Americans are confused. There has not been a left-wing in American government for decades.
by O Society October 1, 2018
The corporate media – whether it is Rush Limbaugh bloviating in his echochamber or a NY Times editor telling the “respectable” people what to believe around the office – use the term “The Left” to refer to a group of mythical gremlin politicians who simply are not a part of their mainstream corporate story, except as a foil.
Hence, in America, people use the terms “Democrat” and “Liberal” and “Left-wing” interchangeably, as if they mean the same thing.
But if they mean the same thing, why would we need 3 different words for the same thing? That’s redundant.
Is this pedantic or semantic or picky? Well, no.
No because Americans lack the words to say what is wrong. If we don’t have the words to say what is wrong with America, we have a difficult time thinking about it and fixing the problems.
The Ds blame it on the Rs and the Rs blame it on the Ds.
They are both wrong.
The problem is both the Democratic and Republican parties are corrupt. The politicians pretend there is no other way except the D way and the R way.
They are lying.
HillBillary Clinton, Gore, Obama, Biden, all of them are New Democrats going back to the ’80s following Reagan’s administration.
These people call themselves centrists, but when I was a kid, we would have called Hillary and Obama moderate Republicans.
Obama is BFF with John Brennan. The Democratic party is now BFF with the CIA because of Russiagate. None of these people are left-wing.
The CIA specializes in overthrowing left-wing governments, setting up right-wing dictators. Think Netanyahu in Israel.
Here’s Obama labeling himself a New Democrat and refusing labels such as progressive and socialist.
“In a lot of ways, Nixon was more Liberal than I am.”
~ Barack Obama
“I know Republicans are complete hypocrites about federal deficits and debt. I know their dishonesty and faux deficit and debt hysteria, which reaches fever pitch when a Democrat is president, harms the Nation and the world through the infliction of self-destructive austerity.
Austerity’s primary victims are the working class and government social programs for the poor and working class. This means Democrats should never mimic the Republicans’ dishonesty, hysteria, and willingness to inflict austerity on the people of America and the world.
Unfortunately, the New Democrats embraced the economic malpractice of austerity with the passion of a convert. Federal fiscal austerity could be implemented through tax increases, including tax increases on the wealthy and corporations. But this would harm rather than aid the wealthy, so it increasingly rare to see it done because it would harm legislators’ wealthy patrons (campaign donors).”
The truth is The Left – the real historical actual left – is always about class struggle. Which is to say, a left-wing government is all about helping regular people improve their lives economically rather than giving more wealth to the filthy rich who already have more money than they know what to do with.
The Left – the real historical actual left – is not going to cry for Rush Limbaugh’s victimhood scam, because he has made 85 million dollars so far this year by lying to people on the radio. Victimized? Ummm… take some oxycontin, snowflake.
The Left – the real historical actual left – is not going to cry for Sean Hannity’s victimhood scam, because he has made 36 million dollars so far this year peddling Donald Trump’s lies on TV. Victimized? Ummm… slumlord much in your safe spaces?
The Left – the real historical actual left – isn’t going to carry the flag for Rachel Maddow’s identity politics either, because she has made 7 million dollars peddling Russian infectious diseases on TV.
This is why people such as Rush, Hannity, and Maddow pretend there is “The Left.” So we don’t notice there isn’t one, and make one up ourselves.
The Saudi Arabian royal family gave HillBillary Clinton 10-25 million dollars.
The Clintons are not The Left. They do not represent the economic interests of ordinary people.
Donald Trump sold his father, Fred’s, real estate for $600 million.
The Trumps are not “populists.” The Trumps are not The Left. They do not represent the economic interests of ordinary people.
The Trumps and Clintons both push right-wing policies.
Repeat after me: “Trumps and Clintons are right-wing. They do the bidding of their aristocrat patrons. Their oligarch campaign financiers.”
The Left – the real historical actual left – comes from the French Revolution. The Left was on the side of the ordinary people. The Left opposed the aristocrats. The Left opposed the monarchy. The Left opposed filthy rich families such as the Bushes, Trumps, Obamas, and Clintons. This is why they pretend there is The Left…
So we all know how to recognize what it looks like, here’s an example of authentic left-wing media people (socialists) calling out the Democratic party for being in bed with the CIA.
“An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. The potential influx of military-intelligence personnel into the legislature has no precedent in US political history.”
Surprise! “The Left” does not endorse the Democratic party or the CIA.
Neoliberalism is not an economic policy endorsed by “The Left.”
Neoconservatism is not a foreign policy endorsed by “The Left.”
The vast majority of politicians in Washington DC are neoliberal and neoconservative.
Therefore, none of these politicians are on the same side as “The Left.”