The persistent mischaracterization of Sanders-supporters implies many still do not understand the fundamental problem underlying our politics vìs-a-vìs ‘late-stage capitalism’. The problem is endemic to capitalism: hugely amassed quantities of capital, AKA wealth inequality. Things cannot (be llowed to) proceed as they were prior to the arrival of the novel #coronavirus.
It is for this very reason most of all why Biden is the worst possible Democratic nominee. Biden is a neoliberal corporatist Democrat—AKA centrist; AKA an opportunistic infection to progress. Whereas Trump is certainly the most immediate threat to our lives, a Biden presidency would only serve to put capitalism on life support and extend the old system far beyond a stable expiration.
While it will for a time seem as if we have regained some semblance of normalcy, it only serves to obscure the underlying root of this madness, including but not limited to our inability to adequately prepare and respond to the COVID-19 epidemic, as well as provide an elixir to the grotesque injustices laid bare by the virus now writ large across the country for all the world to see.
Consequently, leftists such as myself needn’t waste precious time trying to convince would-be skeptics of what is now patently obvious: there presently exist very real, tangible problems from which Americans are suffering. It is this suffering that has implications as to the cost of complacency, or worse—of desperately clinging to the system; which, by the way, any centrist Democrat is wont to do.
Thus, we come full-circle to the realization that the solution to our problems lies not down any path set before us by either of the two parties, nor does it lie with “compromise”; on the contrary—the solution to our problems lies in the outright rejection of the two-party system and of capitalism itself, for it is far time the United States evolved.
Such that it should hold, We the People of these United States, in order to form an even more perfect Union, must finally establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, in order to ordain and establish a new Constitution, this time for the Democratic Socialist Republic of the United States of America.
It is for the greater good of America and for world, and for the promise of a dignified future, that we move strongly and with all haste toward orchestrating this transition. We must come to bury both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, capitalism, and whatever systems depend on it.
We cannot simply erase our morally problematic past nor should we try, nor can we deny that old wounds have been reopened; but under a new system – under democratic socialism – governed exclusively by labor, functioning as its mind, body and soul, we can finally set upon the path to healing rather than the never-ending path of partisan divide borne of America’s original sin: slavery. We get but a single life, insofar as anyone can tell—one life of a hundred or so years. Unfortunately, we do not and have never had the luxury of time. Change must come now; change is upon us!