The subtitle: “Democrats won’t build an enduring majority for the profound reforms we need without a clear explanation of why we are in the mess we are in, who did it to us, how we get out, and how the country and the vast majority of working people will benefit.”
“…why we are in the mess we are in…”
Because Democrats, in response to Reagan, jumped on the neoliberal bandwagon and, shoulder to shoulder with Republicans, became wholly dependent upon and answerable only to wealthy, corporate donors and PACs. Because, rather than attempting to roll back the right-wing surge of Reagan, the Democrats lurched entirely to the right and have paid nothing but lip service to the progressive left ever since (lip service at best; mostly, the left is denigrated by the centrists). In short, we are in this mess because greed rules.
“…who did it to us…”
American citizens. We did it to ourselves, by not standing up to the transfer of wealth to the top, or the endless expansion of the MIC and its permanent state of war, or the endless exploitation of our lives (working and private) and environment. By letting religion attempt to kill science and attack the separation of church and state. By letting Madison Avenue take over childrens’ minds and warp them into isolated consumers instead of engaged citizens. By condoning the war on drugs. By falling for the delusion that, after the civil rights movement, we are beyond our fundamental racism. I could go on…
“…how we get out…”
We don’t. We just hope to survive the on-rushing collapse.
“…how the country and the vast majority of working people will benefit…”
Hard to imaging how anyone will benefit from the sixth extinction and collapse of civilization.
So, anyway, what’s on TV?