Paul Craig Roberts To The American Left: R.I.P.

Once upon a time the leftwing of the political spectrum was committed to the advancement of the working class and its protection from political and economic abuse by the owners of the means of production. Consequently, the leftwing was politically potent and reached a pinnacle of power when Henry Wallace was selected by Franklin D. Roosevelt as his third term vice president. Despite his wealth from the company he founded, Wallace stood for the farmer and the working class.

The Democratic Party power brokers refused to accept Wallace as the vice president candidate until FDR told them he otherwise would decline the presidential nomination.

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  • simus1

    “Once upon a time the leftwing of the political spectrum SAID THEY WERE committed to the advancement of the working class ………………………”

    They were in fact committed to seizing power using any means available, including cooperating with southern segregationists and big city gangsters/ power brokers.

  • Clausewitz

    The Democrats have never worked for the betterment of the working class. The working class were just a tool to be used in order for the Dem’s to further their Progressivism.