Reddit is—a curious place, to say the least. The supposed radical spaces are even more so. I just want to know why they are defending electoralism, and by extension Bernie, so much. I legitimately don’t understand it and I’m an American myself. Hell, when I was liberal, I never saw voting as all that impactful. (Probably because of how the city I’m in has been consistently Democratic, but nonetheless shitty and never seems to improve.)
Another fun fact about me no one asked for: I also used to be a Bernie supporter about 2 or 3ish years ago, thanks to Reddit’s nonsense! So, what changed? I learned that the American Colonial Empire will always ensure suffering towards marginalized groups because it makes capitalism possible. No amount of “harm reduction” rhetoric will change that. Even if a politican brought about all this amazing stuff, what’s stopping it from being repealed and taken away by another politican? Why have government regulations at all when you can buy them out? Then it’s just wasted time and effort. (It sort of cancels out the “you can do both” stuff too. Why undermine all that direct action just so you can vote?)
And another thing, what are these “rad” Reddit spaces going to do if Bernie doesn’t enact M4A, free housing and all that jazz? I don’t think he can or will, personally. He might be bribed or forced out. Maybe murdered depending on how far he’ll go. Are we just gonna have a repeat of the post-Obama resentment with anti-Semitic overtones [instead of anti-black?] Are we gonna sweep years of politican worship under the rug? Sure, there might be a pretty big backlash, but I doubt white America at large will give up their privileges to fight the machine.
Idk this post is barely coherent. I might try to fix it later.