“like it or not, Donald Trump is the democratically elected President” Leftists Renee Parsons at CounterPunch mag
“The destruction of the Democratic Party and creation of a truly progressive political movement is the only hope for black America.” Black Agenda Report
“Trump is open about it. He loves money and power. He loves violence. He expresses strong-man charisma. That is why we on the left need to embrace him. Yes, I mailed in a vote for Trump and I stand by that. Go Trump!” Anarchist for Trump by Christopher Ketcham
There is an arrogance in that last quote, an attitude that drips with lack of shame and remorse in expressing what that guy knows we know is morally wrong. The reasons that explain that behavior and attitude are simple, not simplistic, but simple.
The American Leftists (AL), with their online magazines and blogs, allying with the most racist elements of the conservative right-wing movement is the symptom, not the problem.
The problem is that the AL lost, long, long ago, any meaningful connections with the non-white working class and women whose interests they claim to advocate. When they join Trump and establish links with the white supremacists (publishing right-wingers’ opinions), they show it is easier for them to connect with the extreme right, and that they have more in common with the intellectual elements in the racist right-wing than with the ‘proletariat’.
This problem is not without dire consequences for the rest of us. In their frustration and anger, they do what is typical of the powerless masses: they lash out at their own people, resort to anarchism, attack their own institutions, and always come to the party without a plan to restore order.
This is a politics of arson. I’d rather see the empire burn to the ground under Trump,…What’s needed now in American politics is consternation, confusion, dissension, disorder, chaos — and crisis,…
Somebody else always has to do the cleaning up after the party for them; usually is the service.
After observing the problem unfold, one ends up with seeds of conspiracy theories in the hands. Conspiracies, they always start with a grain of truth, don’t they?
Bernie Sanders and the leftist’s media continued attacks on the Democratic Party, seeking to demolish it, with nothing to replace it, is the climax of that frustration and anger. Sanders has gone as far as inciting the voters at the Electoral College to vote, not to restore the people’s’ wishes expressed on November 8, but to, instead, appoint Kasich, a racist, right-wing member of the party of the enemies of the people, the GOP, i.e.
Instead of seeking alliance with the more progressive elements in the DNC, they offer something to the GOP. Yes, they offered them something because alliances imply the trading political goods. It looks as if Sanders and the intellectually-spent leftists want a one-party nation; the GOP as it. Think about the consequences; think about which nations have and had a one-party system.
But we will have to wait 20 years to find out what the deal was. Remember the Pentagon Papers, Agent Orange reports and COINTELPRO? They confirmed so many conspiracy theories. The enemy was within.
There is yet another queer thing going on; it relates to how the right-wing media portrays the leftists as anti-Trump when it is abundantly clear that the left has joined Trump’s harem. Even more; many writers published by leftists’ magazines like Counter Punch, filled with praises for Trump, are themselves conservatives and racists (e.g.,Paul Craig Roberts). They know for which magazine they are writing, they can’t claim not knowing the left is pro-Trump.
These attacks on the leftists and the leftists on the DNC can’t be haphazard in nature; they are repeated constantly and are similar in content.
The leftists contributed to the defeat of the people’s wishes by joining the MSM and the right-wingers in their attacks on Hillary Clinton and the DNC. Sanders never apologized for arming Trump against Hillary with his name-calling and effective character assassination campaign.
The next phase for Sanders and the leftists is to destroy the DNC, and the right-wingers’ is to destroy the progressive movement. That’s division of labor right there. With their movement divided and demoralized, where do progressives go to fight the good fight?