“The system has to be deconstructed to be reconstructed into something that is actually equitable and democratic.”
The United States’ political system is more duplicitous than it is flawed. What appears to be a flawed system, to the critically thinking mind, is really working as it is intended. It is only seen as an open and democratic system to those who failed to break away from countless years of systematic indoctrination. A great many Americans are oblivious to the fact that Democrats and Republicans are both corporate driven entities that are also thoroughly entrenched within the military industrial complex. Mass failure to recognize this makes much of the US populace culpable in the threat “their” country poses to world peace.
The Donald Trump administration is not yet even one year into its reign and is already posturing itself to initiate a third world war. Beyond Trump’s bellicose rhetoric aimed at countries like Venezuela, Syria and North Korea, he is never bashful in spewing his racist and xenophobic perspectives on a range of social issues. Donald Trump’s openness to publically express his socially archaic views continues to garner the selective attention of many intellectually dishonest liberals, including corporate media outlets like MSNBC and CNN. These hypocrites have been lightening fast to point out President Trump’s racist policies targeting immigrants of color and his ban of Muslims -- deriving from several different nations. However, the selective Democrat politicians and liberal media pundits never said a damn thing about Barack Obama’s record of deporting more immigrants than any president in US history, or his nefarious record of bombing the same predominately Muslim nations that Donald Trump banned.
“Both parties are much more fearful of a truly multi-partied political system than they are of each other.”
As reprehensible as many of Donald Trump’s policies are, Barack Obama’s record on deportation and indiscriminate drone attacks on civilians should be seen as far worse. However, the vast majority of the Democratic Party’s voters have been socially engineered to ignore, make excuses for, or flat out not see the destructive actions caused by those who they helped put in office. Both the Democrats and Republicans are corporate parties constructed to, in many ways, uphold the status quo. This is a status quo that has never truly had the best interest of the masses of people of color in mind. Representatives from both parties are much more fearful of a truly multi-partied political system than they are of each other. They recognize that as long as either a Democrat or Republican is in office their economic and political power will remain intact. Their power derives from corporations, not the people they pretend are their constituents.
It is not far fetched for many to see Donald Trump as a xenophobic, war mongering buffoon, however, the potential end result of some of his policies are not far off of the beaten path that many Republican and Democrats, alike, have taken. If Trump bombed several Muslim countries most liberals would be crying bloody murder -- and rightfully so. Such criminal actions must always be called out and resisted. However, when Obama actually bombed several predominately Muslim countries the vast majority of Democrats/liberals said absolutely nothing. They were complicit with his administration's destructive actions. And when Obama deported well over one million immigrants the silence from the so-called liberal community was deafening. However, when the clown-like Donald Trump promises his supporters that he is going to build a wall those same liberals call him out on it. The Democratic Party is riddled with hypocritical frauds -- it is a travesty that most of their supporters fail to recognize this.
“Democratic Party’s voters have been socially engineered to ignore destructive actions caused by those who they helped put in office.”
The Republican Party is what it is: a political party dominated by white right wing corporate elitist warmongers. They are who they are, and they parade themselves around as just that. They garner votes from a large sea of voters who are in lockstep with their platform. In many cases, these Republican voters would like their elected officials to go even further to the right of the political and social spectrum. It is important to note that much of Donald Trump's base is more right wing than even he is. He is merely their hype man. The Democratic Party, on the other hand, does its best to masquerade as if they are the most socially, fiscally and politically progressive folks on the block. You can never be socially progressive when you wage (or support) imperialist wars on sovereign nations, killing countless civilians in the process.
Donald Trump is a useful tool to the Democratic Party establishment, including the likes of MSNBC and CNN. They are methodically utilizing the war mongering xenophobe, Donald Trump, as a sort of boogeyman to scare masses of voters back onto their DNC plantation. His antics and destructive policies will be replaced by their destructive policies in 2020 -- if they have their way. In the bizarro world of the US two-party dictatorship, it is pick your poison. One party tells you it wants to destroy you and the other party (Democrats) smiles in your face while spreading their form of political carbon monoxide throughout the limited chambers of their so-called constituents. Make no bones about it, both parties are highly dangerous to humanity and global peace. They are beholden to their corporate masters on Wall Street.
“Much of Donald Trump's base is more right wing than even he is.”
The only way to break away from their destructive status quo is to abscond from both parties’ political plantations. A new political framework is desperately needed in the United States. Reform won't work -- the system has to be deconstructed to be reconstructed into something that is actually equitable and democratic. Alternative political parties, like the Green Party, have to be supported and constructed. Not only do the vast majority of working class and economically poor Americans depend on it, so does humanity! We cannot allow the Trump administration to scare us back into the toxic arms of the Democratic Party. It is long past due that we collectively build a new political framework.
Solomon Comissiong (www.solomoncomissiong.com) is an educator, community activist, author, and Founder of the Your World News Media Collective (www.yourworldnews.org). Solomon is the author of Unapologetically Outspoken: Hip Hop Social Justice & Liberation. Solomon is also the writer and producer of the documentary, Hip Hop, White Supremacy & Capitalism: Why Corporations Infiltrated RAP Music. He can be reached at: [email protected]