“The destruction of the Democratic Party and creation of a truly progressive political movement is the only hope for black America.” Black Agenda Report
As the discussion about Putin meddling in our elections deepens, more information slowly drips in about how ‘bernies’ and the pseudo-left were targeted for anti-Clinton propaganda. I used this blog during the elections to denounce how the ‘left’ united forces with the GOP to defeat our votes and Clinton. As time goes by, my observations are being proven correct. So let me refresh your mind with this post.
The main element in all this conversation about Putin meddling in the 2016 presidential elections is the use of propaganda. We know that propaganda is a dishonest method of influencing opinions. “Dishonest” because it is based on the manipulation of information (misinformation/disinformation), and emotions through it.
Then there is the issue of what is the purpose of propaganda. It can be commercial, to sell more products and push a specific brand; that would be advertisement. But it has a nefarious goal when it is used for political purposes, ‘public relations’ as a tool of power to put in the political body –government more specific – people who represent interests rejected by the citizens, manipulating them to vote against their own interests.
There is public agreement in that Putin’s goal was to help Trump win over Hillary Clinton. That’s bad enough, but there’s more to it.
Putin is clearly a ‘right-winger’ who supports the GOP. You can’t help Trump without helping the GOP, and now more than ever considering that Putin sees the democrats as attacking Trump. Putin and his oligarchs (we saw them celebrating Trump’s ‘victory’) are now interested in securing the GOP stay as a majority party in Congress.
Also, Putin, coming from a history of believing in the one-party system, would love it if the Democratic Party were to disappear; destroying it would be a natural inclination for Putin and Russian oligarchs.
The American pseudo-left’s love affair with Putin would be understood if it was based on a Soviet era Putin, a ‘Marxist against the globalist imperialists’. That’s what they were defending in the past. But this Putin is himself a globalist-imperialists oligarch supporting the GOP in the USA. The fact that they, knowing this fact, pretend that we put all of our struggles on the side to give the GOP a chance to make ‘peace’ with Putin is beyond outrageous. It is treason by a pseudo-intellectual-pseudo-Marxist elite. I include in the ‘pseudo-left’ all the typical leftist organizations and websites (Counter Punch, Socialist World, etc.), but exclude the people at The Nation because they showed some balance and dignity during the elections.
I discussed on this blog how Bernie Sanders and the pseudo-left were determined, and still are, in destroying the Democratic Party and support the GOP. That was the focus of this blog, the pseudo-left.
In hindsight, Bernie Sanders and the pseudo-left left crumbs of support for Putin all through the elections. Their whole anti-Hillary-anti-DNC campaign was the crumbs.
Sanders has gone as far as inciting the voters at the Electoral College to vote, not to restore the people’s’ wishes expressed on November 8, but to, instead, appoint Kasich, a racist, right-wing member of the party of the enemies of the people, the GOP, i.e.
THE MANAFORT TRIAL
This is in the reporting at the Washington Post about the first day at Manafort trial, a statement by Ted Devine, Sanders’ campaign manager:
“Ukrainian’s campaign “delivered the message with numbing repetition,” thanks to Manafort… Devine said Manafort hired a range of other campaign consultants from the United States, including pollster Tony Fabrizio, who also worked on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
We now know what happened in the Ukrainian campaign (more or less), how Manafort used propaganda to influence their campaign. And Devine was helping him. It stands to logic that whatever disinformation and character assassination techniques he, Ted Devine, used there, he used here too.
I propose that the bernies’ repeated ad nauseam “lock her up” and “crooked Hillary” came from the fountainhead of Ted Devine, a Putin supporter. And boy, did Trump thank them, as he thanked Putin, for it. He publicly thanked Sanders, but Sanders never responded to deny he was helping him in any way, shape or form.
Silence is complicity, some times.
THE ONE PARTY SYSTEM
The quote that opens this post is not the only example of the pseudo-left engaged in the elimination of the Democratic Party; there are many more on this blog. These people, advocating the destruction of that party, know that doing that will make the USA a one-party system with the GOP as the only party.
They know this because this outcome is so logical and evident that even a three years old toddler can see it.
So why is the pseudo-left, Sanders and bernies so intent and adamant in destroying the party when they know that they cannot build anything on the ashes of that party? Do they have the following with the political knowledge to immediately, before the elections, build a “new democratic party” that will fix all the ‘class problems’ they say are the only problems this nation has? Of course not.
That’s why the quote up there from Blackagendareport suggest destroying the party and putting in its stead “a movement”, not another party.
Sanders and pseudo-left are Putin followers. Jill Stein even got to dine with Putin. Whatever Putin’s goals are, those are the pseudo-left/Sanders’ goal. Putin want to help Trump by eliminating the Democratic Party. So there you have it.
Today they are still at it, calling for the demise of the party.
I’m not a fan of that party. I vote dem because there is no other alternative. Instead of destroying it, those who don’t like its politics ought to work for some coalition within it to make it ‘better’. It would not be the first time that the ‘left’ makes coalitions with the ‘right’ within a party, or anywhere else.
The evidence is there today with the ‘left’ helping the GOP. It would make more sense for them to work to fix the DNC, not to put the GOP at the head of the one-party USA. But then, that would defeat Putin’s purpose, wouldn’t it?
In my book, Sanders and the pseudo-left are complicit with Putin and Trump in the coup that was the elections.
To me they are guilty of treason as much as Trump is, if not more.
Follow Sanders at your own risk.