I feel a strong sadness that so many socialists are campaigning for Stein & Baraka. Not because they haven’t endorsed my campaign–the socialist movement is so riddled with sectarianism that I never expected them to do so–but because for socialists, it is a political move to the right to prioritize expedience over principles, the parochial over international matters of war & occupation. Parochialism was a hallmark of Sanders’ campaign & is of the Stein campaign.
This isn’t the first time in US history that so many socialists abandoned internationalism for a get-rich-get-quick scheme. But it marks a transition from the exhausted old guard to the imperative need for young people still inspired by the highest ideals & not content with compromise.