Van Jones Calls Everyone Out In Trump Being Vote Into The White House
Submitted by: bliznik⚫ 10 months ago in
GQ just posted this interview with Van Jones, a self-professed "no-apology left-wing-of-Pluto progressive." Here's an excerpt about "Democrat elitism" from the interview:
"I think the Democrats have a level of elitism in our party that we've almost gotten comfortable with. Which is not to say that every Democrat is an elitist. It's just to say that you have a certain level of coastal cosmopolitan snobbery that feels comfortable in our party. And it turns off a lot of people. I think both political parties have problems. The Republicans have a problem, too. There's a level of bigotry that seems to have found a home in their party. That is not to say that every Republican is a bigot. Far from it. But for some reason, the bigots feel comfortable in that party. And it's hard for Republicans to see how that really turns off so many people."
I find this to be uncomfortably true everywhere -- particularly online and in the forums of I-A-B political posts. Van Jones is no exception, and comes off as an inflammatory elitist snob himself when he coins words like "white-lashing," but that doesn't invalidate the points he makes in this interview. Both political parties have become uncomfortably close-minded and insular, when really we all need to start working together to find common ground.