https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/09/us/politics/kyrsten-sinema-democrats.html

This is great. She said the two party system fails to well-represent a lot of people. Yes!

There’s an irony to the situation. Kyrsten Sinema came into politics as a Green Party member. When she was young she was very environmentally-minded and independent-minded. The Greens were upset when she quit our party. She decided she might have a future in politics getting elected as a Democrat.

We lose people in that way all the time.

Her political orientation then moved more and more to the center in order to appeal to the Arizona electorate.

But now, all of a sudden, in criticizing the duopoly, she’s done something the Greens can applaud.

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re: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Blumenthal

I’m sympathetic to Max Blumenthal’s hatred of the American Imperium, but if you read an overview of where his energy has gone and how little it really has amounted to, I think you can get a sense of how injustice within the Leviathan is for all intents and purposes infinite. Over-focusing on trying to eradicate it is futile (and exasperating).

The momentous turning point of our times involves leaving much behind, caring less about All That, and focusing on building the new world within the shell of the old.

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Steven Welzer

The editor of Green Horizon Magazine, Steve has been a movement activist for many years (he was an original co-editor of DSA’s “Ecosocialist Review”).