Mittwoch, 1. April 2020

Erfolg bei Vorwahlen in New Hampshire Warum Trump und Sanders für die US-Mittelschicht sprechen

Vorneweg: Hillary Clinton, hier mit Ehemann Bill, gilt weiterhin als Favoritin im US-Präsidentschaftswahlkampf.
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Vorneweg: Hillary Clinton, hier mit Ehemann Bill, gilt weiterhin als Favoritin im US-Präsidentschaftswahlkampf.

3. Teil: Die vergessene Mittelschicht

It is that wrong-headed American "exceptionalism" that Sanders argues against. If anything, what he tries to accomplish is to lay the groundwork to address America's serious democracy deficit disorder.

Which is why his effort resembles more of an American democracy self-defense league than "socialism."

Like Sanders, Trump also has a natural sense of when "enough of enough," whether or not he is sincere about it.

Donald Trump am 8. Februar in New Hampshire.
As with Sanders, Trump understands the well-founded indignation, if not desperation, of America's middle class.

The public-at-large's interests have been hijacked by money-grubbing members of Congress who are keen only on securing the next campaign contribution.

It is shameful for media in a democratic society to seek to discredit the effort to take back American democracy from the plutocrats as "populism" - and to reflexively claim that Wall Street is bring "bashed."

Unless things change, Wall Street will continue to do all the bashing of American society and democracy it wants, via its many eager enablers on Capitol Hill.

When a few spokesmen are courageous enough to speak up for the remaining 99% of society against that one-sided and highly rigged game, they find themselves defamed as "populists."

America's democracy suffers from far more grievous problems than the circus which the climate change-denying, Planned Parenthood-hating and gun-loving field of Republican presidential candidates articulate so vividly - and stupidly.

It is much more important to deal with ending crass inequities in the U.S. tax code favoring the very rich in the defense of the interests of the middle class.

This is no populism - but a long overdue exercise in democracy, pure and simple.

Stephan Richter ist Herausgeber und Chefredakteur von The Globalist. Wir veröffentlichen diesen Beitrag mit seiner freundlichen Genehmigung.

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