Recent Trump's back and forth against clear condemnation of racist violence on the context of the horrible incident in Charlottesville, proved that he is completely incapable of leaving behind, or at least smoothing, his dangerous far-right rhetoric and positions. Trump already finds himself in a difficult position as he sees his popularity in free fall, and the only way to maintain his hard core of white nationalist voters, is to keep the profile of the 'hothead cowboy', even if he has to dangerously provoke North Korea.
On the other side, the neoliberal establishment of the Democratic party appeared to be completely incapable to acknowledge responsibility for the shocking defeat in 2016 election. Almost everyone else was blamed apart from Hillary Clinton, or the DNC failed strategy: Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein, the Russians, the most progressive voters who didn't want to vote another corrupted and warmongering banking/corporate puppet like Clinton.
No matter what's happening around, the DNC establishment simply ignores the scream of the American society for a radical change down to the roots of the Party, away from the lobbyists and the super PACs. The Dems are in total denial. They can't even give a chance to someone that simply supported by Bernie Sanders, as has been proved by the election of Tom Perez as the chair of the DNC, early this year. Perez defeated Keith Ellison, who was supported by progressives within the party, including Sanders and Massachusetts Senator, Elizabeth Warren.
Indeed, the Democrats seem to promote another establishment puppet for 2020, instead of seeking a true, radical change for the Democratic Party. As Mintpress News reports:
Kamala Harris, a career prosecutor who served as California’s attorney general and is now a United States senator, is seen by liberals as the Democratic Party new “rising star”. Democrats are already touting the possibility of a 2020 presidential run, and any inkling of criticism, regardless of how genuine, faces a backlash from influential people in the political and media arena.
Critics are attacked on multiple levels. First, defenders argue Harris is a cog working within a larger unjust machine. Condemning her political decisions is frivolous because “she’s doing her job.” They also argue critics are “purists” in search of a politician without imperfections. This assertion, while undoubtedly pretentious, is intended to malign leftists as immature and unable to understand the dirty realities of politics.
The third component of attacks involves malicious misrepresentation, a claim that critics reject Harris because she is a woman, or more specifically, a black woman. By weaponizing neoliberal identity politics, even the whitest liberals freely manipulate the wider discourse on race and gender in order to shape it into their favor.
Trump's behavior becomes the perfect tool in the hands of the DNC establishment to demonize the most progressive voters and force them to compromise with a neoliberal candidate for the 2020 election. People around the Democratic party have gone as far as equalizing the alternative right with the -now called - alternative left, in terms of violence.
This was a tactic that was excessively implemented in Greece, where after the burst of the crisis, the then political establishment which bankrupted the country, with the help of the mainstream media, was equalizing the 'radical left' with the Golden Dawn neo-nazis, in order to prevent voters to vote for the then unpredictable, rising political power, the leftist SYRIZA.
Indeed, as Mintpress News also reports:
Liberal and centrist Democrats did not necessarily coin the label “alt-left,” however, in recent months, the term was popularized by them. It was deployed against anyone on the left who challenged their politics, especially those perceived as supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders or members of the Democratic Socialists of America.
But in a recent press conference, President Donald Trump blamed “both sides” for violence in Charlottesville on August 12. He invoked the “alt-left,” a term largely unknown to the wider public and establishment press, and promoted a false equivalency in remarks rife with apologism for neo-Nazis. Republican politicians from Speaker Paul Ryan to Senator Marco Rubio condemned Trump for refusing to assign all of the blame to white supremacy groups. And, in the span of seconds, Trump made a label liberals and Democrats had reflexively employed toxic.
The Washington Post’s Alex Horton and Dave Weigel produced a piece attempting to define the genesis of the “alt-left” label. Horton and Weigel acknowledged the term was used by “some right-wing websites, commentators and Fox News personalities” to describe “a violent segment of left-wing activists — the alt-left.” Both ignored its prevalent use by Clinton Democrats and other centrists and liberals fed up with Sanders supporters and their “purism.”
Several prominent Democrats, who see themselves as a part of #TheResistance, suggested progressive critiques of identity politics and demands from the left were the product of an “alt-left” that increasingly seems to be converging with the worst elements of the “alt-right” (the term for far right groups that includes white nationalists).
There simply can be no equivalency between the “alt-right” and the “alt-left.” Nor is the “alt-left” responsible for any threat the rise of the “alt-right” may pose to the country. It is neo-Nazis and neo-Nazis alone, who are responsible for their acts, and any centrist or liberal Democrat, who equates their acts with the behavior of the “alt-left” or invokes the “alt-left” to marginalize dissent is cravenly attempting to stunt movements for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice, which threaten the Democratic Party establishment.
There is no doubt that the DNC establishment seeks to restore power without changing current status. Which means that it is completely devoted to its corporate donors who have been enormously benefited from the domination on the neoliberal ideology at the expense of the majority of the American citizens.
The hypocrites around DNC establishment demand from everyone to align with them in order to confront the 'scary monster', Donald Trump. While they openly condemn Trump's racism, they pray quietly for more far-right provocative behavior by him because this will give them more power to crush any truly progressive criticism against their routine functioning, dominated by these rich donors.
Most importantly, they seek to crush any prospect for a new, truly progressive and independent political movement under Bernie Sanders, away from the bipartisan dictatorship. Once Bernie will dare to make such an attempt, they will fiercely seek to finish him politically by using the known story: he will be considered responsible for breaking the unity of the Democratic Party and letting someone like Trump remain in power. Bernie knows it. That's why he rushed to endorse Hillary Clinton after his defeat in the primaries due to the dirty war from inside the DNC.
Just keep in mind that these hypocrites who condemn Trump's far-right behavior and actually blackmail everyone from the left in order to be aligned behind them, belong to the same syndicate which, under Obama administration, had overthrown a democratically elected government in Ukraine and brought the far-right nationalists and neo-nazis in power.