Never mind you among my friend circle the ones that you run our of our diverse not just social and economic background but also racial and gender. Honestly Wondrf If good book on the evolution of the American political machine.
The problem is that our friend circles are not representative of people who go into politics as a whole, let alone the people who succeed in politics. I have friends who are perfectly nice now, but I could imagine their personalities changing into something predatory if given the level of power that an elected official wields, or if worn down by years of drudgery as a public servant.
That applies to me as well.
As a writer that’s actually something you’re a great at. You already made have your Fanbase into war criminal monsters but at least they can justify to themselves even though they’re probably horrible. Now are entering the fun part the political arena of our homeland. Can only imagine you’re going to make us even more disgusting we will work hard to justify it.
Speaking of how much does Corte and it’s processing of drafting bills and committees reflect the real life parliamentary system with reality of politics.
Bills are drafted in private, introduced in session, and often amended right on the floor. Sometimes ten minutes could mean the difference between a motion doing one thing, and something else entirely.
This is expedited by the fact that the Lords of the Cortes are conveniently unaccountable to their constituents/tenants.
That’s definitely how the current Republican Party feeling right now.
umm…not to be mean…but…iam EGYPTION.
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“Now see here!” the Aetorian salon wit might at this point interject, “do you mean to tell me Kentaur actually has a government?”
Ugh they haven’t even developed comedy yet?! Tierra is so hosed…
What I don’t get is why they seem to love those extreme-right wing “establishment” Dem candidates so much. Hillary and her husband after all created a vastly expanded incarceration culture for young-African American (and to a lesser extent all poor young) men culture, that is an absolute blight and contributes to creating the environment for today’s police killings and thus things such as “Black lives matter”, which is something that ideally wouldn’t need to be spelled out like that since it should be pretty self-evident.
People like Murphy and Ossoff, had he got in, are more likely to further impoverish them than to help their economic situation after all.
So I sincerely hope it’s not someone like Murphy who is supposed to be that “centrist” candidate, cause honestly over here he’d either be a relatively socially liberal conservative or part of the libertarian wing of our liberals.
It has less to do with the “right-wing” part and more to do with the “establishment” part. In the American political context, populists and other “outsiders” (especially in the South) have a long history of throwing black people under the bus, by doing things like allying with the Klan, or worse (Huey Long ended up allying with Charles Coughlin, who was pretty much a Nazi) for the sake of building enough of a power base to actually fulfil their policy promises. This kind of also applies to women in America, who have a similarly long history of getting burned by “radical” leftist movements (second wave feminism partly started as a reaction to the virulent misogyny of 60s political counterculture).
Given that context, it’s really easy to read an old rich white dude (like Sanders) promising “equality for all” as “I’ll throw black people/women under the bus if I can get equality for white men.”
The fact that you have self-proclaimed leftists like Caitlin Johnstone actually advocating for an alliance between the Sanders Wing and the alt-right (which, tbf isn’t exactly a common opinion) is not helping things.
The Clintons, Bill specifically, are very popular in the black community because he made an effort to reach out to and understand the black community (for the time period). Sanders sees everything through the lense of class struggle.
I recently heard a podcast featuring Tom Burrell and I think he said something that was at once revolutionary and common sense and still is not well understood today by white politicians in particular, "Black People Are Not Dark-Skinned White People.”
I think that’s the ticket as to why so many economic populists end up making the strange bedfellows they do. If you believe racism is a function of income inequality (it isn’t, though the two have certain reinforced each other in the past), then class struggle will “solve” racism, a thing which a lot of economic leftists in the west seem to earnestly believe, do some reason.
From that perspective, economic justice then creates racial justice, making any effort at reaching for the latter redundant at best and counter-productive at worst.
That also has a lot to do with why the one of the poorest, most historically downtrodden groups in America aren’t unanimously hopping on the DSA bandwagon like some might expect.
There are a lot of reasons. In the south for example many black voters are generally socially conservative and would identify with the Christian Right in many issues but still vote Democrat. It’s a big country with a lot of different people. I’d challenge even someone who made a career of it like Tom Burrell to appeal universally to any segment of American society on the basis of class or race alone.
Hell, even Trump ran on the intersection of financial anxiety with white racial anxiety.
The coalition he built in a lot of ways have nothing to do with each other they just happen to live separately in strategically important states…
The white rural parts of the country defeating the urban majority, just as Thomas Jefferson would have liked, though probably not in the way he’d planned.
Thomas Jefferson is rolling in his grave and it’s not like he was a paragon of virtue…
So they are like the, currently much diminished, Christian social wing of our Christian Democrats?
Absolutely horrid social issues policies but decent and indeed erstwhile occasional allies on economic issues?
While focusing exclusively on economic justice isn’t enough (see our old Christian socialists) they are self-reinforcing, whereas a sole and exclusive focus on the latter just tends to create gentrification by minority doctors, lawyers and celebrities while leaving the less talented of all races and other minorities in the dust.
In the short term in nations like the US with massive amounts of racial inequality and under-utilized minority talent that will positively impact the economy and other sectors of society in the long term it will level off.
It also means relatively little to the proverbial starving masses of all races if the only policies that get pushed will only uplift the most talented (or occasionally “lucky”) of them.
Which is why the fact that the US has their FPTP two party system is so perplexing to me (yes, I know historical reasons that many Americans don’t even remember plus the fact that the “wisdom of the founding fathers” is held to be sacrosanct), if any country needs a multi-party coalition and consensus democracy one would think it was the US.
I wouldn’t so much say “horrid” as much as “not putting in the effort towards an audience who has every right to be sceptical”.
Considering that in both the United States and Canada, the bulk of those deemed racial underclasses are on a whole different level of “poor” beyond what most of their white counterparts would ever consider, fighting against the forces which keep them at that level will so quite a great deal in fighting income inequality simply by raising the floor.
I feel like you’re missing the fact that while visible ethnic minorities where you live mostly showed up as economic immigrants, the worst-treated ones where we live never had a choice in the matter and have become the vast bulk of the literal “starving masses” as opposed to those who are “merely” poor.