What could possibly be more pathetic? The neoliberal class handpicks a guy who has been a puppet for the banksters for half a century as its anointed candidate. A guy who has a history of being on the wrong side of every important issue for his entire career (drug war, NAFTA, Clinton’s police state, Iraq). A guy who is in such bad mental health that he will probably be a vegetable by the time his term ends, assuming he gets elected. A guy who got the Democrapic nomination because the neoliberal stooges who run Soros, Inc. pushed their kept politicians to conspire to keep Bernie out. Not once, but twice, in 2016 and 2020.
And now Bernie “I don’t want to be Ralph Nader” Sanders, the opportunist, a supposed “socialist,” who knows better, endorses Alzheimer’s Man, because of…..what? “Orange Man Bad?” And how many progressives, left-liberals, social democrats, etc. are falling in line behind this? Because of…what?
This is why, for the last 20 years, I have pointed out that the Left’s pathological right-wingophobia and pathological obsession with “bigotry” or cultural politics is a disaster. This is where it leads. A “left” is that is nothing more than a collection of stooges for the neoliberal ruling class. A “left” that is essentially to “the right of the right” on economics, class politics and anti-imperialism. Nowadays, Tucker Carlson is more “left-wing” than Joe Biden, with even Republican Congressmen and Trump Cabinet members suddenly joining the Yang Gang on the UBI. And as long as the “left” keeps falling in line with the neoliberals/Democrats, then they are essentially to the “right of the right” as well.
Jimmie Dore really nails it in this segment, particularly with his response to Aaron Mate’s “maintain loyal opposition ‘coz the Paris climate thing or whatever” perspective.
Of course, I don’t agree with Jimmie’s “we need a progressive third party of Sweden-wannabes” perspective either. What we need is a REAL revolutionary anarchist movement (not anarcho-Democrats or anarcho-progressives).