Skip to main content

First cracks to the establishment by the American people

A few more significant conclusions from the recent Democratic debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

by system failure

The latest Democratic debate was even more enlightening. There is a lot of discussion on who have won the debate, but this is not the key issue here. Since the start of this process, Bernie Sanders managed something that would appear impossible, just a few years ago.

What Bernie achieved, is to bring back the real political discussion in America, at least concerning the Democratic camp. Bernie smartly "drags" his primary rival, Hillary Clinton, into the heart of the politics. Up until a few years ago, you could not observe too much difference between the Democrats and the Republicans, who were just following the pro-establishment "politics as usual", probably with a few, occasional exceptions. The "politics as usual" so far, was "you can't touch the Wall Street", for example.

Bernie continuously forcing Hillary to appear apologetic about her campaign funding from big financial interests. She tries hard to persuade the public that she will not serve specific interests. Her anxiety can be identified in many cases and it was very clear at the moment when she accused Bernie of attacking her, concerning this funding. Hillary was forced to respond with a deeply irrational argument: anyone who takes money from big interests doesn't mean that he/she will vote for policies in favor of these interests!

Of course Hillary is deeply pro-establishment and this was proved by her arguments concerning the US foreign policy. She tried again to present Russia as major threat for Europe, calling for more US military presence in Europe, more effort and spending by the European allies on defence. Bernie had clearly a different approach saying essentially that the problems will be solved through discussion and cooperation. He said clearly that he is against US troops in Middle East. The facts justify Bernie's stance. He voted against Iraq invasion and proved to be right. Just look at the mess now in the Middle East. Hillary appears to be in total denial by not recognizing that the invasion was an absolutely wrong decision.

Furthermore, Hillary avoided to stand directly against NAFTA and TPP agreements who are designed by the lobbyists to serve the interests of the big banks and corporations. She actually implied that they need to be improved. Bernie instead, spoke clearly against these agreements, because he knows very well that such agreements further empower the banking-corporate interests at the expense of the workers and the majority of the people.

Hillary's anti-progressiveness can be also identified in her mainstream rhetoric. She uses phrases like "I'm not making promises that I cannot keep", which means that she doesn't want to commit on what Bernie basically supports: fix this deeply unequal system for the benefit of the majority.

Such phrases belong to the category of cliches that the system uses to demonize anyone who dares to speak about a real change. Mainstream journalists are using them ('that's not how it works', 'you can't do this', etc.), to present anyone who speaks about pro-people policies, more or less, as a "naive" person who dreams of things that are impossible. When the truth is that the change in the American reality right now, is only about bringing back the most fundamental rights of the American people. Rights which are given in most countries, like free healthcare and education, as Bernie says. The same tactics were used in Greece by the mainstream media during the crisis, to make people compromise with the destruction of the social state.

But now, Bernie drives the discussion towards fundamental ideological issues. He forced Hillary to defend her "progressiveness". She was forced to speak even about economic interests by names. A few years ago, this would be nearly a taboo in any debate between any primaries.

Bernie has the background and the ability to change the course of the US politics. He speaks straightly about things buried by the establishment, as if they were absent. Wall Street corruption, growing inequality, corporate funding of politicians by lobbies. He says that he will break the big banks. He will provide free health and education for all the American people. Because of Sanders, Hillary is forced to speak about these issues too. And subsequently, this starts to shape again a fundamental ideological difference between Democrats and Republicans, which was nearly absent for decades.

But none of this would have come to surface if Bernie didn't have the support of the American people. Despite that he came from nowhere, especially the young people mobilized and started to spread his message using the alternative media. Despite that he speaks about Socialism, his popularity grows. The establishment starts to sense the first cracks in its solid structure. But Bernie is only the appropriate tool. It's the American people who make the difference.

No matter who will be elected eventually, the final countdown for the demolition of this brutal system has already started and it's irreversible. The question now is not if, but when it will collapse, and what this collapse will bring the day after. In any case, if people are truly united, they have nothing to fear.

Read also:


Comments

  1. These seeds were planted in Zucotti Park and thanks to Occupy Wall Street it has finally bloomed into Run, Bernie Run! God Bless the United States of America.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Life in socialist countries is far more brutal and poverty stricken than in the US now. When you take away people's freedom to control their own life, the government has to resort to force to achieve their production goals, and forced labor is never as productive as people working for their own benefit. The USSR, China, and now Venezuela found out that socialism just does not work given human nature. In socialist countries, their is very little innovation and improvement because people don't have the incentive to create.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Really? try Denmark,France,Germany-free collage,free health care
      for all etc

      Delete
    2. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
    3. It's a damn good thing a democratic socialist in our divided house will keep the US from the socialism where every industry I'd taken by the government. What about unchecked Capitalism? Sure the corporations are free to use all resources(labor force included) chasing max profits than what? Either in their extremes appear dismal for society, luckily the 2 can balance each other and provide longevity for all.
      Aren't the USSR,CHINA and Venezuela Communist societies?

      Delete
    4. drum, denmark is more free market than united states. just stop regurgitating memes and acting like behind it you possess deep economic knowledge

      Delete
    5. Sweden, strong economy, 3.something % unemployment, extreme amounts of social security, great medical care, up at the top on medical research, on the frontline for manny years with technology, a rich cultural state. Sorry man, but all the nordic socialist countries are doing GREAT in every regard. Oh, and less crime, less drug abuse, less domestic violence, less terroriust attacks and better healt then murica. you wont be indebt for the rest of your life if you break your leg.
      Shit man, I should move this, sounds awfull.

      Delete
  3. Anonymous8/2/16 15:45

    I'm thankful for the real Americans that will stand up and overthrow any socialist movement that takes over... Don't think it will happen? Wait, watch, and learn. The military is not pro-socialism, and whomever controls the military shall control the country. Those who fight against are enemies of the State and will be destroyed.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The military IS socialism. It is truly amazing at how UNEDUCATED our nation has become. We have lived and survived as a democratic socialist nation since inception. We trade tax dollars for defense, infrastructure, social security, etc. In the last few decades, corporations have gotten special treatment and no longer pay their share of taxes. THIS needs to be corrected. If you are so afraid of socialism, you should live in a different country. Democratic socialism is alive and well in the USA.

      Delete
    2. Thank you for ezflex for saying that much more eloquently than I would have!

      Delete
    3. Wow this comment is absolutely retarded. No wonder trump won with so many uneducated twats running around in this country. Socialism is not communism.

      Trump has already gone on record with saying that he wants to make education private, he wants to privatize all of medicare, etc etc etc.

      Imagine living in a country where, you don't have the right to an education anymore or even basic medical care. That's a country I don't want to live in and thats trump's america. I hope the fucking electoral college voters decide to fucking take trump and drop kick his ass out of the presidency on December 18th.

      Delete
  4. Unknown, you are confusing socialism with totalitarian communism. Citizens of socialist countries such as Sweden, Iceland, and the Scandanavian countries do not live brutal and poverty-stricken lifestyles. There is much more poverty, both proportionately and absolutely, in the US than in the socialist countries of Europe and even in some other parts of the world.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Anonymous9/4/16 10:06

    speaking of sam adams....
    read 'an inquiry into the principle of gov..." by john taylor of caroline county, va
    and taylor was a farmer who knew sam adams aristrocracy based agenda

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Jean-Luc Mélenchon may be Julian Assange's last chance to escape from the brutal Anglo-American fascist regime

globinfo freexchange   The Anglo-American axis has now become officially a fascist coalition, framed by the rest of its Western pets. UK's Home Secretary Priti Patel, one of the most ruthless ever, decided to extradite Julian Assange to US. No surprise of course. The only question we had in mind is "what took her so long?" And the only answer we can think of, is the fear of an angry public response by Assange's supporters and ordinary people. And we should hope for that, during the time of the battle (and beyond) against that preposterous decision. It seems that the decision has terrified not only independent, but also some mainstream media outlets. As if they have suddenly woke up from a great shock, realizing now for good what this decision would truly mean for press freedom. An article in The Guardian is quite characteristic:   Murderers, torturers and war criminals will be toasting the British home secretary, Priti Patel, tonight. Her decision to approve t

How the elites trick clueless politicians and rob you in broad daylight using the inflation scare

failed evolution   The sequences of the utter fraud:   Money overflow throughout society -> starts losing value -> financial crisis happens -> big banks and corporations dictate bailout programs for them, austerity and cuts for the rest of the society through their corrupted political puppets -> new and existed money is exclusively directed back to them -> starts re-gaining value -> crisis ends -> clueless politicians are happy because they managed to "control inflation" -> people lose homes, jobs, incomes and suffer   Other crisis happens -> prices soar in vital goods and services -> big banks and corporations dictate governments to freeze salaries using the inflation scare -> money value remains high with rising trends -> huge profits for big banks and corporations through soaring prices, tax cuts and subsidies -> crisis ends, prices stabilized -> clueless politicians are happy because they managed to "control inflation"

A history of naked imperialism continues as Biden approves Somalia redeployment

Biden has reversed Donald Trump’s withdrawal of US forces from Somalia and will redeploy Special Operations Forces. It is just the latest move in a long history of destructive US-UK meddling in the Horn of Africa.    by TJ Coles   Part 3 - The US and UK wage proxy war on the ICU, infiltrate the movement with Al Qaeda extremists   The attacks of 9/11 in 2001 provided the George W. Bush administration an excuse to sanction Somali banks, even though the 9/11 Commission cleared the banks of wrongdoing. Since then, Somalia has become a testing ground for the imposition of cashless societies. Convinced that the more right-wing elements of the ICU were “al-Qaeda” fronts, the Joint Special Operations Command and CIA operated covertly in Somalia. Failing to destroy the ICU from within, the US and Britain backed an opposition government in exile comprised of Ethiopian and other warlords. In December 2006, Ethiopia invaded Somalia as a US-British proxy war. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled t

“A historic sham”: Zelensky’s speech to Greece’s parliament sparks national outrage, opens WWII-era wounds

By inviting an Azov fighter to address Greece’s parliament, Zelensky opened the country’s historic wounds and triggered angry demonstrations that have shaken its pro-US government.   by TJ Coles   Part 8 - Anti-NATO protests and massive public opposition to arming Ukraine shake Greek government   In October 2021, Greece and the US amended their Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement to “ deepen[] and expand[] on [their] partnership to maintain strong, capable, and interoperable militaries. ” Soon after, Greek media reported: “ A large number of helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles …, tanks, cannons, and artillery are expected to reach the Greek port near the border with Turkey in the weeks to come as part of an extensive military shipment that is of unprecedented scale. ” From Bulgaria and the German-based 21st Theater Sustainment Command, the US sent by rail forty-four M117 Guardian Armored Safety Vehicles to Greece, which arrived in November. The “Safety” epithet is propaganda. Jane’s

Operation Surprise: leaked emails expose secret intelligence coup to install Boris Johnson

Leaked emails reviewed by The Grayzone reveal possibly criminal plot by pro-Leave elites to sabotage Theresa May’s Brexit deal, infiltrate government, spy on campaign groups, and replace May with Boris Johnson. by Kit Klarenberg       Intelligence cabal infiltrated UK civil service thanks to “centrally placed mole”     Ex-MI6 chief Richard Dearlove pitched espionage operations targeting civil service and campaign groups     Fake Democratic Party fronts run by CIA veterans were proposed to infiltrate pro-Remain groups     Cabal sought to spy on and disrupt Prime Minister’s top Brexit negotiator     Shadowy billionaires funded effort in total secret     Dearlove claimed credit for influencing government policy on Huawei     Cabal now seeking to remove Boris Johnson     These efforts could amount to charges of TREASON  Part 3 - The cabal’s “centrally-placed mole in the civil service” leaks No. 10’s secret “warplan,” exposes official secrets behind nom de plume   On September 21st 2018, th

Day 1160: Julian Assange still in prison and under slow-motion execution by the Anglo-American imperialist criminals

failed evolution   On 11 April 2019, the Ecuadorian government of traitor Lenin Moreno, invited the Metropolitan Police into the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and they arrested Julian Assange . Since then, Assange is kept in Belmarsh high security prison in London, without actual charges.   The real reason world's number one political prisoner is still kept in this high security prison, is because he exposed horrendous war crimes carried out by the US imperialists and their allies.   The ruthless Western imperialist regime wants to punish the No1 real journalist in the world and make him an example for any Whistleblower or real journalist who will attempt to expose its big crimes in the future.   That Assange, who is in precarious physical and psychological health and who suffered a stroke during court video proceedings, has been condemned to death should not come as a surprise. The ten years he has been detained, seven in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and three in the

It’s always the right time to call George W. Bush a war criminal

If George W. Bush is not going to stand trial for war crimes, he should at the very least stop appearing in public to weigh in on unjustified wars, as he did this week when he accidentally referred to the “wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq.”   by Chip Gibbons    Part 3 - The War That Never Ended   The Iraq War may be Bush’s most monstrous crime, but it is far from his only one. Bush’s entire political career was built on death. As governor of Texas, Bush set records by presiding over 131 executions. His reputation for bloodthirstiness was parodied after his election in a Saturday Night Live sketch in which Bush told the defeated Al Gore, “ Maybe I’ll start a war. Wars are like executions supersized. ” After Nixon’s fall from grace, the nation underwent a reckoning with the larger abuses of the security state. (Obama, in the signature accomplishment of his administration, made sure no such reckoning proceeded for Bush). Almost immediately after these reforms were made, the

Paul Mason’s covert intelligence-linked plot to destroy The Grayzone exposed

Leaked emails reveal British journalist Paul Mason plotting with an intel contractor to destroy The Grayzone through “relentless deplatforming” and a “full nuclear legal” attack. The scheme is part of a wider planned assault on the UK left.   by Kit Klarenberg and Max Blumenthal Part 1 A former Trotskyist and BBC journeyman, journalist Paul Mason has made a career as the establishment’s favorite gatekeeper of the UK left. Since the Russian military incursion into Ukraine, he has cemented his position as one of Britain’s most vocal “left” cheerleaders for Western military intervention. While leading a “U.K. left” delegation to Kiev and a demonstration through the streets of London in support of NATO military escalation against Russia, Mason has accordingly used his platform to assail journalists, academics, Labour party members and private citizens who oppose shipping piles of advanced weaponry to Ukraine.  In a series of recent columns, Mason called for the state-enforced suppression o

World-controlling Bilderberg Group meeting discovered by journalists

The Jimmy Dore Show   The highly secretive Bilderberg Group met in person for the first time since the pandemic, taking up and cordoning off the entire Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington DC to plan world domination while refusing to allow access to any of the plebes whose lives they’re planning or journalists who might cover the proceedings. Jimmy Dore and his panel consisting of The Grayzone ’s Max Blumenthal and American comedian Kurt Metzger discuss the shadowy organization’s plans and just why the mainstream media chooses to ignore this meeting of some of the world’s most powerful people.  

Today, Colombia votes on a shift to the Left

Colombia heads to the polls today to reject the far-right politics of Iván Duque and Álvaro Uribe and assert that the average Colombian is much more progressive than the traditional politicians who represent them.   by  Luciana Cadahia / Tamara Ospina Posse    Part 2 - The Fog of War   Colombian and international media have played a leading role in portraying the Colombian people as politically conservative. That was the message delivered by news agencies when, in 2016, the peace accord between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government was shockingly voted down in a nationwide plebiscite. The subsequent victory of the pro-Uribe candidate Iván Duque Márquez in the 2018 presidential election was seen as confirmation of the narrative that Colombians tend to vote conservative. That media account obscured several key facts. Then president Juan Manuel Santos disdained the average Colombian, and his government made little effort to explain to them what was