09 November 2016

Generally, I Find Trotskyites Pretty Useless………

But the folks at the International Committee of the Fourth International have put out a righteous rant regarding yesterday's election.

It's worth a read, if just to understand the mind of the Trots:
The victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election is a political earthquake that has exposed before the entire world the terminal crisis of American democracy. Such is the degeneration of bourgeois rule that it has elevated an obscene charlatan and billionaire demagogue to the highest office in the land.

Whatever conciliatory phrases he may issue in the coming days, a president Trump will lead a government of class war, national chauvinism, militarism and police state violence. In addition to the executive branch, all the major political institutions in the United States—including both houses of Congress and the Supreme Court—will be in the hands of the far right.

Under Trump, America will not be made “great again.” It will be driven into the dirt.
Of course, since they are Trotskyites, it is full of sound and fury, signifying nothing, but it is a diverting read.


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