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Stein, Sanders, Gabbard, Warren: the right time for the progressives to join forces against the US bipartisan dictatorship

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The recent confirmation by the former interim chairperson of the Democratic Party, Donna Brazile, that Hillary Clinton proceeded in an internal "coup" to exclude Bernie Sanders from the race for the Democratic nomination, has vanished the slightest doubt for what the Party has become.
 
The Democrats have been serving the US corporate/banking elite for decades, but the ethical deterioration of the Party had taken an accelerated course since the early 90s under Clinton administration. Indeed, the Democrats adopted the neoliberal doctrine policies to such an extent that ended to become a second Republican party within the US. The elites secured their absolute domination through the establishment of the bipartisan dictatorship. Especially since the early 90s, it didn't matter at all who was in power. Either with Democrats or the Republicans, the US deep state and the ruthless neocons have seen their agenda fully implemented through for-profit wars and through the gradual destruction of social state in the US.

The evil face of neoliberalism had become clear a decade earlier under Reagan administration. The biggest fairy tale that the neoliberal priesthood managed to sell to the masses was the trickle-down Reaganomics. The big fairy tale was fully exposed by the 2007-08 crisis from which the West still struggles to recover.

Finally, Barack Obama himself, and even some liberal pundits from the mainstream media, were forced to admit that Reaganomics simply don't work. Yet, it seems that this was just a strategic maneuver by the establishment to persuade American voters that the Democratic party starts to distant itself from the neoliberal doctrine, and therefore, it is worth to vote a Black American as the next US president who could make the difference in favor of the majority after decades.

But the Obama era was another big disappointment for the real progressives. Despite all promises, nothing changed. Wall Street continued to enjoy the most privileged position in the US economy. Not a single banker went in jail. Abroad, the US contacted proxy wars destroying Libya and bringing chaos in Syria. Indirect help was given to Saudi Arabia to bombard civilians in Yemen. Drone strikes reached record level with most of the victims not being the primary target. Whistleblowers have been hunted fiercely. Police state and brutality have been reinforced.

Then, Hillary Clinton came. And the corporate Democrats had nothing new to present about her as she was coming straight from the old school of the Machiavellian Clintonian empire. It was more than obvious that the neocon/neoliberal agenda would have been continued uninterrupted under her potential presidency, without any divergence from the schedule. The only trick that was left for the liberal media to promote Hillary, was identity politics.

Then, the corporate media pundits were shocked when they realized that Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. Yet, their media were promoting him during all the presidential race, "surprisingly", even more than their favorite, Hillary Clinton. The markets were going down for a moment, but then, nothing happened. It looked like a well-directed live show by the monstrous mechanisms of the establishment.

Then, you could witness the first signs of fear and embarrassment on pundits' voices and faces, when they were monitoring the rapid rise of Bernie Sanders against Hillary Clinton. And then, consider this: why they were constantly monitoring Bernie's and Hillary's strength against Trump's, with such an anxiety? They were doing this quite long before knowing the final result of the Democratic primaries. The answer is simple: because they wanted to see whether they should act seriously to put Bernie out of the game by all means.

When they saw with terror that Bernie was beating Trump by a far more significant percentage than Hillary, they knew that they had to get rid of him. It was much easier to do it in the primaries with the unfair and undemocratic system of superdelegates and the inside war from DNC. They wouldn't risk to see Bernie at the finals with Trump, where the whole world would watch closely. Indeed, WikiLeaks revealed that the DNC establishment had launched a dirty war against Bernie, but also that, some lobbyists wanted to get rid of him too.

So, the United States superpower ended with someone like Donald Trump in the presidency. The 'anti-establishment' Donald joke has already collapsed. What did Donald do so far? The usual, and he is just warming up:

- Literally hired Goldman Sachs to run USA.
- Signed a bill to deregulate again Wall Street, so that the parasites of the financial mafia to be able to play their games at the expense of the majority, as happened so many times in the past, causing big financial crises.
- Quickly aligned with the neocon agenda and bombed Syria. In fact, the Donald did even more than the puppet of the establishment, Barack Obama, by provoking dangerously war games in Asia-Pacific.
- Maintained US forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, continued the US interference in Yemen and elsewhere.
- Pursued a totally unacceptable health care program that - in case it will pass - will push millions of Americans further to the cliff, without even a rudimentary social safety net.
- Continued to hunt fiercely all Whistleblowers.
- Wants to pass more tax-cuts for the plutocracy.

So, after so much experience, we should know by now that the US bipartisan dictatorship won't change, by no means. And you can't change something that has been completely taken over by the banksters and the corporate lobbyists.

Yet, the bipartisan monster is so powerful that the real progressives will need all the power they can get, in order to have a good chance to beat it.

The 2016 electoral process in the US was particularly useful because it highlighted many interesting unprecedented aspects. One of them, is that you don't need the mainstream media to promote you. Especially the young Americans discovered and promoted Bernie Sanders through the independent and social media on the Internet. Another aspect, is that you don't need big money to support you. These new conditions could be proven valuable towards the creation of a third political movement, coming straight from the people, which could seriously challenge the current corrupted political establishment.

We can think at least four progressives that should join forces to lead such a political movement right now: Jill Stein, Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, Elizabeth Warren.

All four should be unconditionally devoted at least to the following:

- Free health care and education, re-build the social state

- Definitely anti-war, anti-intervention

- Definitely anti-Wall Street

- Pro-environmental

- Pro-workers

All four have exhibit hopeful signs with their political behavior so far towards such policies that could literally change radically the course of the American society for the benefit of the majority, against the elites. However, it seems that still, in many cases, they were forced to follow US Congress decisions against of some of these principles, especially concerning the US permanent policy of endless war, or direct/indirect intervention.

Well, imagine that: the establishment already treats them as 'radicals'! Anyone who dares to decline, even slightly, from the neocon/neoliberal agenda in the US political life, is automatically blacklisted and painted as 'radical'. And that happens exactly because, for the first time, the establishment saw with terror that the mainstream media narratives don't work. So, in reality, the real fear of the establishment is the American people.

And that's another reason for which the people of the United States need a third political party coming straight from them, not the billionaire class. And this means that progressives like Stein, Sanders, Gabbard and Warren, who exhibit a promising political behaviour, will be able to free themselves from any tight establishment control, in order to become the 'tools' that will deliver literally, for the first time, the real power to the American people.

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