The Justice Democrats is an organization that has been set up to carry out the ideals of progressivism that is stated in their platform, as well as electing congressional members that are progressives and not corporate democrats like Cory Booker.
The organization understands that their main enemies are clearly the Republican party and the Corporate Democrats who receive hundreds of thousands of dollars from corporations and banks. However, there is quite the unexpected foe that the Justice Democrats now faces.
The new opposition that could not have been foreseen is a certain group of people who call themselves progressives and share about 80 percent of the same goals policy wise, supported Bernie Sanders vehemently in the Democratic Primary, but yet now oppose the Justice Democrats who are trying to continue the message that Bernie Sanders has passed.
— Debbie Lusignan (@saneprogressive) February 6, 2017
The main proponent of this opposition is led by a YouTube channel called Sane Progressive, in which she often makes videos pushing progressive ideas and exposing Republican and Corporate Democrat fallacies. Debbie Lusignan from The Sane Progressive claims that “If you can’t vote them out, you can’t vote them in”. She explains that because of the massive election fraud that occurred in the 2016 Democratic Primary, in which Bernie Sanders faced systemic and institutional biases, there is no way to vote anybody into office in the Democratic Party because they will cheat to make sure that you can’t win.
Debbie also maintains a grudge against Bernie Sanders for not addressing voter fraud live in real-time during the Democratic Primary, and she exclaims that Bernie Sanders shouldn’t be the influence for the organization because he is not the best person. She also believes that there should be a movement that strays away from the Democratic Party and form a new party.
Justice Democrats supports the political revolution from without and within. If you only support one prong, your approach is simply weaker.
— Secular Talk (@KyleKulinski) February 2, 2017
Kyle Kulinski of Secular Talk, one of the founders of the Justice Democrats, has made quite a few responses to the progressives who constantly criticize obstructively, rather than constructively. He has responded by saying that while there were massive biases during the 2016 Democratic Primary, Bernie Sanders is still a sitting senator, which is what the goal of the Justice Democrats is. He says that Bernie Sanders being a current sitting senator is proof that electing congressman is not impossible, but instead just a challenge. He has also said that they chose not to start a new party, but instead take back the Democratic party because there are too many systemic biases against third parties that would make it nearly impossible for the Justice Democrats to succeed and push their ideals.
While Kyle and others have founded The Justice Democrats that has a platform that has organized thousands of people and is fully funded by the people to retake power from the Corporate Democrats who continually vote against the American people’s priorities, Debbie has failed to provide an alternative or explain why an alternative that already exists is better.
Is the criticism from these progressives who agree on at least 80% of the points of the platform obstructive or constructive? Clearly, this is obstructive criticism that is detrimental to the progressive movement to get people elected into congress who represent the people of America and vote to help improve the lives of the American people in a time where neoliberalism has failed to defeat Donald Trump. While an example of constructive criticism would be to insist upon adding prevention of election fraud to the platform, claiming that “you shouldn’t donate a dime” to the Justice Democrats campaign is not.
Over a hundred thousand people have already signed up in support of the Justice Democrats movement, with hundreds of thousands of dollars already in donations from the American people. Currently, with our collective ideas and contributions both financially, verbally, and ideologically, the Justice Democrats is the best chance to retake power in the government to represent the people of the United States of America, rather than the Corporations and banks.
Until Debbie provides a better alternative or provides constructive criticism rather than obstructive criticism, she should not stand in the way of the currently rapid growing movement of the Justice Democrats that seeks to reform the current state of our government and bring the power back to the power to the people of the United States of America.