Elizabeth Warren is a zombie too
Thursday, February 18, 2016 by Dave Winer

There was a time when I would have voted for Elizabeth Warren for anything. For President, for god, for Fifth Beatle, you name it. But then something happened.

It was during the last open conflict between the Palestinians in Gaza and Israel. I don't remember all of what it was about, but I do remember that in the US all the politicians were turning a blind eye, quite deliberately, to some outrageous stuff that the Israelis were doing. It was totally asymmetric. Israel was turning whole neighborhoods into rubble, killing lots of innocent people, including kids, all the while reminding us that a few Israelis had been killed, and this somehow justified what they were doing. No, it didn't. And anyone with a conscience and some integrity would say so. The kind of person I thought Elizabeth Warren was.

But she said the same shit all the other Democrats and Republicans were saying. Because they're all politicians and they know they don't stand a chance of getting re-elected if they don't recite the Israeli party line, because of something you and I don't know the particulars of.

They're all the same. Repeat that 500 times. You can't rise to power in the US without swallowing a pill that means you are part of what Bernie Sanders calls The Establishment. And if you buy the idea that he or Elizabeth Warren are any different, then you're just buying a political pitch, like the people who believe Trump will build a wall on the southern border and get Mexico to pay for it. It's about as real as the stuff that Sanders promises, which is to say it isn't real at all. 

And when Warren tells her story of being disappointed with HRC that's politics too. She has no high ground to speak from.