The WaPo on the “divided GOP”, or “Piggies Clutching Fork and Knives”

The Washington Post published an interesting article (Inside Trump’s White House, New York moderates spark infighting and suspicion) that shows how Bezos wants readers to see the in-fighting in the Trump administration. Spoiler alert: he doesn’t want you to see the root of the real conflicts. And you should play the Beatles’ song Piggies while reading the article.

Since the primaries last year  I have written ( since February) about the divisions in the GOP, the ‘paleo-conservatives’ against the globalists (and about the myth of the billionaire businessman as outsider).  The WaPo nor any of the other mainstream media bothered to touch on the issue; they were busy controlling the angry voters (remember them?). Now, just NOW the WaPo touches on what is impossible to hide anymore: that the right-wing political and oligarchy elite is, in the words of that brilliant Beatle,

“clutching fork and knives to eat their bacon”

eating each other, i.e. That’s from George Harrison’s ‘Piggies‘, of course.

Drawing the lines: The “Democrats” in the GOP

The first thing I noticed is that the writers of the article, Philip Rucker and Robert Costa, refer to Bannon and his allies as the “Republican populists”. Naming is one of the most important acts of human consciousness; how we name things determines how we relate to them. Calling Bannon and his faction a “populist” gives the impression that they actually care for the regular people. He’s a populist actually sounds positive; heck, he sides with the regular folks. But does he? Is he really against the big corporate billionaires he has helped put in government? I read many of the readers’ comments; few seem to question the writers (Bezos’) point of view, which portray ideological conflict where there is none. That’s why the naming is important, because the point of view implied in the naming gets to be taken blindly.

The other side of the ‘warring’ faction for Trump’s attention are those “often aligned with Trump’s eldest daughter and his son-in-law…” Wow. Imagine that: Trump’s daughter and son-in-law are NOT in line with him; that’s implied in the description. So those are the two camps! The “moderate” side is with Trump’ son-in-law. Yeah, well, keep reading, please.

Notice, if you read the article, that there is no right-left dichotomy here; that’s too old fashion, right/left, i.e. There can be no right/left in the Trump administration because there is no ‘left’ there, there’s only ‘right’ wing there. Whether ‘paleo-conservatives’, GOP conservatives, or globalists, they are all right-wingers, differing only in wallet-size. But to be meaningful, a political division must imply opposing and contending ideologies, which is lacking here. The article gives as example of ideological battle a traveling decision:

One revealing episode came as Trump weighed where he would travel this past Wednesday following an auto industry event in Michigan.

There’s no meaningful (to us) ideological war at this time there, only a war for power and money.

So, to establish the non-existent meaningful division, the writers give you the line, first line in the article too, that one side of the warring factions is named  and “dismissed” by their opponents as “the Democrats“. But there are no “democrats” in Trump’s administration!  or around him. There are only right-wingers. The first line in the article is meant to put you in a ‘right-left’ state of mind over a ‘right-left’ division that doesn’t exist in the administration. The so-called “democrats” in the fight, the “liberal‘ side, is made of big globalists. Remember, the “liberals” are “behind” Trump’ son-in-law, who happens to be:

Kushner and Cohn are particularly close with the Cabinet’s industry barons — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

These are the ‘enemies’ of “populist Bannon”, whom he himself and the other ‘traditional’ ‘faction’ of the GOP (Rubio, etc.) helped put in control of our government. Do you see why it is appropriate to sing Piggies while reading the article?

What, then, is the division and bickering inside the Trump administration about? MONEY, what else?

I say that the main division for political power in the administration comes from big globalist corporations against the interests of the smaller business elite of the GOP. The article touches on this ever so carefully, like walking on eggshells. It’s not only that, but also that the smaller fish in the GOP tank are political bureaucrats in danger of losing their chairs in Congress. Why would they lose their chair? Well, that’s the second leg of this non-dialectical fight.

The Populist Weapon

They are the unnamed, referred to only in reference to who holds them, the “populist” Trump/Bannon. Be clear about this: the term “populist” is a reference to a weapon, a political weapon, i.e. The people who support Trump in a frenzied-cult-like, the angry voters of yesterday, are the ‘populist’  weapon in the hands of these two politicians. That is ALL  Trump/Bannon have to hold to power: his ‘deplorables’. These people scare the bejesus out of EVERYBODY! They are the reason the GOP is divided. Remove them and see Trump/Bannon and the globalists run out like maniacs. No one in their right mind would want these people in direct control of government, precisely because of what they are doing now.

So the power struggle is between factions of the right-wing plutocracy and political bureaucracy  for direct control of government. The globalists are fed up with their paid ‘incompetent’ politicians whose interests is holding to their chairs in Congress. The globalists want to run the government directly. Then there are the other globalists, who understand that this is dangerous because it will make the people rise in revolt against them. Then there are the usual GOP politicians, waiting to see how much money they can suck from the globalists in exchange for their support.

The fight described in that article is not a fight for YOU, dear reader. It’s a fight where YOU have been weaponized and used a threat by your own enemies against each other.

We are in the lowest ebb of human society. You who voted directly or indirectly for Trump have succeeded in electing the most amoral men to run our lives. They are fighting for the right to push you out of their way towards total direct domination over the planet.

How long will it take us to remove them from power is yet to be seen.

 

 

 

 

The (dis)state of the dis-union

First, a reminder, ’cause the masses tend to have very short memory (the oligarchs count on that). So far we have had the following (the news clips bring back the emotions of those moments):

  • threats to unions
  • threats to bigly corporate globalists
  • playing with nukes, China and Taiwan
  • fake news about Trump’s fake fight with the media (please, read the captions)

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These two pieces of news are related. Can you tell how?

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The media showed you on those two headlines the power struggle between Trump and the military vultures. Not many people noticed, though. And it is not about saving you money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A FAKE FIGHT: Two different tweets. Top tweet says 3:16 AM. Bottom one says 6:16 AM. Different ‘heart’ and re-tweet amounts. The first has more on all counts, which doesn’t make sense.

My point being:

You are living in a FAKE existence, fake politics.

The media decides what are the news of the day, then they stop reporting about it; and the breaking news, the ‘threats’ are forgotten. Forgotten are the angry voters, the emails, the fights and hatred between the Bernies and Hillary’s against the deplorables…that is passé, not a problem anymore.

The people’s anger is under control by that charismatic leader of the sewer. As Trump said the other day, after acknowledging his followers’ anger during the elections:

President-elect Donald Trump (above) spoke in Orlando on Friday to a crowd of more than 11,000 people during his Thank You Tour rally where he admitted that his supporters during the election were 'violent'

“But now, you’re mellow and you’re cool and you’re not nearly as vicious or violent, right? Because we won, right?’

The true existence, the one that matters, is going on where you are not allowed to enter: in the news rooms, in the private meetings between Trump and the oligarchs. It is there where the extortion, the threats, and the in-party cannibalism covered daily as ‘news’ is going on; that’s the real world.  The news are intended to get you ready to take sides when the bell rings for the start of the real fight between Trump and the oligarchs for a piece of the loot.

That’s the purpose of propaganda, keep you reacting. Today with anger, tomorrow with anxiety…always waiting for the next jolt of shocking news to get that machine moving as planned.

We are passive observers of our lives being destroyed and a new world order being erected around us. All of this with our consent because we are being deceived by Trump, the media, and those holding the true power of our government: the GOP, Congress and the CEOs of globalist corporations.

We, my friend, are the weapon these corrupt and greedy elitists use against each other. Trump is winning because he has the angry deplorables on his side.

But don’t count on that for too long, pussy grabber.

 

Larry Summers on Trump’s Carrier Agreement: Airs of Dictatorship

Lawrence (Larry) Summers is back to express his hatred of Trump, but it is getting uglier.

In an article at the WaPo on Dec 2, The upcoming Trump administration, the Carrier deal and the rule of law, Summers called the Donald “a possibly vindictive president“. That qualifier (“possibly”) is there only as legal protection against a vindictive president who might sue him for libel. Summers means Trump IS  a vindictive president, and implies in the article that Trump is a dictator.

…to lever Carrier into doing what he wanted.

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Presidents have enormous latent power and it is the custom of restraint in its use that is one of the important differences between us and banana republics.

I think his ill feelings towards Trump matter. Not only he is expressing fears of the people in the article, but there are rumbles about the tweeting President building a wall of generals around him, with the implications that he is aspiring to be a dictator. That that type of conversation is happening at all at the highest levels of our oligarchy is significant. That’s the focus of this post.

Political Context

First of all, the one fact no ones talks about: There is a huge division/fight going on up there at the higher levels of our nation’s political and economic hierarchy. There are ideological fissures on each camp individually, the globalists and the conservatives, and on how to attack the opposite camp or to make deals with each other. ‘We the people’ are the cannon fodder they are using against each other.

This has been going on since the primaries. Trump not only achieved dividing the GOP, he also divided the globalists and pitted conservatives against each other, let alone against the globalists.

The pledge to not divide the party.

It has been a long time since anyone masterfully used the adage ‘Divide and conquer to his benefit. Trump did it.

It is clear that he used the adage intentionally because anyone running for president knows that attacking the globalists is not going to garnish him friends in that camp. It is impossible to believe that he did it unknowingly. At this time in the game, after he succeeded in overturning democratic votes in his favor, the idea that he is a ‘moron’ is not helpful. He may be mentally unstable, but that is not synonym with low intelligence. Actually, it is a tightly held stereotype that mental illness is synonym with low IQ, when the two are not necessarily related.

Trump is not a moron, he is Machiavellian.

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Why is the mainstream media (MSM) not writing about that division? Answer: Because they don’t want you to see them fighting among themselves. Not only it would be unseemly, it is simply not good political practice to let your enemies (‘we the people’ in this case) see your house in disarray.

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I’m a good political observer but not a good analyst. So, I’m just saying.

Enter Larry Summers to relegate Trump “to the margins of our national life,”

We know who Larry Summers is (see full bio, but suffice it for the moment to know he is an American über-globalist) and that his opinions matter to the members of this nation’s economic and political hierarchy. But you may not know of his hatred of Trump and the reasons for it. Let me give you the skinny on Summers’ contempt for Trump, as I see it.

We all know Trump started his primaries campaign attacking the globalists, without calling them globalists. It was not an oversight; it was intentional, just as he intentionally calls them “the lying and dishonest media” but never calls what they print ‘propaganda‘. He knows good salesmanship mandates letting his customers fill the blanks: at a not-so-subconscious level, we all know he means the media writes ‘propaganda‘. Calling these elements by their name (globalism and propaganda) would be inefficient because then there would be backlash from those trying to refute the malice he ascribes to globalists and Murdock and his media pals. So, he just calls them “lying” this and that.

Yeap, it’s about propaganda. The media gives you propaganda. The people sees it, but can’t call it by its name. Trump shampooed their brains.

That in itself is propaganda by innuendo. In doing so he avoids any responsibility later on for not delivering on his ‘attacks’ on globalists. It is exactly what he did this week with the Carrier agreement incident:

It was all news to Trump, who was taken aback at the idea that he promised to keep Carrier jobs in the United States.

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“I actually said I didn’t make it. When they played it I said, ‘I did make it, but I didn’t mean it quite that way,’ ” Trump said. It was, he explained: “A euphemism. I was talking about Carrier like all other companies from here on in, because they made the decision a year and a half ago.” How Donald Trump forgot about his promise to keep Carrier jobs in the U.S. (WaPo)

But the fact remains that he ran on letting people believe he was attacking both the globalists and the media when, as you can see, he was just shampooing his followers brains.

Larry Summers and those pesky Angry Voters

And Larry Summers was incensed about it, not because he pitied the poor ‘deplorables‘ being manipulated, but because he could see that Trump was running on voters anger. Angry at what were they? Well, Summers knew the answer perfectly well, as he described in his blog:

Yet a revolt against global integration is under way in the west. The four leading candidates for president of the US — Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz — all oppose the principal free-trade initiative of this period: the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Proposals by Mr Trump, the Republican frontrunner, to wall off Mexico, abrogate trade agreements and persecute Muslims are far more popular than he is.

The core of the revolt against globalintegration, though, is not ignorance. It is a sense, not wholly unwarranted, that it is a project carried out by elites for elites with little consideration for the interests of ordinary people — who see the globalisation agenda as being set by big companies playing off one country against another.

Just for the record: I started this blog on February 1 when the MSM was ‘disconcerted’ by the phenomenon of angry voters. They would tell their audience that they didn’t know where that anger lifting Trump was coming from. But I said it in my first post, it was Trump’s anti-globalist message. If I knew it, so did they, for I’m not that bright as to be the only one seeing it. The reason the media supposedly couldn’t figure it out was precisely because Trump, opportunistically, never used the word “anti-globalism”, and they were not about to open that can of worms.  So they faked ignorance is my point.

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Back to Larry

Summers was angry at Trump for instigating voters anger against his ideology of globalism. Globalists don’t need people furious at them, they need to pacify them. Trump was making the situation worse by calling names, like Carrier company.

And so it happened that Larry couldn’t take it any more and let ‘we the people’ have it. He actually made a threat to  the American voters in an article he published at the WaPo on March titled Donald Trump is a serious threat to American democracy:

The United States has always been governed by the authority of ideas, rather than the idea of authority. Nothing is more important than to be clear to all Americans that the tradition of vigorous political debate and compromise will continue. The sooner Donald Trump is relegated to the margins of our national life, the better off we and the world will be.

That was a powerful expression of anger. Summers hates Trump, no doubt about it.

Implied in that paragraph is the threat that, if the voters don’t ostracize Trump from “our national life”, not simply defeat him, but erase him from our society, America may end up being “governed by the idea of authority”. The “tradition of political debate” is conditioned, in that article, on erasing Trump from our society.

It is not Trump who would usher such horrible destiny to our nation; it is the action of the voters if they elect him president.

More on that open letter to the American voters.

I have had a strong point of view on each of the last ten presidential elections, but never before had I feared that what I regarded as the wrong outcome would in the long sweep of history risk grave damage to the American project.

The “wrong outcome” is the wrong presidential election outcome: Voters electing Trump, but it is implied, not openly stated. Larry Summers hates Trump, but he feared the angry voters. Where did all that fear and loathing come from? Angry voters elevating both Trump and Sanders; they are the source of angst in the globalists’ mind.

The globalists can’t tolerate another wrong outcome like Brexit. And politicians like Trump (he is a politician) make the job difficult to them. And this brings us to Summers’ recent open letter to the public: The upcoming Trump administration, the Carrier deal and the rule of law

A House Divided

In it, Summers carefully hints that he thinks Trump is a dictator, as discussed up there.  All of us anti-Trump have said it since the primaries, it just so happens that now it is becoming clear. But Summers and us aren’t the only ones fearing a Donald military dictatorship. See Trump is surrounding himself with generals. That’s dangerous. 

Once again, Larry Summers shows us that his biggest fear is the misguided masses of angry voters:

Some of the worst abuses of power are not those that leaders inflict on their people. They are the acts that the people demand from their leaders. I fear in a way that is more fundamental than a bad tax policy or tariff we have started down the road of changing the operating assumptions of our capitalism. I hope I am wrong but I expect that as a consequence we are going to be not only poorer but less free.

This long post is an effort at warning people that these are definitely unstable and dangerous political times. The MSM is not covering the real news that matter to us: that our political/economical masters are divided and bickering with each other. And when that happens, we pay for the broken dishes.

The globalists admit that their fun is coming to an end, that globalism can’t continue to benefit a few without the rest of humanity rising against them.

The globalist oligarchy and the conservative elite ARE afraid of the people’s anger. The know there are good reasons for us being angry at them. But they own all the power of the nation: the military, the police, armaments…and the MSM with which to manage us into moving whichever way they want us to go. Oh, they got the silly millennials to dump Hillary Clinton. That’s control.

Donald Trump is building a wall, indeed, but of military personnel all around himself. You saw what he said about his promises about Carrier: he didn’t mean a word he said.

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El Duce?

So, he took the presidency for his personal power. That’s the sign of a dictator, isn’t it.

I hope this is not the USA empire collapsing in front of our eyes. Larry Summers’ interests are not ours. He fears us more than anyone, because ‘us’ can be manipulated like Plasticine, or grab our pitchforks and run after them.

Keep your eye open. There’s more to come.

 

 

 

Summing Up the Elections: The Horrors, the Fun, and the Historic

SUMMING UP THE ELECTIONS

This presidential election cycle has been a wonderful mix of horror and entertainment, simultaneously. Call it whatever you want but ‘boring’, which is what typical presidential elections are.

Four issues stand out, in my view, in this election, which I discuss in this post, namely: the “political outsider”, racism, ‘class warfare” (aka ‘voter anger’), and misogyny in the historic time of the first woman running for the presidency of the USA.  I’ll start with the horrors, though.

The Horror

The horrific character of this election is not solely due to that magnificent mediocre-entertainer-turned-GOP-slayer-and-Democratic-party-unifier, do I have to call his name? OK, the Pussy-grabber. You see? Horror and fun simultaneously.

The Late Show Screengrab

More horror has been elicited in the hearts of sane people by the response in some sectors of our body politic to the Donald’s unnatural presidential campaign than by he himself. Consider the following.

When a person lacks the ability to feel shame and remorse (guilt), the sky is the limit to the cruelty one can inflict in other humans and animals with nonsense excuses. Shame and remorse are the legs on which morality stands, remove them and you have personal and social chaos; remove them and you have verbal and physical aggression dominating human interactions.

Donald Trump showed himself to be the walking poster-boy of an amoral human being, bragging about not abiding by ‘political correct” attitudes. His lack of shame and remorse allows him to insult and humiliate ANYONE who displeases him or is in his way to grab something, scam the poor and the rich (in that he is ‘fair’), treat women as veritable sexual objects, propose heartless policies, discriminate and show racism…The man has no limits on hatred nor a minuscule sense of loyalty to anyone but himself.

But what has truly scare the bejesus out of sane people is how many people are out there who find AFFINITY with his behavior or who are gingerly dismissing as ‘clownish’ precisely the statements that show his lack of morals, and propose voting for him. Dismissing Hitler’ shameless racism is what brought him to power, didn’t it?

Publicly out there defending Trump’s racist and misogynist remarks are Hollywood entertainers and people in our nations’ political right and left wings.

Susan Sarandon (and ex hubby Tim Robbins) as Trump Apologist. They went public to say that Trump is “less dangerous than Hillary”.

Mainstream America is not aware of how the Left, in its totality (except the people at The Nation, who support Hillary), joined the right wingers and became Trump Apologists to explain to the working class why, despite his racism and misogyny,  he is a better alternative for them than Hillary Clinton. Their support of the Donald is more pornographic than the right wingers screwing America. The immorality of the Left supporting this racist and misogynist elitist ‘billionaire’ has been the topic of this inartful blog since February.

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Trump may be a pompous, clownish ass, but Hillary Clinton is a world-class dissembler whose most prominent personality trait happens to be pure, old-fashioned, unbridled Ambition.” 4 Reasons Not to Fear Donald Trump by David Macaray [a man, of course] June 3, 2016 at Counter Punch

And of course,  had the mainstream media (MSM) (MSM = NYT, WaPo, Cable News stations…) refuse to give free coverage to the Don’s absurd campaign from the beginning, we wouldn’t be now running like headless chicken trying to fend off this  third-rate new millennium Hitler. C’mon, at least Hitler knew what he was doing and was ‘good’ at it.

Then there was the horrifying spectacle of Sanders supporters following Hillary Clinton around and hurling insults at her and threatening to ‘kill’ her, while he was  vilifying her. It was horrifying, not only because it was unfair and disrespectful to her, but because most of us knew that Sanders was feeding Trump the ammo to shoot at Hillary. Trump later adopted the insults and thank him for them.

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Hillary Clinton’s rally in California was cut short this week when a group of Bernie Sanders backers broke out into a loud protest, with some of the demonstrators even turning their anger against children who were backing Clinton.http://www.inquisitr.com/3070700/hillary-clintons-rally-shut-down-by-angry-bernie-sanders-supporters-protesters-reportedly-ripped-up-young-girls-pro-clinton-sign/#sarAjmyeljyU22yp.99

Interestingly enough, Sanders NEVER apologized to Hillary publicly for those names (“cooked”, etc.,) nor made any gestures to denounce Trump for appropriating his negative sobriquet.

The Fun

Well, I’ll let you identified what was entertaining to you in this campaign. Both Hillary and Trump gave us reason to laugh at them, didn’t they? This is one of those Trump statements that made me laugh:

[Angry when asked why he interrupted his campaign to go cut ribbons for his new hotel he gave a litany of campaign stops and said:] “For you to ask me that question is actually very insulting, because Hillary Clinton does one stop and then goes home and sleeps, and yet you’ll ask me that question. I think it’s a very rude question, to be honest with you.”

LOL You can also check SNL for more campaign fun.

It All Started with Angry Voters and Political ‘Outsiders’:

Angry Voters and Class Wars

It all started with ‘angry voters’ in the primaries, remember them?  I know, the media doesn’t talk about them anymore. That’s because the angry voters have been properly channeled to the two parties to waste their anger on attacking Hillary and Trump, not on those who they claim have actually made them angry in the first place: the oligarchs and ‘globalists’. But I’m digressing.

Those who the GOP considers the plebe (the middle class, mostly the lower end of it) were justifiably angry at how they have been pushed by the oligarchs, the elites and politicians down with the ‘untouchables’ (the poor), identified by the right wingers as the colored ‘free loaders’ and ‘illegal aliens’ living in poverty. The left-wing (Sanders’ followers and the American Left) took as the object of its rage, not the oligarchs, but Hillary Clinton. See “she’s a liar” shouted at her face:

It should be noted that the oligarchs/globalists were never threatened by the angry voters in the Dem party. As I discussed in this blog, they, represented by Larry Summers, came out against Trump, not against Sanders. Why? Because, while Sanders was busy vilifying Hillary and blaming her for all the problems in the world, Trump was ‘shaming’ the globalists publicly, blaming them for the loss of jobs here. They, the globalists, were the ones who admitted that this election is about class wars, but the people don’t want to hear about that.

So, these angry voters populated both the GOP and the Democratic parties, and threatened a revolution within the parties, not outside. They railed against their respective parties’ “establishment” but marched right into them to turn them into the opposite of what those parties are. Sanders’ supporters wanted to turn the DNC into some form of ‘not picante’ Bolshevist Party and Hillary Clinton into a female Lenin.

The revoltosos at the GOP want…I’m still trying to figure that out. I know they want capitalism and globalism, but not too hot either.

The Outsiders: Trump and Sanders

Donald Trump entered the campaign waving the flag of the billionaire outside of politics (we are still waiting to see his taxes to confirm his status as billionaire), and the MSM did not question his claim of being a political ‘outsider’.

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I discussed the issue of billionaires, elite and oligarchs as pseudo outsiders in politics here. Is a myth, folks. Anyway, Trump admitted, during the primaries debates and later, that he paid politicians and later got from them what he needed. His own words. So he admits that he is NOT an outsider in politics, he is a manipulator of politics and politicians for his interest. I know, nothing wrong with that, but the point is made that he and other wealthy businessmen are  NOT outsiders in politics. It does matter, people.

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He is not “controlled by lobbyists” because he is his own lobbyist. He ‘donates’ to politicians to get his wishes.

Sanders, good ol’ Sanders. Not only was he paraded as an ‘outsider’, his followers made a saint out of him, with trip to the Vatican and all to get sainthood status (another fun moment in the elections).

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The MSM promoted the illusion that, because Sanders was an ‘independent’ and ‘socialist’, he was an outsider in politics, that as such he NEVER, in 30+ years in Congress, participated in the parties ‘establishment’.  Of course, the media has refused, to this day, to vet his votes in Congress. Sanders became a threat to Hillary Clinton only because the MSM gave to him the same thing they gave Trump: free coverage.

On top of that, they preserved the image of Sanders the ‘he never lies, he is so honest’, and Hillary the born-liar. You can’t have a bitch without someone to bitch on, can you? The media gave us Sanders to highlight Hillary’s ‘corruption’. But it was Sanders the one hurling insults, calling Hillary ‘corrupt’ and ‘crooked’, she never insulted him…and the media don’t show us his record nor his emails. Remember: The first instance of campaign hacking was his campaign stealing Clinton’s donor and supporters list.

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The Democratic National Committee suspended Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign’s access to the DNC voter database after the party organization said the campaign was able to take advantage of a software error to access Hillary Clinton’s confidential voter information.

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The Confrontations: Hillary & Trump Feel the Angry Voters’ ‘Burn’

Then there were the protests at Trump’s and Hillary’s rallies. This is where all hell broke loose: the MSM took an uncharacteristic support of leftist ‘rioters’.

As I commented in the post mentioned above, while up to these primaries the media had ignored the OWS and BLM movements, they turned their cameras in FAVOR of those  same people who were disrupting Trump’s and Hillary’s rallies. The media did not accuse the protesters of marching into Trump’s rallies to provoke violence, it accused Trump of inciting violence.

Funny thing is, the American Left DID organize protests to provoke violence.

…include[ing] mobilizing the greatest number possible of radicalizing people of color, youth, Bernie Sanders supporters and others to confront and shut down his campaign events at every opportunity possible. [Quote link in my post .]

And recently, the media and Assange’s Wikileaks want to blame Hillary for it, when it is clear that everybody had dirty hands. The media, above all, for covering the violence and exculpating the protesters as  not inciting violence when they did.

Misogyny Makes History with Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has the historic distinction of being the first woman running for president of the USA, but, were it  not for Trump, that would have been a negative for her in her campaign. During the primaries she was not allowed to boast about that historical achievement: she was publicly criticized by just about everybody for trying.

[Update: Article re MSM “They’re already trying to erase what they did to Hillary Clinton“]

As the first woman running for office, Hillary Clinton has had the undesired and undeserved distinction  of having been dragged through the mud, humiliated for openly running as a woman, blamed for ALL the evils in the planet (no man, president or not, has achieved this feat), called a bitch in her face, have her life threatened by men (not one woman has gone so far as to wanting to assassinate her), condemned by the MSM, the Left and by Trump and his supporters as the ‘most dishonest person on the planet’…

This is the manifestation of hatred of women, and it is historic. This presidential cycle will go to the history books as one where misogyny became a campaign issue by default.

The MSM refused to highlight the historical feature of her candidacy, and on the day she won her party’s nomination as the first woman nominated for the highest office, the Washington Post published this on its cover:

    The Take: Clinton got what she needed, but her image is underwater

It was a hit piece, promoting the ‘conventional truth’ that Hillary is a born-liar and NO ONE likes her. You know ‘conventional truths’, don’t you? They are accepted without evidence and by the force of repeating them over and over.

It is a fact that having someone of your kind (race, gender, nationality) in high office works as a role model, a boost in the collective ego of that group. No need to elaborate here on the importance of a President Obama in that respect.

But women are not allowed, yet, that benefit. Nonetheless, one thing this presidential campaign has done, by this woman running for office, is cast the light at the intensity and depth of misogyny in our culture.

Even women were afraid to praise Hillary in her effort, afraid to put women’s issues in the forefront. It took the king of the misogynist, pussy-grabber Trump, to break the damn dam of misogyny.

Now, as I write this post, it is clear that women, the majority of voters in the land, are inclined to vote for Hillary PRECISELY because of all the misogyny that Trump illuminated. These women saw how many men, from right to left, up and down the social scale, mansplained Trump to them.

That’s why Hillary Clinton’s candidacy is so important. It open the national conversation on women’s issues. No president has cared for it, because they all were men.

Like the saying goes, ‘it ain’t over until is over’. We still have a couple of weeks before we vote, anything is possible, horrible surprises can happen. There are historical evidence to that, like when no one believed that Hitler could win the German elections.

But all in all, this has been the most horrific and positive election in a long time. The last bastion of oppression, after class, race and nationality, i.e., of women, is open for a cleaning. People are angry about the economy and globalism and the elite is listening, for good and for bad.

The MSM has done a superb job at being dishonest, attacking BOTH Trump and Hillary, doing its job for the globalists who don’t want Trump and are not sure about Hillary.

Turmoil will be in the future, but I’m looking forward to the administration of the first woman President  of the USA.

I have discussed most of these issues in this blog. I know I have an unconventional take on things, I’ve been told so. I invite you to stroll around the posts’ titles and take a look. My ESL shows, but you understand what I’m saying. May not agree, but understand the message.

Thanks for reading.

The “Putrid” American Zombie Left: Wishing For Trump to ‘kill’ Clinton

Content
For the Zombie American Left, Sanders and Trump are Morally Equals
Who is the Zombie AL?

Zombies are blind
Zombies blame the living
Zombies’ Musical Theme: Macho Macho Man, I want to be a Macho Man!
Why Hillary?

It would have been more satisfying had Sanders gone, Trump-style, for Hillary’s jugular,

…but some of his ideas [Trump’s] are more progressive than Hillary’s.

…anti-Trump hysteria is and always has been irrational;

ANDREW LEVINE “A Putrid Election: the Horserace as Farce”
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/09/30/a-putrid-election-the-horserace-as-farce/

In this blog I have given many examples, from articles in the American Left’s (AL) online ‘think-tanks’,  of their pitiful defense of candidate Trump that shows that the AL is dead.

Today I give you the DEFINITE evidence in the form of Counter Punch’s call for Trump to (not-so-figuratively) ‘kill’ Hillary, for him to  finish his campaign using (more!) “dirty” tactics against her, and for you, the voters, to ignore his racist attacks on anyone who is not a white male.

As you will see, “dirty” means misogynistic attacks, and the call to ignore his racists attacks come (in my opinion) from the fact that most of the AL themselves are whites. They have the luxury of ignoring the offensive racists attacks.  Compassion is not in their hearts.

And only mindless people (zombies) would call denunciations of Trump’s bigotry and his absence of rational policy proposals “anti-Trump hysteria”.

I have argued (inartfully) in this blog that the American Left (AL) is a zombie Left, dead, but still roaming around  among the living millennials, and that it died when they became Trump Apologists in February, more or less.

Those quotes up there are  the latest examples of the AL explaining, defending and justifying what no leftist should do: ask the working class to ignore the RACIST rants of the clearly unstable mind of a representative of the racist “billionaire class”, Donald Trump, i.e.

Much that comes out of Trump’s mouth truly is horrendous, but some of his ideas are more progressive than Hillary’s.

This man has done NOTHING  to deserve the support of the left or of the working class, or of women….

From where do the zombie AL gets the idea that this man incarnate  political and moral values of interest to the American working/middle class? Oh, I know the answer to that question: From the same place they got the idea of supporting Sanders, i.e., from their puny political minds. They didn’t vet Sanders, and you can bet your home they didn’t ‘vet’ Trump.

Hell, is there any need to ‘vet’ Trump to know who he represents? He represents himself! But don’t tell that to the zombie leftist ‘intellectuals’; they need time to figure it out by themselves, as they needed time to figure out that Sanders was not there for them.

You see, for the zombie AL, Sanders and Trump are politically and morally similar. Either of them is a good choice for the zombie AL; just don’t choose ‘that woman’, she is total ‘she-devil’. Yes, they have called her ‘she-devil’.

Who is the Zombie AL? Are they the ‘conscience’ of the working  class?

The American Leftists, for me, are most of the members of the old leftist organizations, Marxists, socialists and communist, and their online ‘think-tanks’. They are the ‘leftist intellectuals’ who think they can teach the working class how to do the revolution, seeing themselves as the “conscience” of the working class.

Take Mr. Levine, who wrote that article. He is a Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies,”, and yet he is telling the voters that Trump has ‘more progressive ideas than Hillary’. How many more?, please tell us. He shows his lack of political acumen, his confusion about the old (but still relevant) leftist concept of class identity when he said this about Sanders in the article:

Perhaps he was with them all along; perhaps he turned cowardly in the end.

The zombie left can’t distinguish one ‘leftist’ elitist from a billionaire elitist. For them, Trump is as good as Sanders. And no one in the zombie left seems to mind the equality.

FYI:What they express in that article are the same feelings across the American Left. The only exception I have found is with the people of The Nation, who are supporting Clinton (but not excusing her ‘imperfections’) and denouncing Trump for what he is.

The uncool Zombie AL

The American Left (AL) has been so ineffective at mobilizing the working and middle classes in the last, let’s say, 25 years, and intellectually bankrupt, that they chose to join the presidential race in the primaries to  lay all of their few political chips on one unvetted man: Bernie Sanders.

They run to the ‘cool group’, wherever there is a group of people doing something cool, they run to join them; they don’t want to be left out (no pun intended, but, yeah.)

They knew, and know, that they, by themselves, couldn’t pull a demonstration of the people’s political power like Sanders’ followers did, so they jumped to his coattails to ride the ‘bern movement’, as if they had anything to contribute to it; worse, as if the millennials were interested on their ‘contribution’.

As I predicted, they lost their bet and blamed Sanders (and Hillary’s “trickery”) for losing to Clinton. They will NEVER dare criticize themselves for, once again, falling for  false leftists prophets; they did it first with Obama.

And now, they are doubling down on another loser bet, backing Trump and hoping that he ‘kills’ the object that reflects their futility: a woman called Hillary Clinton.

It would have been more satisfying had Sanders gone, Trump-style, for Hillary’s jugular,…

Zombies are blind

What I kept saying all along during the primaries was not difficult to see for any leftists worth calling himself/herself leftists.

I said that Sanders participation in the primaries was the typical strategy of the oligarchs of neutralizing what the media (correctly) called ‘voters anger’; that Sanders was the bait to bring those young angry people to the party so they would stop expressing their anger in ‘occupy movements’ and denouncing Wall Street and marching in front of their CEOs homes. I also argued, with evidence, that Sanders was and is a willing tool of the oligarchs.

The AL should ask themselves why did they refuse, and continue to refuse to see it, because now they claim they see it, but they still don’t.

This is the old AL, people; they should have the benefit of ‘living experience’ on their side to help them ‘see’ what was going on in the primaries. Zombie Left.

Zombies don’t know what they are doing

And through the primaries I denounced the AL for blindly and fanatically joining Sanders. The AL can’t claim they were deceived by Sanders. They deceived themselves out of intellectual bankruptcy and frustration for their inability to organize the American working, middle and poor classes and other groups in a time of global people’s anger about their oppression by the globalists. It should be easy to catch some of those ‘angry fish’, but not for the AL.

And now, here they are, the AL, ‘suspecting’ about Sanders the same things I had already denounced. They are so intellectually bankrupt and incapable of self-analysis, that they can’t even make a DEFINITE statement about the meaning of Sanders participation in the primaries and in the current race; they have DOUBTS, i.e., they are CONFUSED about Sanders’ ‘revolutionary purity’.

But when the spirit of rebellion threatened to slip out of their control, the grandees, with Sanders’ cooperation, pulled the plug. Perhaps he was with them all along; perhaps he turned cowardly in the end. Either way, he who made millions of people “feel the Bern” forfeited an opportunity to make history.

Zombies blame the living

And in there lies Sanders’ crime: he didn’t deliver the revolution, he didn’t make “history”. He was the ‘traitor’, not them; they were his followers, he was the undisputed pure messianic leader. Just as they thought Obama was a messianic leader, Sanders was bound to do to them the same thing Obama did:  He let them down. So, now, they all go home disappointed at him, and praying that Trump ‘kills’ Hillary with…misogyny, lies and character assassination.

Why, then, waste a moment’s thought on that horse race? The only reason I can think of is the hope that, playing to his strength, Trump, an inveterate entertainer, will make the spectacle interesting by going dirty.

He could have done that in the first debate, had he followed through with his threat to seat Gennifer Flowers in the front row. Monica Lewinsky would be better, but Gennifer will do. [Misogyny]

The duopoly’s stranglehold over peoples’ minds is still too strong; and Trump still scares too many liberals. [Trump Apology and defense, because, really, there’s NOTHING to fear about a  Trump presidency.]

Because she is a Cold Warrior at heart, who seems undaunted by the prospect of hostilities with Russia, Hillary Clinton is a very dangerous woman. [Woman-hating and fearing.]

Much that comes out of Trump’s mouth truly is horrendous, but some of his ideas are more progressive than Hillary’s. [Ignore his racist remarks and woman-shaming; he has bigly ideas for the nation.]

His more progressive ideas have mainly to do with matters of war and peace, trade policy, jobs creation, and infrastructure development. [They believe him when he says “trust me, I will bring peace as you have never seen before.You can trust Trump’s promises  better than Hillary’s.]

These are matters that voters care about; it would hardly do therefore to dwell on them insofar as Trump, not Clinton, occupies the high ground. [Voters don’t care about racism, therefore, don’t mind his racists rhetoric.]

All of those nonsensical quotes represent the mental attitude of the zombie AL: desperate and angry, powerless and without intelligent ideas to communicate to the voters. (They are not interested in communicating with women). They want no other than crazy Trump to “go dirty” on her. That’s all the zombie AL has today.

Zombies’ Musical Theme: Macho Macho Man, I want to be a Macho Man!

Just as the AL went all goo goo gaga over Sanders without vetting him, now they are dancing to disco Macho Macho Man Trump. They love that manly stamina he has, they love his theatrical buffoonery. They accept him as he is, they want you to vote for him, and not for ‘that woman’. They think he is not dangerous, but she is.

How the American Left ended up in this political miasma supporting a conceited, racist, misogynistic, homelessness-producing megalomaniac and mentally unstable elitist is beyond me. All I know is that they have done a great disservice to the people of this nation, to the possibility of them trusting any one propounding serious ‘leftist’ ideology.

Why Hillary?

As I have said all along, there is no working class party. Until one is organized, we are stuck with the duopoly. I have always voted democratic unenthusiastically This time…I’m with her. Because I did my research, because I researched Sanders and the other ‘leftists’ groups, and none of them is worth risking a Trump presidency.

Hillary, with all her imperfections, is the best option. I’m tired of voting for imperfect men. The zombie AL wants me to vote for a mentally unstable racist billionaire who has done nothing for us, over a rational human being, just because that being is a woman.For the zombie left, any man is better than Hillary; that’s why they voted for Obama. It was not because he was vetted and had better ideas. It was because the zombies don’t like women.

It’s time to give a chance to an imperfect woman. Sanders was almost a saint, but I don’t like saints too much.

I will be updating this post. There’s more I want to say. Please, leave a respectful comment; it can be angry, but not offensive, please.

The American Trump-Apologist Left: Traitors of the American People (II)

‘Pleas’, take note of the two big badges to the right of this post, especially the second one.

Introduction

In my previous post I started discussing the death of the American Left as shown by them becoming Trump Apologists. The process of dying of the American Left (AL), as with all processes, has been going on for quite some time as evidenced by these problems: working class losing workers’ rights, increase in levels of poverty, women losing their reproductive rights…It’s not a newly diagnosed illness what is killing it.

Yes, they don’t control the economy, but they are ‘supposed’ to help the working class organize to protect their rights. When workers lose their rights, it means they are politically weaker, and the Left is toothless.

The Left is simply unaware that the illness eating them is there, and can’t recognize the most recent symptom of their terminal disease: their sympathies towards Donald Trump.

One reason the Left is oblivious to its slow death is its persistent inability to practice self-examination, self-criticism. The AL has traditionally looked outside itself to explain its own failures: it’s always the oligarchy class, the media, the FBI, the CIA, its evil-Hillary stealing Sanders’ thunder with trickery and dishonesty…it’s never they themselves.

As evidence, take a quick look at the analysis of some of the Left’s online think-tanks articles about why Bernie Sanders’ movement failed (as I predicted on this blog, they are already blaming him and not themselves). CounterPunch magazine is a  notorious example of ‘I didn’t do that‘ analysis , but there are others. Here are some articles as example of this attitude:

The Split
Bernie Sanders: the Candidate Who Came in From the Cold
The Revolution Betrayed: Why Sandernistas Have a Right to be Angry,
Bernie’s Failed Revolution: How Sanders fell short of changing the Democratic Party.

I will submit and develop for your consideration some of the factors in the present political culture that show why the AL has stopped being an alternative to the American non-oligarchical classes and groups: Their failures, how intellectually spent they are, and how they have morphed into traitors of the American people. On the next post I would like to discuss how the AL, in yet another sign of treason,  has purposely ignored the political problem globalists and globalism. At the end of this post I introduce that discussion.

Epic Fail, Intellectually Spent, and Traitors of the 99%

“Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.”
― Vladimir Lenin

I guess no one gave Lenin one generation of youth. The point being, as the millennials have proven, you have to earn them. And the American Left is not even near getting their attention.

The  professional AL and their think-tanks (the leaders of aging socialists/communist organizations, the political analysts and political magazines and books writers) are part of the American upper middle class, its leftist intellectual elite, materially better off than most workers here and globally. They sit comfortably in front of their PC to draw for us non-intellectuals a floor-map of what we must do to achieve the revolution.

For example, on how to engage and bring to the Left the ‘angry working class element’ supporting Trump:

There are those among Trump supporters who socialists can and should relate to. We do so by ruthlessly exposing Trump’s bigotry and the hollowness of the solutions he offers…include[ing] mobilizing the greatest number possible of radicalizing people of color, youth, Bernie Sanders supporters and others to confront and shut down his campaign events at every opportunity possible.[highlights by me.]

WOW! I guess that by now, after the many ‘occupy Trump’ events, that segment of Trump supporters are totally on the Left’ side, ‘feeling the Bern’, sharing a sense of mutual relatedness with the “radicalizing” socialists who confront them “at every opportunity possible“. By “radicalizing people” the author means thugs without a party.

Interestingly enough, the AL has not being “ruthlessly” denouncing Trump; Hillary Clinton, the MSM and the GOP are the ones denouncing him. Meanwhile, the AL, Sanders and his supporters have been busy spewing their hatred of… Hillary, and “ruthlessly” denouncing… the DNC!

They can’t be “ruthlessly” denouncing Trump because they see him as an alternative to Clinton. This is the mark of the American Left’s intellectual dishonesty: they don’t hate Trump but hate Hillary; they know he is a racist and misogynist, but, for them, race and women take a back seat behind the financial needs of the generic workers, but especially white male workers. They think he is an alternative for the working class and dedicate a lot of digital ink to explain to the voters why he is better than Hillary, as discussed in the first part of this ‘series’. They contribute, with their dishonesty, to keep the American voters blind to Trump’s elitist and, yes, fascist platform.

Allow me to call them, the American Left, traitors of the working class, women, minorities, etc, etc, etc.

As intellectuals, most of the American Leftists are imbued with the typical attitude of elitists: conceit. Nothing repels the sweaty hard working class more than know-it-all socialist intellectuals. But the intellectual AL doesn’t talk to the workers, it talks among themselves. The proof is in the pudding:

After 30+ years of being the ‘conscience’ of the working class, of ‘educating’ them with leftists’ publications, do you see the masses following the Socialist Party or the Green Party today? How effective has the AL been at calling the attention of the downtrodden and the millennials and then convincing them to follow the left’s theory of how to do the revolution?

It could even be correctly argued that today’s millennials, despite the abundance of leftist’ educational material,  have the lowest understanding of basic Leftists’ political concepts like ‘socialism’ and ‘revolution’ – and certainly no familiarity with the concept of ‘class identity’ – as compared with, let’s say, the 60s Left – despite their frequent use of these concepts. That explains, in part, why most millennials feel attracted to Trump’s pseudo-anti-establishment rants. Epic fail.

there is no revolution without the masses

Bernie Sanders has the support of about 10 million active members of the non-oligarchy classes, mostly millennials, and the AL has…what was that, how many? Trump too has millions of supporters following his pseudo-anti-establishment message. An aging ‘independent’ and an elitist billionaire carrying the masses with messages similar to those which the AL has been arguing for over 30 years. That oughta hurt.

So what does the AL do? The same thing they did in the 2008 primaries: they surrendered their intellectual abilities for the joy of been with the masses that have eluded them for so long and were following Obama’s Hope and Change utopia. Basically, to avoid being left behind in touch with their irrelevancy, they became  intellectually dishonest and self-deluded; they drank the Obama Kool-Aide:

Frank Chapman, CPUSA, hailing BO’s victory in the Iowa caucuses:

“Obama’s victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle. Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary “mole”, not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through.”

Because they are incapable of self-examination, they seldom talk about how wrong they were in supporting Obama. As if their 2008 mistake never happened, today they delude themselves into believing that they are still a political force capable of ‘educating’ the millennials who, before Sanders came into the picture, had an anti-establishment unaffiliated movement of their own. The aging AL have had various joyous conferences to discuss their participation in “Sanders’ movement”, for example, one to discuss:

Should socialists work inside the Democratic Party, with the hope of transforming it into a party that genuinely represents workers’ interests?

That’s the same question they asked themselves in 2008 and many joined the party. They have learned nothing since then. The AL believes that it was Sanders who created ‘his’ movement, and not the other way around. It was the angry millennials who uplifted him and turned his initially lame primary campaign (one for the ‘issues’, taking for granted that Clinton would be the nominee) into a challenging movement… wasted by Sanders’ focus on reforming the DNC.

Sanders achievement was to walk the angry millennials into the Democratic party to ‘burn’ their angry energy and be pacified there. There was no down ballot votes supporting other progressives during this elections cycle.  it was all about Sanders, as it was all about Obama in 2008.

In both cases, then as today, a nascent fresh anti-oligarchy movement has been neutered, thanks to the American Left who helped corral the angry youth into the Democratic party.

From 2008 to today, they have had enough time to build a third-party to challenge the oligarchs’ duopoly, or any other form of ORGANIZED protests. Have them?

As I asked in a previous post:

What is the trick? What is it that Obama and Sanders, and even Trump have that you, socialists and communists, don’t have? Have you asked yourselves that question? But seriously asked yourselves that question?

This I say to the American Left: Don’t bother registering as a Democrat just because you are daydreaming that you can be a ‘subversive’ force in the Democratic party. You have demonstrated all these years that you, socialists and communists, are as painfully unappealing to the working class as a mole in the middle of your interlocutor’s nose, and that you are intellectually spent and traitors of the American people you claim to support, therefore, the American Left as Trump Apologists.

ABOUT GLOBALISM

I am baffled, but REALLY baffled…actually I am horrified at how the AL neglects to read directly from the horse’s mouth what the oligarchs are saying about this presidential elections cycle. Even a cursory look at their think-tanks and most vocal oligarchs will show you what they are up to globally and in the USA. One little example would be enough for understanding what is at stake in this presidential election cycle, one  I have frequently discussed on this blog trying  to call the attention of those professional American leftists: Larry Summers statement about the “danger” that a Trump presidency poses to, let alone the USA, but to GLOBALISM.

Oh, then, it is true that Trump is anti-globalist? asks you. Of course not! But the AL think he is. The problem he presents to the oligarchs is his insistence on talking about the problems created by the globalists. 

You see, the globalists acknowledge that the power is not in Trump hands, but in the angry voters. “Globalism created the angry voters” they say. And they have a plan to make you less angry.

To be continued.

Bernie Sanders Lost the Primaries: He Moves Towards the Sunset of the Gods

There is an update to this post as a result of the presidential elections: “Sanders: I’m Willing to Work With Trump”

Bernie is, for all practical purposes, gone: he lost.

And the (rightfully) angry millennials who raised him to Sage status and put the fear in Hillary’s and the DNC’s hearts, they lost with him.

At the end of his magical mystery  tour, Bernie leaves the millennials behind in the same condition in which he found them when he boarded them into his coach: disorganized, with no future and no movement.

Actually, he left them in worse situation, for now they are angrier and feeling betrayed by just about everybody. Theirs is a sense of not-belonging, of not being wanted, a sense of being alone born of a not-yet-matured sense of having been manipulated by politicians.

Sanders is 70+ years old and owns a fancy multi-million dollars home to retire to after the dust settles down. His millennials have nothing. He benefited financially from the millions of $27 donations: his wife derived a juicy salary as campaign manager paid from it. Everybody got richer at the top of his campaign HQ…the millennials got the joy and pride of becoming $27 poorer for him.

Bernie’s house.

bernie

Rachel Maddow at Bernie’s.

Sanders is going nowhere but to retirement, he will not be part of anything millennials do from now on; maybe he stays in the Democratic party, maybe not. He didn’t even support progressives down ballot because it was all about him.

But millennials are not going to complain about him (bless their hearts). Why?

Because they know that theirs was a symbiotic relationship with Sanders: they raised him and, in exchange, he paid them with a vivid-dream, a new form of Hope and Change: ‘doing the revolution’. The millennials refused to listen to anyone but beloved Bernie. Anyone who didn’t join them or who dared to ask questions about his political record was immediately cursed and publicly humiliated a la Trump.

And the American Left joined them in the dream because they are political zombies. They have nothing else to do but drawling for the millions of followers Sanders has and trying to drag the youngsters into their lairs: the Green party and any of the assorted decrepit socialist tombs passing for ‘workers party’. (I’m not too fond of the Left any more, does it show?)

Hinting Betrayal

The first missed hint that they were being had by Bernie was how quickly Sanders dropped the word “socialist” from his speeches. He made the MSM feel safe to prop him up with free coverage, and leave him unvetted so he could be their attack dog against Hillary Clinton. It was a repeat of what they did in the 2008 primaries, they propped unvetted Obama and attacked Hillary with a painful barrage of misogynistic articles. The word ‘socialist’ is now reserved by the media as an adjective – not an idea -to show how a ‘socialist’ almost defeated evil Hillary.

The second hint at betrayal was how quickly Sanders re-focused his campaign away from attacking the oligarchs towards attacking Hillary Clinton as the evil, powerful witch who has corrupted EVERYBODY; she decided every presidential decision –  Obama’s and Bill’s – with her scary feminist power. Gone were the ‘substantive’ class struggle analysis. It became a campaign to destroy Hillary so Bernie could be the nominee.  Instead of attacking the oligarchs, WS, the pharma, or even Trump, he attacked the DNC as the evil ‘establishment’ controlled by Hillary who has caused all the problems of the world.

First I have to win the nomination, I have to put all my energies into winning the nomination; later we can talk about how to do the political revolution.

Third hint: no talk about creating a third-party or how to ‘do the revolution’. If the DNC is such a corrupt place, the dream of ‘reforming’ it makes no sense. Better start a new workers party from scratch. But Sanders promised the DNC he wouldn’t do that; and the millennials don’t want to hear any criticism of their beloved Leader.

Sanders will talk to his millennials tonite; only then we will know how correct or incorrect my observations about his campaign are. Which way will the millennials go is yet to be seen. They may vote for Trump, but don’t expect them to join any of the American Left’s groups. Hopefully they will create something new to replace the old leftist debris.

Either way, Bernie’s campaign was a majestic run towards the sunset of the gods.

Update: In promoting his new book, Sanders promised in October to be a “thorn” in Hillary’s government. I wouldn’t count on it, it was just for promoting his book. He continues to be part and parcel of the “establishment”.