After several weeks of preposterous and self-serving legal challenges, and an absolutely ludicrous -and continuing- disinformation campaign led by the President himself, the dust has settled on the 2020 election. The decisive winner was the ruling class, the capitalists. Working class discontent and energy was once again successfully diverted from class warfare into the dead end of bourgeois electoralism. The latest “most important election of our lifetime” yet again offers not the slightest prospect of the kinds of policies required by and adequate to the multiple and converging epochal crises faced by not only our nation, but all humanity.
The Socialist Party would like to thank Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker for running an amazing campaign. The passion, the dedication, the energy, they put in to the campaign for more than a year speaks volumes about them as individuals and as party members. We think they did a fantastic job of representing the independent socialist movement very well, and put forth by far the most progressive and forward-thinking policy agenda on offer. Though the campaign has ended, the fight for that agenda, a working class agenda, very much goes on. The need is now more urgent than ever for a radical transformation of society.