Multiculturalism, race identity politics, victimhood, etc leads to tribalism and the next step is violence. That is how it works all over the world.
You're making it sound, though, as if these grassroots political currents are somehow *invalid*, when in fact they're pointing out all of the *shortcomings* of our current civilization / society, which could readily be addressed and remedied.
The Democratic Party did great things in the 1960-70s.
Like what? Name one thing.
But, now we are entering a new era. IN the past the hurdles were different such as white only schools, bathrooms, water fountains, neighborhoods, etc. All of those walls have disappeared. Now the hurdles are more esoteric and not clearly delineated. There is a class divide and racial divide and it is a black and white thing.
You don't seem to understand that *class* operates irrespective of all other demographic characteristics. People could be *any* race or ethnicity and yet they're being victimized by police brutality. Thus, it's a *class* problem, because the *wealthy* *aren't* being victimized by the police.
Other ethnicities in the middle seem to be doing just fine.
This is too vague and meaningless -- you need to be more *specific*, and include references to back up your fatuous opinionating.
However, the opposite ends of the spectrum do not see eye to eye.
You keep trying to make it sound like it's about *attitudes*, when in fact it's about *realities*.
The point isn't to see 'eye-to-eye' -- it's a *class struggle*, for how society is run. It needs to be run by the *working class*, the ones who do the actual work.
Racism today is much less than 50 years ago, however, the perception of racism is at an alltime high.
Are killer cops and redlining-from-above not racist enough for you?
I'm not interested in your *fantasies* or candy-coating.
The young black people in this era feel more oppressed than their grandparents during the Jim Crow era. They are now seeking self segregation and hate everything about America. They are ripe for revolution and all they need is more easy to see palpable oppression like police brutality. The Democrats preach racism as this is their ticket to elected office and economic success.
Okay, no argument on this, but then your political line wavers all over the place, as though you'd rather present your *fantasies* than focus on the *realities*, which you do identify correctly, occasionally.
What do you think about revolution, versus the Democratic Party (and Republicans) -- ?
It's not about 'individual talent', because society is now incredibly *socialized*, thanks to the Internet -- it's about *social organization*, preferably without reliance on a mechanical intermediary known as 'the market'.
I really don't know about that. I suspect I would have done OK in East or West germany if I had lived there. I would find a way to get ahead.
Again, Stalinism is *not* workers-of-the-world socialism.
And you're *personalizing* again -- we don't need *fan fiction* about historical events.
The same people that were higher ups in the communist party in East Germany adapted quickly to West Germany after the Berlin wall fell. Some people simply know "How to beat around the bush".
These are the political bureaucratic elite, of *any* country.
Meanwhile low end East Germans with little talent where OK in East germany and the jungle of survival of the fittest in West Germany was not appreciated.
So you're acknowledging that the Western market system is not streets-paved-with-gold.
This is a massive problem and it has to do with the natural hierarchy of competence. America has promoted race identity forever and recently multiculturalism. This has lead to tribalism and violence.
No, the current social ills *cannot* be squarely blamed on identity politics -- you've mentioned *class* issues, and you should *stick* to that instead of meandering about. There's no 'natural hierarchy' in society when there's *class elitism*, or social status by *wealth*.
Yeah, nut add skin color and it is more volatile. I suspect that if we ever had a revolution the folks from below would murder millions. That is how it generally plays out. This is much worse than the French or Bolshevik revolution. At least in the latter they were all from the same tribe. If we have a revolution it will be a 100 times more bloody because of the tribal element.
You're not even bothering to size-up the balance of *class forces*, as they exist. Your analysis is *superficial* and *stereotyped*.
If you *agree* with the WSWS analysis, perhaps you should *read* more from over there, and even include some excerpts in your comments, to bolster whatever it is that you're saying.
You need to *firm up* your political line, whatever it may be, because you're too prone to just *opinionate*, which is too facile and detached from reality.
Poor blacks reside in cities that have been under the control of the Democratic Party for at least 50 years.
BTW, I work with and know plenty of black people that are a million miles away from all this chaos and have moved to the middle class with no issues. Nevertheless, I do not know how they really think.
'Blacks' is a *demographic category*. *Racism* is an empirical social problem. Maybe address the *politics* more, and less of the cultural *demographics*.