Black Agenda Report: “America” Doesn’t Need Healing. It Needs Socialism
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Much of the corporate media has asked whether Joe Biden will “heal America” of the so-called divisiveness spawned by Donald Trump’s presidential reign. In the eyes of the U.S. ruling class, the only political struggle of importance is the one that exists amongst themselves. Trump’s “America First” orientation to power projection deeply troubled a large section of a ruling class which thrives upon the sanctity of “free” trade and the image of the United States as a wholesome actor on the world stage. Trump’s racist demagogy and his general lack of care for the public relations image of the United States meant that no level of service to the interests of imperialism would satisfy a broad majority of Washington’s corporate overseers. Massive profits from media clicks and tax cuts have been unable to make up for the desperate need for the U.S. ruling class to shield the empire from the chaos of Trump’s rule.
Wall Street and the bulk of the capitalist class has bet on Joe Biden to “heal America.” The U.S. is currently overrun by a number of domestic and global crises. COVID-19 has spread uncontrollably in the U.S. to the point where experts warn that current averages of 100,000 cases and 1,000 deaths per day will rise exponentially in the winter season. Healthcare systems across the country have reached their limit. Tens of millions of people remain unemployed and more than half of U.S. workers woefully underemployed . Black Americans continue to be murdered in the streets by local police departments . Trump and the Democrats have offered nothing in the form of relief to the struggling masses; not even a second stimulus check of $1200.
Internationally, the U.S. ruling class has suffered many blows to its legitimacy under Trump. Since day one of Trump’s administration, U.S. military policy has been plagued by inconsistency. Trump laid the basis for a New Cold War on China but made dialogue with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (a key ally of China) an important foreign policy objective. He has clamored for troop reductions in Syria and Afghanistan yet dropped more drones on civilians in the region than Barack Obama. Trump has tarnished the image of NATO, pulled out of the JPCOA (Iran deal), and touched many nerves within the intelligence apparatus by speaking positively of Russian leadership. While the ruling class applauded Trump for his aggressive sanctions regime on Iran and Venezuela, the applause was ultimately muted by the generalized view that his leadership represented more of a liability to imperialism than an asset.
In Biden, military strategists and political operatives in the halls of power hope to reinvigorate U.S. prestige and “exceptionalism” by putting the U.S. public to sleep. “Healing America” essentially means repackaging the Bush-Obama political order for a period of unprecedented crisis. Racial cleavages will be written off as the product of a Russian-backed racist billionaire whose presidency is now a thing of the past. Economic woes will be dismissed as the residual effect of Trump’s failures. Joe Biden has already boasted that he will bring the United States “back in the game” of global leadership once he assumes the Oval Office.
Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction
November 26, 2020 at 12:45 PM #381462
November 26, 2020 at 1:42 PM #381469MizzGrizzParticipant
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Socialism,and only socialism….Scandinavian style…the old Populist agenda…will make America great again.
November 26, 2020 at 4:11 PM #381494YanathParticipant
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The IPCC recommends radical transformation of every aspect of human society. Agriculture has to be primarily localized; personalized vehicles must be eliminated in favor of mass transit, which then must be used only when necessary, with air travel being eliminated almost completely. Industrialized meat consumption has to stop also. The economic structure has to be geared to providing necessities for individuals and security for our society exclusively, with no provisions whatsoever for accumulating personal ‘wealth’. Human populations must decline rapidly as well. Also, new technologies have to be developed for extracting carbon from the atmosphere on a staggering scale, and it all has to be done within a generation. This is the path for human survival.
November 26, 2020 at 2:17 PM #381472FasttenseParticipant
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Only after they trotted out their stupid Hitler and his Slovenian Sex Worker to do their fascist dance on top of the constitution, trampling democracy and decency; only after they packed the courts; only after they separated our children and raped them; only after they finished turning our police into Nazi storm troopers; only after they totally destroyed any semblance of a functional economic system; only after they turned banks and our financial markets into casinos; only after they killed over a quarter of a million Americans and allowed a pandemic to rampage throughout the US without even lacksadasacal attempts to stop it or help the victims, did the US ruling class, the filthy rich, decide maybe Trump and a sex worker aren’t the best face to put on our American oligarchy.
Biden’s goal is to put a nicer face on our American Oligarchy, one that doesn’t show it’s corruption, hatred and slovenly greed.
Biden’s task, assign by our US rulers, like Obama’s, is to put a prettier old man’s face on our stagnet failing capitalism. All so the filthy rich can continue to rape and pillage.
November 26, 2020 at 4:03 PM #381492
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