There are at least two problems with what Naomi Klein is saying –
Maybe three – as I’m still having trouble with "silofication of issues."
Critical ingredients for a push to revolution and uprising are …imagination and organizing.
That imagination or VISION of how to proceed was a good part of the business for the the
existence of a free press which we haven’t had in a very long time. The internet is doing
all it can to fill in for it.
Nor is the Democratic Party giving any leadership on ANY issue –
especially in regard to National Health Care which the country has been crying out for over
the last two decades.
She said that “it’s in the interplay between the two where revolutionary power lies.”
Our press has gotten a lot noisier over the gun issue and Trump – but I’m not aware of any
mentioning of revolution.
She pointed to successes seen in The New Deal, which brought about key safety net gains. But we can do better, she argued.
What Naomi didn’t mention is that there was a very active Communist Party at the time with Americans signing up – someone here might know the numbers, but recall that they were alarming leaders. Plus, there were politicians supporting a call for Social Security – I think they were actually going house to house to discuss it.
Our election systems are all rigged – third parties are suppressed.
We are still voting on hack-able electronic computers.
Like Vietnam, where I believe the nation came close to parents coming out into the streets to stand with the country’s YOUTH in their protests against the war – and those young students suddenly, themselves, being fired upon at their colleges/universities and killed by national guard under what seemed like a nod from Nixon.
I think we could see the same thing happening now on the issue of protecting our youth from gun violence.
Still – all of the liberal organizations MUST come together – united together in each and every cause/issue.