Boutique liberals are blowing smoke. Their oily smoke rings are supposed to camouflage the Obama Regime giving head to Wall Street. These are the folks who wallow in self-righteousness and waste time in the boutique activism of political correctness as tens of millions lost their jobs.
As they seek to shield Obama from the consequences of his own Regime, they play the Race Card against the growing opposition. Anyone who opposes Obama is labeled a racist.
This has been going on for some time. Back in 1974, during the Boston busing crisis, the Maoist Revolutionary Union finally got something right during their wretched political career. The October 1974 issue of their newspaper REVOLUTION had this front page headline: “People Must Unite to Smash Boston Busing Plan.” Many people in Boston, particularly heavily Irish South Boston, at first thought it must be a right-wing paper. They weren’t used to leftists defending working people, including white working people.
Noam Chomsky has said a few months back, that he’s never seen the level of public anger that he’s seeing now. He’s not the only one who sees the USA as a rerun of the Weimar Republic.
As another writer pointed out: “A bankrupt liberal elite, which proves ineffectual against the rich and the criminal, always gets swept aside, in times of economic collapse, before thugs and demagogues emerge to play to the passions of the crowd.”
Initially those demagogues were located in the rising Tea Party movement. But even the Tea Party is starting to peter out due to their own smoke fading, revealing themselves to be the same old Republicans.
The Tea Party fade down the stretch comes from their myopia about the causes of our distress. As Chomsky points out, real incomes have stagnated or declined for over 30 years. Chomsky locates this in the 1970s effort to financialize the economy. This went full bore during the Reagan Regime. Ronnie’s people strip mined the economy of assets and opened the border to add insult to injury.
Now Thomas Friedman, the leading neo-liberal columnist for the New York Times, is openly calling for Greek-style measures against the middle and working class of his own nominal country.
Talk about blaming the victims!
Stay tuned as the smoke clears.