We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, June 10, 2016

Bernie Sanders White House Driveway Remarks

Click here to access a six minute video and rough transcript of Sen. Bernie Sanders announcement outside the White House from C-Span. (The C-Span video is a bit confusing because it repeats the same address twice on this 12:05m video. In realty his announcement was half that.)

Here in this announcement Sanders performs as expected according to all the evidence that he was merely running on the Democratic Party's primary campaign in exchange for his pledge to support Hillary Clinton in the final presidential election in November against Donald Trump. 

I and a few others have argued all along that this was a strategy conceived by the directors of the capitalist class to engineer the election of their favored candidate, Hillary Clinton, as president. I think this announcement confirms that argument. 

Mrs. Clinton has demonstrated her complete loyalty to this imperial capitalist class while serving as a US Senator from New York (2001 to 2009) and especially in her appointed role as Sec. of State (2009-2013). All the evidence points toward a ruling class plan to insure Clinton's election. The plan is being accomplished by running Donald Trump in the other capitalist party to act as an ogre that would repel most of the citizens of the US and using Bernie Sanders to lure left voters back into the Democratic Party to support Clinton's election in the final presidential election in November. To be sure they had to use many tricks in the various states' primary elections to pull this off in addition to granting her numerous Democratic delegates before the primary elections were held. There are many articles now appearing in mostly alternative online media giving evidence of these voting tricks. 

None of this is surprising after the fraudulent practices used to engineer Bush Jr's election in both 2000 and 2004. (The most likely reason for the extraordinary vote tampering methods was the necessity for Bush Jr to be president in order to safely pull off the 9/11 project.) This confirms the insight that has been attributed to the American anarchist Emma Goldman who said about 100 years ago that "if [capitalist] elections could change anything, they would be illegal". Only a revolutionary movement designed to rid the anti-social and class-serving project of capitalism can do this. 

Read also an article entitled "As Obama endorses Clinton, Sanders signals readiness to back campaign" from the World Socialist Web Site".

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