might be hard and stuff. Much more productive to just give up and let the bad guys win under the guise of cynical detachment.

Great plan!

As for the spurned ex-Berner Bunny Boilers who will hate Bernie until they die(probably for lack of adequate healthcare)for “supporting” the Howling Hagbag — get over it.

If you’re as politically “woke” as you claim, surely you realize that Bernie Sanders signed the same agreement every candidate running on the Democratic ticket does. You know, that bit about supporting the eventual nominee even if it’s a pantsuit-wearing criminal.

Same as it ever was, but since you’ve finally realized how corrupt the whole game is(a bit late, I might add)suddenly it’s a huge bone of contention. It’s the same sort of reasoning that leads to the belief our country tanked the day Trump waddled his dimpled, orange ass into the Oval Office.

Kicking up a fuss would’ve been incredibly counterproductive. Refusing to honor that agreement would’ve called Bernie’s integrity into question and accomplished absolutely, positively nothing.

Bernie knew the real work was just beginning after the debacle of 2016. We’re playing the long game here.

If you want to denigrate Bernie and his worth as a presidential contender, be my guest. But come to the table with more than spiteful bitterness. Tell me who has a better plan for the country than Bernie, and who has a longer and more consistent record of working in the best interests of the American people.

You won’t, because you can’t. It’s that simple.

So moan and cry and complain. Sit on your ass while everyone else does the heavy lifting. Use the excuse that all our efforts are for naught. Sit on the sidelines criticizing those working to save your whine-bag bitch asses.

Suit yourself, but get the hell out of our way. No-one’s interested in your doom-and-gloom nihilism, OK? The tiresome sheepdog narrative is just as goofy and fictional as Russiagate and highlights your embarrassing state of political illiteracy.

There’s just too much at stake for this fuckery. Not because of Trump. Because we can’t afford to ignore the issues Bernie has brought to the mainstream. We must maintain momentum.

I know I’m not the only one who hears Charlie Brown’s teacher’s voice every time you flap your derpholes about Bernie having some “explaining to do.”

Spare me.

If I rolled my eyes any harder, they’d pop out and spin around on the floor like annoyed green marbles.

Bottom line: if you refuse to be part of the solution, direct your pointless bullshit to the brick wall over yonder. I can guarantee it will care more than I do.

My plan in a nutshell? I’m deliberately choosing optimism over nihilism. Why? Because that’s the only way to keep moving forward. and sorry, this is not delusional behavior my friends. You can be fully aware of the odds stacked against you and still forge ahead. They call that bravery. Denying the truth of that is called stupidity.

And cowardly.

Which camp are you in?

So feel free to call me naive, misguided, an asshole, or anything else you choose. I’ve heard it all with no fucks given. I’ll just keep fighting the good fight with my sisters and brothers. Just like Bernie.

*cracks knuckles*

See ya in 2020.

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