“Whether it’s oil and gas, coal or timber, please listen up candidates and elected officials. You need to secure worker interests and advance sustainability. These are attainable and we will hold you accountable.”
I nearly blew a tire and rolled when I read the words above from Don Pogreba. [Though the email claims the author to be Pogreba, I am told below it is Pete Talbot. Even richer.] The man has never in his life held a Democrat accountable for any crime, whether it be mere broken campaign pledges to laying waste to entire countries and regions, previously Libya, with Syria now in the works. (Yes, I know elected officials are not in charge of these policies, but the point is that he thinks they are.)
So I read those words and judge the span of the gap between a working knowledge of our political system and an imagined system where voters are well-informed, willing to take an occasional cold shower, and able to punish those in office who betray them by turning them out. By those standards I judge Pogie to be delusional.
I choose words carefully and know their meaning. I know how to construct sentences that have impact. I am not merely casting a gnarly blog comment at a man I don’t admire. I am saying, and meaning, that this man is not grounded in reality, does not understand politics or politicians, does not write his own words. He cannot think properly. He is delusional.