New Democracy Imitates Mao’s China – “New Democracy” as the Same Old Democracy
Source: Shadow Proof
In Desperate Bid For Relevancy, Another Group Of Third Way Democrats Launch Organization
August 9, 2017 • Kevin Gosztola
From the ideological middle, which lauds pragmatism and pro-business politics but is largely incapable of turning this into a winning formula during elections, comes a newly re-branded venture called New Democracy.
The organization, according to a press release, plans to broaden the appeal of the Democratic Party “geographically and demographically.”
“New Democracy is a ‘home base’ and support network for pragmatic Democrats determined to make our party competitive in every part of America,” director of New Democracy, Will Marshall, contended. “Democrats don’t need to choose between center and left. We need to expand in all directions.”
“Building a broad coalition is the Party’s best chance of rectifying today’s dangerous imbalance of political power and stopping the harmful” agenda advanced by President Donald Trump and the Republican Party.
Marshall’s organization is desperate to remain politically relevant in an era when the politics of a Democratic Socialist, Bernie Sanders, is the energy breathing new life and possibility into progressive politics. It is forcing Democrats, like the corporate Democrats aligned with this venture, to decide whether they are on the side of the people or industry when it comes to health care, wages, workers’ rights, the environment, education, and other issues of social justice.
According to New Democracy, the organization plans to be a “forum for new ideas” that can “extend the party’s electoral reach to moderates, independents, and disaffected Republicans.” But what new ideas?
For example, Marshall told the Associated Press the organization could highlight Trump’s isolationist trade policy and how it is steering foreign partners away from U.S. agribusiness.
“This is coming home to roost in rural America,” Marshall said. “So we need to talk about that the right way and in the right places.”
Will the right way involve exploiting the misery and pain of family farmers to argue Trump is not doing enough to encourage global agriculture investments in rural communities? What are the buzzwords Marshall’s merry band of consultants plan to use to woo those struggling in the heartland?
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POMED Event – After the Cairo Address – 002 Will Marshall Part 1
A little bit about Marshall’s background is that he served on the board of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq (is a Neocon organization advertised as an NGO lobbying group including some Washington heavy weight deep state insiders like George Schultz and Bruce Jackson), an organization chaired by Joe Lieberman and John McCain. Both McCain and Lieberman are the two of most vocal Neocon senators in Washington. This organization was designed to build support for the invasion of Iraq. Marshall also signed, at the outset of the war, a letter issued by the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) expressing support for the invasion. PNAC is a Neocon run organization with ties to the American Enterprise Institute.
Quite a contrast compared to his talk in 2009 at the Study of Islam and Democracy event held in Cairo, Egypt in the clip above. Attempting to impose “democracy” on the Muslim world? It is a little late for dialogue isn’t it? Look at Syria today? Libya? Iraq? Marshall supported the Neocon-backed think tank-supported invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and is now attempting some kind of external imposition of democracy on Islamic countries?
The National Endowment for Democracy’s (NED) material on Will Marshal’s New Democracy:
Isn’t it interesting that China’s New Democracy was the concept of Mao’s New Democracy which “aimed to overthrow feudalism and achieve independence from colonialism”: