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Title: Biden Will Likely Be Worse Than Obama. The Left Must Lead The Backlash, Or The Right Will.
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URL Source: https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2020/1 ... he-backlash-or-the-right-will/
Published: Nov 18, 2020
Author: Caitlin Johnstone
Post Date: 2020-11-18 08:02:30 by Ada
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Views: 50
Comments: 10

It looks like a safe bet that Joe Biden will be sworn in on January 20th after successfully campaigning on returning the murderous and oppressive Orwellian US empire back to its pre-Trump “normal”.

The problem with this, apart from the obvious fact that it was an embarrassingly close victory only made possible by the Covid outbreak, is that returning to the pre-Trump “normal” is returning to the exact positions which created Trump. It’s like using a time machine to prevent a train wreck, but only going back to one millisecond before the train wreck occurred.

It is clear that Trump’s election was the result of the easily exploited dissatisfaction caused by years of neoliberal austerity at home and neoconservative bloodshed abroad which Obama forcefully expanded and facilitated throughout two terms as president. Trump voters famously defended opting for the reality TV star over the anointed establishment favorite Hillary Clinton as a middle finger to the Beltway orthodoxy which did nothing but enrich the “swamp” Trump pretended to oppose on the campaign trail while ordinary Americans suffered.

And from all appearances it looks like Biden is going to be worse.

Unlike Obama, Biden did not campaign on hope and change, he campaigned on opposing the socialist inclinations of Sanders progressives and an aggressive foreign policy of planetary domination. He assured rich donors that nothing will fundamentally change under his presidency and his transition team is full of corporate sociopaths, war pigs and propagandists. Biden has been a corporatist warmongering authoritarian throughout his entire career, and as his mental capacity continues to deteriorate he will function as nothing more than an empty vessel for his establishment handlers to advance their most pernicious agendas through. The empire has not gotten less desperate since Obama was in office, it has gotten more desperate.

If I prove right about this, the Biden administration will generate backlash just like that which arose in response to the Obama administration, and that backlash will be more severe than its previous iteration. This is absolutely guaranteed. You can only oppress, neglect and enrage a population so much before the discontent begins to grow.

There is absolutely nothing American leftists can do to prevent this backlash from coming. They will have absolutely no say in this administration’s policies or behavior; BidenCorp has no reason to listen to them, has made no pretense of having any interest in listening to them, and is even freezing Sanders and Warren out of cabinet roles already.

All US leftists will have any control over is whether this backlash will break to the left, or if it will break to the far right.

Contrary to what many mainstream liberals seem to have been imagining, American racism and far right extremism did not begin with Trump, and will not end with Trump. The white supremacists, xenophobes, ethnonationalists, QAnon cultists and right wing militias are not going anywhere after Biden takes office, and the backlash against his administration and its worst impulses will be inflamed and co-opted by mainstream Republican narrative managers. This will set the stage for something a lot uglier than Trump down the road if it’s successful.

What the left can do is get ahead of the game. Take control of the anti-Biden, anti-establishment pushback by leading the charge–sooner, more aggressively, and more compellingly than the far right does. Use the awfulness of the Biden administration to ignite a true leftward zeitgeist in mainstream America that is so strong it eclipses the inevitable rightist backlash in energy and appeal.

We already know the American left has the ability to pull this off. The grassroots, populist support for Bernie Sanders during his two primary campaigns has been one of the most energized and inspired political forces I’ve ever witnessed, consistently forcing aggressive responses from the establishment narrative managers to contradict the damage it did to their preferred candidates.

The problem with Bernie Twitter and the rest of his powerful support base is that it only exists for a few months at a time, fizzling out when it becomes clear that their candidate has had the door shut to him and then reluctantly diverted into support for the establishment candidate under the guidance of Sanders himself.

But imagine if that did not happen. Imagine if the US left realized how extremely urgent it is to control the unavoidable backlash against the Biden/Harris administration so that the right does not and built momentum in a healthy direction instead, not for a few months but for years on end. Seizing every disgusting, ridiculous and hilarious thing this government does and attacking it, lampooning it, mocking it, creating funny and interesting content absolutely wrecking it, and taking control of the dominant narrative.

An actual, energized counterculture could be created which could reshape US culture as a whole. The Breitbart crowd recognizes that politics is downstream from culture while the left has generally failed to make this connection, which is arguably why their guy is in the White House right now and the left’s guy isn’t. A Biden administration will provide ample fodder for attacks against status quo politics, and this can be used to galvanize America’s hidden progressive impulses into a movement vastly greater than any one candidate.

But the ball needs to start rolling on this now. Not after the Georgia runoffs, not after Biden takes office, not after the midterms: now. The longer US leftists wait to start pushing this thing forward, the less of a head start you’ll have on the rightists while they’re fixated on Trump’s recounts and legal challenges. You’ll only be able to lead the backlash if you get in early and hit the ground running as fast as you can.

If we know anything for certain, it’s that US power structures find it infinitely preferable to deal with a right-populist movement that can be appeased by some obnoxious tweets and an 8chan psyop than with real leftist populism. They’re more than happy to throw the far right a tax cut and some immigration restrictions, but real revolution can only come from the left. There is an opportunity to create an opening for that to occur, but it needs to happen before this thing can be steered rightward.

I know I’m regarded as a bit of a crackpot in some leftist circles; I’m the girl a lot of lefties read in private but don’t share in public. But this is a really important idea that needs to get out there, and I’m hoping it reaches the eyes of some leftist thought leaders who can advance it in their own words in their own way. This is very urgent and the more people understand this the better shot we’ll all have at creating a healthy world for everyone. Please get thinking about this, everyone.

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#1. To: Ada (#0)

What the left and this moronic bitch really fear is that the war on words is O.V.E.R. and the right will use the cartridge box now instead of the ballot box !

Vote with a lead pencil !

"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. "

noone222  posted on  2020-11-18   8:50:22 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: noone222 (#1)

The right is outgunned

Ada  posted on  2020-11-18   9:01:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: noone222 (#1)

What the left and this moronic bitch really fear is that the war on words is O.V.E.R. and the right will use the cartridge box now instead of the ballot box !

I am afraid you are right about this Doug. Ammo is in short supply and the guy who sells components further south from where I live says people have been coming in and buying up everything by the case. They reordered from the supplier but are not sure how long it will take to get it in.

Also, check out the following article I posted about Collagen. That is the glue that holds your body together. ;)

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"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2020-11-18   9:05:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Ada (#2)

The right is outgunned

Really, says who ?

"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. "

noone222  posted on  2020-11-18   20:17:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Ada (#2)

How so? Because most of us are armed. You mean because the left has China waiting in the wings and the UN to help them descend on this country should they start losing a civil war.

Because that is what is going to happen the second we engage in any kind of civil war. The leftists will have China, Russia, and every UN Blue Helmet they can get in our country.

Here’s a few fun facts right now going on in Canada. In central and coastal Canada, China is building roads and infrastructure to the United States. They are also building camps. Justin Castro Trudeau told his people to disarm, and those “Camps” are supposedly for people who will not get the vaccination or refuse to be tested for Covid. This is how they will round up Americans who refuse the vaccination or “testing”. Without firing a shot they will round people up for the good of the many and ship them off to a camp where they will likely be put to death and in a mass grave somewhere.

The millions of gun owners on both sides of this are not going to just give up their guns because Beto O-Cuck demands we hand them over. No, they too know that they need those firearms to protect their families for when things actually get bad. A liberal friend of mine who of course Voted For Biden, asked me about shotguns and shotgun training because he now fears bad things are going to happen.

Yeah... Like I am going to train someone who voted for the guy who plans to take away my rights.

Anyway, like I said, lots of people are starting to wake up to this farce, but not fast enough.

"Call Me Ishmael" -Ishmael, A character from the book "Moby Dick" 1851. "Call Me Fishmeal" -Osama Bin Laden, A character created by the CIA, and the world's Hide And Seek Champion 2001-2011. -Tommythemadartist

TommyTheMadArtist  posted on  2020-11-18   20:24:17 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: TommyTheMadArtist (#5)

lots of people are starting to wake up to this farce, but not fast enough.

We need to heed the words of one of those dead white guys, Thomas Jefferson, when he said, "We need a revolution every 20 years just to keep the government honest." ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2020-11-18   22:11:40 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: noone222, 4um (#4) (Edited)

The right is outgunned

Really, says who ?

Yeah, I kind of wondered that also.

What the hell is happening here, Doug? I've got folks calling me everyday, afraid, wanting answers. Hell, an old gal I haven't seen since maybe February was telling me her whole family has tested positive for the coof.

Damn, I'm a city boy and don't know much about livestock. Is it possible to be killed by a sheep stampede?

My only fear from years ago was that I'd die alone. That's a foregone conclusion at this point, and I've made peace with it, but I didn't think it would be in a communist country seeing as how I haven't been more than a hundred miles or so from home for 25 years.

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. - Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Godfrey Smith: Mike, I wouldn't worry. Prosperity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Esso  posted on  2020-11-18   22:32:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Esso (#7)

Everyone dies alone at the end. Unless you happen to die in an airplane crash, or in car with people other than you in it. I mean, statistically speaking you will die alone unless a lots of people die with you at the same time.

At any rate, I am looking forward to the coming civil war.

"Call Me Ishmael" -Ishmael, A character from the book "Moby Dick" 1851. "Call Me Fishmeal" -Osama Bin Laden, A character created by the CIA, and the world's Hide And Seek Champion 2001-2011. -Tommythemadartist

TommyTheMadArtist  posted on  2020-11-19   1:43:43 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: TommyTheMadArtist, 4um (#8)

Everyone dies alone at the end.

I know Tommy. I just didn't want to do it in a communist country or on the road.

At any rate, I am looking forward to the coming civil war.

If it comes to that, I hope I'm killed by the first bullet fired. This isn't what I worked for.

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. - Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Godfrey Smith: Mike, I wouldn't worry. Prosperity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Esso  posted on  2020-11-19   1:55:21 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: Esso (#9)

Brother, I hope you get to see the end of it. I plan to endure and overcome all of the shit that we have to go through to fix this country. Should it come to that.

I just never thought I would be living in a post American America.

"Call Me Ishmael" -Ishmael, A character from the book "Moby Dick" 1851. "Call Me Fishmeal" -Osama Bin Laden, A character created by the CIA, and the world's Hide And Seek Champion 2001-2011. -Tommythemadartist

TommyTheMadArtist  posted on  2020-11-19   3:08:53 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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