The Unrepentant Marxist reviews Savage Mules, which shows how Democrats can playact at the role of “change” without actually doing much to foster real change. In fact, they often actively block and co-opt change, rendering it harmless.
In the words of Peter Camejo in his Avocado Declaration.
When social justice, peace, or civil rights movements become massive in scale, threaten to become uncontrollable and begin to win over large numbers of people, the Democratic Party begins to shift and presents itself as a supposed ally, always seeking to co-opt the movement, demobilize its forces, and block its development into an alternative, independent political force.
In effect, the Democratic Party too often runs interference for the Republican Party, channeling dissent from the Left into itself where it becomes diffused and thus non-threatening to the status quo.