EP. 120: For Whom Gravel Trolls
This week we're talking through the political platform of Mike Gravel, a presidential candidate that doesn't want to be president--he just wants to move the Democrats as far to the left as possible. Gravel's platform has it all: abolish ICE, abolish CBP, abolish NSA, abolish the electoral college, abolish the Senate; create a national social wealth fund, create a national reparations fund, create a universal child care program... and just so much more that isn't listed here.
We're talking through a political platform that throws out notions of PrAgMaTiSm and just aims to make a list of policies designed to make leftists drool: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-z5dDCUEfZZaaaXsus19a8mF8DOkxm90mpbQWAqaI_Y/edit?ts=5caa9f08#
Gravel wants to take this platform to the Presidential debates and is seeking 65,000 $1 donations to get him there. You can send him a dollar here: https://mikegravel.com/
We also talked a bit about The Atlantic's coverage of his campaign, a radical scheme by radical teens: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/04/mike-gravels-unlikely-democratic-presidential-campaign/586837/