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Elites gutted America, warn about Trump, Sanders & offer themselves as saviors

By Feux Follets following x   2016 May 8, 12:15pm 1,033 views   4 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


Both parties ignored workers, spewed hate, enriched themselves, hollowed out democracy. Now the problem's populism? Too much democracy ?

The danger is the elites, who have made such a joke of the democratic process, who have so perverted and rotted it from within, that the entire edifice is crumbling (to the consternation of the elites). Both parties are in terminal decline after forty years of ignoring the travails of the average worker (the Republicans admit they’re in the intensive care unit, while the Democrats calling for Sanders to quit already have yet to come around to admitting that they might have the flu), and voters on both right and left have at last—and this is a breath of relief—stopped caring about the cultural distractions that have kept the elites in power. No, they want their jobs back, even if it means building a wall, keeping Muslims out, deporting the illegals, and starting trade wars with China and Japan—because what else did the elites give them, they’re still opposing a living wage!

To manipulate people, the Democratic and Republican elites have both played a double game for forty years and have gotten away with it. They have incrementally yet quite comprehensively seized all economic and political power for themselves. They have perverted free media and even such basics of the democratic process as voting and accountability in elections. Elites on both sides have collaborated to engineer a revolution of economic decline for the working person, until the situation has reached unbearable proportions. The stock market may be doing well, and unemployment may theoretically be low, but people can’t afford housing and food, they can’t pay back student loans and other debts, their lives, wherever they live in this transformed country, are full of such misery that there is not a single word that an establishment candidate like Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush says that makes sense to them.

The game, for the elites, is over. This is true no matter what happens with the Sanders campaign. The Republican party as we have known it since the Reagan consensus (dating back to 1976) is over. The Democratic party doesn’t know it yet, but Bill Clinton’s neoliberalism (and what followed in his wake with complicity with Bush junior, and the continuation of Bush junior’s imperialist policies with Barack Obama) is also over, or well on its way to being over. The elites are in a cataclysmic state of panic, they don’t know whether to look right or left, they have no idea what to do with Trump, they don’t know what to do with the Bernie diehards, they have no idea how to put Humpty Dumpty together again.

The election of Trump would end the Republican party as we know it, but more refreshingly it would also end the Democratic party as we know it. The limits of the academic left’s distracting cultural discourse in keeping economic dissatisfaction in check would be fully exposed. Trump threatens the stability of the fear mongering discourse of Sullivan and his like. The threat to their monopoly of discourse is the real reason for the panic.

http://www.salon.com/2016/05/06/our_awful_elites_gutted_america_now_they_dare_ring_alarms_about_trump_sanders_and_cast_themselves_as_saviors/

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1   HydroCabron   ignore (1)   2016 May 8, 12:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote        

The same brain-dead wingnut trash who voted Bush with both hands and both feet are now saying this.

Why should we trust them now?

And doesn't this make them flip-floppers?

2   TwoScoopsOfWompWomp   ignore (2)   2016 May 8, 1:19pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Vote for me, I represent the smart people and the kind people! They represent the evil bigots!

Pay no attention to Wall Street or my Wars!

*Blows dog whistle* Abortion! *Blows dog whistle harder* Ban more guns, Hey! *Blows dog whistle even harder*

I'm virtue signalling over here - never mind the flat wages!!! - Democracy is in Crisis, we Oligarchs and their representatives can't distract from bread and butter issues with cultural-identity crap. *Blows dog whistle* Muh Vagina! Oppressed womyn with Gucci and Prada bags, harassed by manspreaders on half-empty train cars. *TOOOT!!!*

3   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (30)   2016 May 8, 6:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Look at that sick fucking piece of shit the fucking CALIGUTARD! and his best friend, the warmonger psycho IHLlary!, the death-dealing regime-change psychodyke!

Isn't America fucking great?

4   HydroCabron   ignore (1)   2016 May 8, 6:26pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Feux Follets says

Both parties ignored workers, spewed hate, enriched themselves, hollowed out democracy.

Both sides are the same.

Both sides are the same.

Both sides are the same.

Now let's all go vote a straight Republican ticket, same as we always do.





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