About the author

I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Idealism Kills

In 2008, Democrats had the biggest landslide imaginable. They had, for a while 60 seats in the Senate. 

Even with all that, they barely passed Obamacare. I watched the votes live, on pins and needles. 

If Dems had demanded more, they certainly would have lost. And I would be dead.

It isn't, of course, all about me. Countless people are dead now and more will die unnecessarily in the future because people voted for Jill Stein in PA, MI, and WI in 2016. Same for Nader in Florida in 2000.

In a center-right country, with the Electoral College and the unrepresentative Senate, realism is the only thing that makes progress. Realism saves lives. Idealism kills.

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