I don’t know. There are so many people in politics and the media, in think tanks, in private industry, that have no souls. That alone isn’t a reason to want to step back, but look at how utterly stupid the Democrats are, look how corrupt, inept the party is. Where in the system are there solutions, and even when people offer up solutions, most Democrats that pretend to support things like single payer never support anyone running for actual power that is serious about that stuff. This is a dying system, and I think people are utterly deluded about what is coming if radical changes aren’t put in place. A big part of this dire situation is how the boomers have voted and continue to vote, but it is also that so many in this country have been mentally beaten down. Not only have many given up on this system and don’t even bother voting, many of those that are still voting have been trained to shun anyone that proposes structural changes (no matter how popular and better they are than the policies they would replace), but they refuse to allow themselves to think about a better world. It is hard to have any faith in the Democrats. The rank and file voters are disproportionately older voters, and they vote time and time again for horrible candidates, and the party in progressive states rig the thing against the left. I don’t want others to give up, but I can’t do this form now until the election, and I can’t get my hopes up that this system and those that take part in it will support someone offering actual solutions. If I could leave, I would, I would be able to watch the country implode (even Krugman can see that is where this is headed), but I am stuck here and I am surrounded by people that collectively make bad decisions over and over again.
I don’t believe Democrats when they say they support things like single payer. Anyone can pretend to support it, you prove it by who you support and how likely they are to push for those policies. Most Democrats seem perfectly happy to pretend to support things but never prove it, and I am sick of them all.