The contemptible Liza Featherstone is claiming she will vote for the new Ralph Nader, Jill Stein of the Green Party, because she's "afraid" of a Clinton presidency.
What kind of exquisite lives do people on the Far Left live that they can claim we shouldn't vote for the "lesser of two evils"?
Putting aside the fact that Clinton is not "evil" - in my experience life itself is a constant selecting of the lesser of evils - do I want to work at a job I hate, or do I want to be homeless? Do I want to go into debt to get a college education or do I want to be even more limited in my employment options? Do I want to deny myself ice cream or do I want to work out longer?
If people on the Far Left do NOT live exquisite lives but instead must constantly choose between the lesser of evils like most everybody outside the Koch brothers (Featherstone's husband Henwood is far more generous towards the Kochs than he is towards feminists), why would they think politics would be any different from the rest of life?
There are no perfect socialist saviors that the Far Left craves. Politics will always be about choosing between two fallible human beings with whom we do NOT agree 100%. And in the present case, it's so obvious to any but extremists and the delusional that Donald Trump is one of the worst possible people who could ever be elected to the presidency and even if you don't like Clinton you have to admit that she is not in the same league of "evil" as Donald Trump.
Really what is WRONG with people that they can't see how stupid it is to enable a Trump presidency in any way - including voting for Jill Stein?
Of course Featherwood do live lives of privilege in Brooklyn, and it's doubtful that they would suffer at all under a Trump presidency. They come from money apparently, and they make a living expressing their barely qualified opinions, mostly attacks on liberals. That does sound like a really sweet life, although you have to wonder what idiots would pay for such useless opinions.
I do have to laugh at Featherstone being described as a feminist since she came right out and said she wants to destroy "neoliberal feminism" aka real feminism, which is about women's lives. She and her husband prefer the kind of feminism that puts socialism first before women' lives.
They are truly contemptible misogynists and I will not re-subscribe to The Nation as long as clowns like that are getting paid to attack women for the sake of brocialism and the delusion that life is not virtually always about the lesser of evils.