As someone who grew up in San Francisco, I simply can’t let this go. Turns out that the guy running to unseat Nancy Pelosi from “the left” is a corporate Silicon Valley astroturfer from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
I watched his interviews on Michael Brooks and Sam Seders shows and they were both drooling over him, but as soon as I found out he did some woke bongo raps I knew that there had to be more. I had heard Brace form TrueAnon mention what a huckster her was and I'm glad you have written this piece to shed some light on his shady past work. I think you make a great point about him being so propagandized that he truly believes he just has great politics. In his majority report interview the way he gushed over constitutional law and the courts really gave me a bad taste. Thanks for all you do Yasha, this is extremely important work.
Hey Yasha I support your work (literally). For those of us who came up through Silicon Valley, we did go see the IETF as sort of a model of what govt could be (want to make policy, join a working group, show up and be ready to be eviscerated by some smart people, don't show up unprepared, etc). I don't see why you didn't interview Shahid. I am a busy person I run a small business, I have not had time to go through all of Shahid's ideas, but I do not think he is a sell out. If I was you I would have interviewed him. If you want to interview him let me know and I imagine it could happen. Your indication that he is not our savior is fine, but "show me your friends and I'll tell you who you are". There are a lot of smart people working with Shahid, and he shows up. I ran into him at almost every critical protest and gathering. He works closely with the Sunrise Movement. I've got to say, are you suggesting people NOT vote for Shahid vs Pelosi? Shahid is 1000 times better than Pelosi. He's who we've got - and he's got a shot. I was not prepared to defend him today, to me it is night and day. People vote Shahid. And tell him what you want. I am sure he'll listen. Best Regards.
I knew something was shady about this guy.....
This is amazing stuff Yasha...I was just watching Buttar interviewed on Useful Idiots the other day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL7EIBw2AIw
He comes across as so legit.
In that vane...if you get a chance, is it possible for you to do a review of this book?: https://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Not-Propaganda-Adventures-Against/dp/0571338631/
Some of it seems "off" to me, and I would value your thoughts.
This is fairly indicative of Shahid a couple of years ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV-WctmqZWc
That Shahid Buttar "rap" is truly priceless. He should go away and never show his face again.
Wow, Shahid be getting down, baby, he one of The Last Poets fo sho!