I am genuinely flattered by the comments by Jerry Fresia and S. Wallerstein. However, I shall persevere with my journeyman work of knocking on doors and making calls, or whatever else the Watts campaign wants me to do. None of that will interfere with my writing, which I do for the most part in my head anyway. I rather doubt I am suited to be a Thomas Paine. My inclination is to engage in analysis rather than to issue calls to arms. I have been writing for sixty years, and I do not think asnyone ever put me on a banner or a bumper sticker.
By the way, I just went on line to check out Paul Krugman's latest Op Ed column for the TIMES, and found this opening sentence, which captures perfectly everything I hate about him:
"As I wrote the other day, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may call herself a socialist and represent the left wing of the Democratic party, but her policy ideas are pretty reasonable."
He really is insufferable.