If more people voted for Sanders than any other candidate (and needless to say, I'm talking about the TRUE vote counts), how is the above quote valid?
I see you here a lot. I imagine you read the same articles that I do. Many of these cite verifiable statistics and citizens' polls and in ALL of these, it's clear that a MAJORITY of citizens want to see Progressive policies implemented.
What's missing is the WILL on the part of those in power.
In a functioning system, the follow all lead to remediation:
- A media that tells the truth and creates air time for HONEST debates
- A court system that holds criminals (even in high places) to account
- An election system that reflects the will of the people via vote counts
- A congress that passes laws and policies that reflect citizens' wishes
- An economic system that rewards honest work (rather than graft & corruption)
This is a partial list.
NONE of these areas are operating... as intended. All have been bought out, occupied, or co-opted.
It could be argued that much in the way of Constitutional protections, Human Rights, and Civil Liberties got washed away with the War Against Terror. A dangerous farce!
Therefore, if citizens HAVE no agency within a system fraught with systemic corruptions, the matter is not their intelligence or awareness level.
As mentioned, polls show that majorities "are already there."
Now some people--I believe--prop up this argument because their job is that of Agent Provocateurs. They want to create enough anger so that people will FIGHT back.
Fighting would likely result in many casualties and set up a pretext for further erosion of Civil Liberties.
When the U.S. was a set of 13 colonies it was unable to break away from the British Empire's rule without help from Indians and the French.
Similarly, how the world's people are going to burst the chains of the global oligarchs cum corporations is not going to be through voting. It will be a collective effort that is partly the result of protests, strikes, and OLD methods; and partly the influence of Mother Nature and agencies used by invisible forces (the Spirit World). Some of the latter works through the power of mind and that is why Masters like Christ taught the premise that "wherever two or more join together in peace, whatever they ask for shall be done."
There is a power to group meditation and shared creative visualization. Too often this power is used selfishly (as purveyed by entities like the authors of "The Secret" who appeared on Oprah, or Anthony Robbin's style seminars)... and people perhaps win a car or make $.
But the same power CAN and MUST be used at higher levels to produce results that will alter the paradigm. It's either that or really, the demise of this planet's life support systems.
I believe this shift is happening and it's infuriating to materialistic minds or those whose only prism for discerning progress is ACTION, typically of the wild, wild west sort.
I have news for them... Reality is far more nuanced than a Cowboy movie.
A new insight just flashed on... inside my brain. And it's that there is a real parallel between this OFT REPEATED Talking Point and the whole basis of Trump's campaign; nor is there any dearth of Trump supporters stationed in these "Progressive" threads.
Trump never talks about the wars of aggression that unleashed SOME reciprocal terrorism on the part of Arab people fed up with being bombed back to the Stone Age.
He never talks about NAFTA having CAUSED the migration of Mexicans over the border.
He doesn't understand why Black Lives Matter is important.
What he does do is blame these various groups for things they had little to nothing to do with causing or creating.
In parallel, the NUMERO UNO message repeated in these threads literally on a daily basis is that which mocks fellow citizens and refers to them as SHEEPLE.
However, are these individuals the causative agents for what the elites are doing up to and including the falsification of major votes (election outcomes) to produce outcomes resonant with their own ambitions and objectives?
In both instances people are AIMING at the wrong targets.
I'd like to think that people who post here are smarter than the pompous, narrow-minded, jingoistic fools that go to Trump's rallies. But then, lots of THEM are here which probably explains why there's such a need, reflex, or paid assignment to shoot at everyday people.
How else can power (and the actual authors of the acts and doctrines of destruction) get away with mass murder?
And by the way, the gap between citizens' wishes and what elites set into policy is largely GLOBAL because corporations have in many instances subcontracted governments to do THEIR bidding. And the War Department with its claim to half the U.S budget (annually!) is a MAJOR player in this debacle to Democracy gone global.