‘Senile’ or ‘unhinged’?

March 6, 2024

In preparation for the US elections this year, both sides are resorting to slurring the mental capacities of the other’s leader. Biden is being called ‘senile’ by Republicans and Trump ‘unhinged’ by Democrats.

Will this play into how people vote? It’s hard to know. But one thing is sure. Whoever is voted into power will have no significant impact on the problems faced by electors in America or by countries elsewhere in the world. That’s because they will be constrained by the needs of maintaining the capitalist system and looking after the interests of the tiny minority class that owns the vast majority of the world’s wealth. Only democratic action from ‘below’, from the world’s workers, can change that.