Not Pity the Democrats
by Chris Hedges
The failure of liberals to defend
the interests of working men and women as our manufacturing sector
was dismantled, labor unions were destroyed and social services were
slashed has proved to be a disastrous
and fatal misjudgment. Liberals, who betrayed the working class, have
no credibility. This is one of the
principle reasons the anti-war movement cannot attract the families
whose sons and daughters are fighting
and dying in Iraq and Afghanistan. And liberal hypocrisy has opened the
door for a virulent right wing.
If we are to reconnect with the
working class we will have to begin from zero. We will have to rebuild
the ties with the poor and the working class which the liberal
establishment severed. We will have to
condemn the liberal class as vociferously as we condemn the right wing.
And we will have to remain
true to the moral imperative to foster the common good and the tangible
needs of housing, health care,
jobs, education and food.
We will, once again, be bombarded in this election cycle with messages
of fear from the Democratic Party
- designed, in the end, to serve corporate interests. "Better
Barack Obama than Sarah Palin," we will be told.
Better the sane technocrats like Larry Summers than half-wits like John
Bolton. But this time we must resist.
We must resist the urge to vote for
Did Chris Hedges turn Rethug on us?
Maybe a better question is - why did the super-poor
desert the Democrats?
Wild guess - we have maybe HALF of American making $30K
If those people voted Democrat, we'd never be out of power.,
Why do the dirt-poor vote
to give the super-rich more money?
Every poor person in America could have FREE health care
but they've chosen to vote AGAINST their own FREE health care.
We could have FREE mass transportation - if only the
dirt-poor would demand it.
We could have the country we've always dreamed of - if only
the dirt-poor would demand it.
For this, the
Democrats deserve the blame.
The ignorant can't be blamed for making stupid decisions.
Democrats needs to list the reasons why Dem rule is
better than Thug rule,
but they've chosen not to so we're stuck in this GOP-designed Hell.
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