If we don’t publicly and loudly acknowledge that the Obama administration was a hollow, symbolic victory followed by eight years of neoliberal clusterfuckery that did almost nothing for the poor, the working class, the middle class and minorities – yes, minorities – then we are likely to keep fighting the zombie Centrists that are Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Pete Fucking Buttigieg for far too long.
No one was laughing coming out of the theater. I remember very clearly telling the usher who was standing outside the door, “People are going to be angry coming out of this movie. Oh my god.”
What we have now is the public vivisection of the status quo, a “money, mo’ money” status that has led us to Bernie Madoff, Martin Shkreli, “The Big Short” and too-big-to-fail banking firms that are now bigger and more risky than they were before the Great Recession. We can see the bones of corruption beneath the layers now, and we are finally infuriated. We’re ready to act, en masse, because eyes are opening to the lies and the manipulation that so transparently attempts to keep a candidate we like from even appearing on t.v. We don’t trust the previously trusted voices, and we find more and more often the ties between the the naysayers and the money behind the curtain.
The outcome was predetermined. Either way, plutocracy wins, and that’s not good for anyone.