As I wrote here, Alabamiams are without a home in todays political environment. In discussing British political philosopher, I stated our predicament well:

He argues -rightly, I believe – that what we currently have in the West is the worst of both the left and the right. The right places an uncritical faith in the powers of the free market, leading to higher concentrations of wealth in a small minority of the ultra-wealthy, while continuing to disenfranchise the poor or lower middle-class from engagement in either politics or the economy. Meanwhile, the left tries to mitigate the damage of the free market (which, by the way, they are equally beholden to) by keeping the lower classes in a permanent state of dependence upon welfare services and an inability to create their own wealth or assets. In this tennis match, the right cuts back on services and taxes without improving access for the poor, leading to more crises in local communities, and then the left responds with more centralized services and programs. We are stuck in this back and forth, with occasional moments where it seems that one side is winning over the other (Obama wins in 2008, the Tea Party rallies in 2010, and on and on…), but no real progress is made.

Alabama Democrats must get Alabama out of this game, and we can.

 

 

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