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Maebe A. Girl, first drag queen elected to public office in the US (neighborhood council in Silver Lake CA) and challenger of Rep. Adam Schiff (!). Fascinating, just gonna watch and learn. She's saying, if you vote Blue (no matter who) this year, make it your last time.
Now Niko House is talking as if Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker don't exist. He's raising issues wherein neither corporate party or their candidates is taking the positions he advocates, but not mentioning that the Green Party scores almost 100% on those positions. Understandable, as (I believe) he's one of the YouTube opinionators claiming that Howie rigged the convention process and stiffed Dario Hunter. Major party choice offers "civility fascism and neo-fascism...the racist and the segregationist." MLK and Malcolm would say, screw both Trump and Biden. "You can have only one master in politics: It's the people or the money." Great leaders, in politics and elsewhere will side with the people.
Eighteen down, about a dozen to go.
Massey Branscomb, a Yang Gang activist with the Humanity First Movement who worked with MPP on the Occupy Congress program, is next. He's indulging in a multi-dimensional exercise to illustrate how Universal Basic Income benefits everybody, even the wealthy. Everybody gets a chance to grow. "Can you be a billionaire and still be good?" As an Andrew Yang supporter, he obviously thinks so, especially a billionaire who advocates fixing the rules to benefit the masses (and possibly even make him an ex-billionaire). He's even saluting @Jack (Twitter) Dorsey for giving away a substantial slice of his fortune for COVID relief in several less affluent countries.
Speaking of Basic Income, next up is Scott Santens, editor of Basic Income Today. "What has become Normal is not OK...It's time to draw a line." Let's start the "systemic, structural reforms." He's talking now about the fundamental human rights that the US has long essentially ignored. UBI is not just Universal, it's Unconditional Basic Income, "a foundational floor for everything else we need to do." I've never seen anyone speak so eloquently about the moral underpinnings of UBI. If I wasn't completely sold before, I certainly am now. "Duopoly is not democracy," so he's supporting the move to introduce Ranked Choice Voting making its way through the states, as well as multi-member districts and proportional representation, among other reforms.
Jesse Ventura. Cool. I'm taking a little break.
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