Want Real Change? Hit the Streets and Be Scary

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About the Author
 Ted Rall, syndicated writer and the cartoonist for ANewDomain.net, is the author of the book “Snowden,” the biography of the NSA whistleblower. 

TED RALL —It is no coincidence that the American Left hasn’t won a major policy victory, or that no Democratic president has proposed a major anti-poverty program, since the 1970s. Without pressure from the Left, the country has steadily moved right. “We could have large-scale marches for every year of Trump’s presidency. It would do nothing!” says Micah White, best known for his role in OWS. Street protests have been ritualized, stripped of their drama, and thus defanged.

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Parting shot—a word from the editors
The Best Definition of Donald Trump We Have Found

In his zeal to prove to his antagonists in the War Party that he is as bloodthirsty as their champion, Hillary Clinton, and more manly than Barack Obama, Trump seems to have gone “play-crazy” — acting like an unpredictable maniac in order to terrorize the Russians into forcing some kind of dramatic concessions from their Syrian allies, or risk Armageddon.However, the “play-crazy” gambit can only work when the leader is, in real life, a disciplined and intelligent actor, who knows precisely what actual boundaries must not be crossed. That ain’t Donald Trump — a pitifully shallow and ill-disciplined man, emotionally handicapped by obscene privilege and cognitively crippled by white American chauvinism. By pushing Trump into a corner and demanding that he display his most bellicose self, or be ceaselessly mocked as a “puppet” and minion of Russia, a lesser power, the War Party and its media and clandestine services have created a perfect storm of mayhem that may consume us all. Glen Ford, Editor in Chief, Black Agenda Report 

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One thought on “Want Real Change? Hit the Streets and Be Scary

  1. “Power never yields unless it’s scared” is a catchy phrase with which Mr. Rall ends his article here. But, one wonders: “Scared” of what? And exactly which “power” grouping does one signify? And, how does the yielding occur? And, how does one prevent more power formations, probably virulent (as happened in the 20’s in the Soviet Union and postwar Germany)? Lots of questions our very competent cartoonist glazes over.

    There is one essential element of change that Mr. Rall has sadly omitted: the importance of the Arts in terms of political discourse. Another missing element is the idea of “framing”–in academic terms, in popular terms–history and psychology.

    The problems with the American Empire are numerous and longstanding; developing, in fact, over centuries. Simplistic solutions will almost certainly compound the disasters we face now and in years to come.

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