Based on DNC speeches, Democrats appear to be born-again rip-snorting Populists. Yet we’ve not heard a peep from any of them about putting bankers in prison or enforcing Rule of Law. So cancel my subscription to the resurrection of their cynical faux populism until they actually start doing something about crime in high places. Lordy, even Elizabeth Warren kissed the faux populism ring of Obama (this after Geithner and Obama gutted her most ambitious plans for reform.)
Peter Camejo – The Avocado Declaration. Emphasis added. He details how a primary function of the Democratic Party is to channel genuine protest into the party where it will be neutralized.
[The Democratic Party act as] s a “broker” negotiating and selling influence among broad layers of the people to support the objectives of corporate rule. The Democratic Party’s core group of elected officials is rooted in careerists seeking self-promotion by offering to the corporate rulers their ability to control and deliver mass support. And to the people they offer some concessions, modifications on the platform of the Republican Party. One important value of the Democratic Party to the corporate world is that it makes the Republican Party possible through the maintenance of the stability that is essential for “business as usual.” It does this by preventing a genuine mass opposition from developing. Together the two parties offer one of the best frameworks possible with which to rule a people that otherwise would begin to move society towards the rule of the people (i.e. democracy).
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.