Aversion to complexity? Tell me, who turned out to be correct about NAFTA? The WTO? The Iraq War? Austerity? The financial deregulation that Bill Clinton pushed for, proudly? The existential threat posed by global warming and environmental externalities? Hillary Clinton as a candidate? The fact that privatizations are almost always sure to increase inefficiency, not decrease inefficiency? Have people like Sanders been in charge of the Democratic Party as it collapsed? Have people aligned more with Sanders or Clinton been in charge of economic policy in recent decades, as inequality and private debt have exploded, as wages for most have stagnated, as the infrastructure gap ballooned and as the costs of college education and healthcare began to far outpace wage growth decades ago? The left has a far better record than the “center” and the right on almost every major issue, yet it is always the group being lectured by the people that have been dead wrong about almost every major issue.
Oh, and McGovern! Boo!
“we need is to get rid of the Democratic party (and replace it with what?)”
Well, since the Democrats got together with the other party to fix the system in ways that one party states do, who knows. What I do know is that that party has collapsed, will not change, is corrupt and backs deeply unpopular policies. I’d imagine people in Colombia, Mexico and Greece feel the same way about their rotten choices.
“elect Bernie-Bernie-Benie and bread will rain down from heaven.”
LOL! Says the “anarcho-syndicalist”. Way to sum up what everyone but you recognize is a complex situation.