The DNC doesn’t speak for me
The Hamilton soundtrack inspired me to read Alexander Hamilton.
Reading that has inspired me to see both history and politics in different lights.
As I compare politics now to politics then, I find that history is the present.
I find that I can understand why Burr and Hamilton and Washington and even Jefferson acted as they did.
I find that I can understand why Trump and Sanders and Clinton are acting as they do.
I can’t support Trump, but neither can I castigate his supporters nor deny his humanity (though the latter can sometimes be my gut reaction).
I’m uncomfortable with Clinton for reasons that have nothing to do with buzzwords. I won’t be voting for her in the California primary Tuesday, for reasons akin to Hamilton’s reasons for not endorsing Burr.
I’m uncomfortable with not only the RNC but the DNC, too. Neither represents me.
Sanders does, largely.
And when he doesn’t, it’s okay. He is who he is, and he’s clear about that.
Why do I share this here? To say I believe there is hope for our deeply broken U.S. political system, and that Sanders–to me–represents the possibility of finding something better. Eventually.
I’m not trying to sway you. I’m not concerned whether you agree or disagree.
I do want to be clear I stand with Sanders, and that the DNC does not speak for me.