Anatomy of a Revolution - Part 1
Podcast by (the non-billionaire, non-pedophile, non-dead) Jeff Epstein for Historic.ly, in Pittman, New Jersey. You can find Historic.ly on the web, Twitter, and Facebook. You can find Jeff at Citizens’ Media TV on Twitter, Facebook, and on the web. Music by Wreck Tech, who can be found on SoundCloud and Spotify.
Today I talk with creator and host, Esha Krishnaswamy. In this two-part episode, Esha opens my very naïve eyes to the difference between official rules and true justice.
The political revolution, which began when Bernie Sanders declared his candidacy in 2015, is today a movement to put Bernie into the White House, and to make Congress, state, and municipal governments as friendly as possible to his — and our — agenda. This campaign, however, does not end of November. It is a rehearsal for the rest of our lives. Once in office, our task turns to implementing that agenda and bulldozing anyone who stands in our way.
It is a race for true justice, to undo the catastrophic problems facing us, thanks to more than four decades of neoliberalism. First and foremost, it is a race to give my two little boys an organized society in which to exist during the second half of their lives.
The first act of revolution is love. For centuries, the 1% has used to hate and lies to divide us. Now it is our turn to use truth and love to divide the 1%. The political revolution will go down as the most impactful, peaceful revolution in human history. The age of neoliberalism is over.
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This conversation was recorded in the heart of the chaos following the 2020 Democratic caucus in Iowa, before the second contest in New Hampshire. Even though Bernie Sanders chances of “officially“ winning the nomination have greatly increased after his blowout win in Nevada, the lessons are no less applicable.