Tonight, on Carson's Corner with the Election Boycott Advocates, September 18th, 2017, we tackle the issues facing the working class from non-electoral revolutionary socialist perspective.
1.Chris Hedges wrote an interesting article for Truthdig titled "The Silencing of Dissent." In the article, Hedges writes that it is critical for the corporate elite to silence dissent in order to maintain the status quo. He argues that the ideas of the corporate elite are not accepted by the masses so they must use "coercion, intimidation and cencorship". Hedges further states, "The elites face an unpleasant choice. They could impose harsh controls to protect the status quo or veer leftward toward socialism to ameliorate the mounting economic and political injustices endured by most of the population." We'll discuss the implications of this and more.
2.Dynastic Wealth in America. Writing for Truthdig, Robert Reich, who is by no means a radical, writes about how meaningless the estate tax is in the taxation of generational wealth. With the Trump Administration now trying for "tax reform", this is an issue that the working class must confront. Workers must accept the idea that the tax code is written for and by the wealthy.
3. Senator Bernie Sanders introduced his health care bill. The folks over at the Greanville Post feel, this effort by Sanders is a way to provide cover for the Democrats who are going to work with the Trump administration on health care and tax cuts.