Bernie Sanders was a great teacher who proved that people can afford to compete with the billionaire class. He proved what every one thought was true about campaign financing; $27 per person can overpower the back room fat cats and their secret deals.
Our Revolution is now a super pac brand name that sends formulaic nonprofit emails about the issue of the day and asks for donations.
My point? Bernie discovered our revolution and then he went back to the senate and left it with a brand name. Though I'm disappointed in Bernie, the Greens have a good chance at continuing the political revolution.
If our revolution has guts, it will throw off fear of iTrumpet and vote Green. Here’s a chance for victory and also a chance to push a no clear majority presidential election into the house of representatives. Once this happens, anybody can be selected as president, even dark force Dick Cheney.
Here’s where our revolution becomes interesting. Republicans are known for their ability to do one thing; create gridlock. We the people hand a presidential election without a victor to the house of representatives. Fractured republican subgroups promptly create gridlock. Will they pick a president by 2018? Or will 30 year office holders panic and try and make newcomers behave?
Panic and gridlock still rules congress and the people who filled stadiums hoping Bernie was real become even more awesome. Distributed human intelligence focuses and replaces the entire congress in 2018 except for rightwingers from safe districts. The new congress spends a year lining up a new president only to realize it's just a year to the presidential election and people are already campaigning. It would be better to wait.
Remember what Bernie said when he first started filling stadiums like he was a rock and roll star?
“There’s something going on around here.”
Distributed human intelligence and autonomous democracy are the wave of the future. Nine feet of sea level rise by 2050. Existing government can't cope, all it can do is play regime change on Pentagon computers. Even so, autonomous democracy is rising.
Will the US unilaterally switch investment from war to taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere no matter what anybody else is doing? Will yankee ingenuity save Earth? This depends upon if the home of the brave escapes fear of iTrumpet and steps into the future with gusto.