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Arnold Ahlert / July 19, 2021

Democrats Are the Party of Corporate Oligarchs

The average American is being crushed by leftist Big Government and Big Business.

It’s no secret that the Democrat Party is obsessed with race. A racist and racially divisive Critical Race Theory has been introduced into every agency of the federal government, and President Joe Biden, who once promised to be a “uniter,” never misses an opportunity to tell Americans we live in a systemically racist nation — when he’s not busy labeling every effort to protect voter integrity as “Jim Crow 2.0,” or the greatest threat to democracy since the Civil War. Why the relentlessness — with an ample assist from a corporate media echo chamber? Because if the national conversation ever turned to class, all hell would break loose — and most of that hell would be directed at a Democrat Party that has abandoned working- and middle-class Americans in favor of globalist oligarch billionaires.

Make no mistake: The pandemic, in all its permutations — the lockdowns, the wholly arbitrary division of people into “essential” and “nonessential” workers, the suppression of drugs, therapies, and viral origination theories inimical to ruling class interests, the exponential increase in unconstitutional powers seized by megalomaniacal politicians, and a 2020 election in which at least four states violated their own laws and the U.S. Constitution to “facilitate” voting — has been an absolute boon for the billionaire class.

Quite simply, while ordinary Americans endured fear and hardship, people like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and a number of other billionaires saw their net wealth surge to dizzying heights: A devastating pandemic made the world’s richest people $5.1 trillion richer.

In stark contrast, ordinary Americans were bludgeoned. Between March 2020 and February 2021, a whopping 80 million became jobless, and from June to November 2020, approximately eight million dropped below the poverty line. Wages declined while inflation has soared. Small businesses that employed millions of Americans — and posed a serious problem for the Biden administration’s central planners — were also decimated.

Just as tragic, approximately 93,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2020, setting an all-time record. Opioids were the primary driver of those deaths, including fentanyl, which is made in China and smuggled across what used to be our nation’s southern border by drug cartels.

What’s the Biden administration doing about it? As of May, nearly 2,000 more pounds of fentanyl were seized by CBP officials compared to last year.

Even more devastating for America’s working class, the administration has effectively eliminated any effort to maintain secure borders. Data reveal that America is on track to endure 1.7 million illegals arriving at the border by the end of 2021. Moreover, a whistleblower has informed Fox News host Tucker Carlson that the Biden administration is using the U.S. military to secretly disperse illegal immigrants throughout the nation, without congressional knowledge or input.

These illegals will undoubtedly be competing with lower- and middle-class Americans for jobs, and anyone who objects to either the unnecessary competition for work or the fundamental transformation that arises from the addition of an illegal population larger than the population of Austin, Texas, in the first seven months of the year will be labeled racist and/or xenophobic.

Not that Americans can count on getting a reliable picture about this or any other topic the Biden administration considers “problematic.” In a stunning revelation made last Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted the administration is “in regular touch with the social media platforms” to make sure they are taking “faster action against harmful posts” that spread “misinformation” about COVID-19.

Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald put this contemptible collaboration between the government and Big Tech billionaires in the proper perspective: “If you don’t find it deeply disturbing that the White House is ‘flagging’ internet content that they deem ‘problematic’ to their Facebook allies for removal, then you are definitionally an authoritarian.”

Part of what irritates the administration is the pushback on its plans to go door-to-door in an effort to coerce Americans to get vaccinated. What should infuriate Americans on top of the apparent evisceration of privacy laws regarding their medical records is the reality that the same administration is apparently sanguine with the fact that 30% of illegals in ICE custody have refused to be vaccinated.

“During the 1980s cultural war, the left’s mantra was ‘race, class and gender,’” columnist Victor Davis Hanson reminds us. “Occasionally we still hear of that trifecta, but the class part has increasingly disappeared. The neglect of class is ironic given that a number of recent studies conclude class differences are widening as never before.”

What’s changed? “Some 65% of the Americans making more than $500,000 a year are Democrats,” he adds, “and 74% of those who earn less than $100,000 a year are Republicans, according to IRS statistics.”

Thus, the party that once promoted itself as the champion of working-class Americans has become “a bicoastal party of elites from corporate America, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, the media, universities, entertainment and professional sports,” Hanson concludes. “All have made out like bandits from globalization.”

How much have they “made out”? The six largest corporations in the world — Apple, Amazon, Alphabet (Google, YouTube, etc.), Microsoft, Tesla, and Facebook — each have a market cap larger than the gross domestic products of all but the top 17 nations in the world. And with the possible exception of Tesla, each of the others, along with a number of other billionaire-controlled corporate and Wall Street entities, are more than willing to promote and protect the interests of the Democrat Party — by any means necessary.

Thus, Americans can continue to expect a steady diet of belittlement, courtesy of bicoastal billionaires who decry the “white privilege” of millions of Americans who have never known privilege, white or otherwise. Or the likes of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, who dismiss those same people as “deplorables” and “bitter clingers,” respectively. Or the likes of BLM “revolutionaries” like cofounder Patrisse Cullors who speaks of “victimization” from the comfort of one of her four homes.

In the meantime, her fellow BLMers support the Communist regime in Cuba, and Democrats offer late and tepid support to the dissenters less than two weeks after spending the Fourth of July weekend denigrating the same American flag Cuba protesters are waving in defiance. Simultaneously, a corrupt FBI urges Americans to monitor their friends and family for “homegrown violent extremism,” and the same administration that has rolled out the red carpet for illegals pouring across the border tells Cubans not to “even think about” fleeing to America.

Why? Because unlike the avalanche of illegal border-busters, Cubans are not reliably Democrat.

This new reality has been a long time in the making. Columnist Angelo Codevilla warned us 11 years ago that “as government has grown, its boundary with the rest of American life has become indistinct.”

Eleven years later, the space between corporate oligarchs and the Democrat Party has become nonexistent. The Biden administration has taken everything that would be considered unconstitutional if government did it and “outsourced” it to (ostensibly private enterprise) oligarch allies.

Tragically, outsourced tyranny is still tyranny. And when the 2022 midterm elections take place, Americans of every race, religion, and ethnicity would be wise to remember they have far more in common with each other than they do with a corrupt, dysfunctional, America-hating ruling class and its corporate oligarch allies that use race to distract and divide them.

Vote accordingly.

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