Re: Unions irrelevant??
Why no more 60s esque revolutionary protests and stuff? Those were like best of both worlds. A protest against something and organized to be physically aggressive. Is it because of these "silicon valley" liberals who may have never experienced the difficulties of being working class?
Yes. I can tell you from experience that some of young members of the Green Party from middle/upper-middle class backgrounds didn't even understand the reasoning behind many of their party's own policies. They didn't understand why the party opposed grammar schools because they went to them themselves, and they didn't understand why the party opposed zero hours contracts because they worked on them for extra income while at university.
IMO Dems and Repubs are both totally disconnected from society and both enjoy manipulating us. Otherwise, the working man continues to suffer while the rich grow no matter who is in power. Maybe we need some healthy class warfare, not partisan warfare.
The American labour movement urgently needs to break from the Democratic Party. It cannot be reformed. It has proven this multiple times throughout its history. The rigging of the 2016 primaries against Bernie is simply the example most fresh in the public memory. It should have served as its Sheffield Attercliffe moment.