Boy, the New York Times really knows how to pick their opinion writers. Just a week after their controversial decision to hire the racist Asian writer Sarah Jeong to fill out their editorial board, the paper gave some space to democratic socialists Meagan Day and Bhaskar Sunkara.
This decision might have had some merit if Day and Sunkara, who are from the far-left website Jacobin, were there to explain to the uninitiated a little bit about democratic socialism and what it means to vote for candidates who support those views. Instead, Day and Sunkara explained that the Constitution of the United States was written to thwart democracy, marginalize everyone other than the rich, and exploit the citizens.
The Times can’t find room in their paper for a pro-Trump voice, but they can make room for this crap.
Why are Day and Sunkara so eager to scrap the Constitution? Well, because of Trump, natch.
Some choice quotes from their piece:
“Donald Trump is in the White House, despite winning almost three million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton.”
“The American government is structured by an 18th-century text that is almost impossible to change.”
“The subversion of democracy was the explicit intent of the Constitution’s framers.”
“Our ideal should be a strong federal government powered by a proportionally elected unicameral legislature.”
The writers acknowledge how difficult it is to amend the Constitution (while noting that in itself is one of the things they’d like to change, perhaps by making it possible to amend our founding document “through national referendum”).
“But it’s a problem worth confronting,” they insist. “As long as we think of our Constitution as a sacred document, instead of an outdated relic, we’ll have to deal with its anti-democratic consequences.”
You know what, we’ve changed our minds. The New York Times actually did their readers and the country a great service by publishing this tripe. If there’s one thing you can say about these democratic socialists, it’s that they don’t mind ripping off the mask of moderate nonsense and showing you who they really are. And if this is the future of the Democratic Party, well…so long, nice knowing you.