It's Not Gonna Be Okay: the Nauseating Nothingness of Neoliberal Capitalist and Professional Class Politics

Street, Paul

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  26/05/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20845

Confronted with statements of concern and/or disgust over how they are giving the nation state away to an ever more neofascistic, white-nationalist Republican Party, "Indivisible" liberals say that "things are going to be okay" since their party will "win power back in 2018 and 2020." Paul Street begs to differ.



One of the secrets to Trump's success with the white working class was his insistent harping on how the Clintons, Obamas and other Goldman Sachs-bought U.S. "leaders" from both major parties had eagerly participated in the "free trade" dismantlement of American manufacturing. The insane racist insult clown Trump wasn't wrong about that. The DDDs let him absurdly pose as a protector of blue collar jobs by functioning as a party of corporate globalization for decades. "I have visited the laid-off factory workers, and the communities crushed by our horrible and unfair trade deals," candidate Trump memorably intoned, echoing the rhetoric of Democratic Party icon Franklin Roosevelt. "These," Trump added for good measure, "are the forgotten men and women of our country. People who work hard but no longer have a voice. I am your voice."
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