[Marxism] Fear vs. Fear

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Aug 13 06:19:55 MDT 2019

(Chris Hedges preaches righteously.)

We will save ourselves only by pitting power against power. And since 
our two major political parties slavishly serve corporate power, and 
have few substantial differences on nearly all major issues from 
imperialism to unfettered capitalism, we must start from scratch. The 
political personalities, including those on the left such as Alexandria 
Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar and Elizabeth Warren, are 
distractions. They have no power within the Democratic Party, as Nancy 
Pelosi often reminds us. They serve to reduce politics to personal 
feuds, the currency of the vast reality show perpetrated for profit by 
corporate media. The daily back and forth by these personalities diverts 
our attention from the rapid consolidation of wealth and power by the 
ruling elites, the degradation of the ecosystem into a toxic wasteland 
and the eradication of basic freedoms and rights. The American political 
system is not salvageable. It will be overthrown in a mass uprising—a 
version of which we saw recently in Puerto Rico—or vast swaths of the 
globe will become uninhabitable and the rich will feed like ghouls off 
the mounting human misery. These are the two stark options. And we have 
very little time left.

full: https://www.truthdig.com/articles/fear-vs-fear/

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