All the right progressives are running for 2020 ... but they need a really smart strategy to have a chance against the neoliberal beast
More than a year ago we wrote that 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 also wrote that 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.
Three of them already revealed their intention to run for the 2020 US presidency. Assuming that the Greens won't change leadership, Jill Stein will join the group.
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
All four 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.
Yet, apart from the fact that most of them don't seem to be fully aligned with all the above political positions, the three of the Democratic camp have chosen to run separately for the presidency. And this shows, at least at first glance, a lack of minimum co-ordination among the non-corporate, progressive Democrats who have the ambition to transform the party.
Furthermore, they seem to be ignoring Jill Stein and the Greens, despite that one key proposition (mostly promoted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), the Green New Deal, is coming straight from the political manifesto of the Green Party. We expect that the progressives inside the Democratic Party will have to face a fierce opposition and another dirty war by the media and the corporate Democrats towards 2020. This means that, in the end, many young American voters may turn to the Greens as the only alternative. Therefore, Jill Stein should be part of the progressive forces that aim to transform the American society by beating the neoliberal beast.
It seems that the establishment press already started some smear operations, mostly against Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard. Apparently, Elizabeth Warren is considered to be closer to the establishment positions and therefore could be 'handled' easier, while Jill Stein is not considered a serious threat, at least for now.
On the other hand, all these could be proved a smart strategy designed by the progressive camp. The separate nominations for the presidency by Sanders, Gabbard and Warren, could be proved a significant advantage. That's because, as we know, the corporate lobbyists have plenty of money to support a plethora of nominations from the establishment of the Democratic Party.
Yet, when the DNC will rig the primaries again, the only option for the progressives will be to build a third political party and join forces with the Greens.
With another, bigger anti-progressive war being exposed, especially the young Americans will turn massively to the third party. And this would be the biggest threat against the neoliberal beast. Too good to be true? We shall see ...