a reply to: infolurker
Bernie Sanders got SCREWED by the DNC, during the primary cycle of the last election in the U.S.
Furthermore, its probably stating the obvious, but just in case it has escaped the article writers notice, many people who voted Democrat in the last
election, did not do so because they are or believe in the Democrat Party, and it could be argued that those who DID vote Dem because they believe in
the party itself, were deluded in doing so.
My concern with the position taken in the article which you have linked us to, is that it fails entirely to take account of the following:
Democrat politicians, during the Obama presidency, permitted many things which ought not have been permitted, with regard to foreign policy, military
operations and actions, and so on. Democrat politicians like Hillary Clinton, for example, did many things which both on the face of it, and indeed in
specific terms, were utterly ghastly, and go against the grassroots beliefs of the people who voted for them. Not only did they do things with which
those who voted for them do not agree, but in the case of Clinton's behaviour as Secretary of State, including many moral and performance failures,
deposit upon the party of which she, and other malfunctional elements, are a part, a burden of blame which RIGHTLY belongs across their shoulders.
The party nature of politics in the developed world, but particularly in the United States, and the sheer abundance of corporate interests held by
members of those parties, is one of the primary drivers of governmental failure, with regard to its prime task, that being to represent the needs,
ideals, and the motivations of the people in the country it holds power in. Yet, for successive administrations, regardless of party in power or the
alignment of a given President, governments have NOT been representing the interests, beliefs, or indeed standing up for the well being of citizens,
when making crucial decisions about important matters. Money is always found for war, or for a bailout of major corporate entities. But the moment the
people themselves require assistance, the cupboard is bare, there is no more money, the debt ceiling is a problem. There is always money to spend on
dark projects, projects which steal the liberty of the innocent, invade the privacy of all, to no benefit to the security of the nation, but when the
people cannot pay their ever increasing bills, as a result of a real terms wage collapse, there are no routes by which their government might assist
them in any long term effective manner.
Between the fact that many politicans on both sides of the political divide are owned by large, corporate entities, many of which have connections to
the MIC, among other hideous entities, and the fact that party loyalty, tribalism does not aid a person in respecting or representing the people of a
country, you can clearly see why it is that Bernie, a man who has spent his entire career doing his best to ACTUALLY represent the beliefs of the
people who voted for him in his various roles, a man who believes that politics is supposed to be for the people and by the people, not for the
corporations and by the corporations, has decided to do his thing, his way.
The idea that he owes the Democrats any good faith at all, is frankly insane. He does not. He owes them nothing but contempt, and their actions
toward him proved that, not just to him, but to many people who were dead set to vote Democrat if it meant voting Bernie, but were turned away when he
was unceremoniously dumped out of the electoral race, due to shenanigans on the DNCs part. There are people who voted Trump, purely because the DNC
made them so unable to trust either the party or their candidate, that they would rather throw down a Trump vote and swallow the vomit that is their
natural response to doing so, than vote for Clinton at all, leave alone on the basis that they could have had Bernie instead, if the DNC had not been
totally underhanded in their dealings.
If they were willing to disenfranchise all the voters who wanted Bernie in the manner which they went ahead and did (because if you believe they were
impartial throughout the primary process, then you need to drink some coffee, take some pro plus, and wake up a bit), then imagine what they would
have done IN power?!
Its absolute idiocy to expect either Bernie, or his supporters, to have to do with the DNC after the DNC basically handed Trump the victory by
edit on 25-10-2017 by TrueBrit because: (no reason given)