There’s a very interesting split on the left right now between groups that have everything to lose but completely different theories on how to protect themselves.As Jenna Johnson, Matt Viser, and Chelsea Janes report in the Washington Post and Maya Gay editorializes in the New York Times, black voters in the South feel a sense of urgency about defeating Donald Trump because they see his reelection as a direct threat to everything they accomplished in the Civil Rights Era and since. On the flip side are the multiracial millennials who make up the Democratic Socialists of America crowd. As Tim Alberta writes for Politico Magazine, they’re rooting hard for Bernie Sanders to win the presidency, but their focus is more on local organizing and the long haul. On the whole, they no longer expect one person or one election to solve the problems they face. They’re not committed to voting against Donald Trump and generally see no reason to support Joe Biden.
We have a little more than a decade until global climate catastrophe irreversibly accelerates, according to a recent UN IPCC report. How are sixty thousand people, drawn disproportionately from the downwardly mobile children of the middle class, going to defeat both fascism and the left wing of neoliberalism in a country of 327 million sitting atop a crumbling global empire? Yet there we were, wearing lanyards. Voting on resolutions. Mingling at parties.
Source: Could Democratic Socialists and Big Business Become Allies? | Fortune
An alliance of big business and democratic socialists…?
Our democratic market neo-communism has already produced an answer to this question, not the only one, but one that could evade the demise through compromise of the already compromised ‘social democratic’ distortion of the term socialism, its sad demise. The warnings given to social democrats come home to roost here as the original terms lose their meaning: and that meaning, socialism/communism, means the expropriation of private property, capitalist property. Here the legacy of Harrington will no doubt lead to the final idiocy of capitalist socialism. Capital, not your teddy bears as your propertied privacy, but the overall apparatus. Unless that expropriation can be achieved it is wrong to use the term ‘socialism’. And here the capitalists will never agree. But why not? Our DMNC allows the possibility of ‘markets’ in the context of a Commons. Both planning and markets can coexist, a difficult point but if you open your eyes and look that already exists, sort of. Continue reading “capitalists don’t own capitalism or its definition…if property is theft, the solution is within reach…//An alliance of big business and democratic socialists…?”