Trump, Democrats and the Lumpenproletariat Problem 

The American Democratic Party has a problem with white working-class America–they lost them, or at least large segments of them to Donald Trump’s Republican Party.  Policy reasons may explain part of this.  But a better explanation may be that these voters fit the description of what Karl Marx used to call the Lumpenproletariat–reactionary working class opposed to revolution or at least progressive politics.  Understanding who these individuals are may be critical to Democrats winning in 2020. More

Source: Trump, Democrats and the Lumpenproletariat Problem – CounterPunch.org

Trump’s shameless disinformation puts Democrats in a bind — and could trigger the unraveling of civil society 

As 2020 nears, disinformation—intentionally false political propaganda—is increasing and getting nastier. Central to this disturbing trend is President Trump, whose re-election campaign and allies revel in mixing selected truths, half-truths, knowing distortions and outright lies, especially with me

Source: Trump’s shameless disinformation puts Democrats in a bind — and could trigger the unraveling of civil society – Alternet.org

Break Up the Democratic Party? –

Thursday’s debate on Walt Disney’s ABC channel shaped up as yet another shameless charade. The pretense was that we are to select who the Democratic presidential candidate will be. But most Americans, as the Irish say, vote with their backsides, belonging to the informal but dominant party of non-voters who choose not to be sucked More

Source: Break Up the Democratic Party? – CounterPunch.org