"I Told You So" Just Doesn't Cut It
Seeing as so many people are now complaining about AOC and her ilk in both essays and comments, I think the title is appropriate.
When AOC and the DSA sheep dogs suddenly popped up during last year's primaries, I tried to scream from the rooftops that they would all bend the knee to the capitalists and imperialist warhawks in both parties. I was called a Bolshevik loon, told I was being too negative, basically told to sit down, shut up and submit to useless liberal bourgeois "democracy".
Now we have Sanders and Gabbard playing their roles as controlled opposition in the Democratic primary. No doubt we'll see even more shenanigans and more knee bending from the likes of Sanders, Gabbard and the so-called DSA sheep dogs to the capitalists and imperialist war hawks with all the IDpol they can throw at the electorate, though to be perfectly honest, the pigs couldn't give fuck one about LGBT+, people of color, people with disabilities or the elderly (and people with disabilities and the elderly are the most IGNORED and MALIGNED groups on the planet).
But please, go ahead and tell me how participating in this farce is helpful. It's not like we have a meaningful labor movement or an actual socialist party that can challenge the fuckers in a meaningful way like those that existed when FDR took office and implemented the New Deal to placate white workers only while the pigs continued to rape the Global South of everything of value. After Khruschev made his secret speech following his military coup, the roll back of even that began in earnest, especially with the election of Richard Nixon after he stalled negotiations to end the imperialism in Vietnam.
Then it ramped up with Reagan with the capitalists declaring the end of history under Bush 1 with the sell off of the Soviet Union by Gorbachev and Yeltsin. Clinton ushered in NAFTA, repealed Glass Steagall, instituted Mass Incarceration, the Telecommunications act of 96, illegal imperialist acts in Bosnia and Kosovo, and killing Welfare as we knew it. Bush 2 stole the 2000 election, colluded with the Saudis on 9/11, using it as an excuse for illegal imperialist acts in Iraq and Afghanistan while manufacturing new enemies from old 80s Cold War allies in the process. And let's not forget the Second Great Depression that began in 2004 along with more so-called Free Trade Agreements that fucked Central America ten ways from Sunday.
Reagan in Blackface continued the Bush doctrine, expanding our imperialism in the middle east from 2 countries to seven, let financial capital rape American workers of everything of value even after the bailout of 2008, made the Bush tax scam permanent and handed the pigs even more tax money before and after the fact, stomped Occupy Wall Street under foot while supporting far-right militias, so-called 'faith-based' initiatives run by far-right Christofascists, shoved Keystone XL and DAPL up the Empire's collective ass while stomping down water protectors and other protesters, and as icing on the cake, signing a Republican insurance giveaway into law so they could stay profitable. And this was all before Hillary and her goons handed the presidency to Donny the Douchebag and started a new Cold War with Russia with the help of trolls such as Guccifer 2.0.
But go on. Tell me how supporting McResistance figures such as AOC or backing the sheep dog McStrikes from the Company Unions the capitalists allow to exist purely for propaganda purposes and doing other things the capitalists actually want us to do will make life more difficult for the capitalists. Tell me how capitalism is socialism and how bringing back social democracy while still fucking the Global South that will be revoked in 8 years or less is a great idea. It's fun living out the very definition of insanity.