According to the Morning Joe Progressive Coffee Klatch, Smokin' Joe Biden's speech at the NAACP was a Big FU**ING Deal. I've been writing lately about the atrophy in the Democratic Party and the death of modern liberalism. Liberalism now is merely an old reactionary Progressivism reminiscent of Wilson and FDR. During the Wilson and FDR eras, true liberalism, what is now called classical liberalism, became infected by socialist ideas which were getting much attention from Moscow to Paris to New York. It was basically the formation of social democracy, a Third way between Marxism and (true) Liberalism. In the US, socialism was such a loaded word among the public, the reaction to free marketism was labeled "liberal" although the movement became very illiberal. The classical liberals who weren't influenced by socialism became known as libertarians. Conservativism was another reaction to free market capitalism (to the extent America had a "free" market), so the battle over State power was between conservatives and liberals, but in reality it's just two political groups of statists attempting to use State power for different purposes, or at least the stated purposes are different -- underneath is simply the desire for greater State power and control of the few over the many. The two party system just helps divide the country and prevent any revolutionary change in the private sector from arising.
There is a faction of conservativism now which has accepted the old classical liberal/libertarian ideas regarding economics at least, and the current establishment is reacting to revived calls for limited government and a free market. The Democratic Party is stuck in the past if Joe Biden is their best reactionary representative. Biden's speech was embarrasing in the 21st century. Biden's fear mongering is so out of touch with current reality, it's sad, just as the NAACP is so out of touch it's sad. Neither Biden nor the leaders of the NAACP are addressing the fundamental problems which have caused 15% unemployment in the African-American community, or whatever it's called now. I look at individuals, not groups, so it's difficult for me to talk in terms of group warfare. All I know is the people I see and know with dark skin color aren't being "helped" by the Democratic Party or the NAACP. A healthy economy which is generating new wealth, an open market for education, private assistance associations which deal with fundamental social problems, removal of regulations which cripple small business creation (especially in inner cities), all these will do more to help the unemployed than another government plan that creates even more dependence.
The Morning Joe Progressive Coffee Klatch is hopeless.