beatbandito wrote:Thad wrote:I don't like Biden and I don't like Harris. But I'm solidly in the "we have to stop the bleeding before we can treat the cancer" camp this election.
I'm in no position to say that Trump isn't a worse choice, I just think Biden/Harris is akin to saying "the problem is the bleeding and now it's stitched back up" when we're so close to getting to the source of the bleeding while the cut is still open.
I was given a lot of hope recently when I was listening to Well There's Your Problem, and they were talking about how much they hate FDR
They were saying people give him a lot of credit for ending the depression and all that, but really, he just did the bare minimum progressivism to avoid having an angry mob converge on the white house and burn it down, and otherwise, was a racist sack of shit.
And between the only two options that American groupthink allows to be viable I think Biden is more likely to try to do the bare minimum necessary to placate the population, and [Emoji sequence: tangerine poop clown] is more likely to use force to bring the population in line.
And, if Biden manages to do the bare minimum progressivism to placate the population, he'll have the most progressive administration in the history of the country.
So, please, vote for the guy whose personal convictions are almost indistinguishable from George W Bush's, but has a good chance of caving to public pressure.
The choice between voting Biden and taking direct action to make things better is a false dichotomy. We can, and must, do both.