The DNC is laughing their asses off at progressives today, shooting down one Bernie platform plank after another yet still you sit on your thumbs.
So what story are you Bernie diehards going to switch to after the convention, once the BLINDINGLY OBVIOUS happens and Bernie throws his support behind Hillary (which he is already doing)?
Please, tell us what your story will be then for NOT kicking Bernie to the curb and putting everything behind the Green Party.
Because I'm getting the sense a whole lot of you "wait till the convention" Great Pumpkin believers are still not going to do a Gods-damned thing to help this country break free of the corrupt old Democratic Party.
I think a whole lot of you are going to amble right into the Democratic slaughterhouse Bernie the Judas Goat is herding you into.
Ya Basta! Enough is enough!
During the presidential election cycle, liberals display their gutlessness. Liberal organizations, such as MoveOn.org, become cloyingly subservient to the Democratic Party. Liberal media, epitomized by MSNBC, ruthlessly purge those who challenge the Democratic Party establishment. Liberal pundits, such as Paul Krugman, lambaste critics of the political theater, charging them with enabling the Republican nominee. Liberals chant, in a disregard for the facts, not to be like Ralph Nader, the “spoiler” who gave us George W. Bush.
The liberal class refuses to fight for the values it purports to care about. It is paralyzed and trapped by the induced panic manufactured by the systems of corporate propaganda. The only pressure within the political system comes from corporate power. With no counterweight, with no will on the part of the liberal class to defy the status quo, we slide deeper and deeper into corporate despotism. The repeated argument of the necessity of supporting the “least worse” makes things worse.
Change will not come quickly. It may take a decade or more. And it will never come by capitulating to the Democratic Party establishment. We will accept our place in the political wilderness and build alternative movements and parties to bring down corporate power or continue to watch our democracy atrophy into a police state and our ecosystem unravel.
The rise of a demagogue like Donald Trump is a direct result of the Democratic Party’s decision to embrace neoliberalism, become a handmaiden of American imperialism and sell us out for corporate money.–Chris Hedges