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Plan B: The establishment will attempt to "occupy" Bernie

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The race for the US presidential election takes the final turn. In the GOP camp, Donald Trump appears to be unbeatable, and thanks to his far-right rhetoric combined with the attacks in San Bernardino, enjoys high popularity. The establishment, however, does not really worry about the leadership of the Republicans. What the banking/corporate complex, the US deep state and the neocons must worry about right now, is the stability of high popularity of Bernie Sanders, although the war against him has already started.

Another very indicative fact which shows that Sanders plays against all, including the definitely pro-establishment Hillary Clinton, is that Hillary has received huge amounts by the banking industry for her speeches.

Most of us knew that the Clintons are making huge profits by pro-establishment speeches, but it is worth to remember that thanks to Sanders “the Fed was forced to release details of 21,000 funding transactions it made during the financial crisis, naming names and dollar amounts. [...] The voluminous data dump from the notoriously secret Fed shows just how deeply the Federal Reserve stepped into the shoes of Wall Street and, as the crisis grew and the normal channels of lending froze, the Fed effectively replaced Wall Street and money centers banks in terms of financing.” [counterpunch.org]

Just take a look on the huge antithesis here: Hillary receives huge amounts from the banking industry, while Sanders, of the same political party, fights the huge corruption of the financial sector, even when it is directly connected with the Fed.

Hillary enjoys high popularity right now, but as Bernie's popularity looks strong too, the establishment has reasons to worry about the "accident" in the race for the leadership of the Democratic party, and from there, to the US presidency.

The situation resembles the political processes in Greece during the last years of crisis. The European and the Greek political and economic establishment were sensing a threat by the rapidly rising strength of the radical Left with Tsipras and SYRIZA. After an unprecedented war of threats and propaganda, they didn't manage to make Greeks remain faithful to the traditional political forces.

The establishment had to build a 'plan B' when SYRIZA would take the power. As it happened, SYRIZA was split, losing its most radical elements, which were the real threat for the system, and Tsipras was forced to capitulate with the European Financial Dictatorship, under the big threat of total economic collapse. The European neoliberal establishment declared victory over the people, but paid a huge price, as it has been fully exposed by the financial coup against Greece last summer. The first significant results of these developments can be seen in Portugal and Spain, were the traditional political forces lost much of their power, and the bi-partisan political system actually collapsed. The war in Europe continues.

Similarly, the establishment in the United States may have a 'plan B', in case that Bernie Sanders manage to pass all the way to the US presidency.

It will fiercely fight against any pro-people policies internally, or, any attempt for a peaceful approach with the Sino-Russian bloc externally. As it has been proven also in the Greek case, the establishment still possess all the means and the power, to force politicians like Bernie Sanders follow the "mainstream path", or, the Realpolitik if you prefer, towards the interests of the economic elites, against the interests of people.

It will not be the first time that the establishment will fight against anything that deviates from the policies it dictates. Remember that Franklin Roosevelt faced negative criticism from across the political spectrum, concerning his intentions for a “New Deal” for the American people. A quote from a Roosevelt's speech is characteristic: “A few timid people, who fear progress, will try to give you new and strange names for what we are doing. Sometimes they will call it 'Fascism,' sometimes 'Communism,' sometimes 'Regimentation,' sometimes 'Socialism.' But, in so doing, they are trying to make very complex and theoretical something that is really very simple and very practical.

The Fed, the mainstream media propaganda, the Republicans, the US deep state, the neocons and the banking/corporate complex, will use every means available to make Sanders capitulate like Tsipras in the ongoing class war. Americans and Europeans should realize that this is not an easy war, and that they must keep fighting until the final victory.

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  1. I fear for the safety of Mr Sanders as it would be all to easy to eliminate the problem rather than face the alternative.

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    1. I too share your fears for @BernieSanders.. if anything happens to him now with the support that he is gaining for his peaceful, nonviolent Political Revolution, I also fear for the country, as his loyal supporters may be incited to a full blown REVOLUTION in his absence. Heaven Forbid that either happens!

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