This election has seen just about everything possible when it comes to political theory and action. We have huge differences within the Democratic Party…..and the GOP has not fared too well either….both parties have deep divides and depending on the outcome of this election could erupt in a political civil war within the parties……
First the GOP….since Trump became the nominee there have been widening chasm in the different factions within the party…….and it looks as if a long predicted interior revolt is simmering……
Whom among us, upon hearing of the grave and perhaps existential threats now facing the Republican Party, is entirely immune to the siren song of schadenfreude? Who from the liberal classes can entirely resist the temptation, when reading about the bitter divisions now rending the GOP, to mutter, “Now that’s a god damn shame,” and then issue forth with a soft and mordant chuckle?
And as Donald Trump spirals down ever further, his descent into humiliation propelled by his own pheromonal and lubricious self-regard, what right-thinking human being can resist whispering a quaint saying of yesteryear? You know the one:
But what about the Dems?
The primaries showed the 2 wings within the party and even though Bernie lost and then endorsed Clinton there still a wide divide in the people within the party…..to the point that they also could be looking at an interior struggle…….
As I peruse the receipts of corruption & betrayal otherwise known as the Podesta email leaks, it seems clear as day that there never was & there will never be a place for young people, progressives, socialists, environmentalists or anti-war activists in the democratic party — in fact, it seems the democrats have earned their place beside our wealthy rulers by subverting & incrementalizing[note¹] people’s movements for social, racial, environmental, & economic justice. With every new leak, the evidence of the party’s corruption becomes harder for even their co-conspirators in the corporate media to spin or ignore — but when will their voters abandon them?
Personally I think that an internal struggle within the parties could be good for the system…..and since I am still a radical deep down……I like the thought of this possible civil war.