Progressives choose an increasingly defensive stance against the establishment pressure
Last month, right after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' unprecedented victory, we immediately identified typical operations by the establishment machine to make Bernie's progressives comply with the US political status quo.
It seems that the progressives are choosing an increasingly defensive stance against the establishment pressure, obviously because they fear that the smearing campaigns against them will be multiplied towards 2020 presidential election.
Their further 'slippery' towards the establishment lines was really deafening, if we look at two tweets by Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, concerning John McCain:
John McCain’s legacy represents an unparalleled example of human decency and American service.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) August 26, 2018
As an intern, I learned a lot about the power of humanity in government through his deep friendship with Sen. Kennedy.
He meant so much, to so many. My prayers are with his family. https://t.co/iu28V3snDm
John McCain was an American hero, a man of decency and honor and a friend of mine. He will be missed not just in the U.S. Senate but by all Americans who respect integrity and independence. Jane and I send our deepest condolences to his family.— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 26, 2018
Yet, hundreds of angry responses against these tweets were equally deafening. People openly expressed their rage for the fact that a warmonger was praised in such a manner that actually resembles the establishment pro-McCain 'litanies'.
Whitney Kimball even pointed, through an article, the flood of hundreds of angry responses against Cortez' tweet. It couldn't go unnoticed.
It seems that both Sanders and Cortez didn't even bother to check the reactions against another tweet by a key element of the military-industrial complex. In a really unusual case, Lockheed Martin - a private arms company, has openly chosen to tweet a heartfelt eulogy to John McCain. The flood of responses was equally brutal by angry tweeter users.
It's not safe to draw conclusions from the behavior of the people in social media. Yet, this is a case where all these responses leave little doubt. People are sick and tired of the establishment narratives concerning various matters. So, why the most famous progressives choose to adopt these narratives? Why do they keep retreating to what the establishment dictates?
The whole story shows that the strategy of 'compromise with the establishment' is not the right way. The progressives will end up doing what the establishment wants and will be 'swallowed' by the corporate Democrats. It seems that the process of 'metamorphosis' of the young Cortez has already started.
It is clear that the progressives have taken the wrong path. Unless they choose to confront directly and defy openly the establishment, they will soon lose the trust and the support of the people.
Bernie should have known already. He saw the response of the audience when he chosen to endorse Hillary Clinton: