Radical left-wing ideas taking root in the US

Huge riots against racism held across the USA may lead to the spread of radical left-wing ideas not only among protesters, but also among politicians, RISS expert Ilya Kravchenko says. "Despite the fact that the Democratic Party is seeking to use these rallies to its advantage and gain support from the left-wing electorate, it cannot fully control the protest movement. Protesters in Seattle have occupied the city hall and declared autonomy," he outlined. Kravchenko suggested that the Democratic Party had decided to win back its losses in 2016. The Democrats then abandoned their support for B.Sanders. But now they decided to act differently and claimed that it was necessary to take into account the left-wing ideas.

In the USA, meanwhile, mass protests have moved into the plane of struggle with monuments. "Against a backdrop of demolition of monuments, there are now two possible ways to develop the current situation: in the first case, the Democrats will have to include many left-wingers' radical ideas in Biden's election program; in the second case, they will try to reduce the number of leftist ideas, leaving them only for the mass media," he said.

Radical left-wing ideas can attract about 5-10% of the total electorate. However, American white working class doesn't support these ideas as it is dissatisfied with the mass demolition of monuments and abuse of history. The Republican stance is getting more appealing to voters than the Democrats' positions now.

"In the near future, when the presidential nominating convention will be held, we will be able to see a real alignment of forces within the party establishment. Everything will become much clearer," Kravchenko concluded.

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