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The Black Caucus and the Dictatorship of (White) Capital

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The Black Caucus and the Dictatorship of (White) Capital
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The Black Caucus and the Dictatorship of (White) Capital

Black politics does not exist in the Democratic Party, because the duopoly system serves only the corporate rulers.

"Clearly, the Democratic Party is the mechanism that spawns and nurtures Black politicians answerable to the Dictatorship of (White) Capital."

What makes the U.S. "chattering classes" so worthless is their refusal to talk about anything except those subjects that are approved for public discourse by the Lords of Capital, as certified by the high priests of corporate media. If the chattering classes were permitted to discuss truly important subjects - such as, Who Rules? -- their yammering might hold some social value. However, the obvious fact of corporate dictatorship is also the great taboo. When the overarching reality of our times - the Dictatorship of (White) Capital, from which all of the planet's existential crises flow -- is verboten, haram, unspeakable, most of what's left to busy the lips is mindless, meaningless chatter that is utterly useless to the task of fixing what ails society.

The duopoly electoral system is a crucial part of the infrastructure of the Dictatorship of (White) Capital, monopolizing all political discourse so that the people believe that "politics" consists of voting for one of the two corporate brands every two or four years. The huge recent outpourings of humanity demanding profound changes in U.S. racial-economic realities is not considered "politics" by the corporate media. Rather, it is categorized as "protest," or simply "race" - but not politics, which is the domain of the Democratic and Republican Parties, whose legislative operatives will ultimately process the massed people's demands into oblivion. The duopoly ensures that nothing escapes those chambers that threatens the Dictatorship of the (White) Lords of Capital. The people's aspirations cannot become "politics"-and, therefore, practical, doable and publicly discussable projects -- without the benediction of Democrats or Republicans: a core corporate position that has the force of fact as long as the people believe it.

"The duopoly ensures that nothing that threatens the Dictatorship of the (White) Lords of Capital."

That's why I've chosen a long route in getting to the subjects of this week's column: the threat by dissident Democratic convention delegates to stage a Medicare for All revolt; and last week's U.S. House vote against cutting Pentagon spending by ten percent. These are actually stories that affirm the Dictatorship of (White) Capital -- but which the corporate media monopoly crafts to prove that "the people" do not really want health care as a right and reject a less bellicose foreign policy. Otherwise, why would their elected representatives and presidential nominees ultimately choose permanent domestic austerity and endless war?

Somewhere between 700 (Forbes) and more than 360 Democratic delegates (Politico) say they will register their discontent with the party's failure to endorse Medicare for All, by voting against the party platform at the virtual convention, next month. The larger figure is said to include some Biden delegates that favor Medicare for All despite their candidate's vow to veto the legislation if it ever reaches his presidential desk. The real question: why are only a fraction of the delegates to the party's convention willing to take even a symbolic stand for legislation that is favored by 78 percent of the people that call themselves Democrats? Supermajorities of Democrats also favor a Green New Deal, a minimum living wage, and free higher education, none of which is reflected in the party platform or Joe Biden's campaign spiel. The people make their policy preferences clear in successive surveys, yet the Dictatorship of (White) Capital prevails on every issue -- thus proving that the Dictatorship exists. To speak that truth, however, is haram, and a ticket to the fringes where Greens and other loonies howl majority sentiments at the Moon.

"The Dictatorship of (White) Capital prevails on every issue."

Black Americans are historically the most peace-minded major U.S. political constituency, yet this is seldom reflected in the voting behavior of Black Democratic legislators, who apparently answer to a Higher Power (White Capital). Of the 48 full voting House members of the Congressional Black Caucus, 20 last week voted Nay on a bill that would have cut Pentagon spending by ten percent across the board - a modest and symbolic reduction. Listed below are the Twenty Black Legislative Minions of (White) Corporate Warlords:

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Glen Ford is aveteran of Black radio, television, print and Internet news and commentary. He is executive editor of BlackAgendaReport.com and was co-founder of BlackCommentator.com.

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