"The fix is in." Yeah Mr. Atcheson, we've seen it at work everywhere, even here on CD's forum. Even though it is a nomination race as yet, there are many who try their best to derail Bernie's chances even though they know that oligarchy awaits.
It is so concerted that it seems a double fix. I almost want to ask the Green Party whether half of these very vocal and adamant supposed advocates really are members of the Green Party at all? These that constantly undermine Bernie shill for Hill and nothing more. Hillary or Bernie will get the nomination and yet many progressives seem to have become purposefully blind to Hillary being the democratic candidate instead of Bernie. Need anymore be said about her oligarchy background? Even Chris Hedges talks about starting to build a third party for the future by not voting for either the dems or repubs.
How is that sacrificial self indulgence even progressive given Bernie's been in the trenches for decades?
Hedges and the others expect to lose and they find nit picking reasons to ensure that any progressive candidate would lose. Is it intellectually honest to seek the PERFECT candidate on all issues? It is so bizarre to see the most progressive candidate in my lifetime be undermined by other progressives.
Where is their care about raising the minimum wage, for single payer and all the other domestic issues that people need? They would sacrifice those people's needs and hopes by saying some future third party needs to be started now?
The fix is in for real. Some of it is simply inflexible thinking. The expectation of losing has become the identity of many. It is very depressing that the most progressive doesn't get the support that anyone who has been out there on marches or fighting for working class, middle class and the poor has been hoping to see for decades yet never has. We've been asking for such a candidate for decades!
Progressives (or maybe just some professional progressives and shills for the Hill) can't seem to find a way to support Bernie's supporting the same issues that they have supported. There could be a dozen very important issues to progressives and yet they'd say I don't care about the other eleven, Bernie isn't perfect enough for the twelfth one!
So we end up getting NONE of the twelve in the end. What is that all about? It is that phony purism that lets the rightwing and oligarchic rich laugh at people who have spent their lives (like Bernie) trying to help others and benefit the world.
Can progressives ever elect any candidate? We have one to vote for but do we really do what it takes to have a progressive candidate win?
And if he doesn't win ... a lot of people should quit their professional progressive jobs because they are responsible for not organizing for a progressive like they should have. They have relegated themselves to being losers BUT have a secure place in the Mainstream media they criticize. They write from the we complain because we will never win position.
I and all of us will once again see these famous progressive voices complain about how "progressives should organize" and "How we should mobilize" and all that bullshit they've spouted for years but never really meant. When it is Hillary or a republican in the White House, we will again see them complaining about how bad it is that the government does this or that. They will plead for people to come together as professional progressives are wont to do. Same old same old but bitter dregs this time. The curtain is being pulled back on professional progressives! Are they for real anymore? The term is >>> PROFESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE! Seems a special category of hypocrisy perhaps?
Hedges will tell others to do what? Stage a revolt? What a crock that is! Also all these phony third party fanatics ... they will all disappear again until four years from now or pretend that they were never against Bernie really, they were just being principled about not voting for the duopoly.
Oligarchy awaits all of us as does catastrophic climate change. Bernie would help us all as his long record shows. If he isn't perfect, he'd at least try his best.
If that isn't good enough for some... exactly how much time do they think they have in the future for better to come along?
We are sinking into the quicksand of oligarchic control, complaining about TPP and other trade agreements are being written in stone as we speak. Climate change is progressing worse than has been reported as we have all seen and this is just the beginning.
How much time do we have to find a better candidate when there is too little time left as it is?