Did anyone read this and not feel moved?
Someone asked in another thread how those who speak about the covert power of the Deep State can still see a possibility for change in Sanders.
The best answer is that no one will know that answer until it's put into practice.
This Rapper did Martin Luther King justice. The mere mention of poverty in the same sentence as militarism is itself extraordinary as it's the dots that "all good and patriotic citizens of the Exceptional Nation" best never connect.
There's no question that elites are upping the ante on spreading wars (and weapons), holding down the brake on modifications to the planet's primary energy-based infrastructure, and enacting treaties that grant to them--the owners of the biggest corporations that are massively guilty of crimes against nature and humanity--the determination of what law IS and how it will be enforced.
All of these restrictions, rules, and restraints work to make some citizens compliant; but there's a simultaneous swelling up of so much anger, frustration, betrayal, and that within all creative/good people that will NOT go gently into that "good night" and face a "dying of the light" of the very makings of a Free Society.
As Sanders continues to make waves and speak to the disaffected majority... it remains to be seen if elites will do him harm. And in the oft chance that he did attain the Oval Office, he would be up against a swarm of human vultures, devoid of the slightest concern for their fellow man & woman.
The Presidency allots a rare pulpit. And if someone like Sanders had it, and through it explained why Socialism has been for so long demonized, patiently explained how the European Social Democracies work... the crowd that's been conditioned by Rush Limbaugh and right wing friends to allow labels to suffice for understanding might just come to re-examine all of the crap they've been fed to distance them from the fruit of their labors (among other things).
To the extent that Obama was SOLD as savior, the ONE who'd change course after Bush's disastrous wars and rope in the rapacious bankers, etc... and the degree to which he betrayed those who put hope in him (although there are still some who stick by "their man" and look to his few, if any, achievements)... would not be the situation with Bernie Sanders.
To the extent Sanders might fail in reaching his stated campaign intentions would TRULY be due to opposition factors. With Obama, as so many of us know (although the script design goes back to Bill Clinton's era and handlers), what passed for opposition was purely theatrical.
There is a reason why Canada moved slightly to the Left, and U.K. has Corbyn, and other nations (with the sad exception of Argentina) have leaders who are showing that same sensibility.
Everyone knows that when all that $ went to the top of the global pyramid (as documented in the Piketty Study), and with so much misery spreading... that those running things are doing such a lousy job, that leadership must alter.
A "Changing of the Guard" has begun to assert and the more the elites push down the greater the momentum they create for an upward surge.