I have met many wonderful and dedicated activists throughout my experience with the Peace and Freedom Party, and hope to maintain many of those friendships in the upcoming years.
While my position with regard to this past weekend's PFP Convention may be unpopular, I feel obliged to express the motivation behind my resignation. My commitment to the Peace and Freedom Party extends as far as the Party's commitment to socialism.
Honor is something we associate with our military, and rightfully so, as the men and women serving are people that put their lives on the line for their country on a daily basis, and we thank them for it. So when we hear about those things attempting to that take away from the sacrifices they make and erode the honor of the US military, we react with disgust and revulsion as we should. Those institutions and people that put stains and tarnish on the reputation those good men and women work so hard to uphold, are viewed as living in the scum at the bottom of old puddles, bottom feeding and threatening to contaminate good Americans with their taint. In many ways it's our duty if not our right as Americans to point these things out when we find them.
There is a powerful crisis dynamic that is stronger than the will of the sovereign and its democratic institutions. When capital relations fall into crisis, everything can be redefined or instrumentalized: the basic law, democracy, elementary human rights and even human life. Economic pressure creates an extremism of the middle.
The Fed is more worried about inflation than mass unemployment. Maybe the guaranteed basic income and/or community centers are the antidotes to elite failures and market failures. The Washington Consensus (privatization, deregulation and liberalization of markets) like infinite growth is more the cause of economic malaise than its solution.