One of the most interesting aspects of ‘establishment’ politics is the Orwellian language politicians use to keep their voters down working for them. Case in point: Sanders. I focus on him because Hillary is not running as the ‘revolutionary socialist’.
The Minute Men issue (from Univision debate):
Sanders: There was a piece of legislation supported by dozens and dozens of members of the House which codified existing legislation.
- He didn’t provide the name of said “piece of legislation”.
- From which party were the “dozens and dozens members of the House” supporting the bill?
- Is the fact that ‘two dozens’ of nameless members supported it a reason for us to believe that it was a good legislation?
But this is the Orwellian part: it “codified existing legislation”; the implication being that the amendment to the bill is harmless. Is it?
“None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to provide a foreign government information relating to the activities of an organized volunteer civilian action group, operating in the State of California, Texas, New Mexico, or Arizona, unless required by international treaty.”
That’s no “codification”.
In law, codification is the process of collecting and restating the law of a jurisdiction in certain areas, usually by subject, forming a legal code, i.e. a codex (book) of law.
That amendment to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 focused on a particular area of our nation: only to the jurisdiction bordering with Mexico, not to Alaska or Canada.
But he said
A: I voted against that piece of legislation because it had guest-worker provisions in it which the Southern Poverty Law Center talked about being semi-slavery.
That is how Sanders covers his true conservative heart: he uses deceptive language, language that makes his racists and anti-working class legislation look as if it were “a stand for the oppressed”. He relies on the SPLC to ‘confirm’ that the law is about making guest-workers “semi-slaves”.
What he actually voted for was to prevent the US from notifying Mexican authorities about Minutemen activities at the border. If that’s his way of preventing ‘slavery’, by sending KKK fanatics to hunt the ‘semi-slaves’…
As shown in the quote below, he was more concerned about white workers, his base.
And, as the effective pro-establishment conservative that he, not only he pits the working class against each other based on nationality. He uses that tactic to cover his racist goals. One could argue that his excuse to vote against the Immigration Reform Act of 2007 started the argument later effectively used by Trump for his wall.
Sanders prepared the table for the Donald’s wall.
You put together his quote above, voting against the Immigration Reform, and the quote from the “codification bill” and you can see how it makes sense that he did vote to protect the Minute Men. The Minute Men were (are, in their new form) not taking a stand for the American working class. If anything, they are standing for the white working class, Sanders ‘base’.
Progressives understand that the globalists’, in their pursue of cheap labor, are terrified of the possibility of a revival of international working class solidarity. Globalism affects the world working class, it functions to gobble up human productive activity and spitting them out as squeezed oranges.
Sanders, with his Orwellian language, works stealthily for the globalists by portraying himself as a ‘socialist’ “against the billionaire class”, while in actuality he is working for them.
Another example of Sanders’ Orwellian language is when he protects giving welfare for war armament corporations because they “produce jobs at home”. And on that account he arrested progressives, when he was a mayor, who were protesting against a war armament company in his city. He arrested them for interfering in job creations. There’s no need to expose how un-progressive his stance was; you can do the math.
Sanders is more dangerous to the progressives than HC, precisely because he is successful at hiding his duplicity and appearing as a ‘hero’ of the “oppressed”.