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The Convenient Chimera of America’s ‘New Civil War’
(Strategic Culture) There is no imminent “civil war” coming to the United States between Republicans and Democrats. There is only one war that has been going on for many years: class war.
There’s a lot of fearful talk about the United States descending into a “new civil war” especially as highly fraught mid-term elections approach.
Commentators who indulge this notion are guilty of aiding the pretense that there are two different parties worth fighting for. When in reality the two U.S. parties are from the same stock: defenders of an oppressive, warmongering system.
To get rid of that system and replace it with something actually democratic requires popular recognition of how the two parties are equal parts of the same problem. A genuinely worker-led political movement is required guided by socialist objectives of economic justice and anti-imperialism.
Talk of civil war in the U.S. is a convenient chimera for suppressing real political awareness and democratic progress…Read the rest