For so many years I did not express my loathing for the annual Left Forum in NYC but it was like attending the vampire’s ball. They’re elitists & I never wanted to be a part of that left. There’s no there-there for me & someone like me is completely invisible to them. When they were all clamoring for humanitarian bombing of Bosnia in the early 1990s, that was my out & I never put myself through that ordeal again. Now this weekend, one of their featured speakers was Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party guy who is an ardent supporter of Assad & Putin. Anybody who holds up Baraka as a champion of the people isn’t talking about Syrians, Palestinians in Syria, or working people in any country. You can see the connection made by those who run the Left Forum between humanitarian bombing of Bosnia & Syrian & Russian bombing of Syria.