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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Democratic Party cheats the supporters of Bernie Sanders- prevents all change

The importance of this story lies in its evidence that the Democratic Party has conspired to prevent anyone from changing the direction of its core values, free enterprise. While the Democrats are always trying to look as if they support the working class and progressives, it had become a party that opposes any real change towards progressive positions of any kind. This episode with Bernie Sanders is the latest example. Others would include the presidential election campaign of 1972. With the help of President Richard Nixon's people, George McGovern was nominated the Presidential candidate of the Democratic Party. Many Democrats came out against him and supported Nixon directly. Some of the super delegate rules are designed to prevent another McGovern from ever getting nominated. In the last 30 years, the Democratic Party has stayed clear of any liberal candidate. They have stayed clear of the left in general. While liberalism and democratic socialism are not any real threat to the free enterprise system, that out government worships above all else, they are also not really socialism as in a Marxist revolution. Many of us have been raised with the phoney rhetoric that we can change this system through elections. Violence and/or revolution is supposed to be unnecessary because we can change the system without those things. But as most of us already know that is a lie. This system is based on the need for the free enterprises system and that system is not open to change under any circumstances. That goes for our domestic policies and our foreign policies. So this should not be surprising. - សតិវ​អតុ

  “Surely, no government can be expected to foster its own subversion, but in a democracy such a right is vested in the people (i.e. in the majority of the people). This means that the ways should not be blocked on which a subversive majority could develop, and if they are blocked by organized repression and indoctrination, their reopening may require apparently undemocratic means.” - Herbert Marcuse[1]

As Bernie Sanders delivered a livestream address to his supporters on Thursday about the future of his movement, he signaled an eventual end to the campaign. Encouraging his supporters to get involved, Sanders vowed to help Hillary Clinton defeat Trump conditional upon the Democratic Party adopting a “real progressive agenda.” However, earlier in the day news broke about a different story that undercut the Vermont Senator’s calls for eventual party unity.
On the same website that published the DNC’s 200-page Donald Trump oppo file, the hacktivist known as “Guccifer 2.0” released what appears to be an internal email from the DNC discussing strategy, which served to confirm what many of Sanders’ supporters have felt all along: The Democratic Party leadership has had its thumb on the scale for Hillary Clinton in the primary. The email, dated May 26, 2015, about a month after Sanders announced his candidacy, revealed that at least some in the DNC were planning for a Clinton nomination:

In something right out of the Cold War, the DNC has claimed that these releases are part of a “Russian disinformation campaign,” but, according to FAIR, has provided no supporting evidence.
But whatever the reason behind it, this leak has further incensed Sanders' supporters, and that is telling. It has been a long road to this point, but the fact that the 'Bernie Or Bust' Movement has grown to somewhere in the range of 3 to 4 million people (roughly a quarter to a third of Sanders' supporters) is as much a criticism of Hillary Clinton as a candidate as it is a condemnation of how the party has handled the primary.
From the outset, there has been a perception of favoritism by the DNC leadership. Some of those concerns were due to the very fact that the DNC Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was also Hillary Clinton's co-campaign chair in 2008.
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