As a rule of thumb, it is valid to assume that the accusations that the left makes against the non-left, are, in fact, the very things they are up to themselves.
So, today, for some reason, Driscoll published on Instapundit portions of an op-ed by Robert Reich, a reliably leftist economist and nutcase, to the effect that in the age of Trump, “There is no ‘right’ v ‘left’: it is Trump and the oligarchs against the rest“.
Safety nets have unraveled, public investments have waned and the free market has been taken over by crony capitalism and corporate welfare cheats. Washington and state capitals are overwhelmed by money coming from the super rich, Wall Street and big corporations.
So why do we continue to hear and use the same old “right” and “left” labels?
I suspect it’s because the emerging oligarchy feels safer if Americans are split along the old political battle lines. That way, Americans won’t notice they’re being shafted.
In reality, the biggest divide in America today runs between oligarchy and democracy. When oligarchs fill the coffers of political candidates, they neuter democracy.
The oligarchs know politicians won’t bite the hands that feed them. So as long as they control the money, they can be confident there will be no meaningful response to stagnant pay, climate change, military bloat or the soaring costs of health insurance, pharmaceuticals, college and housing.
Man, that’s a pretty darn good description of the Obama years.