This is my first time seeing @ProudSocialist Ryan Knight anywhere other than on Twitter. Ryan is another wordslinger who had a epiphany in the last few years that neither corporate party is worth a damn, let alone worth his vote, and he sounds like a converted true believer complete with clear visions and dramatic inflections. He has thus far not been willing to say Vote Green instead, but he's all in for MPP. By this point in the convention it's hard to say anything that the other speakers haven't already said. "We won't change this nation just by changing our corrupt president...we have to change our whole corrupt system...we are all losing under the duopoly." If there's only one reason to point out, it's the upward redistribution of the nation's wealth that's been going on for 40 years. He's been going on for about ten minutes, but it seems like 40 years. (JK, LOL.)
Video time: Imagining what we could have if a true people's party took power—mostly summaries of the planks of the MPP platform (which is a lot like the Green Party's platform). Could be better, especially with the lack of grammatical parallelism in the several dozen policy points the voice-over narrator is ticking off.
Nick Brana is now detailing the hows and whys of forming this new party, starting with how COVID-19 has revealed just how the US government has failed us (like members of Congress investing in Zoom rather than passing legislation that actually helps people). The blood of 180,000-plus is on their hands. Brana has been a gracious host so far, but now he's bringing the passion. He's a good analyst, a dyed-in-the-wool wonk, but he's at his best when he combines his analysis with that passion. The US is, by the very definition, a failed state: can't provide even the basis of survival for its people. Congress has not officially responded to Black Lives Matter with legislation and has no plans to, because #BLM isn't a corporate contributor. The political revolution of the Movimiento Moreno in México can serve as an example for the People's Party revolution here (and similar movements in Spain, Chile, and Greece). The movements have grown by using social media, a tool that the Green Party has used but not as effectively as it might. With this convention #2 Trending on Twitter in the US, that's testament to MPP's social media acumen.