While the left-wing critics of the democracy movement have no sympathy for Trump, they do not share this analysis of the threat he poses. To begin with, these critics see the threat posed by Trump as his policy agenda, not any damage to the American system of government. Liberals see the Constitution as a flawed document that contained high ideals that have, in fits and starts over two centuries, come closer into alignment with reality. Leftists regard it as a bitter joke barely worthy of defense. Rana dismisses defenses of “Constitution and country,” and the belief that “the founding principles” contain “a basic commitment to universal equality” as “homilies [politicians] had to repeat to be taken seriously by party gatekeepers and thus rise to prominence.” In truth, Rana asserts, “American capitalism” is “inherently oppressive.”
This is a growing problem that is not getting the attention it should get.