JOE BIDEN, SO-CALLED ‘PROGRESSIVES’ AND THE REARRANGEMENT OF THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE

Submitted by Pachamama

As the coalition of forces gather with their vested interests of displace the American fascist dictator, Donald Trump, on a civil warlike political battlefield, it is becoming quite clear that people who call themselves ‘progressives’ will only awake to the machinations, political tricks, being conjured and to the tectonic shifts under the battlefield when it is far too late. Such a re-imagining of American politics, as neoliberalism was the remixing of economic policies, must of necessity, leave ‘progressives’ out in the cold.

We are estimating that this Democratic-led coalition which is likely to emerge from a possible victory will lurch much further rightward than progressives are generally imagining. For Joe Biden is merely running as a Democrat but intends to rule as a Republican. This is all he has known all his life. Being a conservative Democrat means being a Republican. Same as Obama, there are few differences between factions within the duopoly. Biden has never been known to instinctively done anything progressive in his whole life. Above all, politics is about slicing and dicing as an acceptable method of gaining power, not being a fountain of virtue. Not interfering with the hideous structural infirmities on which the country has been built. This is representative of Joe Biden to the bone!

Therefore, it would be irrational to expect a man like Biden to approach, for example, the misanthropically inspired symbology represented by the ‘Star Spangle Banner’, the national anthem, which glorifies slavery in one of its verses. Or revisit the 13th Amendment of the constitution which still legalizes slavery for people in America’s dungeons, 80% of whom are of colour. Need we go on?

Then, the question which progressives will never get answered is – how could he ‘Build Back Better’ on such a flawed foundation? All Biden really wants to do is to get back to how things were before Donald J. Trump was thrown up by the political culture as if those represented halcyon days for Afrikan-Americans, supposedly his most dependable bloc. That’s all!

But, who are these people generally referred to as ‘progressives’? Well, they could be any motley bunch of political gradations from the far-right to the far-left and in-between. To the far-right they may include Republicans who support the logic of climate change and even never-Trumpers. To the far-left they may be communists, antifascists, socialists or even Trotskyists influenced by the lesser of two evils logic.

In this scenario, Joe Biden would, in effect, be the ‘unwitting’ savior of the Republican Party which is likely to be devastated by a massive defeat, if current polling holds true and in the event Trump is unable to complete that well-planned dastardly act currently underway. Should Biden be buoyed by the winds of a fierce national and overwhelming determination which forces Trump into having no other choice but to leave the White House, even to the point of duress if deemed necessary he saves the Republican Party. In so doing, he would be serving the hordes of Republicans seeking asylum within the Democratic Party as a way of making sure the indispensable other half of the American political duopoly survives Trumpism – the Republican Party.

When we look back at the presidency of Trump, in this scenario, it might appear as though a level of master planning, by hidden hands, paved the way for Biden. He could have the prefect landing to enable him to jettison feckless progressive operating under the assumption that this Democratic Party’s ‘donkey’ will take them somewhere. In addition, Biden could have a highly conservative Supreme Court; a Senate which could be Democratic led but more than willing to serve his less than obvious conservative agenda and a House of Representatives acting likewise with muted or sporadic objections from its progressive caucus.

In these circumstances, the LGBTQ identity politicos, who played such an enormous role during the Obama administration, would not be able to co-exist with the Republican elements within the Biden Coalition, absent the few Log Cabin Republicans. If Biden is faced with a choice between these political forces, there is little doubt that he will go with his new-found friends for the fear about defections of the Republicans may cause too much imbalance within his coalition. He will seek to equalize that action by resting on the logic that the LGBTQ forces generally have nowhere else to go.

The same thinking holds true for Afrikan-Americans, Hispanics, and other progressives who will have nowhere to go notwithstanding the presence of a fledgling Green Party with a presidential candidate, Howie Hawkins, and up to maybe a 100 other people seeking the presidency. Defections of progressives are likely to be deemed as merely a temporary setback. Afrikan-Americans should not expect this reformulation of political forces within neoliberal capitalism will deliver any of Biden’s promises about ‘Building Back Better’ and so on. Nothing will happen but talk, until after the election when the drift to the right becomes public. Observers however, can see what a Biden administration will look like right now by the examination of his teams of advisers. To us such expectations are the equivalent of asking a dead man to change his will and expecting it to happen.

One good thing about Biden is that he has dared to locate himself as it to remove the scab from the old festering wounds making America the fascist state it might have always been and/or to which it has now degenerated for all to see. Of course, he was well assisted by the ongoing demonstrations throughout the country and being a politician there was a need for a response that made sense in order to garner the votes of Afrikan-Americans, women, progressives, young people etc.

In some ways Biden has been sheltered by Whiteness and a hyper focus in the country on what is wrongly seen as a cultural anomaly, the Trump presidency. However, the deeper truth is that Biden will never fix, or even start to fix, in eight (8) years, what was consolidated over four centuries.

Guided by history, only the total and complete destruction of American empire can satisfactorily settle these deeply divisive issues, correct all the fundamental social problems that have been termed ‘original sins’. Some contend that this fatal option maybe better that Biden’s return to an abnormal normalcy. Progressives should have long recognized the existential forces at work and found ways to insert someone more able to deal the rebuilding that has to happen and therefore avoid this Biden misdirection.

415 comments

  • The largest percentage increases were seen among adults aged 25–44 years and among Hispanic or Latino persons.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    So how does this tally with the conventional wisdom that the younger you are the less likely COVID is to be fatal.

    The other accepted conventional wisdom was that African Americans were most at risk.

    I’d interpret the conflicts in the data sets by saying there is another killer on the loose which affects young and old adults but yet leaves children relatively untouched.

    I at first thought it was cigarettes but am leaning more to the opioid crisis.

    As in the case of George Floyd, Fentanyl is deadly to any one who takes it.

    Like

  • Failure

    Like

  • Video for crooked Trump

    Like

  • dpD

    The Game is afoot. Buckle up! Watch Barr! He wasn’t at the Press Conference.

    Like

  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Lyall, I started a post earlier but deleted it as I was shaking my head in disbelief at the sheer madness, audacity, malicious delight or combination of all those of this moment !

    Here we are 1 year removed from major Russian involvement in a US election for one candidate and said candidate who became POTUS REFUSED to accept the verdict of that direct assistance from the US agencies but lo and behold here we are again but now with the PORUS handpicked Nat Intel Director letting us know (rightly so) that anither foreign actor Iran is assisting the candidate opposing POTUS with grand email subterfuge.

    There is no hedging or denials of the validity on that one by POTUS… no, no, no. What a thing!

    (Oh yes Russia is still at it too for hom, tho)

    And oh, that Hunter Biden correspondence etc … well it seems some of that was in Ukraine since last year and surprise, surprise Guiliani was consorting with a Ukriane official to get Biden dirt and the US agencies asert he is a KNOWN RUSSIAN AGENT!

    Well, well, well…. that same hand picked Nat Intel Dir has said NOTHING about that… in fact he has vouched safe that there is NO RUSSIAN involvement with the Biden data.

    Boy oh boy, national security threat analysis is now a disruptive partisan sport with a director who is willing to shade details to comfort his President.

    Yep we gotta brace ourselves … this thing will get real bad, real soon as you suggest.

    I gone.

    Like

  • I guess you know better than the experts at CDC whose figures these are and who do this every year.

    Steupse!

    Bloody lunatic!

    Like

  • The CDC also says that only 6% of the deaths attributed to COVID are in people with no co-morbidities and on average people whose deaths are classified as caused by COVID have more than 2 co-morbidities.

    In other words, there are other killers out there!!

    Kind of obvious!!!

    George Floyd is a case in point.

    He was found to have had lungs incapable of sustaining his life.

    Chauvin has been granted bail since October 7 and will most likely not be convicted of the charges levelled against him.

    The DA said from the beginning a case could not be made for the charge of murder.

    George Floyd was possibly a victim of COVID, OR a victim of drug abuse OR a victim of heart disease.

    He was not “murdered”, take your pick of the the other 3 causes of death.

    Me, I would say drug abuse but I am no doctor.

    I would say he was responsible for his own death.

    No one caused it but himself.

    There is a big ole pile of evidence to that fact.

    Like

  • Trump, having grown accustomed to soft ball lollipop questions from Fox and Friends pulled a tantrum and walked out during some tough questioning from CBS 60 Minutes. We are living through a presidential meltdown (and the man has nuclear codes) He has made a preemptive strike against the moderator of tonight’s debate describing her as biased, this is just to let his followers know that any poor performance by him is not his fault.

    Last but not least the man who can get under his skin like no one can said in a speech that Trump was lazy and skewered him for having a Chinese bank account.

    Like

  • You have changed your argument. You said we did not understand the concept of excess deaths, a concept no more taxing than simple arithmetic. You said that people were dying WITH COVID rather than OF COVID. You said the deaths caused by heart attacks and other such NCDs had disappeared into the COVID deaths. That now disproven , you come with some other bogus analysis based on suppositions without evidence.

    You know more than those who do it for a living.

    Steupse!

    You can suggest till the cows come home but no-one is taking you seriously. You have no evidence. None. All supposition. The experts on the spot say different.

    And who the hell is John Knox and what is his claim to fame????

    Long steupse!

    You lied about the stats thinking nobody would check them.

    You lie about everything.

    Like

  • Liar,Liar

    Like

  • DonnaOctober 22, 2020 6:47 PM

    You have changed your argument. You said we did not understand the concept of excess deaths, a concept no more taxing than simple arithmetic. You said that people were dying WITH COVID rather than OF COVID. You said the deaths caused by heart attacks and other such NCDs had disappeared into the COVID deaths. That now disproven , you come with some other bogus analysis based on suppositions without evidence.

    You know more than those who do it for a living.

    Steupse!

    You can suggest till the cows come home but no-one is taking you seriously. You have no evidence. None. All supposition. The experts on the spot say different.

    And who the hell is John Knox and what is his claim to fame????

    Long steupse!

    You lied about the stats thinking nobody would check them.

    You lie about everything.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Genre: Informal
    Female = 169
    Male = 284
    Difference = 115; 62.69%
    Verdict: MALE

    Next time please try and write 300 words or more!!

    Like

  • John is famous for all the court cases he and his siblings, late mother and friends have filed in Barbados, Canada, the CCJ and even the Privy Council. He is still in court fighting for what is not legally his. steupse. More money than sense.

    Like

  • Yup … definitely CLICO!!

    Like

  • GPAugust 31, 2020 4:17 PM

    Here’s The Shockingly Small Number Of People Who Died From Coronavirus
    by Paul Sacca
    about 3 hours ago

    Why wasn’t this widely known before now?

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a report stating that just 6% of COVID-19 deaths listed the only cause of death as coronavirus and no other comorbidities.

    “For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death,” the CDC website reads.

    Phil Kerpen, president of American Commitment, noticed the important information on the CDC’s website on Aug. 6.

    Based on the CDC’s data, 94% of people have died with coronavirus, along with one or more other underlying health issues. The CDC’s Aug. 28 update stated that there were 167,558 COVID-19 total deaths, which means 10,053 died solely of coronavirus alone with no other health conditions.

    The CDC’s figures are derived from provisional death counts, which are based on death certificate data received and coded by the National Center for Health Statistics.

    “Provisional death counts deliver the most complete and accurate picture of lives lost to COVID-19,” the CDC states. “They are based on death certificates, which are the most reliable source of data and contain information not available anywhere else, including comorbid conditions, race and ethnicity, and place of death.”

    The CDC listed the following as the top underlying medical conditions linked to coronavirus deaths:

    Influenza and pneumonia

    Respiratory failure

    Hypertensive disease

    Diabetes

    Vascular and unspecified dementia

    Cardiac Arrest

    Heart failure

    Renal failure

    Intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and other adverse events

    Other medical conditions

    Dr. David B Samadi MD, urologic oncology expert and robotic surgeon, commented on the CDC news.

    “As a men’s health expert, many men have been affected by COVID-19,” he wrote on Twitter. “The CDC today revealed that only 6% of COVID deaths were in patients without existing comorbidities. 94% of the deaths were in cases with pre-existing conditions. This affects the entire public.”

    Former New York Times investigative reporter Alex Berenson wrote on Twitter:

    A lot of people are jumping on the @cdcgov statement just 6% of US #Covid deaths list #Covid alone as the cause. But to use that figure to claim ‘COVID ONLY KILLED 9,000 AMERICANS’ is wrong. Other causes include conditions like pneumonia, which can clearly be Covid-related. A better way to use the data may be to TAKE OUT causes clearly unrelated to #sarscov2. I’d include Alzheimer’s, sepsis, dementia, cancer, and unintentional injury (Let’s be conservative and leave off kidney failure, diabetes, obesity, and strokes).

    The other advantage of leaving off those conditions is that there is significant overlap in, say, diabetes and obesity (and the CDC reports the average COVID death certificate included 2.6 other conditions). That’s less likely for the conditions I included. So, okay, the five conditions on my list were on about 50,000 certificates (assuming no double counting). The accidental deaths and poisonings alone were 5,000. Those deaths – at a minimum – are much more likely to fall in the WITH rather than FROM #Covid category. It would also be nice if @cdcgov offered more specific information about the 77,000 deaths that had other ‘unspecified’ conditions listed. But this is a start, at least – and it’s in keeping with the other steps the CDC has taken recently.

    Author: Paul Sacca

    Like

Join in the discussion, you never know how expressing your view may make a difference.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s