Politicians and pundits need to get over the idea that the middle will save us. White supremacist terrorism is going largely unchecked, states are trying to make abortion punishable by prison time, and we are running large-scale baby jails and concentration camps on the border. There’s no such thing as moderates any more — only those who can tolerate these injustices, and those who can’t.
After surviving Auschwitz, Viktor Frankel said we do humanity a disservice when we judge by race, creed and color. There are only 2 kinds of people, he said. Those who have the capacity for evil and those who do not. In the camp, there were Germans who were kind and Jews who were inhumanely cruel.
America has become a place where the wealthy have so much money they can not possibly spend it in 10 lifetimes while others cannot afford health care and are 2 paychecks away from being homeless. A rich man will not solve their problems. He is more interested in growing wealth off their labor and turning the clock back 100 years.
The number of people who are oppressed and marginalized in America is astounding. If all of those people took a stand against racist, gender biased punitive politics their voice would be deafening.