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What really is the Democratic Left?

Combating MSM, @DNC & the Right's misinformation campaign, propaganda & lies about where Left, Center & Right actually are politically w/ some fucking history & facts to protect our #Democracy from modern slavery #Neoliberalism.
French Revolution Nat. Assembly seating was origins of political Left & Right spectrum designations.

Left wanted reform, new constitution w/ Declaration of Rights of Man & of Citizen

Right wanted to continue Ancien Régime - monarchy & feudal nobility

1. Men are born and remain free and equal in rights.
2. These rights are liberty, property, safety and resistance against oppression.
5. The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society...

#Dems Party Platform
"Above all, #Democrats are the party of inclusion. We know that #Diversity is not our problem—it is our promise. As Democrats, we respect differences of perspective & belief, & pledge to work together to move this country forward, even when we disagree."
"New Democrats" - "There will always be a class conflict, & the powerful will always try & use #DemocraticParty as a vehicle to wage it. Now self-styled 'centrists' are at it again: Third Way is trying to convince #Democrats to shun their base."

Yet #Neoliberalism has hijacked #Democrats & @DNC moving Right from their #DemocraticSocialism roots & #Progressive voter base.

#DemocraticParty Is Further to Right Than Most Voters

"But numbers don’t lie. Policies that Democratic Party depicts as...

Thread on war against #Progressives, including video of FBI stating, "one of missions of the FBI in its counterintelligence efforts was to try to keep #Progressives and #Socialists out of government."

...marginal are hugely popular among #Dems & GOP voters. If @DNC hopes to inspire base to turn out in record nos 2020 — if it wants to win over substantial no. of GOP voters — instead of moving further right, it must move to left & close gap b/n its policies & public opinion."
What Happened to America’s Political Center of Gravity?

Internationally, "Between 2000 & 2012, #Democratic manifestos were to right of median. #Dems moved left but is still much closer to center..."

Some articles & comments show only recent yrs Left to Center relationship. But that doesn't show how far to fucking Right #Neoliberalism has pulled #Progressive #Democracy. You need to look at it from 1930s, FDR's yrs to see how badly we have shifted. Bernie's moving us back.
#Democrats Aren’t Moving Left. They’re Returning to Their Roots.

"If #Democrats are marching to left, that road leads DIRECTLY BACK to platforms & politicians who commanded wide support & existed firmly in the mainstream of political thought."

"#DemocraticSocialism, at its core, is about deepening #Democracy where it exists & introducing it where it is absent... people should have equal control over decisions that affect their lives. Capitalism (#Neoliberalism) laughs in its face."

The Seven Stages of Establishment Backlash: Corbyn/Sanders Edition - apropos currently

"STAGE 2: Light, casual mockery as the self-belief among supporters grows (no, dears, a left-wing extremist will not win, but it’s nice to see you excited)."

Calling All Class Traitors

"We are all #Neoliberal subjects... this is a call for my PMC sisters & brothers to atone, to work w/ us & @BernieSanders to restore & expand basic human rights, so we can ALL begin to live together on this finite planet."

When #MSM, @DNC, pundits, SM trolls, etc. talk about how #Progressives Dems are today, list variety of issue positions as evidence, realize that #Democrats were very Right of Center until @BernieSanders ran for president in 2016, reminding #Dems of their roots.

I hope people will take a good hard look at this 2nd graphic, not only to see how far #Neoliberalism has shifted the #Democrats to the Right, but notice the parallel symmetry that occurs most of the time. This is a strong indicator of Right-wing machinations at work here.
@BernieSanders @JeremyToback sent this article today, which was a great cap to the thread I was already working on, like the #Progressive universe was lining up.
@DNC @BernieSanders 15/
@BernieSanders lays out his vision for America: finish what FDR started

"Sanders accused Trump & GOP of 'hypocrisy' for their attacks on his ideology & quoted MLK’s observation that US 'has #Socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for poor' ”.

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