“If the Democrats
are trying to portray themselves as the competent party, the Republicans seem
to be trying to give them a leg up.”
Are the Democrats really “competent”? Who “rules” the Democrats? Is Joe Biden competent? Will Joe Biden be competent enough both to
win the 2024 election and to serve as president thereafter?
I have a lot of serious doubts. The Democrats talk a “good line” about
helping “the people”, but do they actually do it? They seem scared to talk seriously about
racism, Anti-Semitism and much more, beyond ranting briefly related to the
words of both the Donald, some fellow Republican Crazies and more.
Talking about racism and classism in the United States
is rarely done in depth, when it is done at all by the Democrats as well
as the “mainstream media” such as CNN and MSNBC. It is scary to look too deeply, because the
importance of positive, radical systemic change in multiple areas won’t bode
well for the profits of the stockholders and the wealthy donors of both the
Democrats and the Republicans.
We need schools that will teach us not only our
country’s horrendous history of supporting white supremacy (along with the
heroic stories of some notable dissenters), but also teach us how “we profit” from
a continuing war based economy which pushes “our” interests in Ukraine, The
Middle East and most everywhere else.
The key word in the paragraph above is “we”. “We” is big business. “We” includes the wealthy and the close to wealthy
who really own this country. “We” does
not represent the majority of this country – majority white people – who are
exploited and profited from and live with or near poverty throughout their
White people – did NOT elect Joe Biden and his fellow
Democrats! We – voted for Donald Trump
and the Republicans. Black Women – were
the real key force in the 2020 election. In 2022 – the anger of women against
the Republicans, not trust and support for the Democrats brought the
avoidance of total disaster.
The Democrats talk a good line, in some ways! They say that they are for “the people”
and indicate that they do care. Their rhetoric,
however, generally is a lot stronger than the actions that they take. We need for a lot more white people,
especially men, to do a lot more.
We, upper-middle class men, are good at “sending the
check”, however we are far weaker and joining and really “leading” the fights
to really, seriously change our country for the better. It is easier to ridicule Trump and Elon
Musk, not to mention Ye and Kyrie Irving, than to recognize and openly say that
the world of our country is changing and that we support the rise of young People
Confronting systemic racism, sexism, and particularly
classism doesn’t come easy for many of us!
We need to start “doing the work” not in odd moments, but
seriously – building towards a positive future, staying deeply involved through
the struggle! I hope we will really
begin to be there and continue being there!