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The Left’s Border ConflictI loved this little nugget from an interview Vox’s Ezra Klein had with Bernie Sanders in 2015, which has been recirculating recently on Twitter. Money quote:Ezra Klein, Vox: You said being a democratic socialist means a more international view. I think if you take global poverty that seriously, it leads you to conclusions that in the US are considered out of political bounds. Things like sharply raising the level of immigration we permit, even up to a level of open borders. About sharply increasing …Bernie Sanders: Open borders? No, that’s a Koch brothers proposal.Ezra Klein: Really?Bernie Sanders: Of course. That’s a right-wing proposal, which says essentially there is no United States. …Good for Bernie! But you can almost hear Ezra’s sudden realization that he’s talking to a reactionary old fool! What you have here, I think, is a perfect encapsulation of the old and the new left. Sanders has never had a problem with the nation-state; it is, after all, the foundation for any functioning democracy, and a democratic politician will always put the citizens of his country first. His ideal left-liberal countries — the Nordic ones — are strong nation-states with, until very recently, homogeneous populations. But Ezra really does seem to have an issue — philosophically and morally — with the nation-state. Social justice doesn’t end at the border, after all. And if the goal of the left is universal equality, on what grounds does it not extend to everyone on the planet? Which is to say: why do we have borders at all? Why do we draw any distinction between the citizen and the noncitizen?
Ezra Klein, Vox:
A minor journalist at a minor news outlet is "the left". ROFLOL. It's not like vox is some mainstream news outlet like say infowars.
The NYT is now a racist newspaper, but hey, I"m sure the numbers will reflect that rather sooner than later.
You mean an Editor and Founder of Vox, regular MSNBC Contributor, a candidate for MSNBC Prime Time Show Host, former WaPo Columnist
If one hates all people then they are human racist.
I am beginning to think Cortez is smart. She is playing tot he abse, hoping to get elected , make millions and damn her base-she probably laughs at their stupidity with a Dr Evil laugh.
Exactly like I said. Vox is a minor news source at best. Contributor doesn't mean shit. Hell, I've been a contributor to USA today when it was big enough to matter. A couple columns in wapo doesn't mean shit. Candidate? ROFLOL. Mickey Mouse is a candidate for president every election. . My question stands. How does a minor journalist become "the left".