Biden and the Democrats Have No Plan to Stop the Bleeding—at Home or Abroad

https://blackagendareport.com/biden-and-democrats-have-no-plan-stop-bleeding-home-or-abroad

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor 23 Sep 2020

The Democrats say they’re running against the most “dangerous president in modern American history,” but Joe Biden has no prescription for resolving any of the crises facing Black and working class people.

“Trump is the symptom of the U.S.’ racist and imperialist system and Biden is no threat to the dictators of capital.”

The 2020 election has no bearing on the crisis of U.S. capitalism. None. Neither Trump nor Biden have any plan to stop the bleeding that this crisis has produced. The corporate media has made the 2020 election into a referendum on Trump’s disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the real story behind the 2020 election is that of the precipitous and permanent decline in the legitimacy of US politics as a whole. 

Politics in the United States are almost entirely discussed from the vantage point of personalities and choices. For Republicans, Trump is the preferred personality because of his willingness to serve the rich with an intense amount of racist scapegoating and open contention with the so-called “left”-leaning values of the Democratic Party. Democrats have embraced Joe Biden because of his willingness to serve the rich with an emphasis on scapegoating Donald Trump for the countless ills of U.S. capitalism. Neither conclusion is correct. Trump is the symptom of the U.S.’ racist and imperialist system and Biden is no threat to the dictators of capital. In fact, Biden and the Democrats are so wedded to the capitalist class that the 2020 election has quickly morphed into little more than a contest between which kind of political poison the masses can tolerate best.

“The real story behind the 2020 election is that of the precipitous and permanent decline in the legitimacy of US politics as a whole…”

.Biden and the Democrats Have No Plan to Stop the Bleeding—at Home or Abroad

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