I am very unhappy with the tone of the comments that are being posted on this blog. For no reason at all, people have become abusive and insulting. I understand that feelings are running high, none higher than mine, but there is no chance for a serious progressive movement in this country if you cannot talk courteously even to those whose political orientation is extremely close to your own. People have differing experiences, differing concerns, differing interpretations of events whose meaning is often obscure. Even if you are absolutely certain that you are right, you will have no political success at all unless you can unite with literally millions of others across the country. Trust me, I am older than you are, your chances of finding ten or fifteen million people who agree with you about everything are zero.
So cut it out.