Respectfully disagree. As long as the dollar doesn’t break, the system is sustainable. There has been a consolidation of power by the neo-liberal corporate wing of the Democrat party over the last four years.
This is a reality that goes widely unnoticed and unremarked upon, but it is undeniable. Bernie Sanders got 45% of the Democrat primary vote as a relative unknown in 2016, running against the anointed establishment candidate. After four years of enhancing his national ground game, his salience, and his familiarity, he managed only to garner 35% of the primary vote against an establishment candidate the establishment was reluctant and embarrassed to have to rally behind.
The progressive wing of the party has been locked out of everything in the incoming Biden administration. Instead, the pretense of DNC acrimony towards Chamber of Commerce and neocon Republicans has been dropped. To the chagrin of the impotent AOC/Sanders wing of the party, team Biden is considering several of these GOPe types for cabinet and staff positions inside the White House.
The Wokeism progressives have embraced has been weaponized against them. Some are beginning to figure it out:
But it’s too little, too late, and they lack the means to fight back against it. During the 2020 Democrat primaries, Bernie Sanders was forced to pathetically denounce Russia when his campaign was accused in bad faith of being helped by Russia. Because he had fully bought into the Russia collusion hoax, he had to accept the moral premise of those seeking his destruction. Now progressives will increasingly find themselves forced to pathetically denounce bad faith accusations of racism, sexism, and the rest made against them because they advanced, embraced, and legitimized the very Wokeism the power structure will now use as a cudgel against them.
Kamala Harris is an agent of Silicon Valley. Big Tech will be silencing genuine leftwing populism the same way it has silenced the right.