Indeed, the revolution has not been televised!
Without the slightest amount of exaggeration, we could easily characterize as a historical moment the event that took place on Jan 23, 2018 at the National Town Hall in Washington. Bernie Sanders bypassed the corporate media to bring on the table one of the most serious issues for millions of Americans: health care as a right for all.
As the Huffingtonpost reported:
Sanders’ town hall, which was co-hosted by the left-leaning online video news outlets The Young Turks, NowThis and ATTN, demonstrated that a lengthy seminar on the complicated topic of single-payer health care can draw a crowd as large as many primetime cable news shows. The auditorium itself was packed to capacity with some 450 attendees. And together, the live audiences on the senator’s Facebook and YouTube pages, the the three news sites and some other outlets that picked up the stream added up to about 1.1 million people.
So, one of the most serious issues that was literally buried for decades by the corporate media because they have been completely taken over by the neoliberal regime, came to surface by the alternative media through the Internet. The numbers above show clearly that this is a big defeat for the corporate media.
Bernie's political revolution had already started since the Democratic primaries before the 2016 Presidential election. We wrote then:
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.
So, even after Trump in power, Bernie didn't let this great momentum get wasted. He smartly capitalizes the popularity he enjoys by driving the political discussion towards serious problems that should be top priority for any US politician.
Moreover, the establishment is losing power by the onslaught of real progressives who mark significant victories in the US political field. And this brings additional heat to the corporate Democrats who are exposing themselves, more and more, by refusing to change the 'business as usual' agenda, dictated by the neoliberal regime.
The political revolution is taking place as we speak and Bernie Sanders speeds up the process. By 2020, the momentum will be strong enough to push the revolution into its second, critical phase ...