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Finally Bernie Sanders surrendered to the establishment by endorsing its most authentic representative: Hillary Clinton. The move sent waves of disappointment to thousands of Bernie's supporters who expected him to make the big step: a third political formation that could crush the bi-partisan totalitarianism.
Unfortunately it appears that the estimation expressed in previous article concerning the leaders of the new Left in global scale is right. As described back then: “The demonization propaganda is launched every time that a "radical" comes to disturb the plans of the ruling elite. Tsipras in Greece has been defeated for now, but the ruling class couldn't avoid the rise of Corbyn in UK, Iglesias in Spain and Sanders in US. Think about it. These guys are called "radicals" by the dominant system mechanisms, just because they want to defend whatever can be saved from the Tsunami of the neoliberal barbarism. They are not even close to the real Left radicalism.”
Indeed, all these leaders of the new Left are deluded by the fact that they think they can change the dominant neoliberal establishment from inside. And while they are spending time and effort in political tactics, the Far-Right grabs the chance to promote its agenda, attracting more and more supporters.
Tsipras finally surrendered to the Brussels bureaufascists and the Berlin directorate by signing a third catastrophic memorandum for Greece. He hopes in a pan-European political earthquake that could wipe out the old political establishment. It appears that this earthquake will not come easily, exactly because of the behavior of the new Left. Which is something that neither Tsipras, nor Iglesias or Corbyn appear to understand.
Meanwhile, the Greek economy struggles to survive from the ongoing neoliberal brutality imposed by the German sado-monetarists who are leading the euroship straight to the iceberg, while the Far-Right extremism waits in the corner to take the power inside the ongoing chaos and uncertainty.
The establishment mechanisms know how to play the game. The last thing the new Left wants, is to be charged that it slips towards the Far-Right values. The establishment was ready to pull the trigger in case that Tsipras, Corbyn, or, Iglesias, "dared" to think of supporting the Brexit vote, even from a purely Leftist perspective. Even now, despite that Corbyn clearly supported the 'Bremain', his inner-party opponents want his 'head in the plate'!
A similar thing happened with Sanders. The mainstream media would start full-force attack against him, in case that he would "dare" not to endorse Clinton. They would use the routine argument, stupidly simplified through a logical leap: you do not endorse Hillary = you help Trump come to power.
Inevitably, Bernie turned to purely political tactics, as he probably thought that it is better to endorse Hillary in order to continue the struggle from the inside. He “forced Hillary and Democrats to "bend" to the left, and start speaking about forgotten people's rights that have been wiped out by the neoliberal hurricane. It won't be so easy for Hillary to leave all these behind in case that she will be the next US president, because now she knows that all eyes and ears are focused on her.”
Perhaps Bernie wants to make sure that Hillary will stay to the left. He may become an extra pair of strict political eyes on her. Hillary would find even more difficult to escape and follow the neocon/neoliberal agenda, especially when she knows that millions of Americans who are got sick of the establishment will be watching her closely.
Meanwhile, Trump must be very happy with the new situation because he can play the anti-establishment role alone, while in reality, he is only a reserve of the establishment. In fact, the Far-Right both in Europe and the United States eventually proved very useful to the establishment. The Far-Right monster has been used as a blackmail tool for the Leftist forces to make them align behind the global neoliberal agenda. Therefore, Corbyn, Tsipras and Iglesias aligned with the establishment against Brexit and Sanders aligned with the establishment by endorsing Clinton.
However, what these Leftist leaders don't seem to realize, is that the global neoliberal monster can't be defeated from the inside. If anyone attempts to do this, he will be gradually assimilated by its powerful network. We saw this already in Greece. After Tsipras surrendered to the European Financial Dictatorship, his party split losing its most radical elements, exactly as planned by the bureaufascists. Iglesias in Spain didn't manage to increase power, despite the coalition with the Left. Corbyn is already being threatened without even giving a single fight and Sanders capitulated without even attempting to create a third, purely anti-establishment pole, despite all the momentum by millions of Americans.
Well, they should start wondering why they can't persuade anymore and why they are got trapped in this stagnating situation where the neoliberal monster is ready to swallow them. They should listen to millions of voices around the globe saying 'this is not the Left we want'. We need a completely autonomous Left with its own agenda, ready to fight against both the two monsters of the neoliberal establishment and the Far-Right.