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In a Struggle Between Oligarchy and Democracy, Something Must Give by Michael Hudson

February 28, 2020

We must make sure the People of the USA do not totally lose control over both of the major parties which determine who will govern us in the future. Bloomberg must not be allowed , through the pure brute force of his great economic wealth, to control the Democratic Party in the same way that Donald Trump has come to own the GOP that now caters to his every whim.

Exchanging one oligarch for another in no way increases our government’s  responsiveness to the will of the people or the rule of law. Instead, it would underscore a whittling away of the political and civil rights of the masses of American citizens to the ever-increasing power of a ruling class that has become totally non-responsive to our needs and lack of accountability for its misuses and gross abuses of power.

Making a mockery of our democracy by allowing massive undeserved wealth to dictate the future course of our government is not the solution we need to the problems presented to us by a prospective second term of Donald Trump, who has shown such contempt for not only the American people but the entire world.

Treating the progressive wing of the Democratic Party as incapable of leading the charge to dislodge a totally unfit would-be dictator from his seat of power would be as wrong in 2020 as it was in 2016. People should be encouraged to vote in their own interests, not those of party elites claiming that only they can win in November. The Democratic Party becoming a slightly less malicious ruler over us would lead many to believe that it is Republican Light, not progressive in nature. Allowing a brokered convention to select a nominee for President in such an undemocratic manner, ignoring the needs and desires of the vast majority of the people, would be unacceptable to people who  have been underrepresented (many even unrepresented at all).

Saying that Bernie Sanders or anyone else is not electable is a sham red herring designed to convince voters to ignore the value of his/their  policy proposals or the lack of acceptable alternative proposals presented by the ruling class’s preferred candidates. The same tactic failed miserably when the mainstream GOP leadership and Clinton tried it against Trump in 2016.

Let the people decide who would best represent their interests in the White House – not a small group of establishment political operatives more intent on augmenting their own political power than improving the lives of those they have sworn to represent. I urge everyone to keep their eye on the prize. The goal is not to merely vote Trump out of office, but to reverse the policies he has been trying to force down our throats ever since he took office. Vote blue no matter who is not a winning strategy and should not be implemented – especially when it includes an addendum singling out Sanders or anyone else as unfit to vote for with no valid reasons to demonstrate such a claim. If we wanted an oligarchy we would’ve come up with a far different Constitution than the one our elected representatives have been swearing to uphold for over 200 years. – rjc

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  1. Thanks for reblogging, Rick.

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  2. “Exchanging one oligarch for another in no way increases our government’s responsiveness to the will of the people or the rule of law.”
    ~ I stand with you and Michael Hudson on this.

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