by Sheri Berman, March 11, 2019
https://www.socialeurope.eu/capitalism-and-democracyFor most on the left the story of the last decades goes something like this. During the postwar era the ‘primacy of politics’ was the rule:
Truth wounds from behind and the country leaps away from authoritarianism!
Tipping points of hope appear. The 59-41 Senate vote was a tipping point, a sign of hope in the “Age of Catastrophes” (Hobsbawm) like the disclosure of $0 Amazon taxes on $11 billion in profits.
Societies cannot survive without taxes and government funding of roads, schools, hospitals, airwaves, air safety, water quality, and the Departments of Education and the EPA.
Trump threatens Democrats with gang violence because being a hoodlum is a model of strength and virtue for thugs and bullies. Civil society must send him to his corner. Trump is a clear and present danger who mocks compromise, checks and balances and separation of powers and replaces principle and policy with opportunism and show.
Don’t let the Republican noise machine or corporate Democrats take your hope away!
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