Abby Martin hosted a live analysis of the recent Democratic Party debate. She was joined by politician Jill P. Carter, who represents Maryland's 41st legislative district of Baltimore City; Jared Ball, assistant professor of communication studies at Morgan State University; Kamau K. Franklin, Southern Regional Director of the American Friends Service Committee; Bhaskar Sunkara, the founding editor and publisher of Jacobin Magazine; and journalist Sarah Jaffe, who co-hosts Dissent magazine's “Belabored” podcast.
It was an interesting discussion, but perhaps the most substantial conclusion came at the end by Franklin, saying that:
“One of the direct answers on why Bernie Sanders won't get elected, is because Wall Street would not let him get elected. [...] In the current structure that we do have, of this two party system, he is not electable because the rich bankers and so forth, media apparatuses, will not allow him to go any further. They will demonize him ... it will feel like Hillary Clinton is the only possibility.”
An interesting point at the beginning of the discussion is that, indeed, the questions in the debate targeted Sanders, forcing him to 'play by the rules' of the establishment. For example, Clinton clearly declared that she is faithful to the 'mainstream rationalism', saying that she is a Capitalist without doubt.
So actually, in the American reality, no one could get elected in case that he/she would dare to defy Capitalism, or, even the neocon pro-war policies attached to the US military-corporate-industrial-banking complex.
However, the fact that the system, through the corporate media, shows such an agony to align everyone behind the 'mainstream line', is a sign of an establishment under panic, which senses that people start to question those that it represents.
We witnessed such a reaction by the system in Greece, when SYRIZA was taking the power. Also, in Spain, with the rise of the Left there too, and, in Britain, with the election of the most Leftist politician, Jeremy Corbyn, in the leadership of the Labour Party. Therefore, this is a sign that the system is indeed under a degree of panic.
Concerning the Democratic debate, the corporate media did everything to present Clinton as the winner, but the social media clearly voted for Sanders. This result gave another reason for the establishment to worry.
So, there is no question that the system will definitely promote Hillary Clinton, knowing that she will serve the neocon agenda, but what about the American people?
Watch the discussion: