What is Our Recourse? Or, Punching Down is American Tradition
Debbie from Sane Progressive posted a 2 hour long rant which she soon deleted. From the half-hour I was able to catch before then it was obvious she was....tired. She wasn't the only one. Many other activists have thrown up their hands and quit because they feel like they have no way to fight back.
We can't protest because the paramilitary police will gun you down while using the corporate media to vilify the protesters. Strike? Same thing. And in both cases, because this entire shit country is so polarized, there's no way in hell anyone would be able to rally enough people to participate.
We can't vote either because the bourgeoisie control the scope of opinion, the candidates, the parties, etc. Not to mention that despite the fact that only 25 percent of the voting population identifies as D or R, too many people still make the 'choice' between the turd sandwich and the diarrhea soup for any meaningful change to take place. Boycott? Again, no one could ever get enough people to participate, at least in 'Murica.
But what about that lawsuit against the DNC? Please. Their fuckin' lawyer pulled a literal Donald Trump/Mitt Romney when they said 'Oh yeah, we could decide the nominee in a back room over cigars and the voters can't do shit.'
I don't have any solutions of my own and my frustration exhausts everyone around me, so why bother? After all, the only time anyone in this shit country seems to do anything is when the shit hits the fan...no, wait, I take that back. The 2008 crash happened and all people did was whine about big gubmint and 'freeloaders and illegals on welfare' while their savings, pensions and wages were looted to bail out the bourgeoisie.
The same thing happened with the installation of Dipshit Trump by Billary Clinton and friends. Oh sure, there were plenty of astroturf divisive identity protests led by old guard board room 'feminists' like Gloria Steinem and Madeline Albright (Hell, I'm surprised Christina Hoff Summers didn't join them on stage) and the like while real leaders like Kshama Sawant were outright ignored. And don't forget the continued vilification of Bernie Sanders as a white male only candidate despite multiple studies and polls now saying the exact opposite (Actually, Sanders had a bigger coalition than Billary ever did).
Oh yeah...I'd almost forgotten about Bernie. I'm glad I mentioned him because I'd love to scream right in his face too. He refused to contest the blatant fraud. He refused to walk away and join up with Jill Stein and the Greens. He would have taken plenty of voters with him as well, more than enough to be a threat to the ClinTrump corporate war machine, I'd wager. But now we have him running around on the Subjugation...I mean, Unity tour with that slimeball Tom Perez because 'we have to take them down from within' he says. Oh, and 'RUSSIARUSSIARUSSIA'. Right. And I'm Ulfric fuckin' Stormcloak.
The people of this idiot shit country will never see decent governance or living standards unless they're willing to fight and die for them in some cases. And too many are too damned comfortable to care. Too many have forgotten about the struggles, suffering and death that happened over centuries to get what little has been whittled away by Reagan and friends.
So, since we can't work and fight alongside each other in solidarity, I guess we'll all just hang separately.
See ya around,