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The Incrementalists Are Coming, The Incrementalists Are Coming

The Incrementalists Are Coming, The Incrementalists Are Coming

For all of those who encourage incrementalism, saying things like, “These things take time”, “That’s not how these things work” or “Sometimes you’ve got go sideways to find a new way forward”. Those things are prudent and sound it’s true but, then plans need to be made and actions implemented. 

How far sideways do we have to go before realizing we’re going the wrong way? We’ve known about the dangers of climate change for the last 50 years. Our healthcare prices have continued to soar higher & higher, becoming less & less attainable. We’ve seen that coming for what, three or so decades? Not too mention our crumbling infrastructure.

We’ve allowed our “Representatives” to kick the can, further and further down the road. Well, the end of the road is in sight and there’s a giant wall in the near distance. 

The time has passed, there are plans (GND, Medicare Fol All) that can start to be implemented and now is not the time for incrementalism. Politicians will stand up on their soap boxes preaching austerity and how sacrifices must be made when it comes policies that affect #WeThePeople. All the while giving tax cuts, breaks, incentives to huge businesses and their wealthy donors. #EnoughIsEnough #YearOfThePeople2020

The US has a choice: a just, livable, renewable energy future—or the road to climate catastrophe. The outcome depends on what social movements (read: all of us!) do in the next 2 years.

Read @NaomiAKlein's crucial piece on the #GreenNewDeal battle ahead: https://t.co/S2TXiAVxS2 pic.twitter.com/rdNY8yEeqn

— 350 dot org (@350) February 15, 2019

Politics, Science

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly running for U.S. Senate as Democrat to take on McSally

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly running for U.S. Senate as a Democrat to take on McSally

As reported by the Arizona Republic, former Astronaut, who spent a year in orbit above the Earth, and Navy combat veteran Mark Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, announced his newest mission to, run as a Democrat against Arizona Senator Martha McSally. Kelly plans on making stronger gun control a key issue in his campaign bid. But, first things first and he is currently focusing on fundraising. Within 24 hours of his announcement he’s raised more than 1.2 million, he seems to be off to a good start.

My next mission… #FullSpeedAhead #ForArizona pic.twitter.com/5E36z7aztH

— Mark Kelly (@ShuttleCDRKelly) February 12, 2019