Even if the Democrats win the White House next month not much will change. Joe Biden, even if he had the energy and determination to crush the plutocracy and resurrect democracy, won't have the means to even America's political keel. The federal government isn't just in the pocket of Big Donors. The oligarchs own it.
It's the sort of predicament that invites gallows humour only, in this situation, it might be called "guillotine humour." That's certainly the take of Josh Brown, a.k.a. "the reformed broker," in a thoughtful piece, "Whatever comes after Trump and Biden will be worse."
He focuses on today's K-shaped economy, the burning fuse of social unrest.
Up the Revolution.
I don't think a new president, no matter how well-intentioned, can heal such a deeply divided nation. McConnell taught that to Obama. No president can reform America's "bought and paid for" Congress. They will never turn on the oligarchs, their personal benefactors.
Maybe the French were right. Maybe it's time to give The National Razor a try.