And other notes on nostalgia
As usual, great insights Joe. It is frustrating why the media apologists don't look at these poverty issues in the underclass with more thoughtful inquiry. And the dismissal by many of these same reporters of the white "deplorables" similar challenges might help explain why the television is tuned to Fox in every working class bar or restaurant I walk into.
Here it is. The Democratic neo-liberal line. It was all inevitable. Clinton and Blair couldn’t reverse the policies of Reagan and Thatcher, they just had to accept them, they needed the corporations who sold out the American worker for cheap labor overseas to pay for their campaigns. Besides, all the new college-educated bourgeois boneheads wanted cheaper toasters.
The workers who got displaced should have accepted it too, should have gone to college, should have been happy with jobs at McDonalds, should have been happy in the soulless anything for a buck dystopia neo-liberalism created. Should have been happy in the ghost towns de-industrialization made of their homes. Instead, they were poor sports and become resentful, gee whiz. Instead, they took drugs because the man from hope made their lives hopeless. Their fate is all their own fault. How could they vote for a clown who promised to bring their jobs home instead of the new perfectly virtuous democrats who call them deplorables and racists, misogynists and transphobes. Why couldn’t they be happy that the workers of the third world went from being desperately poor to just being poor. Why couldn't they just be happy for Jaime Diamond and Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates. Why couldn’t they just keep their mouths shut and vote for the people who held them in contempt and wanted boys to share their daughter’s locker room.
And now that Biden is continuing Trump’s policies we must go slow, we wouldn’t want Klein’s stocks to go down in value.
Joe, your subscription app doesn't work. I tried to subscribe but was unable to complete a payment. And no way to chase down what I did. I'll sit back, watch anf try again later.
“The academic and lifestyle left?” What exactly does that mean? Just curious.
Good one. Looking back helps when you're trying to look forward. Democrats would do well to learn this.