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You can't make this up: The Washington Post, which is owned by mega-oligarch Jeff Bezos (who has $130 BILLION in wealth) published an oped calling for elites to have an even "bigger say in choosing the president"

They already control basically everything!
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The Bezos Post just changed this insane headline, but the article still calls for a primary system that "would empower elites to bargain and make decisions, instructed by voters."

ie, let capitalist oligarchs control everything, but with a little feedback from the peanut gallery

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This misunderstands the fundamental problem: The elites in the capitalist class have an *irreconciliable* class conflict with the working class. We have *opposing* class interests

But the neoliberals' proposed "solution" is be nice to your oligarchs! Bigger cages, longer chains!

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@benjaminnorton
Elites both inside and outside government roles already control who can even possibly win.

@benjaminnorton It's a literal suggestion to let the wealthy ignore voter preference in primaries. This is the opposite of democracy.

@benjaminnorton Even better: They publish this drivel with the slogan "Democracy Dies in Darkness"

@benjaminnorton "it's time" - because they think they don't have it already.

📰 :blobcatinnocent:

@benjaminnorton “Currently, poor and middle class people can choose the president if the stars are aligned. That’s a mistake. They shouldn’t have a say on this matter.”

@benjaminnorton

Yep.
"Hey, primaries don't unify a party. Let's change it so we give delegates info on who we like,* give 'em info on policies we like,* and then they choose for us!

*Delegate votes will not be bound in any way by info provided."

How 'bout "fuck you and your delegates"?

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