On the subject of “dividing The Movement” and “weakening the fight against The Establishment”:
Which movement, and which establishment are people referring to? What is the mission of The Movement? I’m not confident that The Movement actually deals with issues most important to me, and I’m not on board with them.
I stand with Tulsi against the War Party. The fact that many of The Movement’s objectives conflict with Tulsi’s cause against the War Party is very telling to me. Tulsicrats and Berners are not fighting the same fight. We want some of the same things, but why and how we get them matters.
This “unity” thing tells people that the fight against the establishment is too important to be picky about who we vote for. They tell us that Tulsi and Bernie are fighting for and against the same things. They tell us that our best chance at winning is to unite behind the candidate with the strongest numbers. Namely, Bernie. They tell us that the best way to support Tulsi’s fight, is to throw her supposedly meager troops in with his.
Their message is working:
Today, I am tweeting for the last time. Tulsi is a phenomenal candidate, but more now than ever we must throw our full and unwavering support behind #Bernie2020! Please join me… thank you! pic.twitter.com/YtPpQrG5CZ
— #TULSI2020 Fans🌺🇺🇸 (@Tulsi2020Fans) January 21, 2020
But they could not be more wrong. It is time to unblur the lines. Contrary to what BernOuts want people to believe, Tulsi is not a socialist and she is not advocating for the same policies as the “progressive” movement is.
Audience member asks Gabbard about whether she’s in favor of capitalism or democratic socialism. Gabbard says “I do not see the future of our country being a socialist nation”
— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) February 10, 2020
Tulsi and BS are both fighting for healthcare reform. But I’m not convinced that Bernie’s plan is the best way to do it. He’s more concerned with using healthcare issues to persuade people against capitalism. While Tulsi’s healthcare reform is actually about giving us better healthcare.
Tulsi and BS are both fighting for the environment. But I’m not convinced that Bernie’s plan is the best way. He’s more concerned with using climate panic to trigger system change. While Tusli’s measures are actually about clean air, clean water, clean soil, clean food, and clean energy.
Tulsi and BS are both fighting “the Establishment”. But I’m not convinced that Bernie’s is the best way. She wants to end the War Party’s grip on politics. His way would hand total control of our country to a managerial class, run by the same fricken people. 😠
Tulsi and BS are both fighting for Peace. But how they each define Peace matters a lot. Tulsi wants to end the War Party’s habit of starting wars. While Bernie is cool with starting shit around the world, as long as we do it covertly, especially if it helps the global proletariat. 😡
Tulsi and BS are both fighting to make life better for us. But I am not confident that Bernie’s is the best way. There is no prosperity without peace. His interventionist tendencies, and habit of falling for the lies of “humanitarian” war will keep us in a perpetual state of war.
Throwing our support behind BS is not our best chance to win. Joining The Movement that backs him would be the best way to lose. #iLikeBernie‘s promise to make our lives better, but #iStandWithTulsi for #PeaceAndProsperity, because she is #TheRealDeal.
What’s more… Bernie can’t defeat Trump without Tulsi (either as VP or the promise of her being his Secretary of State). This is because Bernie is half-the-man he used to be. He can’t do it without her, because SHE is the real winner here. We only win, if #TulsiWins.