posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 11:15 AM
I've been watching Bernie Sanders' impressive rise to relevance in the Democratic party primary season with considerable interest. I think the guy
has a spark of understanding that puts him well ahead of the average sociopath running for the highest office in the land. Of course, he is still very
much trapped in the conventional paradigms of our time. He has not yet made the leap of realizing that we have (at best) a generation left to prepare
for a jobless economy which could and should be a utopia, but will most likely be some hellish hybrid of The Grapes of Wrath and Mad Max Beyond
But I digress. I'm looking at his campaign, so far to the left of conventional Democrat politics, and can't help but wonder what the ultimate
product of this exercise will be. I've come to the conclusion that this whole thing is unfolding for the specific purpose of undermining Third Party
options. Think about it. Sanders' campaign is bringing a whole bunch of independent and far-left disenfranchised Democrats back into the proverbial
Satisfaction with the false dichotomy of the Republicrat duopoly has been rising for years. The difference between the two major parties are almost
entirely cosmetic at this point and people are starting to look elsewhere. And the newest generation of voters, the incoming wave of millenials, ready
to outnumber us Baby Boomers and possibly change the face of American politics, are particularly unimpressed with the selection available to them.
Enter Bernie. Here's a guy at least trying to talk about the issues that matter to a lot of people. He's firing up, not the traditional Democratic
base, but a group of voters that the inevitable Democratic appointee Hillary will never have any chance of really winning over. Sure, there are people
who are drawn to Bernie who would probably pull the donkey lever just to block the Republican candidate (such gamesmanship being the foundation of our
modern political system), but a lot of the people I see gravitating to Sanders are the kind of people who would rather vote Green/Workers'/Socialist
parties rather than continuing to feed the duopoly.
So how does it play out? A long primary season that gets left wing voters invested in Bernie Sanders' campaign to the exclusion of less traditional
options. It will, however, be a remarkably civil campaign for while Bernie will call out the elites and the oligarchs, he will never "stoop" to
pointing out that Hillary is bought and paid for by those same elites. Bernie will have some impressive, exciting, and energizing wins in early key
states, but the momentum will inevitably shift towards Hillary.
The Democratic National Convention will be still be the coronation everyone's expecting, but Bernie will be there to give a conciliatory speech about
moving the party and the country forward. With the status quo candidate in place, he will hand over his legions of previously disenfranchised
followers. The Millenials will be handed to Hillary on a silver platter, boosting the chances of a Democratic win in the general election and (far
more importantly to those in power), keeping or dragging all those young, idealistic voters into the two party fold.
The script is pretty obvious, if you ask me.
So my question is: Is Bernie in on it? Or is he just a poor idealistic patsy? Is he going to play ball, or can we expect some weird Howard Dean Scream
style moment to scuttle the campaign in the early going?