美国参议院系统赋予白人保守派权力,威胁美国民主

beijingren4
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美国参议院已成为越来越多的少数族裔阻止其不同意的政策的防火墙–突破会在前面吗?

'The Senate is broken': system empowers white conservatives, threatening US democracy
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/12/us-senate-system-white-conservative-minority

Analysis: critics say the US Senate has become a firewall for a shrinking
minority to block policies they don’t agree with – could a breakthrough be ahead?
beijingren4

Yet again, failure to address the origins of the country clouds the
perception of reality.

American culture is rooted in the continent-wide genocide that looted the
villages, towns and lands of the original inhabitants. Rags-to-riches isn't rooted in the work ethics or the hard work of individuals. It is rooted in
the theft of Native properties: cleared land, cultivated fields, responsibly managed resources irresponsibly harvested for maximum gin in minimum time
for minimum effort.

It is the Roman pattern which they so admired: conquer and loot, with the
looted wealth returned to the conquered center.

That was what gave Americans their early social mobility and sense of
freedom to rise above one's station.

Once the conquest complete, the era of social mobility began to close as the conquest was digested and economic niches began to be filled.

Americans have a conqueror's mentality and arrogance, and the elites
maintain that attitude. Look at their language of business, and it's filled with the ideas of combat, conquest, lack of empathy for those conquered,
which has shifted from Native Americans and blacks to encompass all the poor, "conquered" through economic power, and thus deserving of their fates
without regard for their humanity.

White supremacists still feel strongly that no matter how poor they
themselves are, as members of the race that forcibly took the continent from "inferiors" and forcibly built the nation on the backs of the enslaved,
enslaved because of their inferiority, that they are still part of that
conquering breed and deserve the lion's share of the loot.

Throughout my lifetime, white Americans have responded to Native American
pleas for justice and the honoring of treaties with...literally..."You guys lost, so get over it, losers don't deserve anything".

In the eyes of the wealthy, all the poor are losers, and losers don't
deserve anything.