Amid the political frenzy, Bernie sanders dropped a bomb that most of his supporters didn’t truly understand or even hear. What he said basically admits the illegitimacy of the entire political system.
“And now let me tell you something that no other candidate for president will tell you. And that is, no matter who is elected to be president, that person will not be able to address the enormous problems facing the working families of our country.
They will not be able to succeed, because the power of corporate America, the power of Wall Street, the power of campaign donors, is so great that no president alone can stand up to them. That is the truth. People may be uncomfortable about hearing it, but that is the reality.”
Basically what he saying is that without the majority of people pushing for something, the president can’t make any progressive political momentum. He’s right. All presidents – despite their people-first rhetoric of “hope” and “change” that they use to get in to office – is just a figurehead puppet, constrained by private interests, the Federal Reserve, IMF, NSA, CIA, IRS, Congress, the Senate, the Supreme Court, etc, and essentially does whatever their advisers (who are involved in Revolving-Door Politics) say. He’s acknowledging that the system is completely corrupt and ineffectual.
But the truth is even worse than he’s letting on, since government not only blocks progressive social movements (anyone remember the Occupy Movement?), but it proactively hurts society- physically, psychologically, educationally, environmentally, etc- in order to maintain control. Ever since the 60’s, the government has sought to infiltrate, destabilize, and derail progressive social movements. Yet its means have since become far more widespread and insidious. The fact is that government seeks to undermine society by lowering standards of discourse, narrowing the margins of discussion, decreasing funding to education, spending over half the national budget on military, putting fluoride in the water which creates brain damage, holding no social accountability to the multinational corporations which comprise the social infrastructure, and the list goes on and on.
“And that is why what this campaign is about is saying loudly and clearly- It is not just about electing Bernie Sanders for president, it is about creating a grassroots political movement in this country.”
So even though society is put at a severe disadvantage by government in every way, we’re just supposed to keep trying to overcome the tyranny of government by the limited means which that same tyrannical government regulates? That’s a trap.
Going back to the second part of his quote, the term “grassroots political movement” is a very vague slew of buzzwords typical of all political campaigns. Given what he said, the only reason he suggests making it a grassroots political movement (as opposed to a non-political, sovereign secession outside the political system) is obviously because he’s too heavily invested in the very system he knows is completely corrupt. Yet the mainstream suppression over people is far too all-encompassing for the large majority of people to realize just how deep the corruption goes.
The fact is that if Bernie Sanders actually believed in his own political rhetoric, he would not just sulk back in line quietly, giving public support to Hillary Clinton, because she’s as corrupt and dirty as it gets in the political system and he knows it! Anyone who truly abided by the conviction of urgency and compassion, he would ride the momentum of his campaign and go even further. Anyone with that supposed conviction and nationwide support would organize a peaceful protest across the country, marching not just towards the puppets in city hall, but all local mainstream media stations, the Federal Reserve Bank (which he never mentioned like Ron Raul did), and the houses of all corrupt political officials after having exposed their records. He would make a national movement for immediate accountability and cut out the established corruption which blocks significant progressive social movements, but he won’t. He’s completely hypocritical towards all the principles he claimed to to righteously uphold. Just like all politicians, Bernie Sanders has brought noting new to the table. He simply uses rhetoric which appeals to the indignation of the oppressed masses, even though he knows full well that “the corruption is too great.”
But at least he had one moment of complete honesty by admitting that the system is completely corrupt.
So are you ready to acknowledge it too, or will you keep validating the system by falling in the same political trap?