Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I didn't sell out son. I bought in. Keep that in mind.

Josh Israel looks into what happened to the progressive netroots movement and notes that it was largely incorporated into the mainstream media and democratic political structure.

That sounds like a sell-out, and maybe it is. If the goal was authenticity, selling out would be a problem. But that wasn't the goal. The goal was to move the country in a more progressive direction. And the best way to do that is through the existing political and media structures. So in that sense, it worked.