So, contrary to what NYTimes, CNN and big media wanted us to believe, Bernie Sanders’ campaign is alive and well: as of now (8.45 P.M.), out of the five states, Sanders is ahead in Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Not the best possible news for Hillary and DNC. Not the way they wanted it tonight.
Huge, unprecedented amount of money and establishment DNC machinery have successfully stopped the phenomenal, young-generation-driven Bernie Sanders momentum by rigging the election in New York and creating a media-manufactured Hillary sentiment (which I have outlined in my previous blog post at
I do not believe in the “lesser evil” theory (i.e., in case Bernie cannot be the Democratic nominee, we should vote for Hillary to stop Trump). I have come to a point in my life where I have decided that (1) pro-1% candidates are all more or less the same because they are all working for the extremely powerful forces that have destroyed America and the world; (2) especially when it is now proven beyond doubt that anti-people, evil corporations such as Monsanto, Goldman Sachs, Wal-Mart, Exxon, GE, Verizon and private prison industries have contributed millions to the Hillary campaign, there is no way I could vote for their chosen candidate; and (3) While I know it very well that Trump, Cruz and their forces are very dangerous to mankind because they are fascists, racists and bigots supported by Koch Brothers, Karl Rove, Heritage Foundation or Cato Institute, I do not believe that by promoting and perpetuating the “lesser-evil” vote-democracy, the ordinary men, women and families’ problems will be ever addressed or solved.
Band aids do not cure cancer. Period.
I worked very hard for an Obama victory in 2008, and then my hopes for a change were quickly dashed when I saw how he immediately put Goldman Sachs, Monsanto and GE executives as well as extremely corrupt politicians such as Rahm Emmanuel in key positions of his administration.
Income inequality has risen in America since 2008, no meaningful labor union or immigration reform was ever passed (people forgot about EFCA or CIR; union density has in fact gone down), police brutality against African-Americans has skyrocketed, and unemployment in the minority communities has reached an all-time high. These are ALL proofs as we speak today that perpetuating the status-quo just to stop the Republicans is failed politics.
I have come to believe that NYTimes, CNN, NBC, and Wall Street key forces who are supporting Hillary Clinton want us to overlook this important lesson from history that ONLY a pro-99% bridge building — nonviolently and democratically across the moderate left-right spectrum — can ultimately empower us.
Bernie Sanders’ massive victories in “rural and conservative” New York, Oklahoma, Kansas or Colorado show us that indeed, such a broad-based people’s coming together is possible, based on common issues, challenges, and experiences.
Bernie Sanders may or may not be the next president of USA, but this incredible upswell of the mass, led by the young generation, is happening right now, and America has changed deep inside once and for all. It’s only a matter of time before the dream of a nonviolent revolution becomes reality.
Our generation may not live to see that day, but our children will. It is not utopia. It is ground reality.
Sincerely Yours,
Partha Banerjee
Brooklyn, New York
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