It'll never fucking happen. You are even more of a fucking dupe than they are. They are ALWAYS going to find someone else to blame. That's what they DO.
1. Conservatives "dying out"
2. Conservatives "coming to their senses"
3. Conservatives "deciding enough is enough"
4. Conservatives "playing fair"
5. Conservatives "showing compassion"
Stop fucking talking about them doing these things.
I'm not talking about the poor, I'm not talking about the vulnerable or the disadvantaged, I'm talking about the conservatives.
The left still believes it can save them from themselves.
No. Some of The People are also the enemy, and they won't ever be converted.
Some of The People... don't want socialism. And you're never going to reach them, and leftists don't want to talk about it, but you may have to go THROUGH them.
Cops aren't the ruling class. There are no millionaire cops. Often, cops aren't even paid a living wage.
Economically, cops are as downtrodden as the rest of us. But they voluntarily help that system.
Now extend that hierarchy of tongue-polishing to half the goddamn population.
The left is not the silent majority. We do not represent the will of the masses yearning to be free. If we want to win, we have to fight like a minority.
The right is a much smaller minority, and while they'd never admit that, they are perfectly happy to fight using the tactics of one.
The people who don't really give a shit, don't care to know anything significant and take the path of least resistance. They'd notionally oppose a fascist coup but wouldn't lift a finger to stop it.
The only saving grace is that if we implemented socialism, they wouldn't be bothered enough to get rid of us.
You are not going to convince them to act to make things better. You have to bypass them.
We don't have time to deconstruct centuries of jingoistic nationalism and exceptionalism.
When - and only when - we have won, through literally whatever tactics we need to use to do that, only then is it appropriate to moralise over whether we "won the right way."
And at long last, we need to accept that the right wing wins because it isn't restricted by conventional morality.
I'm just going to say it: we need to be the same. We need to do whatever it takes to win, because they're certainly not going to give us credit for playing fair.
But at this point in time, that's tantamount to saying "you can't build a fairer, gentler, kinder society at all."
But I refuse to give up.