Best of G&R: Capitol Riots and The Ruling Class

Best of G&R: Capitol Riots and The Ruling Class
It’s the 2nd anniversary of the January 6th Capitol Riot. So we’re reposting our episode breaking down some of the Ruling Class politics in that moment (and this one). 
In Struggle, Bob and Scott
“And we thought 2020  was bumpy. In this fresh episode, we talk about the shocks happening in  the liberal democratic capitalist system–How the ruling class is  destabilized by Trump and the far right actions at Capitol Hill this  week, and how they are responding to maintain order and their own power  as quickly as possible.  It’s an analysis you won’t find in many other  places, if anywhere.
Last week, we saw  former Veep and  Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney(!) organize a statement by all ten  living Secretaries of Defense to call on Trump and officials in the  military establishment to call for an orderly transition of power (he  didn’t). We saw the National Association of Manufacturers, a notorious  anti-worker, anti-liberal Democratic institution, issue a statement  calling for the swift enactment of the 25th Amendment of Donald Trump  over inciting riots at the Capitol. And we saw lots more anger and  outrage in the political and corporate spheres aimed at Trump and his  supporters.
Between the crises of COVID-19, a  crashing economy, the climate crisis, a growing far right clearly  willing to use deadly violence and these shocks to the system, there are  many forces vying for what kind of world is next for us.
As the great Gil Scott-Heron told us,  “America leads the world in shocks.  Unfortunately, America does not  lead the world in deciphering the cause of shock.” That’s what Green and  Red Podcast will be doing.”


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