I like Paul Buchheit. He writes simply and gets to the point quickly. However, he is falling into the same "rut" that so many progressive writers fall into: they are great at analysis but don't present any solutions! Anybody with any common sense and has eyes to see can see what in the hell is going on around them.
This is not rocket science, folks! What we are living through is nothing less than class warfare of the elite ruling class against the working class under the support and administration of the state.
We (the down-trodden, oppressed and the exploited) have had enough of analysis. We are already ass-deep in analysis! We need solutions and a clear path for the working class people to implement to get ourselves out of this overwhelming state of domination and exploitation.
In a nutshell, things are not going to change until the system is changed!
Here are some truisms to further clarify that the ruling class and the state are in collusion with other:
State policy in a capitalist democracy is usually well-insulated from popular influence but very open to elite influence and money interests.
Just because a party has become the government (after an election), it does not mean that they can simply implement their election promises. There are also significant pressures on politicians from the state bureaucracy itself. The state structure is designed to ensure that real power lies not in the hands of elected representatives but rather in the hands of officials, of the state bureaucracy which ensures that any pro-labour political agenda will be watered down and made harmless to the interests of the ruling class.
(Noam) Chomsky’s comment that when “popular reform candidates ... get elected ... you get [a] capital strike — investment capital flows out of the country, there’s a lowering of investment, and the economy grinds to a halt ... The reason is quite simple. In our society, real power does not happen to lie in the political system, it lies in the private economy; that’s were the decisions are made about what’s produced, how much is produced, what’s consumed, where investment takes place, who has jobs, who controls the resources, and so on and so forth. And as long as that remains the case, changes inside the political system can make some difference — I don’t want to say it’s zero — but the differences are going to be very slight.”
Source: What Influence Does Wealth Have Over Politics?