Perhaps more of us should have seen through the free trade BS that helped to get us all here. In the midst of a Canadian election, my people are having the same difficulties waking up. They are waking up....but the narcotics supplied by free markets and totally unregulated marketeers, keep many of us nodding back off again.
We prefer to fight over trivial issues....and the right wing is good at throwing the people bones to mud wrestle over, and we keep being sold the mantra of jobs, jobs, jobs....
The truth...that a free market must include an enslaved people, eludes many of us force fed corporate media for most of our lives. And the fear of being among the 'losers' keeps us convinced we have to bomb some other place, or come down hard on some other people........in order to hang onto the scraps we still have.
In the States you only have Bernie....we have a social democratic party that has never won federal power. Both are small changes the people could make.....and the interesting thing is that Big Money is so afraid of that small change, that their propoganda machines will go into overtime frightening us out of going through that change door.
My fear and sorrow is, that they will prevail.