Why didn’t #ForceTheVote appear on Medium?
I just caught up on this yesterday and have been flabbergasted ever since.
What is/was #ForceTheVote:
As far as I understood the Hashtag stood for an unique opportunity for democratic representatives to pressure Nancy Pelosi into bringing Medicare4all to the Floor by threatening to withhold their votes. Nancy was up for the election to become the Speaker and the Democratic Majority was so narrow that it gave grounds to actually change something the Democrats have been running on for forever.
How did #ForceTheVote happen:
As it seems the controversial left-wing figure Jimmy Dore was the start of this movement. He based his move specifically on the words of AOC: “to stop using polite language!” and that without making those in power uncomfortable nothing will change. Out of this and the realization of this window of opportunity grew the Hashtag #ForceTheVote to finally make Medicare4all happen, something that seems to have a majority support within the American population and especially within democratic supporters.
Instead of talking about identity politics and how evil Trump and white people are all the time, there was the real chance of change that would have benefited so many people DURING AN ONGOING WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC.
So how come that this topic was NO WHERE to be found on Medium, perhaps the most progressive platform I’ve ever came across. The platform which seems to be about social justice and equality and compassion. A platform which base users should have Medicare4All probably tattooed somewhere on their forehead, where it is visible for everyone. Universal Healthcare is basically the forefront of what the whole world thinks Dem’s fight with Rep’s about (that and gun-laws). Dem’s notoriously for it, the Rep’s against.
And here it went. Unanswered. Medicare4all is off the table and as it seems it will stay that way for a long time.
The audacity portrait by politicians such as AOC and the surrounding public figures like TYT is so blatantly obvious that it hurts. Rallying for it as long as it promises to be useful, dropping out of it when it actually comes to terms just to jump back on the waggon as soon as it is off the table? And it begs the question, again, why did NO ONE talk about this on Medium? How come that an article about this wasn’t the most trending article ever on this platform? There was a possibility to achieve one of the major talking points of progressives and no one, literally no one on this platform gave enough of a sh*t to use their voice finally for something actually progressive, for something an actual majority of the USA is in FAVOUR OF! Instead of talking about identity politics and how evil Trump and white people are all the time, there was the real chance of change that would have benefited so many people DURING AN ONGOING WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC.
The party of compassion has failed and with it the people who seem to play the role of activists on this platform, on almost every major publishing institution and where ever leftist ideology has become the allowed form of opinion. These people virtue signalling over Medium playing victims while actively regressing into segregation rhetoric's basing literally everything about race, sex, politics and gender! YOU FAILED! You had one chance for change, for liberation, for a push for equality of one of the main problems of the USA! You could have helped Millions, saved hundreds of thousands of lives and
YOU. JUST. DIDN’T!
Shame on all of you! That just shows that the compassion you all are talking about is only good enough as long as its useful for your own advantage. Shame on all of you!