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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Dangerous Myth That Hillary Clinton Ignored the Working Class - The Atlantic

There is a good argument here that social democracy (that means "more socialism") is required for broadbased economic AND accompanying cultural progress REQUIRED for an advanced multi racial, multinational, multicultural society. Secretary Clinton's economics were consistent with movement in a social democratic direction, although her and Bill Clinton s style were more cosmopolitan than internationalist.

It's also true that anti Socialist, anti equality biases, racist sexist and hateful propaganda and diversions -- all have the "virtues" -- for the billionaires -- of undermining the institutional and cultural foundations of any social democracy. Further, they have captured a significant section of the white population, which Trump exploited.

Still, saying this in order to refute the critical role of the LONG RUNNING 40 yr devastation wrought by Austerity on MOST WORKERS OF ALL RACES, is ANOTHER delusion the liberal billionaires plant in the left -- put CLASS at the bottom of the list of "top priorities".

When the bosses got you scrambling for crumbs, they will give everyone reasons not to unite. The good points in this piece are weakened by the defeatism of the lose-lose conclusion. Economic progress for all is not the only requirement for advanced social democracy, but it's the FIRST one without which no other can be achieved


https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/12/hillary-clinton-working-class/509477/