Will America Recover from the Rightwing Billionaire's War Against Us?

Thom plus logo This morning on CNN a physician in Texas talked about having 10 young people with COVID-19 who needed immediate hospitalization and only having three beds left. He had to decide who is going to get treatment and who was going to be turned away from the hospital.

Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic has killed over a hundred thousand Americans, and has thrown this country into a multilevel disaster, both medical, economic, political, and personal for Americans all across the country.

Yesterday the European Union, with over 400 million citizens, had fewer new coronavirus cases than the US state of Arizona. They had fewer than 4000, while we had, nationwide, over 50,000 new cases.

The world is rapidly bifurcating. It used to be that the world was made up of wealthy democracies on the one side, and poor communist and autocratic governments on the other.

The new definitions of first world and third world, for all practical purposes, are going to be those countries that have the virus under control and those countries that don't.

The countries that do have the virus under control are already returning life and their economies to something that resembles normal, albeit with people wearing facemasks and modifications to school and business to mitigate the effects of any new, local, small outbreaks.

But not America.

If the billionaire oligarchs, both in America and overseas, who put Trump into office hired him specifically to destroy this country and weaken democracy around the world, their money was well spent.

Their efforts, culminating 40 years of Reaganism specifically designed to transfer wealth and democratic power from the American working class to the oligarchs, have been largely successful.

Republicans like Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump laugh at the idea of democracy, while the American working class lays shattered on the ground.

The question now is: "Can America and democracy recover? And, if so, how long will it take and where should we begin to rebuild our country?

Or do the right wing billionaires intend to continue their war against democracy and the American working class?"

-Thom

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Hephaestus's picture
Hephaestus 1 year 45 weeks ago
#1

Greed is good!

deepspace's picture
deepspace 1 year 45 weeks ago
#2

The only way these forces of greed and evil can be stopped is to deny them their power as Franklin Roosevelt said. That means progressives must come out and vote in droves no matter how difficult through voter suppression that the Republican Party and right-wing media make it by discouraging us from performing our patriotic duty, from keeping the beating heart of democracy beating. But that is only the first battle; after celebrating victory at the polls, we should not rest on our laurels thinking that we won the war, that all is good. Fighting fascism on all fronts is a never-ending struggle.

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vetinla 1 year 45 weeks ago
#3

The Randification of the U$A is almost complete. If COVID 45 wins another term, the experiment with American democracy could be over, and a new era of feudalism gains ascendancy, with the corporate form being the new masters.

" I hope we shall crush in it's birth, the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country."

Thomas Jefferson November 12th 1816

Very prescient statement..

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