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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Watching The People’s Movements Die On TV, And The Education Of Donald Trump

You have to hand it to the media; they really REALLY know how to kill a movement and leave you owning only your bowel  movement.

Have you noticed how there is no more talk about the GOP’s angry voters in the mainstream or not-so-mainstream media? Shhh…wait… listen to that:…It’s the sound of no more ‘walls’ in the air. Wow, it’s actually relieving. Oh, no more nicknames for the Donald in the air either: he is more ‘respectable’ and ‘presidential’ now.

Neither Trump nor the media talk about his ‘movement’ any more. Angry voters must be ignored from now on or else he would have to address their anger and listen to their real complaints, not the ones he guessed  from polls before entering the race, as he himself said.

Instead of keeping the movement ‘alive’, as Jessie Jackson would say, Trump is now parading through the hallways of the elite’s institutions and homes. He consults with Kissinger and is making behind-the- curtain deals with them, and being ‘educated’ in the art of politics by conservative think-tanks. His followers have no idea with whom he is talking because they don’t matter anymore. Now they are NOT A MOVEMENT: now they are simply VOTERS.

Remember the GOP voters’ desires to ‘own’ the party? Fait accomplished, sort of. Trump owns it now, it’s as if they own it themselves, isn’t it?

The process of pacification of the angry voters  is complete, the party and the oligarchs can exhale: their personal necks were saved by no other than crazy Trumpo.

And Trump knows it, that his followers are now simply voters. There in his decision to make the presidential elections like a reality TV show. There’s no ‘movement’ anymore, only spectators who happen to vote. The anger must be managed and subdued; no better way than with ‘entertainment’. Because that’s all the man has to offer you.

He will be trained by the GOP’s advertising gurus, the ‘donors’, i.e., the owners of the party, by conservative think-tanks…he will receive a crash course on the few political facts he needs to know  to keep his followers hypnotized, and con them into voting for him.

His boogeyman  from now  on until November will be…tah tah! Hillary Clinton, not the ‘establishment’ or the ‘dishonest globalists’. He will continue the character assassination job perfected by Sanders, who in turn benefited from the job the MSM started since she was FOTUS. The old anti-Hillary YouTube videos I mentioned in other posts here are being undust as we speak.

The only worry still keeping the oligarchs angsty is whether he will actually do, as president, all the things he promised to the angry voters. I’m pretty sure they are not worrying much about that anymore.

You just witnessed, without noticing it, how the knife of the masses’ righteous anger is manipulated, contained, dulled and rendered safe to handle by politicians and the media. You just witnessed how political movements go to the two parties to die.

We still have another moribund movement crawling towards its ‘finish’ line. The death of  Sanders’ movement will be more painful to watch.

Is There Life After Death For Sanders’ Movement?

Have you noticed how BORING Sanders speeches feel when he is forced to stop attacking Hillary and he complies by attacking Trump?  Also, have you noticed that the MSM NEVER reports on the particulars of his attack on Trump? That is no coincidence or mistake. Sanders is there to attack Hillary and he has been more than effective at it. Once Hillary is not there, the TWO candidates will have nothing meaningful to talk about, or anything credible to offer to the voters.

Yesterday, a day after the primaries and the barrage of public recriminations against Sanders for the Nevada debacle, Sanders had one rally in California: the media informed you that he DID NOT attack Hillary and spoke only about Trump. Did they tell you what he said about him, have you hear any soundbites of him ‘bashing’ Trump repeated over and over?…crickets….What you may have heard was to show to you that he didn’t attack her, but there was no interest in making him his attacks an effective alternative to Trump.

I have repeated over and over on this blog how the duopoly, the two-party system is the tool to kill the people’s anger. I have discussed how Sanders in particular has been effective at that. Both Trump and Sanders have expressed their pride at bringing all those angry people into their party’s fold to slaughter them with the ‘establishment’.

That’s why I keep repeating that if you want a revolution, you can’t stay on either party. And I will continue to repeat: as long as that party is not created, progressives must vote democratic, and for Hillary.

Sanders promises are utopia, no substance and no means to achieve not even a sliver of the promises because, if you REALLY vetted him, you’ll see he is like Trump. Sanders has no idea of how to run a nation, he has no support, let alone of Republicans, not even of Democrats: only ONE senator has come forward to support him. They know him, his colleagues in Congress, they want nothing to do with his ‘style’.

Sanders’ movement has a better chance at life after death. I watched last night at the Rachel Maddow’ show a discussion with one Sanders supporter explaining a ‘new idea’: creating an organization that would do the work of fundraising and advertising for 400 candidates whom the organization is going to vet and recruit to be elected to push for the issues for which they were ‘hired’ to defend. It’s an interesting idea, it may or may not work…but at least they ARE thinking ahead. Something may come out of the Sanders ‘theme park’ campaign against Hillary.

My hope is that the ‘berniebots’ is a passing phenomenon and that the real ‘revolutionaries’ have learned their lesson and move on to do something constructive and impactfull, other than ‘reform’ the Democratic party.

Until then, I will vote for the ‘least of two evils’. I have a feeling she will be better than expected for the nation, knowing that she is not as bad as the media and Sanders have portrayed her.

When Tyrants are Entertaining and Serious Politicians are Boring

The other day I read, I think it was in the WaPo, a comment by one of its opinion writer telling us that we can expect Hillary Clinton’s campaign against Trump to be a “boring” exposition of how she will make things better for the voters.

Boring. Yes, there’s lot of that in her campaign. Trump and Sanders, however, are superbly entertaining. How is that?

Voter Anger And The Art Of Revenge

I have commented in this blog that even Trilateralist/globalist Larry Summers agrees with me in that voter anger comes from the oligarchs-globalists’ economic policies. One of the big flashing neon signs of political opportunism is when candidates join you in blasting your enemies, but offer no plans to return LIBERTY AND FREEDOM to you.

That’s what Trump’s and Sanders’ revolutions amount to: opportunism.

Trump is an entertainer by profession and by nature. He himself has said, lost in the many coverage he is receiving and his many flip-flops, that he knows people are angry and he is giving them what they want to hear. And what is that? REVENGE.

The entertaining part of Trump’s campaign is that he is verbally torturing and ridiculing both the GOP ‘establishment’ and Hillary Clinton (that’s the joy he is giving to the berniebots). What can be more entertaining and satisfying to people who feel enslaved by his ‘victims’ than seeing them publicly mocked and humiliated?

The other thing Trumps knows is that the people wants to be released from the oppression coming from the globalists oligarchs. But that he can’t give you: he can’t give you freedom nor liberty. That much he knows too.

Sanders is doing something similar, but he is not mocking, he is Hillary Clinton’s judge and his followers are the jury. He is not mocking in the literal sense of the world; there is no ‘fun’  in his angry attacks on Hillary. The satisfying part of his ‘campaign’ is in giving his followers the role of jury: ‘I herein publicly find you guilty of all the crimes raised by innuendo and unproven by our leader Sanders, and condemn you to suffer our rage all the way to the convention.’ But like with Trump, there is ‘no path’, not only to the nomination for him, there is no path to release you from the real culprits of your sense of oppression and indignation.

Sanders’ campaign promises are a pie in the sky; even his followers know this deep inside. But pouring their anger and revenge exclusively on Hillary is more satisfying than confronting the truth of  Sanders empty slogan about ‘revolution and socialism’. Notice, by the way, that he doesn’t use the word socialism much any more. He wants regular Joe and Jane forget he used it.

Only the boring one, Hillary Clinton, is offering you real and achievable policies.  You don’t have to be “with her” 100% of the time. There’s much that needs to be asked and fixed about her plans, but contrary to Donald and Bernie, she actually answers the media questions. She is not channeling your anger, she is not taking advantage of your anger for her personal interest. All politicians have their ego and self-interest invested, she is not the only one doing so; but she offers you something, that’s the difference as compared with the other two. Hillary Clinton is not giving you a carnival show for you to feel ‘revenged’ over the oligarchs.

That’s why she is boring, and the MSM will use her seriousness to make you like Trump better.

The MSM Tabloid

So why is the MSM giving so much air time to the Donald and portraying him as a buffoon? Because it is entertaining in the way described above. Also, because it takes the edge off the Donald. I have also been arguing in this blog that the oligarchs and the ‘paleoconservatives’ will find in Trump an outlet for the angry voters to keep that status quo intact without having to give too much in exchange for the ‘peace’ with voters.

You see, the divided oligarchs are taking sides, some with him or not. The MSM will make you like Trump when it matters the most: when he is facing Hillary. That’s their price, people, defeating Hillary. There are reasons why they don’t want her, discussed in this blog too, immaterial of the fact that they give her money (they give money to all candidates). They rather have Trump. How will they achieve that?

If and only if you stand by your expressed belief that the MSM is not only yellow but a tool of manipulating public opinion, then you must accept that, to be successful at manipulating your opinion, they must have a plan and a technique: they don’t manipulate emotions and opinion by chance. It is all choreographed.  All that coverage 24/7 of all things Trump by all the MSM, it is not by  coincidence.

Do yourselves a favor: when you finish reading this post, go to the WaPo and read this article: The spokesman who knows Trump best: Himself, and tell me that it was not written as gossip, as entertaining, as worthy of TMZ.

Trump’s fascination with the name “Barron” persisted for decades. When he was seeing Maples while still married to Ivana, he sometimes used the code name “the Baron” when he left messages for her. In 2004, when Trump commissioned a dramatic TV series based on the life of a New York real estate mogul like him, his only request to the writer was to name the main character “Barron.” And when Trump and his third wife, Melania, had a son, they named him Barron.

People, this is a ‘prospective’ president of the USA; this is not an audition to a TV program. The signs that this man would be a tyrant and that the elite is piling behind him are there for you to see.  You can’t say later  ‘oh, the MSM fooled me, I didn’t know any better’.

No matter how much ‘negative’ coverage the Donald is getting, as he himself says, ‘negative’ is better if it makes him look entertaining and  “telling it as it is”. The negative coverage Hillary is getting is not the ‘good type of negative’; there’s nothing funny or endearing in been called a liar, dishonest and untrustworthy because you have been a manipulative bitch all your life. That’s how they portray her, she is giving you nothing, not even the fun and joy of ridiculing the oligarchs; she only gives you plans.

The MSM is giving you Trump the same way they gave you the invasion of Iraq: with impunity and subterfuge. Pay attention; they don’t want her. When the oligarchs don’t want you…somehow you must be a threat to them. Sanders is not even a threat, he is there to destroy Hillary.

The MSM is mainstreaming Trump for you. Enjoy.

Trump, Sanders, and the Myth of the Outsider

The Myth of The Outsider
The Outsider Becomes The Insider
Voters Angry At What?

The Myth of The Outsider

I will start by noting that  Trump’s  unshakable  appeal to the masses is, in part, the product of the success of the mainstream media (MSM) at implanting in the people’s mind the myth that the business elite and the oligarchs  are apolitical and outside of partisan politics in Congress and the presidency.

This myth is one of the oligarchs’ most valuable tool that must be kept intact in these presidential primaries, no matter how many politicians or which party may be hurt in the process of protecting said myth. That’s why they can’t attack Trump directly as a heartless billionaire, as an elitist who has been controlling politics from the outside, as a vulture whose businesses include taking advantage of and promoting the mental illness called compulsive gamblers… How many times have you read any headlines like this: ‘Heartless Billionaire Wants To Deport Illegal Families‘? Even when Trump himself brags about influencing politics by buying  politicians, no one in the MSM has used the opportunity to get rid of him using that headline bomb: Heartless Billionaire Wants To Deport Illegal Families

Yes, he is an ‘outsider’, but so is our oligarchy, and yet they control us all.  All the blame for the ‘corruption of the establishment’ must be cast, not on the oligarchy, but on the two parties and never outside of them. That myth of the outsider is one of the reasons why Trump is so difficult to defeat: to defeat him you must destroy the myth of the billionaires as ‘outsiders’.  To defeat him means that the elite will become  collateral damage. The only way to successfully attack Trump is attacking his business practices as a privileged elitist; instead, the MSM focuses on his racists tirades (never on him as a racist billionaire), as if the GOP is not as or more racist than he is. 

Same with Sanders, he is no “outsider’ either. Sanders as an ‘outsider’ is like saying that because your hair is outside your skull it is not part of your body. Are you kidding me? 30+ years in politics and in Congress…and he is ‘an outsider’?

Finally, sadly, the oligarchs are squashing the intra-GOP fire of Trump vs the globalists with the fire of the angry liberal/progressive  youngsters. These youngsters have been manipulated to solve the GOP’s elite problem by sending them to provoke him and his followers. The goal is to present Trump as the violent element who provokes angry reactions. Notice that the MSM, uncharacteristically, is excusing the youngsters actions as ‘righteous’ response to Trump’s racists comments and ‘policies’. It is that ‘excusing’ that evidences that the youngsters are being manipulated; compare the treatment the MSM gave to those same youngsters when they were ‘occupying’ Wall Street. They were called troublemakers then, never righteous protesters.

The Outsider Becomes the Insider

It should be  patently clear by now that this year’s presidential election process is not party politics as usual. I suggest that this political parallel universe we are experiencing has its origin on 9/11, the date the globalists and billionaires chose to shake the world and take control of each nations’ political system out in the open.

(I’m not advocating any conspiracy theory about who brought the towers down. I’m referring to the political consequences of 9/11.)

It is no secret that, before 9/11, these elitists  were controlling politics behind the curtain, as acknowledged  by a writer of the elite’s think-tank Brookings Institute: Typically billionaires seek to influence politics quietly and out of public viewBut now billionaires of all stripes have come out to take control of our nation’s politics because, after 9/11, they want to run the nation  like they run their corporations: with a global frame of mind. The new qualification to run for president of the USA is to be a ‘successful’ corporationista.

Bloomberg was the first billionaire to run for office (mayor of NY) on the heels of 9/11, and since then we have been feeling the presence in our politics and public institutions  of the billionaires of all industries, e.g.  Silicon Valley’s tech giants (controlling our nation’s health research priorities) and online business moguls like Amazon’s Bezos (who influences politics and public opinion through his ownership of the WaPo).

Back to the current presidential elections

As Larry Summers explained in his blog, the crisis we are witnessing in these presidential primaries process is the result of the success of globalism. Summers( and his class members) is very much aware of voters anger and has some suggestion on how to deal with it.

Voters Angry At What?

That’s the question the MSM doesn’t want you to ask nor will they ask in their 24hrs news shows. Suffice it to say, according to them, that the people are angry at the “party establishment“: keep moving folks, there’s nothing else to see here. But consider the following.

Chances are you would agree in that most Americans have been complaining about the economy and the outsourcing of jobs, about the high cost of health care services, student debt…Trump is telling them that he has heard them.

Chances are you would agree that globalism is in great measure the culprit for jobs having been outsourced. Trump has been telling them that he knows globalism is the culprit. He even describes the problem of globalism to the American voters in his colorful and entertaining Trumpist fashion.

And chances are you would agree that Wall Street and the financial sector’s rapacious greed is hurting the US and the rest of the world. Trump there again.

These are some of the causes behind voters anger which the oligarchs and the MSM don’t want the public to discuss in the presidential elections process, dismissing publicly the anger as the result of ‘party establishment dishonesty’. Even when the MSM discusses the economy as behind voters anger, it almost invariably fails to mention globalism. See, for example, this Bloomberg‘s analysis “Why voters will remain angry” were anger is disrupting global politics, instead of global politics causing the anger.

The oligarchs prefer to set both parties aflame with voters anger and not open for discussion the problem of globalism in the elections. They think that, once the fire consumes its nutrient, it is bound to die.

Except that this is wild-fire.

Trump and Sanders are the ‘arsonists’, but Trump is the true ‘revolutionary’ in this process. Sanders is not a threat to the elite, he is there to ‘bern’ the anger. Sanders has aimed his attacks exclusively at Hillary and the democratic party ‘corruption’.

Trump, however, doesn’t mince words, calling the problem as he sees it by its name:  the globalists and neo-conservatives in both parties are America’s problem. He has denounced the Bush administration by name, Reagan and everything the GOP considers sacrosanct. Trump’s foreign policy ‘manifesto’ was prepared for the American voter, not for the party, although in it he tells the GOP elite what he thinks of them. Trump is, at least today, more of a libertarian. He may change personality next week; we have to wait to see if this is his real self.

But Trump is not an ‘outsider’, nor is him a ‘revolutionary’. He is an exquisite con man who will destroy this nation as Comodo in Gladiator in Rome: by entertaining the mob while he was been a tyrant.

The myth of the oligarchs as outsiders keeps us blinded to the true source of our corrupt politics and misery.

The Day After Hillary Wins-The MSM Kills Her, and Trump Appeals to Berniebots

I watched David Axelrod, Obama’s former campaign ad guru, at CNN doing a ‘Killing me softly” version on Hillary Clinton (HC) last night, the NY primaries day. It looked ominous because he proved in the 2008 primaries that he is an expert at killing Hillary.

He kept saying that HC, in order to not provoke Sanders’s followers, whom she may need if she wins the nomination, should not respond to his attacks against her and should not get angry. He dismissed Sanders’ dirty tactics of character assassination and lies against her. The implication was that she should be a good-girl and ignore the bully.

But that’s how he, Axelrod, ran his Obama campaign against her: he made her look ‘bitchy’ whenever she responded to Obama’s character assassination tactics. It’s no secret that Obama  and Axelrod, together, and Hillary are not in ‘good terms’ with each other.

That’s how Hillary is going to lose the elections: the MSM, Obama’s representative (Axelrod) there and the GOP will shred her to smithereens with misogyny, character assassination and outright lies. Today, less than 16hrs since her NY victory, the WaPo has this headline: The Take: Clinton got what she needed, but her image is underwater. The NY Times asks Sanders to stay in the race but makes no reference to his negative campaign threatening to handle the presidency to Trump.

The MSM is part and parcel of the presidential election process. They have more power to shape opinions than the politicians themselves. If the MSM is against you, you have an uphill battle to fight.

The only good news is that Gloria Borger, CNN’s Chief Political Analyst, who have been constantly bashing HC, showed a sign that women are finally noticing the misogynistic hack job that is been done on her. Gloria actually, somehow meekly, managed to respond to Axelrod’s comment observing that, as they were discussing (that democrats should start attacking Trump)

whenever Hillary tries to focus on Trump, Bernie gets under her skin an starts accusing her and bringing the emails, and she then has to pivot back to Bernie to respond to the accusations”.

Axelrod went actually mute: he couldn’t respond. The MSM is not 100% efficient, as shown by Trump’s and Hillary’s continued staying power despite the personal attacks. But the fact that  Sanders won Upstate New York prove that they have a powerful effect. The MSM has never criticized Sanders nor vetted his record; they attack Hillary if she responds to his smearing campaign. That’s how he won Upstate New York.

You can check my research on WaPo’s negative articles on HC and the positive for Sanders here.

Axelrod and Gloria Borger talking to each other. Old snapshot, clearly.

Trump Appeals to Berniebots

Trump, on the other side of the aisle, last night displayed his new tactic for recruiting ‘democratic’ voters: appealing to berniebots. He, ever so innocently, said:

I don’t like that Bernie guy, but what is  going there with the super delegates is worse, worse here.

The man is not the moron we all thought he is. He is effective in his conning. The purpose of that statement he made was to lure the berniebots whom he knows are expressing the idea of supporting him and not Hillary. All he has to do is sweeten his bait and they will flock to him. The honey in this case is ‘victimhood‘: he, just like Sanders, is a victim of the ‘establishment’. He wants to  commensurate with Sanders’ followers. ‘I have more in common with you than you with Hillary’, that is his message to them.

And bite they will.

Sanders and The Two-Party System: Moving The US Towards Fascism

In this post I discuss:

  • How Sanders and the  two-party system have destroyed the progressive movement
  • How his betrayal is pushing his followers  from the extreme left to the extreme right of the political spectrum as they see Trump as an alternative to vilified Hillary Clinton (HC) and, finally,
  • That his followers’ movement towards Trump presages our nation moving towards fascism.
  • I also discuss why HC is the proverbial sacrificial lamb in this process of destroying the progressive  movement.

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
  • hillary clinton and huma

There are millions of videos like these, and worse, there.

I checked videos for Dick Cheney: they were all about him being a war criminal and making a profit out of the Iraq invasion. For President George W. Bush, the videos were even cute: there were “GWBush bloopers” and other ‘funny’ takes on “Bushisms”. In other words, their moral character and their manhood, their masculine sexual qualities are not questioned…ever. They are human beings…who do bad things.

But those videos ‘inform’ us that Hillary Clinton is not human, there is no possible redemption for her as a human being because she is an unnatural beast.

You would think that republicans made those videos.  I have bad news for you: most of the videos were made by ‘democrats’ and ‘progressives’, i.e., by Sanders followers.

Hillary Clinton is not the caricature portrayed in those videos, and she is definitely not worse than the other two guys, not even if compared base on their politics, nor even as a human being. So what gives?

The Times They Are A-Changin’

If voting were to change anything, it would be illegal.

Yes, they are changing, but is not the ‘change’ you voted for when you voted for Obama.

In the  2008 elections the oligarchs learned that the voter anger that came as a consequence of the post-9/11  economical and political changes could be contained and diffused in the electoral process with the help of charismatic leaders promising to change and ‘clean’ the system.

Today they are offering you more  ‘charismatic’ and popular leaders: Sanders and Trump. Is no coincidence that they both are talking the same language of “corrupt establishment”.

Keep in mind that in 2008 HC, despite having been the preferred nominee in the beginning, became the target of a brutal misogynistic campaign attack from the democratic party and the MSM that portrayed her as the evil witch of the status quo. She was unpolitely asked to cede her candidacy to the charismatic candidate paving the path to bring the angry voters into a liberating communion of hope and change. The same thing is happening to her today.

Voter anger

Today voters have more than good reasons to be angry, on both sides of the aisle. There’s no need to go into the causes of that anger here. The question here is What do they do with that anger?

Sanders,  the two-party system (2ps) and the art of killing a populist movement

The modern purpose and function of the 2ps is to channel and dissipate voters anger in its electoral process, that’s why the ‘establishment’ protects it with tooth and nail.

Nothing threatens the status quo of the US oligarchs more than the prospect of having a viable third-party, not even ‘evil’ Hillary. That’s why the GOP forced the Donald into signing that pledge, remember? And that’s one of the reasons why B. Sanders has remained an “independent” in Congress: to divide and conquer; keep the power concentrated in the hands of the oligarchs.

For all his chest-beating shouts about “revolution”, “socialism” and being against “the billionaire class”, Sanders has never ventured outside of Congress to form a party to challenge the ‘establishment’. He is part and parcel of that establishment and has  promised many times publicly to protect the democratic party. He doesn’t even have a record of supporting other independents running for elected positions. On the contrary.

Sanders, the  great anti-establishment independent, was adamant in protecting the party from another independent by giving his unconditional support to Kerry over Nader in the 2004 presidential elections. In doing so, Sanders can receive credit for  these dubious achievements:

  • He helped in killing the momentum to create a viable third-party.
  • He blamed, not only Nader, but the third-party option for Bush winning over Kerry.
  • The psychological impact of blaming Nader for Americans having to endure the atrocious second Bush administration has cemented the voters into the 2ps. The third-party is now further away than it was in 2004.

Independently of  how democrats feel about Nader, in the eyes of the leftists and progressives Sanders betrayed the progressive movement by siding with the democratic party.

Sanders’ job in Congress all these years  has been  to give voters the illusion  that there is third option in the electoral process in his state of Vermont against the establishment, and that he represents that option. He has done his job superbly well considering his record of voting against the interests of his supporters.

Now he is doing it again now.

And that takes us to today’s primaries.

The Primaries: The Escape Valve

Sanders is running in the “corrupt party”…because the party needs him to run in it, and he does as they tell him to do.

The  DNC asked him to run  as a democrat to give the appearance that  the 2ps, and the democratic party in particular, offers real alternatives to the voters, not only the usual pro-establishment candidates. Appearances are important in a ‘democracy’. They roll the dice and if Sanders can repeat Obama’s feast, offering the pie in the sky to pacify the raucous voters, the party will again sacrifice Hillary in the altar of misogyny. Also, the anger resulting from ‘no change‘ and from the continued attacks on the middle class and the police-state is getting out of hand and has morphed into  the Occupy and BLM movements. It needs to be diffused: ‘out of the streets and into the party’ (paraphrasing “out of the closet and into street”).

So, once again the owners of the DNC recruit Sanders to impersonate ‘change’.

Sanders’ aura as an “independent” and of being in touch with the grassroots movement is a coup. He is The Pied Piper of Vermont  bringing  those pesky disorganized and drifting angry youngsters who have been challenging the status quo into the abyss of the primaries to burn and dissipate their energy (feeling the bern?) in the electoral process. That’s one of the reasons the MSM has given free press to Sanders and Trump, to stir the belligerent youngsters in the party, burn them there and render them inoffensive and malleable.

With no third-party option because Sanders helped destroy it, our  angry youngsters have no other option but to enter the 2ps…to see their anger manipulated and misdirected.

Trump is channeling the conservative angry voters and Sanders the “progressives”. They are the escape valve to dissipate all that righteous anger. Hillary and the other candidates represent the status quo, but Hillary in particular has been made the target of the youthful anger. The oligarchs, they own the 2ps, they win no matter who wins the primaries and the elections: each and every candidate in these elections is part of the ‘establishment’ and is there to protect it. But more important, they are there to protect the oligarchs themselves. That’s why Sanders vilifies Hillary, and seldom focus his ‘ire’ on the WS CEOs personally.

The only real alternative for the working class, the middle and poor classes, is to have a third-party not controlled  by the owners of the two parties. Until that ideal condition materializes, we are stuck in the duopoly; forced to choose the lesser of two evils.

And now we enter into the danger posed by Sanders and his followers.

The Angry Bots Are On The Loose

Given that Sanders have lured the angry young voters into the electoral process with his magical ‘revolution’, they have to be given a reason to stay there. They are being made to believe that the party needs their youthful anger to change the party, and that their only obstacle is HC. That’s why Sanders continues to bash her with impunity. Every time he does it, his followers experience a bout of  ecstasy.

But it is becoming clear to them that, once again, the democratic party is not willing to deliver on change; worse, is not willing to kill HC. and is not willing to let them bring the revolution to the party.  Sanders committed the mistake of eliminating himself from the contest by  his bullying and unsophisticated attacks on Hillary; he didn’t learn from Obama.

So, they are still looking to put their energy into a ‘political revolution’. Donald Trump is their next hope.

This is where the wheels come off the cart.

A bit closer to fascism

Even though Trump is running as a republican (he is a political weather vane, really), even though he has espouse racist and crude misogynistic feelings, even though he represents the opposite of what leftists and socialist stand for, Sanders followers find in Trump an alternative, not to the ‘corrupt establishment’, but to HC,  the avatar of that system.

Sanders’ followers obsession with HC shows to us that they are not well versed with the concepts they use as their motto: revolution and socialism,  and Sanders has been good at keeping them in the dark about them.

They are not fighting the oligarchs nor are they trying to change the class structure in the USA. They are fighting HC  who, in their eyes, represent all that is bad with humanity. She is the Goldstein of “1984”. They have poured all their anger and hatred into that one person, anything is better than her, even Trump. Considering that Sanders is not willing to,  figuratively?,  kill HC, and ‘older’ voters seem determined to elect her, for his followers the next best thing  is to follow the other ‘charismatic’ leader against the establishment: Trump. What is it they want from him?

They want Trump  to kill her, to humiliate and ridicule her as he has done with his opponents; they want him to show no mercy for her. That’s their ‘revolution’.

The danger

Sanders followers have shown their ignorance about the ‘revolution’, and that they are easily doped by charismatic leaders to the point of moving towards the right of the political spectrum…and that they are very angry and willing to act on it. The oligarchs have taken note and have started to use them as tools to repress other sectors of the working class and cultural groups.

The GOP is resolving its internal divisions, their fight with  “non-conservative” Trump, by manipulating the anger of the Sanders supporters and having them attack Trump to make him look ‘un-electable’. That they can do it so easily should worry every American.

The coordinated violent provocations at Trump’s rally smack of 1940s German fascists. “Berniebots” harassing  anyone who disagrees with them is now notorious, and gets them closer to their new alternate hero, Trump.  The scary part of this picture is that the oligarchs, through their MSM, have given their seal of approval for that behavior by saying that it has all been provoked by Trump’s ‘racist’ comment. Funny to see the MSM (Fox in particular) and the oligarchs complaining about racist comments from Trump.

Sanders too has done his part in creating and giving the seal of approval to this fascist behavior, and his party condones him. Now his supporters go to HC’s activities to provoke her and her followers.

Summing up, these fascist tactics and attacks are now part of our culture. Don’t expect them to go away after the elections.

Sanders helped the dem party kill the progressive movement, the anti-war movement and the third-party option. There are no options for the working and middle classes to fight the oligarchs. Americans are married to cut-throat capitalism.

Sanders effectiveness at betraying the progressive movement makes him the least qualified to be elected, and the most dangerous to us if he is.

Trump is what we all know he is. He is not an alternative either.

That leaves Hillary Clinton. She is not hiding anything. We know what she can and can’t give us. For the last 200 years we have elected men; it’s time to give a woman a chance. Hillary can’t be worse than the men who have ruled us since 9/11. Look at her record and you will find an imperfect politician who has tried to help the middle class, women and children and the poor.

Until the conditions for the third-party materializes, she is the least of all the evils, she is our only option in these elections. After the elections, the progressives and leftists should concentrate in making the Green Party a viable alternative to the next elections. Otherwise, it will be more of the same.

Unfair MSM Treatment of Sanders…

I compiled this list of headlines from the Washington Post to show how ‘fair’ or ‘unfair’ is their coverage of Sanders and Clinton.

You will see that the headlines for Sanders (45) are nearly all  positive, never is there a personal attack on him, never a question about his credibility or morals, and never a check at his political record. The opposite is true of the headlines for Hillary Clinton (40).

Sanders followers have nothing to complain about the MSM; it has the hots for him.

Headlines for Sanders:45 positive

Highlights from Bernie Sanders’s campaign, in pictures
The senator from Vermont has become Hillary Clinton’s chief rival in the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The idea that Bernie Sanders has been too negative to debate Hillary Clinton is ridiculous
The Latest: Wisconsin voters want to hear from Sanders
The Latest: Sanders reaches out to black voters in Milwaukee
Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a real run for the nomination
Jane Sanders: Winning Wisconsin wouldn’t mean less because of a large white population
Ralph Nader: Why Bernie Sanders was right to run as a Democrat
A meal at Denny’s finally convinced Jane Sanders that her husband should run
Now The Washington Post ran 16 positive stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 hours! #bias[meaning it was true!]
Sanders references the Holocaust when discussing Trump’s ‘intolerance’ toward Muslims
Bernie Sanders calls Donald Trump ‘a nutcase’ during Wisconsin rally
The key details missing from Bernie Sanders’s free college proposal
The crazy logic behind an alliance of Trump-Sanders supporters
Why did the New York Times change its mind about Bernie Sanders?
Bernie Sanders’s most vitriolic supporters really test the meaning of the word ‘progressive’
These congressional candidates got inspiration from Sanders – but little else
How an obscure socialist text from the ’80s predicted Bernie Sanders’s rise
Bernie Sanders draws more than 30,000 to stops around Washington state Sunday
What Bernie Sanders would do to America
Has The Washington Post been too hard on Bernie Sanders this week?
16 negative stories in 16 hours after Sunday’s debate? Not quite.
Awkward reality for Bernie Sanders: A strategy focused on whiter states [but he’s not a ‘racist’. For HC, it counts as ‘racism’.]
Celeb endorsement of the week: Rosario Dawson for Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders’s huge Washington win was exactly what his campaign needed

Bernie Sanders trades laughs, serious talk with Jimmy Kimmel on latest day of Democratic voting

What Bernie Sanders still doesn’t get about arguing with Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders was a trend-setter back in 1967, too

Why did Bernie Sanders dominate Saturday? Caucuses in states with smaller black populations.

Is democratic socialism the American Dream?

New York Times public editor raps newspaper for edits to story on Bernie Sanders’s record

Sanders has gotten nastier. Does it help explain his staying power?
Where once he berated the ‘billionaire class,’ senator now focuses on Hillary Clinton.

Bernie Sanders and the clash of memory
The ‘Sanders Democrat’ is paving the way for the radical left

Sanders doesn’t need much explaining in liberal Seattle

Bernie Sanders bolts interview with Arizona TV reporter

Bernie Sanders: ’30 Years of Speeches’ | Campaign 2016

Bernie Sanders tells supporters he sees a winning streak coming

How Bernie Sanders is hijacking the Democratic Party to be elected as an independent

The new Democratic Party proposal to rival Bernie Sanders’s socialism

Bernie Sanders’s praise for communist Cuba just became an issue. But do people even care anymore?

Clinton criticizes Sanders for dismissing Trump’s abortion ‘punishment’ gaffe
Stephen Colbert knows why that bird REALLY landed on Bernie Sanders’s lectern

‘Excuse me!’ Bernie Sanders doesn’t know how to talk about black people

Sanders’s ‘yuge’ Twitter moment during debate with Clinton

Bernie Sanders is right: Bill Clinton’s welfare law doubled extreme poverty

Bernie Sanders won the debate’s Google fight — in more ways than one

Maybe Bernie Sanders is right about trade negotiators
Sanders: In it to win it but building grass-roots enthusiasm for Democrats regardless

This Hillary Clinton attack on Bernie Sanders makes no sense

Bernie Sanders needs to get serious on foreign policy

Bernie Sanders’s real problem with black and Hispanic voters

Despite what his critics say, Bernie Sanders insists he is not championing a ‘radical’ agenda

Why an arm of the Koch empire is praising Bernie Sanders

HILLARY CLINTON: 40 negatives

“What if the problem with Hillary Clinton’s campaign is Hillary Clinton?
Sometimes the problem is you.”

The idea that Bernie Sanders has been too negative to debate Hillary Clinton is ridiculous
Chelsea Clinton’s bungled answer on her mother’s college affordability plan
Clinton lashes out at Sanders for ‘lying’ about her. Here’s how to settle this.
What some men have against Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton must face the music — and the FBI
The Latest: Clinton laments GOP’s ‘implacable hostility’
Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a real run for the nomination
A former top New York Times editor says Clinton is ‘fundamentally honest.’ So…
Clinton pushes gun control at emotional meeting in Wisconsin
Second federal judge grants legal discovery into Clinton use of private email server
The Latest: Wisconsin voters want to hear from Sanders
Clinton faces disruptive Sanders supporters in New York
The Latest: Sanders reaches out to black voters in Milwaukee
There are dozens of FBI agents involved in the Hillary Clinton email investigation
Do gendered comments help or hurt Hillary Clinton?
The Miami debate was Clinton’s personal nightmare
Bernie Sanders pulls even with Hillary Clinton in a new poll. Because it’s the economy, stupid.
The Republican race serves as a useful distraction from how bad things are for Clinton
This is the closest thing we’ve ever had to a Hillary Clinton political manifesto
How can Hillary Clinton and other female politicians be ‘likable enough?’ A new study offers guidance.
What’s next for Bernie Sanders’s revolution?
Hillary Clinton will have to avoid alienating his supporters.
5 times Hillary Clinton has played fast and loose with the facts on Bernie Sanders’s record
Why Hillary Clinton is unlikely to be indicted over her private email server
Lucky for her, political idiocy is not criminal.
Why Hillary Clinton’s ‘super-predator’ concession is such a big moment for political protest
Why did Hillary Clinton lose Michigan but win Ohio? White voters.
Clinton’s Benghazi moment rules Twitter at Democratic debate
U.S. judge orders discovery to go forward over Clinton’s private email system
The Libya debacle undermines Clinton’s foreign policy credentials
Hillary Clinton’s struggles with the death penalty date back to her Senate days

Hillary Clinton draws criticism for her response to violence at Trump’s Chicago rally

Justice Dept. grants immunity to staffer who set up Clinton email server
Clinton regrets 1996 remark on ‘super-predators’ after encounter with activist

Eight years later, Bill Clinton is causing headaches for his wife again
Team Hillary is betting big on the Obama coalition

Clinton ahead in Missouri, but race in limbo pending decision on recount
Clinton emails continue to be non-scandal, disappointing Republicans
Democrats have a lot riding on Hillary Clinton. Which is why the word ‘immunity’ should make them very nervous.