Netroots Nation claims to be “the largest annual conference for progressives,” and let’s hope that’s true.  Because — judging from the empty seats — almost no one wants to pick up what they’re throwing down.  PJ Media has the details:

This year’s conference just wrapped in New Orleans. Keynote addresses were delivered at Netroots Nation by Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Cynthia Nixon, and self-described democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. These speakers, and the conference’s legion of panelists, pushed an unrelenting new era of racially-focused activism and organizing.

The problem was, much of the time there was nobody there to hear it.

The conference was plagued by nearly empty events. “This is What Democracy Should Look Like” was a panel featuring Atima Omara, A’shanti Gholar, and Carol McDonald. With seating for more than 200 at the event, barely 20 Netroots attendees came to hear.

It’s all madness, in the truest sense. While the conference was going on, they took all gender designations off the bathrooms…  not that long lines existed at either the men’s or women’s rooms. 

Maybe the lack of attendance had to do with the topics they discussed:

…. race, mobilization, race, voting rights, race, and cultural oppression by the dominant patriarchy. On voting rights, much attention was devoted to the “myth” of voter fraud and the need to retool the language associated with talking about voter fraud. Voter suppression — a term that never appears in any federal law and is used by the Left to group legal activity with illegal activity — was the hot topic at a voting rights seminar (that was again attended by very few people).

But the last two photos are worth reading the whole article. (Click here to see.)  The first photo advertises a panel on “Menstrual Equity” and the second shows a booth of “Teamsters in favor of Cannabis Workers.”

I’m so sorry I missed this event (along with the rest of America).

Hat Tip: PJ Media

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