“Their Judgement Cometh and That Right Soon”

I’ve been listening to Democrats bemoan disengagement by the younger generation for decades now. “Young people don’t vote,” they’ve whined, and, “young people don’t get involved.”

For a long time, they’ve been right.

Guess what. The young people have arrived. They’re voting. They’re getting involved and protesting about issues from climate change to social justice and their intersections. And they’re making their voices heard among Democrats and Republicans both.

Many establishment Democrats aren’t too happy about it.

Part of the reason is the young progressives have a strong representative and spokesperson in Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat from New York.

Photo by Lev Radin via Shutterstock. Click here or on the image to access the Rebel HQ video on Facebook about how Democrats are attempting to undermine @AOC and other progressives.

@AOC is speaking out forcefully for aggressive action on a host of issues that once upon a time were the bread and butter of the Democratic Party – wage stagnation, workers’ rights, skewed wealth distribution, reasonable taxation of the 1%, gun violence and, last but not least, global warming and the climate crisis.

But the centrist, incrementalist, establishment Democrats don’t want to hear what she’s saying. Instead, they’re saying to her, “Shut up!” “Sit down!” and “Wait your turn!”

Establishment Democrats, you can’t have it both ways. You can’t take their cash, votes and volunteers hours but disregard what they want. What they, in fact, demand.

Yes, the new generation of progressives is here.

@AOC is speaking for them. She is powerful, she communicates in ways young people understand and engage in, and she has a social media following that dwarfs that of major corporations.

And guess what. She’s just a harbinger of what’s to come.

Ignore them at your own peril. Because, to paraphrase Warden Norton in “The Shawshank Redemption” – Their judgement cometh, and that right soon.”

A new, more progressive day is dawning in the Democratic Party. Welcome.

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Martin C. Fredricks IV

Martin C. “Red” Fredricks IV here. I’m husband to an amazing woman who is also my best friend, dad to three outstanding kids, Fargoan (North Dakota, that is), proud introvert, veteran messaging strategist/copywriter, and big-time reader. As they say, if you're gonna write good stuff, you have to read good stuff. A ginger, too - ergo the "Red" - although some of it's going white. Cinnamon-Sugar, I call it. Tattooed to boot; seven so far. At age 54, I'm stilling crankin' AC/DC & Metallica, but now and again I spin some Eric Church and Black Uhuru, too. I love hanging out with my (much) better half, spending time with our kids, writing, hiking, riding my mountain bike and reading.

2 Comments

Paul Jensen · January 15, 2019 at 1:59 pm

Right on Martin!

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