Looks like the next leap in the Plutocrats’ grand scheme is getting ready to be taken: “Revoltin’ Joe Leiberman, is going to get an appointment in yet another GOP administration, further reducing the, now minor, differences between the Ruling Class parties.
This is an all-to-easily spotted pattern, that has been foisted on the American people, to get their Overton Window pushed as far to the right as possible: Jimmy Carter starts the destructive deregulation, Reagan ramps it up to 11; Shrub starts the vile Drone Murder campaign, Obama cranks it to 11. Lieberman’s appointment is also certainly as a nod to the insurance companies Lieberman has shilled for, since he left government to cash in.
Certainly, as Trevor Timm pointed out, at the CJR, “Joe Lieberman atop FBI would be a First Amendment disaster.” Because, like his pals, the Clintons, Joe’s not just an economic conservative, he’s down with every vile authoritarian social policy as well! But more than that, he is an icon of the monopoly on power that servants of the billionaire class have, in US government today. The Democratic party is part and parcel of that problem, and we can’t change that, it is damaged beyond repair, and we need a new one.
It’s at this point you’d normally see some apologia towards Bernie Sanders, but that won’t appear here. What’s clear is that Mr Sanders is as committed as any other Democrat to supporting the policies and goals of the billionaire class, and he never intended to win, conceding the primary before it was truly over and supporting the awful neoconservative, Hillary Clinton. Like other PINOs, such as Elizabeth Warren, He talks lot of shit about supporting progressive values, but when push comes to show, they’re right there on the front-lines, supporting endless war, the security state, the looting of the American Republic, and on and on. Warren, Sanders’ and all the other Dems consistently use this bullshitting about progressive values as smokescreen to take advantage of poorly informed, self-described “liberals.” They are, and have been the DNC’s shepherds and have continued in that role, past the primary. It’s time Progressives stop falling for it.
All this just reinforces the idea that Progressives just have to stop putting good money after bad, and shooting themselves in the foot, by having anything to do with the politics and propaganda of the Democrats, it’s almost as bad as directly supporting the Republicans. It certainly aids the Ruling Class parties in continuing their class war and the looting of America.
But starting fresh is not the way to go: New political parties don’t happen quickly enough to save us and they’ve got an awfully high failure rate. This means getting involved in the running of our local Green parties and getting serious about electoral success, by talking to, and recruiting voters that are outside of the process, now.
The question is, are Progressives actually committed to changing the system, or are they content to strike a rebel pose on the fringes, giving themselves a dopamine hit, and helping to stop change at the same time?
So, what do you think? Will progressive finally take action? Is the Green party the vehicle to do it? Can the DNC continue to bamboozle enough people who think of themselves as Progressivism, to keep a revolution from happening? Who will wipe that shit-eating grin off of that scum Lieberman’s face?