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.

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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”.

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A Wasted Revolution

The Situation

Why is the GOP afraid of attacking the Donald upfront? They are not afraid of that tongue of his; they are afraid of his followers. Why is the democratic party afraid of telling saint Bernie Sanders to go away already? Because they are afraid of his followers.

That’s the closer we can come to a real revolution: both parties are terrified of the angry voters, terrified that the voters will swamp their respective conventions and walk out with each party’s owners head in  a pitch fork. Wall Street, and Loyd Blankfein in particular, is keeping it quiet, but they too are nervous, not of Sanders, silly. Of the angry youngsters who want his head in a pitchfork. Sanders has never been a threat to the oligarchs or WS: he is their friend, he bailed them out.

Since 9/11, when the oligarchs ditched any pretense of not being the power behind our government, the people’s anger have been boiling. Bush Jr. showed publicly who his ‘base’ was: the ‘big donors’. The duopoly then channeled that voters’ anger on to the 2008 elections through a charismatic leader, Obama, who brought them, progressives and  republicans included, to the democratic party, and neuter them there. The financial sector openly backed him up and then were there with Obama  in the White House, in the open running the USA Inc. Under Obama’s seven years rule we saw the anti-war movement shrink like a raisin, the same with the OWS movement. The BLM movement is still struggling to survive.

2009 Infamous Obama meeting at the White House with Financial elite. They went to tell him   to tone down his attacks on them…and he dutifully complied.

Fast forward to 2016 elections. The nation’s middle class, running on fumes,  is seriously p.o.’d, the distress is general. So, the duopoly goes to work again and offers two ‘charismatic’ leaders to channel the anger, again, and render it non-threatening. But this time there is no Obama to unite republicans, democrats, independents and dreamy leftists in one party and neuter them there. Thus, the anger resurfaces and  challenges the ‘establishment’, but it is circumscribed to inside the two parties.

The I Hate Hillary Episode Where All The Anger Is Deposited On Her

Hillary Clinton (HC) has to be  sacrificed, again, fed to the angry mob to keep them away from the masters. She is, again, demonized as the sole cause of all the problems of the nation and the world; the problem is not the oligarchs who buy and put barriers on our path. The problem is she, their whore, let’s go get HER, forget about Blankfein and WS and Sillicon Valley’s Tech Giants…it’s she we need to destroy.  If there is a new scandal of any sorts, you bet she is behind it, and we can’t let a woman like that run our nation…The anger is being safely deposited on her.

But the oligarchs’ two alternatives, the two ‘charismatic’ men – Trump and Sanders, are so dysfunctional and ineffective that all that attack on Hillary only serves to make her the only sane alternative to the voters of both parties. She will win against the best wishes of the oligarchs. They gave Sanders a yuuge chance, they gave him, as they are doing with Trump, free press and non vetting his record. But the man is soo insufferable and incompetent that he can’t win. Every time he went on an interview, he screwed up. The NY Daily News interview…it was an opportunity to put Hillary away. But noooo! He squandered the opportunity.

Guess which one screwed up the most?

Speaking of Trump, whom the GOP thought they could let him run in their party to entertain and distract their voters, like Sanders, he ran away with the angry voters, and with them next to him, put himself in the position of power  to challenge the party into supporting him, threatening to unleash that mass of angry voters. The people are being manipulated, once again. Trump spoke the words that the elite hates and never expected him to mention: insularism, nationalism and anti-globalism, and now they want him out.

The elite and the oligarchs are as confused as the left is. They will have to decide fast: Trump or Hillary. I discussed the reasons why they hate Hillary. So, who will it be? I think they fear the feminist, powerful woman the most.

So, Sanders and Trump have taken that anger and used it for their personal benefits. Nothing positive is going to come from those two men’s  breve 15 minutes in the spotlight, nothing positive for the working, middle and poor classes. There will be no discussion about what happened in these primaries, what mistakes were made, simply because there was no organization behind the ‘movement’; it was all Bernie’s movement. There was no party behind him, no coordinating groups –only the campaign managers who made a pretty penny on account of the naive youngsters who gave their little $27.

Wasted Revolution

The energy of a huge mass of angry and discontented middle class, republican and democrats and independents and leftists…is being wasted on attacking one woman. It’s like Jeffrey St. Clair said at Counter punch:

What might a real movement have done? If Sanders could turn 30,000 people out for a pep rally in Washington Square Park, why couldn’t he have had a flash mob demonstration mustering half that many fervent supporters to shut down Goldman Sachs for a day? If he could lure 20,000 Hipsters to the Rose Garden in Portland, why couldn’t he turn out 10,000 Sandernistas to bolster the picket lines of striking Verizon workers? If Sanders could draw 15,000 people in Austin, Texas, why couldn’t his movement bring 5,000 people to Huntsville to protest executions at the Texas death house? If Sanders could draw 18,000 people to a rally in Las Vegas, why couldn’t he just as easily have lead them in a protest at nearby Creech Air Force Base, the center of operations for US predator drones? Strike that. Sanders supports Obama’s killer drone program.

All that energy was for naught. No need to talk about Trump’s campaign, there can be not one leftists out there who thinks that Trump’s ‘movement’ ever had the promise of growing into something important for the GOP’s voters that could be taken as an alternative to Hillary.

Sanders’ followers will continue obsessed with Hillary, they will follow her through her campaign for the presidency against Trump like a rabid dog accusing her of all types of unnatural acts against humanity, and bonding with him when he calls her names. Sanders followers always go into a state of ecstasy when Sanders of Trump call her names. They will waste their energy in trying to derail her campaign thinking that if she fails to win against Trump, by some miracle the nation will move forward, there will be no more wars…because she is the ‘corrupter’.

Even worse, they are getting ready to spend their energy, should Hillary wins the presidency, on attacking her every step of the way. Wasted energy and a wasted ‘revolution’. Instead of recouping to form a viable third-party, organize the unions,  unite wtih those working to form an international workers organization to fight the globalists, they will continue to burn themselves out trashing one woman.

Obama’s term is coming to an end, and the left is disorganized and confused and unfocused. The transition from Obama to, hopefully Hillary and not Trump, will be depressing: coming out from two defeats is not  easy.

I don’t see any path to recoup that energy wasted on Sanders. It’s like I said when Obama ran in the 2008 primaries: the left falling for the ‘hope and change’ slogan of a charismatic establishment leader will only soil the image of the progressive movement. I said the same about Sanders, that supporting his vacuous ‘socialist revolution’ will only throw the real revolution backwards another 10 years, at least. It’s going to be harder to trust or believe any one who come out again selling utopias and easy-made disposable ‘revolutions’.

I guess we’ll continue fighting to reform the duopoly, which is like trying to reform somebody’s leg, other than yours,  against his or her will.

The Great American Brainwash: Half a Billion Dollars to Turn the Public against Hillary

I opened my earlier post, Sanders and The Two-Party System: Moving The US Towards Fascism, discussing the vile YouTube videos portraying HC as, literally, a subhuman creature.

First, consider these YouTube videos titles:

Hillary and the True Beast She Is.
Clinton Insider Reveals Hillary’s Lesbian Sexcapades
Hillary Clinton – A TRUE STORY OF SEX, DRUGS & MURDER
Carly Fiorina Knows All About Hillary’s Sex Life
Hillary Clinton: A Career Criminal
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I would like to expand a bit on that concerted effort to vilify her.

According to Sanders, his followers and the whole leftist-spectrum, Hillary Clinton (HC) is the sole powerful she-devil cause of all the ills of capitalism. If we could just ‘kill’ her (at this point they imply not only figuratively speaking, that intense is the hatred) then we could get rid of the minuscule corrupt Wall Street CEOs causing the problems: that 0.1%. Hillary is the snake in Eden tempting and corrupting everybody; that’s their image of Hillary Clinton.

The title of this post is actually an article from #HillaryMen, which I highly recommend. I link to that  article because it helps make better sense of the picture I described in my post.

Even more detailed is the NY Times article The Best Way to Vilify Hillary Clinton? G.O.P. Spends Heavily to Test It
By ASHLEY PARKER and AMY CHOZICKJULY 11, 2015

on which the HillaryMen’s article was based. Again, I recommend it and, please, do click on the examples the Times article gives of  how Rove’s group compose the anti-Hillary ads.

When I wrote my earlier post I was unaware that the attacks on her have been carefully planned since 2008 by Karl Rove et al GOP operatives, and that they have invested that huge amount of money in psychological tests to brainwash the American public against her.

In other words, after reading those articles, one can safely  infer that many of the tons of  YouTube videos that I described before are actually products paid undercover by Rove, which he uses to ‘test’  the efficiency of the ‘product’ (the visual and the script attacking Hillary) on the public.

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This one from her 2008 run, clearly an early Rove product. Note the amount of hits.

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In our new information era the modern data analysts consider ‘measurable behavior’ the mere act of clicking on a link; and the thousands (in some videos millions) of hits provide a trove of information to these experts on brainwashing. They also get better feedback by the type of comments posted on each video.

This is an excerpt from the Times’ article:

ORLANDO, Fla. — Inside an office park here, about a dozen women gathered to watch a 30-second television spot that opened with Hillary Rodham Clinton looking well-coiffed and aristocratic, toasting champagne with her tuxedoed husband, the former president, against a golden-hued backdrop.

The ad then cut to Mrs. Clinton describing being “dead broke” when she and her husband left the White House, before a narrator intoned that Mrs. Clinton makes more money in a single speech, about $300,000, than an average family earns in five years.

The message hit a nerve. “She’s out of touch,” said one of the women, who works as a laundry attendant.

“Her reality is just so different than mine,” murmured another, as operatives from American Crossroads, a Republican “super PAC,” watched closely from behind a one-way mirror.

In rooms like this one around the country, an expensive and sophisticated effort is underway to test and refine the most potent lines of attack against Mrs. Clinton, and, ultimately, to persuade Americans that she does not deserve their votes. While the general election is 16 months away, Republican groups are eager to begin building a powerful case against the woman they believe will be the Democratic nominee, and to infuse the public consciousness with those messages.

This is an excerpt from the #HillaryMen’s article:

We are not surprised by this desperate Republican attempt to manipulate public opinion. As Hillary gets closer to the White House, the forces that have worked for three decades to bring her down are becoming increasingly frantic. These forces include conservative attack groups, Republican operatives and their media allies such as the Morning Joe crew and Maureen Dowd, who labor to indoctrinate the public with shop-worn negative frames:

• CALCULATING (Scheming, crafty, manipulative)
• SECRETIVE (Suspicious, paranoid, uncommunicative)
• POLARIZING (Divisive, alienating)
• UNTRUSTWORTHY (Corrupt, deceitful, dishonest, unethical)
• OVER-AMBITIOUS (Will do or say anything to win)
• INAUTHENTIC (Disingenuous, fake, unlikable, insincere)
• INHUMAN (Machine-like, robotic, abnormal, cold)
• OVER-CONFIDENT (Inevitable, defiant, imperious, regal)
• OLD (Out of touch, represents the past)

These articles are worth the time reading them.