[Marxism] The 2020 elections and the threat to capitalist democracy

John Reimann 1999wildcat at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 14:29:55 MDT 2019

"When I was in second grade I befriended a kid who by today’s standards
would probably be called “autistic”. He was incapable of relating to the
other kids, or in fact the world around him, in a “normal” way, but he did
have this one peculiar ability: He was fascinated by trains. He used to
tear up little pieces of paper, label them with the different train’s
numbers, and push them around his desk for hours. He also knew what seemed
like every single train schedule in the United States. If you asked him, he
could tell you what time the St. Louis Special left Topeka and when it
arrived in St. Louis.

"Donald Trump is kind of like that in the political world....

"Just three weeks before the 2016 election, Oaklandsocialist wrote “once
Hillary Clinton is elected (which is almost certainly what will happen)….”
We weren’t alone. Almost nobody expected Trump’s victory, including the
socialist left. Unfortunately, today few have learned the lessons of our
past mistake...."

John Reimann

*“In politics, abstract terms conceal treachery.” *from "The Black
Jacobins" by C. L. R. James
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