Democracy is over, not because Donald Trump is running for office, but because of Bush v Gore. It showed the one-percenters how easy it was to subvert our political system. And since 2000, we’ve seen that no matter what the people want, the only choice is “their way.” We get endless war, with endless profits for all the private contractors involved in weapons, intelligence, and so on. When the Democratic party is in power, it is effectively emasculated — bills blocked, judges blocked, threats of government shutdown. For sixteen years we’ve seen what this has done. We cannot pass single-payer health care. We cannot fully regulate the financial sector, setting us up for another collapse. We cannot increase minimum wage. We cannot create good paying jobs. We cannot allow women to have control over their bodies. We cannot confront white supremacy. The list can go on.
Democracy is done. America is done. I see no future for my children. I cannot see how they will ever be able to survive on their own.by