Caitlin: Bernie wouldn't have been much better
Sanders would have used his presidential platform to continue calling for economic justice, essentially advocating the same things he’s advocating now but with a bigger voice. This would have gone a lot further toward advancing real change in America than his actual governmental authority and sped up the nation’s movement toward revolution against the oligarchy, but this agenda too would have been shut down at every turn. In a system where money equals political power, a ruling class necessarily emerges which must necessarily work toward keeping the public poor in order to continue its rule, since power is relative. The ruling class would have continued shutting down all movement toward universal healthcare, a living wage and income equality because their rule depends upon it.
And that’s it, really. That’s the extent to which Sanders would have differed as a US President from the current chimp in charge. He would have been politically impotent toward facilitating real change, but would have used the bully pulpit to fan the flames of a real revolution. This is the only reason the plutocrats pushed to sabotage his election. They were never afraid of Bernie, they were afraid of the people. They were afraid of you.kath, HubHeaver, Rocco and 3 othersTuesday, ThouArtThat, iggy like this
Think of all the “moderates” who, throughout history, have failed to oppose state-sanctioned aggression, oppression, and abuse, from slavery to child labor, while maligning those who call for change as dangerous and misguided, violent radicals. And yet, in retrospect, when a renewed social contract is established as the new normal, the unlawful actions that brought about these societal shifts are turned into mythical tales of nationalistic heroism and dates for kids to memorize at school.https://limitedhangoutblog.com/2017/02/08/lets-talk-about-violence/
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