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Democracy as Farce: The Fall of The Democratic Party

When Rome transitioned from being a Republic to an Empire, she maintained many of the previous institutions, terms, and labels. Consuls were still elected, the Senate still met and many other aspects of the Republic continued to exist. Even the man in charge, Augustus, was called ‘leading citizen’ (princeps). It was an utter farce, of course, since Augustus was completely politically (and more importantly militarily) dominant. But it looked good. Augustus masked his dominance using familiar terms and people went along.

We see a similar situation occurring in the United States right now with the Democratic Party. I recently wrote of the plot to steal the nomination from America’s Dad Bernard Sanders using Superdelegates. I want to delve into some aspects of this plot that I missed in that piece. Specifically, I want to deal with the idea that ‘Democracy’ and ‘the Democratic Process’ is as much a farce for the Democrats as princeps was for Augustus.

Democracy as Farce, Part One: Muh Popular Vote!

One aspect of the 2016 result that the media will not let us forget is the fact that Mrs. Clinton won the popular vote. Ok – so the popular vote is what should determine the outcome of the electoral process; got it. Except no. Such is not the case when it comes to the Democratic Primary and Mr. Sanders. Returning to 2016 briefly, if we compare delegates in the primary to electoral college votes, Mrs. Clinton got more individual votes, but she did not win enough delegates. The Democratic establishment has spent nearly four years since election night complaining about how undemocratic the electoral college is. Calls for abolition came thick and fast.

Do you see the clear double standard here? When Mrs. Clinton lost the delegate count but won the popular vote, the popular vote was the metric for victory. Yet, if Mr. Sanders wins the popular vote in the Democratic Primary but happens to fall short of a majority of delegates, the popular vote is suddenly meaningless. It is almost as if the truth is a moving target based on whether the corrupt liars in the media and the DNC like the candidate. Seriously – spare me your lying, self-serving hypocritical nonsense. Democracy in the Democratic Party is a sham and a farce.

Democracy as Farce, Part Two: The Buzzwords 

The Democratic Party is big on using lofty yet quite meaningless buzzwords to make the heels click. Democracy, the Democratic Process, Our Republic and the much-vaunted Rule of Law. Much like the Romans whom they parallel so much, ‘Democracy’ and ‘The Republic’ are codewords for retaining aristocratic and plutocratic control. How truly ironic it is that the so-called party of the people, the Democrats, have a process that is quite literally able to overrule the vote of the peasants if the lords disapprove.

It may surprise some to learn that Republicans – you know them – the ‘fascist’ party – do not have Superdelegates. If it had been up to the party elites, Donald Trump would never have become the nominee in 2016. But the vote of the people stood and the party nominated Trump. Ok – when a party that Noam Chomsky described as a radical insurgency is more democratic (at least on the issue of nominees) than the ‘party of the people’, said party has a serious problem.

The party who fearmongered about ‘election interference’ in 2016 is doing so again in 2020. Muh Russia is once again the culprit. Hey, Dems: the 1950s called, they would like their scare tactics back. The lack of self-awareness it takes to accuse another country of election meddling as you openly plot to interfere in an election is breathtaking. You care not a fig for Democracy. It is, appropriately enough, a fig-leaf to cover and provide legitimacy for what is increasingly a kleptocratic oligarchy.

The Fall of the Democratic Party

I touched briefly in the last piece on what the consequences would be if they used Superdelegates to steal the nomination. The Sanders wing of the party (which represents the base) would likely revolt and depart in disgust. The Party thus has a choice: they can respect the Democratic will of the voters or they can install a candidate and expose American Democracy for what it is: a meaningless charade designed to have the peasants rubber-stamp the coronated corporate candidate of the elites. A meaningless veneer of legitimacy placed over the rotting, corrupt and kleptocratic shell that is The American Experiment in Self-Government.

Install a candidate at your peril, Democrats. You will lose young people for a generation and beyond. Your future political existence is on the line here. Do not screw this up. If you believe in Democracy (literally people-power) then you have no choice but to let the result stand – whatever it is. Your hypocrisy on the popular vote will be exposed as what it was: a child changing the rules so they always win. Such a child soon learns that they have no friends since no-one wants to play with them.

Conclusion

Part of me wants them to do this: not because I want to see America’s Dad Bernard Sanders get screwed, but to see this rotting hulk of an establishment fall. They are such a paper tiger: no actual ideas, faux resistance based on ‘tone’ and ‘civility’ and utter and complete political weakness. They often run as ‘republican lite’, which essentially means they agree with Republicans on the economy, war, and most other issues but they do not hate gays. This corrupt, syphilitic monstrosity needs to fall. Political parties, as Keith Olbermann once said, destroy themselves; they are never destroyed by outside forces. They cause their own destruction. Mr. Sanders is either going to reform the party or the party will commit seppuku in public. Either way, change is coming.

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  1. Pingback: Democracy as Farce: The Fall of The Democratic Party #newsoz.org #auspol - News Oz

  2. Phil Pryor

    The USA is a great Blob of Beastliness, and, Jefferson, Lincoln, other earlier thinkers there, would probably agree. The large proprietory parties there, are versions of the perspective one might get from two sides of the Himalayas as seen by a would be sage; they represent a slight alteration in navigation and perspective, the Mountains being political existence of a corporate capitalist plantation system. The republicans are less hypocritical and devious, as they now embrace economic slavery everywhere and the domestic ordinary shit are an embarrassment. The Democrats pose as people’s choices, but are clearly oppressors and managers of little merit or heart. It’s all shit, folks and then the curtain comes down on one more act. Who actually will become the orange orifice Trump’s understudy? Who will be the grinning liar to get to the white house throne and run a shitshow of deception? Make “America” grate (its teeth) again, and again.

  3. Aortic

    There are no poor people in America according to Joe Bageant, author of Deer Hunting with Jesus, they are all temporarily impoverished millionaires. Just watched a couple of interesting Docos. One on a couple who are literally browbeating students all the while charging a motza to manufacture their scores, often in subjects they never studied, in order to get them into college. I understand they may be close to an FBI investigation, but only after ruining some of the kids lives while making a fortune. The other was the plight of taxi drivers in New York, mainly immigrants with a limited command of English, who are being inveigled into signing up for a badge to put on their taxi indicating they own it. Their yearly income for working long hours seven days is 22,000 dollars. As the badge now costs over a million they have no chance of paying it off and are virtually indentured labour. The lenders of course are sitting on their fat arses whole the money rolls in. City is happy as the lenders are contributing lavishly to their cause. Eerily reminiscent of the crash of 2008 when the banks were lending to people whom they knew would never be capable of repaying them. Still as long as Wall Street is doing OK, what coronavirus? All apparently a hoax perpetrated by the Democrats according to the Head Gump. More guns anyone?

  4. New England Cocky

    “I touched briefly in the last piece on what the consequences would be if they used Superdelegates to steal the nomination. The Sanders wing of the party (which represents the base) would likely revolt and depart in disgust. The Party thus has a choice: they can respect the Democratic will of the voters or they can install a candidate and expose American Democracy for what it is: a meaningless charade designed to have the peasants rubber-stamp the coronated corporate candidate of the elites. A meaningless veneer of legitimacy placed over the rotting, corrupt and kleptocratic shell that is The American Experiment in Self-Government.

    Install a candidate at your peril, Democrats. You will lose young people for a generation and beyond. Your future political existence is on the line here. Do not screw this up. If you believe in Democracy (literally people-power) then you have no choice but to let the result stand – whatever it is. Your hypocrisy on the popular vote will be exposed as what it was: a child changing the rules so they always win. Such a child soon learns that they have no friends since no-one wants to play with them.”

    That just about says to all. Thank you Tim Jones.

  5. Harry Lime

    Like every empire in history, they rot from within,we have a grandstand seat,and we all know the result,it’s only a matter of when.The only question is,how much collateral damage and who will the next oppressor be.History teaches us, blah ,blah, blah.
    For all those Pentecostalots, we are in the end game now,I hope they are tumescent with anticipation.

  6. Brad Black

    Let the ‘rotting hulk of an establishment’ fall – AFTER shit for brains has fallen, and if and when we stabilise climate proceedings.

  7. Ferkin Wetkecks

    An interesting article, which reinforces everything I have ever believed about the US of A: no matter who becomes president, or which party pulls the strings, some poor bastards will get the shit bombed out of them by the USA, just because they can.
    80 governments ovetthrown/imposed, 800 bases around the world, broken treaties, lies spun and resources stolen.
    Columbus’ real family name was Colon, so it’s quite apposite that the country is full of arseholes and it’s POTUS has shit for brains.
    In the immortal words of the much-missed Norman Gunston – ‘This Oi believe.’

  8. RomeoCharlie29

    Joe Biden is the establishment candidate being set up to steal the nomination from Bernie. If he were to win I would bet on a Trump re-election, Biden being just another Wall St., apologist. The forces arrayed against Sanders, both overt and covert, are formidable and I fear for him if he wins the nomination. The shitstorm he will be subjected to is unimaginable and much as I admire him, desperately want him to win for the sake of the people who need him but are too stupid to realise it, I am conscious that he is 78 and of suspect health. Should he ultimately succeed to the White House, and again I say this is my fervent hope, he will need an extraordinary VP, not Biden but Warren because, should the unthinkable happen, there would at last be a woman President, and one whose values pretty closely align with Bernie’s.

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