Wednesday, September 23, 2015

One and a half cheers for Sanders

See this article. It's a good article but long and I've only read about half of it so far. And I agree with most of what he's saying, that we do have to let go of the American Dream. And that progressives, while better, are still stuck in it. And that Sanders only gets 1.5 cheers because he's on the right track but still doesn't go all the way into the reduction of consumption needed to avert disaster. I've said all of this all along, that Sanders isn't the final answer, but that his policies are the necessary predecessor to making the incipient neo-Commons available on a larger scale. It's the neo-Commons that will get many more of us to reduce our consumption and live more sustainable lives. But the likes of Sanders will set the stage unlike any other candidate. I'll not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

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