by Stanley Heller
November 5. Admittedly we are at a tipping point. If Trump tomorrow keeps control of both houses of Congress, he would have a boot-licking Congress, a Kavanagh court, and a military, FBI and CIA trained for obedience.
Never thought I would say this, but at least in this election we have to vote for the Democrats. In most European countries and lots of others you can vote for the party you support in the first round and then go for the lesser evil in the second round. We can’t do that here. In the U.S. third parties are vilified as “spoilers”. We are far from being a democracy. In 2000 the presidential loser had half-a million more votes than the winner. In 2016 Clinton had 3 million more votes than Trump, but still Trump was awarded the White House. Are you kidding me?
The Democrats are the pits, the graveyard of every progressive movement. All talk about “taking back” the party is absurd. But if the Democrats can win the House and some governor races at least we won’t sink into total demoralization. We can go back into the streets with pep instead of desperation.
Last night t I went to see “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Awesome. Brilliant. Seeing the immense crowds of men and women, gay and straight, black and white cheering the opera of Freddy Mercury and Queen fires you up.
Yes, the billionaires have the money and the guns. We have the people, or should I say we can have them if we go out and organize.
In these last few weeks Trump has made some bad mistakes, his idiotic talk about a migrant invasion, his blatant willingness to accept whatever lies the Saudis say about the Khashoggi murder, his racist dog whistles and his open embrace of violence. He set loose the “nationalists” and set the stage for the murders in Pittsburgh. Americans are not fools. Decades of stagnant wages, a Great Recession sharper than we realize and disgust for a corporate-whoring Democratic Party led millions to follow the orange-headed pied-piper, but as Lincoln said you can’t fool all the people all the time. All the lies and false alarms are unraveling and I think they will catch up to Trump on Tuesday and in the months to come.
Fascist-minded people like Trump don’t have ideas. They’re popular as long as they seem to be winning, but basically Trump is a failure. His “strong economy” is based on the cocaine of cheap money, one shot tax cuts, the ravaging of nature and endless pushing of guns and bombs. His “great” MAGA is rife with addiction, soldier suicides, even a cut in the average life span. His proudest achievement his Trump bump stock market seems to be on its way down. I think Trump populism is going down.
The Nazis will Not Take Over
We Are the Champions
We Shall Rock You
P.S. Remember in many states (like CT) you can register right on voting day.
P.P.S Read Stan Goff on the election
P.P.P.S Of course in some races like that for Governor of New York and Attorney General in CT it does make sense to vote for Green Party candidates