Date: June 11, 2021 08:28AM
> This ties into the thread about the psychologist
> who fantasized about killing white people. As was
> pointed out, the audience was other psychologists
> familiar with fantasy role play as therapy. To an
> outsider, that could be alarming. Like when I
> would hear screaming coming from the next door
> office in a complex where I worked. Turns out that
> office was rented by a professional psychologist
> who uses primal scream therapy. So these things
> are nuanced. You really have to compare notes.
This is far too generous. For one, the audience, as far as I was able to tell, consisted mainly of students. The Washington Post article that you may have received this “observe the context” opinion from, for all its apparent reasonableness, was just as silly as the hyperbolic glee coming from the right wing newspapers.
> The Democratic
> party’s disenfranchisement of its core
> constituency is paving the way for the next Trump.
Couldn’t agree more, but the Dem Party and its media arm have no problem with losing. Its function is to *disable* what you perceive as its “core constituency”, if by that you mean the working and middle classes generally.
Watching part of this core constituency closely, and the Indy media that covers their struggles, it’s quite apparent that they viscerally hate the Dem Party and feel deeply burned, first by Bernie and then by the Squad and the so-called Justice Democrats. They rip Ds not because they love and support Rs, as the idiocy of horseshoe/red-brown morons like to contend. No, they rip Ds because *Ds* love and support Rs. It takes a Clinton to fulfill Reagan’s agenda just as it took Obama to ratify and expand Bush’s agenda.
In other words, Carlin’s actually, it’s big club and we ain’t in it.
That club loves seeing us go after each other over abortion, religion, guns, racism, sexism, trans in sports, anything, literally anything. What they don’t want, and will do all possible to avoid, is to see us band together against them. Class warfare is the thing most needed and the thing most feared by the elites. (I fear the the Occupy movement was the lost moment that could have made a difference.)
The only campaign promise 46 means to fulfill is the promise he made at The Carlyle in New York, that “nothing would fundamentally change”*. Beware the bullshitters trying to shape 46 as another FDR.
And just as you say, this makes the next Trump inevitable. The problem, and as always with American politics this means a problem for the world, is that the next Trump will be competent. (God save us from a Tom Cotton type, please.) And since the neo-cons have all migrated back to their Party of origin, the Dems and their media arm will be fully on board.