Creeping Toward Tyranny

The mechanisms that once made democracy possible have withered and died. We no longer have elections free of corporate control; real legislative debate; an independent press; academic institutions that vigorously examine and critique the nature of power; or diplomacy, negotiation, détente and compromise. The Republican Party, which has been transformed into a Trump personality cult, will not stop Trump. Neither will the Democratic Party leadership which thinks Trump will be an easy target in the 2020 presidential election. That the Democratic Party elites place their hope to regain power in Joe Biden, a goofy male version of Clinton, is yet another example of the colossal failure of the democratic process. The ruling elites are out of touch with the growing social inequality, economic stagnation, suffering, disempowerment, and rage that afflict over half the population. Continue reading