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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 02:15 PM

America's Real Divide Isn't Left vs. Right. It's Democracy vs. Oligarchy.

American Prospect
ROBERT REICH JULY 16, 2019

The only way to overcome the oligarchy and Trumpís divide-and-conquer strategy is for the rest of us to join together and win America back.

The oligarchs know politicians wonít bite the hands that feed them. So as long as they control the money, they can be confident there will be no meaningful response to stagnant pay, climate change, military bloat or the soaring costs of health insurance, pharmaceuticals, college and housing. There will be no substantial tax increases on the wealthy...

Divide-and-conquer allows the oligarchy free rein. It makes the rest of us puppets, fighting each other on a made-up stage. Trump is the puppet master. He has been at it for years, long before he ran for president...The only way to overcome the oligarchy and Trumpís divide-and-conquer strategy is for the rest of us to join together and win America back.

That means creating a multiracial, multi-ethnic coalition of working-class, poor, and middle-class Americans who will fight for democracy and oppose oligarchy.


https://prospect.org/article/americas-real-divide-isnt-left-vs-right-its-democracy-vs-oligarchy

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bronxiteforever Jul 16 OP
qazplm135 Jul 16 #1
FiveGoodMen Jul 16 #2
BeckyDem Jul 16 #3
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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 02:19 PM

1. there are multiple "divides"

rich v poor v middle class
POC v white
liberal v conservative
religious v secular
misogynists v equal rights
racism v equal rights
homophobia v equal rights

These all overlap in some ways, and are separated in some ways sometimes even creating situations where someone would be against one person in one group but with them in another group.

Anytime I see someone try to massively oversimplify things like this I shake my head.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 02:33 PM

2. Seems to me that that's what left v. right IS

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 03:49 PM

3. Robert is truly awesome. He should have run for president too.

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 03:52 PM

4. I agree. He is scary smart.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 06:15 PM

5. Yes and a sweet heart of a human being.

A perfect combination.

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 06:18 PM

6. True. One of the the Good Guys!

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