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DNC/Hillary: Feel the Bern! Nevada is Prelude to Chopin’s “Revolutionary Etude.”

Steve Pieczenik – By now, everyone is aware that Bernie Sanders, like Trump, created a political revolution.

Nothing surprising there!

However, I have said from the very beginning of the Democratic race that Bernie’s supporters will justifiably resent and protest the highly rigged electoral process of the DNC. When I had first attended Bernie’s rally in Warner, NH almost a year ago, I felt as if I had travelled back in time to the 1960’s when the youth erupted into major spasms of protests all over this country due to the Vietnam War and other highly flammable social issues.

In the past half-a-century, the grand children of those 1960’s protestors burst into a volcanic eruption of protest and discontent directed at the corruption personified by the perfidious Clintons and the DNC.

bernieNothing was more pathetic than watching an unintelligible, intellectually slovenly Debbie Wasserman Shultz, reprimand a Brooklyn Jew, Bernie, for having led a broad spectrum of our present day youth—White, Black, Brown, Yellow, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Atheists, Hindus and whatever—into a melee of discontent in Nevada.

Too bad, Debbie!

It is imperative that Bernie’s followers should continue to protest an exceedingly venal Democratic Party, which had not an iota of decency or concern for transparency or due process. The DNC simply wanted to ram through the nomination of a potential felon [Hillary].Those who protested against Bern were themselves caricatures of fiduciary malfeasance and liberal decay.

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Trump and Bernie on the same ticket; take the ride

Jon Rappoport –  Don’t lose your lunch or your cookies or your marbles. Follow this one to the end.

BernieAs Bernie throws charges at Hillary for vote-rigging to gain the nomination; as Hillary solidifies her prurient control of so-called super-delegates (Democrat insiders and hacks), thus overturning the force of Primary voting; as Trump, Cruz, and the Republican leadership heat up an internal war over delegates; as Colorado and other states reject the validity of Republican Primary voting; the hallucination that is 2-party politics in America is on the verge of cracking. And if the crack widens, the foul creatures who emerge will reveal an oozing Hell in broad daylight.

We’ve gone past crazy.

And since that’s so, anything goes. It’s important to understand “anything,” which is why I’m dreaming about an independent ticket of Bernie Sanders, fresh off his rigged loss to Hillary, and Trump, emerging from his stinging defeat at the hands of Republican Beelzebubs. The two enemies on the same side.

Bernie and The Donald. Donald and The Bernie. Can’t agree on much, but who cares. Burn the political house down. Walk away and start a new campaign for the White House.

Left populism plus right populism. Together.

A realistic winner in November, as long as they have a cold-blooded army of pros investigating the voting machines.

Bernie: “I hate Donald, except for his stance on trade treaties that are stealing millions of jobs from Americans.”

Donald: “I hate Bernie, except for his stance on trade treaties that are stealing millions of jobs from Americans.”

Could be a lot worse.

A lot.

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Voting With Our Feet

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Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges – Bernie Sanders’ political corpse in the presidential race is still warm, but some of his prominent liberal supporters already are urging us to flee to Hillary Clinton. Sanders, who knows the game is up, will soon become the Democrats’ pied piper. He will seek to entice his supporters into the Democratic Party rattrap. He has decried the disruption of Trump rallies—denigrating the only power we have left—saying “people should not disrupt anybody’s meetings.” His “political revolution,” like his promise of a movement, is a cynical form of advertising. Sanders will, like the Barack Obama of 2008, end as an impediment to the mass movements he claims to represent. And mass movements in our system of “inverted totalitarianism” are our final and only hope.

I understand the fear over Donald Trump. I too want to crush the growing fascist sentiments rising up from the rot and decay of American society. But voting for Clinton and supporting the Democratic Party will not halt our descent into despotism. It will only accelerate it. Trump is not creating phenomena. He is responding to them. It is up to us to halt the array of forces, including the Trump campaign, that are preparing a species of American fascism and orchestrating a global ecocide. The only way we have left to vote is with our feet.

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Jill Stein v. Bernie Sanders

israel Stephen Lendman – Differences between them are stark – Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein a true populist, Sanders one in name only.

His business as usual voting record belies his call for revolutionary change – favoring old wine in new bottles, grand deception, longstanding Sanders practice.

He’s a con man, part of the dirty system like all other duopoly power candidates. Otherwise he wouldn’t be major party presidential material.

They all march to the same drummer, campaign promises made to be broken. The trouble with Sanders is he’s like all the rest, a walking talking conflict of interest.

His sole redeeming quality is he’s no Hillary Clinton, the most recklessly dangerous US presidential aspirant in memory. Don’t let her gender fool you.

Sanders’ support for Israel’s killing machine is especially troubling. He backed its premeditated summer 2014 naked aggression on Gaza – based on Big Lies.

During an August 2014 town hall meeting, he shamelessly defended its genocidal slaughter, telling a Palestinian supporter to “shut up.”

He blames Hamas for Israeli high crimes. He voted for Senate legislation, calling on the UN to rescind the Goldstone report – exposing Israel’s December 2008-January 2009 naked aggression on Gaza.

He opposes Palestinian statehood based on pre-June 1967 borders – 22% of historic Palestine.

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Trump This and Bern That!

Elective Bargaining

WomanScalesJusticeWaterIam Saums – It is a presidential election year and the masses are emerging from their political slumber.  Every four years the nation becomes encumbered and ensnared within the duality that is the American voting process.  Like a college sports rivalry, politics divides couples, families, friends, business associates and communities.  As always, the powers that be are ratcheting up the politico machine to amuse, deceive, distract, enrage, hypnotize, intrigue and stupefy society.  The establishment plays us all like a maestro their instrument.  Every time, we take the bait, note for dissonant note.

Elusive Leadership

We are all born leaders, yet we are not educated, empowered, encouraged, raised or supported in our leadership.  For most of us, this lifestyle is not an option.  Not because we don’t choose this path or aren’t adept in its practice.  It is mostly because we are discouraged, distracted and suppressed by the arrogant and bold sociopathic few that were born into the right family.  We are bewildered, enchanted, envious and ultimately subservient to politicians because of their charisma, celebrity and popularity.  We acquiesce to their inauthentic guidance and importance for fear or lack of our own.

Slight of View

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Bernie Sanders’ Phantom Movement

democratic partyChris Hedges – Bernie Sanders, who has attracted numerous young, white, college-educated supporters in his bid for the presidency, says he is creating a movement and promises a political revolution. This rhetoric is an updated version of the “change” promised by the 2008 campaign of Barack Obama and by Jesse Jackson’s earlier National Rainbow Coalition. Such Democratic electoral campaigns, at best, raise political consciousness. But they do not become movements or engender revolutions. They exist as long as election campaigns endure and then they vanish. Sanders’ campaign will be no different.

No movement or political revolution will ever be built within the confines of the Democratic Party. And the repeated failure of the American left to grasp the duplicitous game being played by the political elites has effectively neutered it as a political force. History, after all, should count for something.

The Democrats, like the Republicans, have no interest in genuine reform. They are wedded to corporate power. They are about appearance, not substance. They speak in the language of democracy, even liberal reform and populism, but doggedly block campaign finance reform and promote an array of policies, including new trade agreements, that disempower workers. They rig the elections, not only with money but also with so-called super delegates—more than 700 delegates who are unbound among a total of more than 4,700 at the Democratic convention. Sanders may have received 60 percent of the vote in New Hampshire, but he came away with fewer of the state’s delegates than Clinton. This is a harbinger of the campaign to come.

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