Top Five Things That Simply Aren’t Going To Fly Anymore So Just Stop It

Kathy Copeland Padden
5 min readMar 23, 2019
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Numerous centrist battle cries are reverberating around the interwebs of late, and they all smack of derp. You’ve probably run into this yourself and, like me, wanted to swallow your own head to escape.

Here’s my personal Top Five of the moment.

“Stop eating our own!”

OK, first off, I don’t want to eat any of you. I’m sure you taste like bullshit casserole, and after 2016 I’ve had enough of that.

Also, neither you nor any of the corporate candidates you’re protecting are one of “my own.” The very idea is repugnant to me, and the very fact that you would presume such is delusional but typical.

Non-Republican does not necessarily equal Democrat. This seems to be a major stumbling block for most establishment Dems.

Lastly, neo-liberal Democrats are not the Left. Not even in the same ballpark. In case it’s escaped your notice, establishment Democrats are the sworn enemy of the Left. You guys claiming to be left-wing is like the Joker claiming to be Batman.

So, unless you have a mouse in your pocket, there is no “we” or “our.” I am not a Democrat, and you are not entitled to my loyalty and certainly not my vote, no matter how much you whine and cry and kick and scream. Which is a lot.

2. “We must unite to beat Trump!”

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This is what happens when people who just became interested in politics two years ago flap their yaps. We’re treated to a delightfully skewered, propaganda-driven narrative that completely bypasses the fact that Trump is merely a symptom of a much more pervasive problem.

Getting rid of Trump will not magically make it all better. We can only affect change by addressing the underlying issues that brought us to a place where a chump like Trump could win the presidency in the first place.

Kathy Copeland Padden

is a music fanatic, classic film aficionado, and history buff surfing the End Times wave like a boss. Come along!