UBI PROGRESSIVE AMERICA DECLARE WAR
Where We Are At
In 2022 and beyond, non-White America will need to fight its own battles, drawing upon its own resources, courage and initiative. It sounds that straightforward because it is.
We will be afforded no favors by the White privilege establishment and its corporate
billionaire backers. Nor should we expect any.
Further, we should also expect nothing from the a morally defunct, politically derelict
DNC. Not only is it in lock-step with its corporate financial pushers, it is presently in a
DINO Manchin / Sinema strangle-hold, as shown by the Democrats recent failure in the
Senate to eradicate the archaic, anti-democratic and racist filibuster. And that rejection
of the DNC extends to NYC Mayor Eric Adams – the king of stop and frisk. Mayor
Adams, and his Nazi side-kicks are a dangerous joke and needs to be recalled by the
good people of the city asap.
We are done with a DNC that seems perfectly happy to
see Black and Brown Americans go over the edge of a societal cliff on their watch.
You could almost now not be blamed for thinking that a Civil War never actually took
place in the US. Non-White Americans remain somehow not quite American. After all,
just ask Mitch McConnell who seems to think that African Americans are somehow
separate from “regular” (aka White) Americans.
We have a raft of rising political stars
that refuse to tug their forelock to the DNC. Think of big-hitters such as AOC, Kamala
Harris, Tish James, Andrew Yang, Stacy Abrams, Jumaane Williams and Ana Marie. These are names that refuse to back down in
the fight for Progressive ideals, and nor should they.
These stellar names are way more
in alignment with the TIP Political Party than the down and out Democrats.
We maintain our full backing for Andrew Yang’s 2K Universal Basic Income (UBI) from
the cradle to the grave. We have seen how COVID stimulus checks have kept the
economy afloat. The same concept works with UBI, but on an ongoing basis. Don’t let
Republicans and reactionaries tell you that UBI is not economically viable as that is a
downright lie. The US has astronomic levels of wealth, almost beyond comprehension,
and we will continue to advocate for a redistribution of that wealth away from a few
hundred billionaires and back to regular American men and women.
Only Yang’s UBI can effectively achieve that.
As much as the COVID pandemic has been grueling and life-changing, it does have a
finite life-span. COVID will come to an end and, thankfully, there are signs that that may
be closer than we think. In the post-COVID world, we have to ensure that we capture
the tourist industry across all of Progressive America, claiming the income that
hundreds of millions of tourists bring with them. Add to that tourist related jobs, and we
are able to see how a recalibrated, post COVID American tourist industry will rejuvenate
the economies of Progressive cities and states across the US.
Further, TIP (Travel in Peace) Political Party is the original, self-funded, tech-based
political entity, born in the Tweetstorm. We hold that travel is key to any and all human
progress. It allows borders to be breached, walls to crumble, perspectives to be
broadened and ignorance and hatred to be quelled.
Likewise, we look to Smoke in Peace and we will relentlessly continue with our mission to have cannabis use to be
legal across the country at the federal level. We refuse to countenance the idea of
millions of African-Americans, predominantly men, incarcerated in private, for-profit,
prisons for minor drug related convictions secured upon the plateau of fundamentally
flawed legislation in the first place.
The line is drawn in the sand and we ask every Progressive, every social reformer,
every liberal political activist, to join us on our side of that line. For New Yorkers to see
the back of Trump only to find Eric Adams on their political radar shortly thereafter,
perfectly sums up the hopelessness of expecting the DNC to implement real change.
The longer the likes of Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema lurk under the supposed
“broad umbrella” that is the Democratic Party, the more apparent it becomes that the
DNC should be tossed into the garbage can of history forthwith.
We, are America. The diverse, the culturally enriched, the Progressive, the ant-fascists,
the Dreamers and the new political believers. White privilege America is ultimately
doomed and is already on a slippery-slope to oblivion.
TIP Political Party is doing
everything that it can to speed that process up. Join us and you can ensure that you
too help make that happen quicker than ever before.
You see it everywhere.
People are going bankrupt and dying because they can’t afford medicine. They’re working 70, 80, and 90 hours a week while slowly crumbling from stress and heart disease.
Some of them can’t even afford a place to live, despite having full-time jobs. They’re giving up sleep. They’re choosing which meal they’re going to eat that day.
This is America.
You don’t have to look at this world if you don’t want to. You can pay attention to the 10 percent who are doing extremely well. You can create echo chambers full of affluent people, and you can accuse everyone else of catastrophizing, as a way to soothe your conscience and emancipate yourself from any sense of genuine responsibility.
When someone dismisses discussions about poverty as “doomsaying,” they’re making a decision to ignore not only the evidence but the daily flood of testimony about the very real struggles people face. They’re saying they don’t really want to hear about it, they’re going to keep voting republican, or not voting at all, and waiting for billionaires to show up at the eleventh hour like the grinch who stole christmas.
Heads up, they’re not.
People don’t understand poverty.
Poverty runs rampant in America. The government underreports it, because they use an outdated definition. They also rely on a census, an imperfect snapshot of the population. Mark Robert-Rank does an excellent job deconstructing the poverty level.
He shows why it’s a pretty lousy indicator of how many Americans are struggling.