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On the Rock's Politica


Jun 17, 2022

The recall election for San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin was an example of the downfall of an individual truly desirous of enacting broad change for their community but blinded by ideology. 

In her June 8, 2022 Atlantic article, “ How San Francisco Became a Failed City’, Nellie Bowles offers us a picture of how citizens in that California city, split between liberal democrats and ideologically narrow progressives, are enacting their own change through recalling Boudin and several school board members over the difference between what looks good on paper and what actually occurs on the street. 

When does remaining loyal to a narrow ideology have disastrous consequences? When it blinds us to the realities of solutions-driven policy-making. 

Speaking of being blind, we also discussed the results of the first two televised sessions of the January 6 committee whose content has focused entirely on recorded interviews under oath by Trump administration officials including former Attorney General William Barr, Vice President Mike Pence and Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley.  All under oath and sprinkle in a grouping of the members of the Proud Boys and other Nationalist or White Supremacy organizations whose members are now disillusioned since their fearless leader is nowhere to be found to defend them. 

This is the price of extremism. Failed Policy.  Failing economy. Tribalism.  Racism.  Elitism.  Corruption.  Insurrection.

 

Wash, Rinse, Repeat. 

 

And so Bruce and Scott ask, ‘Can Moderation in Politics return?’  ‘Can Moderation be a place for solutions-based conversation between folks of different stripes’. 

Can Moderation be Sexy again? You decide after listening in.