“I strongly condemn Trump’s reckless decision to abandon our Kurdish allies to their fate at the hands of Turkish President Erdoğan.”
Sanders is a victim of his own success: his message of socialism was really a sort of new New Deal and then ended up as target practice for conservatives while cagey democratic rivals nibbled away at his faux socialism and repackaged it as centrism with leftist goodies a al carte. We criticized Sanders sternly here in 2016 and we can see his karma play out. He is left holding a bag called ‘socialism’ while the kiddie ride of the other candidates goes bye! whoopee! with all the candy from that bag. We should resurrect our harangues against Sanders from yore but who would bother now, the chameleon is caught in historical rip tide. He should go down fighting, admit to be a ‘real’ socialist and leave the field with a ‘fire and brimstone’ stump speech about the fate of capitalism. The powers that be have outplayed him.
We criticized Sanders, but we also gave him concealed support, and now perhaps we should suggest that if his opportunity has passed he should go down fighting with a real socialist message: shock the right, shock the dems, shock with a core socialist message, viz. climate catastrophe can go ‘green new deal’ but it must expropriate the capitalist system, it must do the whole socialist number, and do it right, and in the phase of this martyrdom of bernie and the berniacs show the world just what seeds he so deftly planted ‘back then’: the notes for ‘Our Revolution’ have come due in any case, and that Green New Deal, given revolutionary socialist oompah just might see real socialism in, well, Iowa…Expropriate the expropriators, refunds all around on primitive accumulation…
Up close and personal with a candidate in decline — and seemingly stuck in his ways.
The rationale for Bernie Sanders’s brand of politics has always been that it’s better to aim at shifting the basic parameters of American politics — however difficult that may be — than accepting those parameters and trying to maneuver within them.
Source: Why Bernie Sanders Matters
In what may turn out to be a preview of the U.S. presidential election, with the ruling class hellbent on stopping Bernie Sanders at all costs, big business in Seattle is carrying out an unprecedented assault of corporate PAC money against socialist and progressive candidates in this year’s elections.
“In the wealthiest country in the history of the world, one illness or disease should not ruin a family’s financial life and future.”