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Don midwest
Don midwest

Political factions pretended to govern

I think right now you are seeing something strange: For a long time, members of both parties have only pretended to govern. They haven’t actually taken the steps necessary to fix social problems, they’ve just introduced legislation that sounds good without really addressing systemic causes. Now we are in a situation where it’s no longer possible to pretend to govern. But Democrats are ideologically opposed to doing the things we need. A new Great Depression requires a new New Deal, but the institutional Democratic party has just spent all of its energy trying to crush the candidacy of a social democrat who promised exactly that. After saying that we need moderation and restraint rather than bold and unprecedented action, they have suddenly been plunged into a situation that demands bold and unprecedented action. Expect Democrats to dither. All they can do is dither, because even ideas like “building new public housing” and “having free public hospitals” have been considered dangerous radicalism for so long, and slow, incremental steps inherently better than big things done quickly.

Nathan J Robinson’s part 2 on the crisis. Warning, scary stories about what happens to a person

Nightmare #2: Suffering and Politics
Why this is so terrifying and how the existing political response is failing us.

OzoneTom
OzoneTom

Right, President Trump is beginning to get a clue that this isn’t something that he is able to name-call or Tweet away. He is being forced to fumble and stumble his way into actually governing for the first time.

The Democratic Party meanwhile doesn’t even act as if they feel a need to catch-up. The time is ripe for that progressive takeover.

polarbear4

This is why Biden Bloomberg terrifies me. Imagine all the things the MIC can slide through. We won’t even see most of it

Don midwest
Don midwest

the virus is Gaia

wi61

He hit it real well between capitalism and communism different in name only you ultimately are serving the same masters. Then Gaia part reminded me of Avatar when the mother earth fought back against the invaders in that movie. People don’t realize that the earth is a living breathing biosphere and were using it as a toilet – profit and power is all that matter to the TPTB.

polarbear4
polarbear4

Benny

polarbear4

nice!

Benny

polarbear4

If Democrats fold again, they don’t care either.

polarbear4

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