The challenge is to understand how this all leads up to the world we inherited. We began the semester with 9/11–a reminder that some of you were born into an age of war/constant US military intervention overseas. All of us are experiencing the effects of poor health and cutbacks in medical care for the past few decades in light of this Covid-19 pandemic. Indeed, capitalism is the sickness. The pandemic is a symptom of the system′s failures. But how have the Democrats–from Clinton on–helped pave the way for our current crisis even more so than Republicans? How many of us believed that voting for President Obama would make a positive change for our lives and future generations? Who have been the biggest beneficiaries of the Democratic dream?