A few weeks ago, we had a democratic-socialist presidential campaign with several million donors and over a thousand-person staff. Today, we have no mass organization to carry on the struggle. We can change that — but only with Bernie’s help.
The decision was made by the New York Board of Elections, one of whom described holding the primary as a frivolous “beauty contest” for the Vermont lawmaker’s supporters.
In response to this unprecedented food crisis, Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have just introduced a bill that would expand access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps.
We all felt a deep sadness as Bernie Sanders announced the end of his campaign, along with gratitude for all his work fighting for socialist policies. The COVID-19 pandemic brutally underlines just how necessary Bernie’s policies are. It’s painful to even contemplate the presidential race being between the Wall Street Democrat Joe Biden and the More
We have always been critical of Sanders here, but always willing to at least not oppose his tantalizing tactics that seemed to able to succeed. But what we said in 2016 has come true and we have to wonder at the slick way the whole game ends up destroying Sanders socialists. The game couldn’t have been better played by a mainline reactionary.
In any case the left needs to consider that a Sanders victory could not have resolved the crisis we face.
It is time for our idea of virtual revolution: an exercise for nervous nellies on the left who chatter teeth at the prospect of revolution. And even real radicals can consider the exercise if only to grasp the seeming unlikelihood of revolution without abandoning its potential and in the end necessity.
Sanders was a strange loser who looked like a winner and his unconscious motivation remains a puzzle. People can sabotage themselves in feats of mental mechanics that are truly murky.
Sanders has in the end served the right as much as the left and the strange cleverness of his doubloon terminology of ‘socialism’ and ‘revolution’ has him hoist on his own petard.
We need to consider revolutionary options a duty and to be ready as the moment arrives. With a good psychoanalysis Bernie could have been a real revolutionary, we need to take the cure to heart, virtual revolution or not.
The end of the Bernie Sanders campaign always had a destination that was not the White House. I’ll admit that I anticipated it playing out in a slightly different manner. The wildcard in all of this was COVID-19, but like all good disaster capitalists, the DNC, with the help of the Obama faction, used it More
In the context of this interesting post at CP it is worth a look at our study of the eonic effect and its viewpoint on modernity, revolution, democracy and its continuation in the projected socialist/communist version of democracy that emerged in the revolutions of 1848. Continue reading “The model of the French Revolution…??//American Politics Without Sanders “