At last: Nina Turner blows up the liberal machine, clearly pointing both neofascism and neoliberalism as the evils that the Left must fight until final victory
It was about time. We thought it would take centuries until someone from the Left would dare to say the word “neoliberalism” inside the nest of the US liberal machine.
Nina Turner was meant to be the one who finally told the truth as clearly as she could:
Progressives are still on the mission, understanding very clearly that we got two dragons we got to slay. We got to slay the dragon of neofascism and slay the dragon of neoliberalism.
That is, in purely political terms and ahead of the 2020 presidential election, progressives will have to fight against two monsters at the same time: Donald Trump (neofascism) and the corporate Dems/never-Trump Republicans alliance (neoliberalism). It would be almost impossible to defeat them both, without their own independent political party.
In essence, progressives will have to fight both factions of the capitalist class that are now involved in a peculiar civil war behind the scenes.
As we explained, what we see now in the United States with Trump, is a counter-attack by the part of the American capital against the globalist faction. The faction that is primarily consisted by the . Therefore, as the capitalist class splits, the capitalists around Trump are now taking with them the most conservative part of the American society, as they need electoral power. They have the money and their own media network. Their first big victory was Trump in the US presidency and this explains why the liberal media attack him so hard and so frequently.
Until just a few years ago, it would be unthinkable in the corporate America for someone to enter the US Congress without the help of the banking/corporate money. Yet, things have changed dramatically, thanks to Bernie Sanders and his ability to mobilize young progressives to fight the corporate puppets only with the help of the popular vote. And it worked.
So, naturally, as we wrote recently, the liberal establishment must be feeling losing the ground under its feet, as it sees its main political vehicle being “hijacked” by the progressive wave of real-life, everyday people.
This new situation also explains why in their latest convention, corporate Democrats were desperately looking for an alliance with the never-Trump Republicans. They were simply trying to secure their leadership and therefore, the neoliberal agenda, with an “outside” ideologically affiliate group, against what they identify as the primary threat: the progressive onslaught inside the party.
Therefore, from its perspective, the corporate Dems/never-Trump Republicans alliance will attempt to hit two targets in two successive steps in order to start restoring neoliberal order on behalf of the liberal plutocrats: first, get rid of Trump in November, then, halt/reverse the progressive onslaught inside the Democratic Party.
As we wrote recently, Kamala Harris will have to wait for the never-Trump republicans to assist her after Trump’s potential defeat. With Biden/Harris duo in power after November general election and the rebound of the moderate Republicans, progressives inside the Democratic Party will become the last barrier against the liberal machine towards its primary mission to restore neoliberal power.
We should not expect from the progressives, of course, to take the party inside this short time before the November election, especially under current leadership. Let alone to beat both neofascism and neoliberalism in one electoral cycle. For now, progressives will have to fight to stabilize their position inside the Democratic Party, and keep winning more and more battles regardless of the general election result.
And certainly, it would be almost impossible to carry out successfully such a difficult mission being trapped inside the DNC neoliberal beast. They will need assistance from outside.
There is now some significant political activity with grassroots orientation through independent progressives. Apart from the Green Party, we have now a quite promising attempt through the movement for a people’s party. On August 30, it has been scheduled movement’s first convention with big names from the progressive space, like Cornel West, Nina Turner, Marianne Williamson, Jimmy Dore, etc.
All these progressive efforts inside and outside the Democratic Party could and should be expanded to become stronger in the following years, regardless this year’s general election result. More and more people should get involved.
And if all these progressive components manage to co-operate and unite in the following years, we may see quite soon a third grassroots political formation, powerful enough to fulfill the ultimate mission: the destruction of the current bipartisan dictatorship and the definite defeat of both neofascism and neoliberalism in the US.
Originally published at http://failedevolution.blogspot.com on August 28, 2020.