Last night, Bernie Sanders made it very clear that he has every intention of taking this fight all the way to the convention, and we must give him 100% of our support.
So what lies ahead of us? The future could evolve in several directions.
Watch Cenk Uygur’s take on the possibility of Joe Biden being as a possible Democratic nominee replacement:
In a recent poll from NBC ,
“Asked if they would consider a third-party candidate if Clinton and Trump were the major party nominees, 47 percent of registered voters say yes — a higher percentage than those who said yes on a similar question in 2008 and 2012.”
Salon writers Kevin Zeese and Patrick Walker wrote that Bernie Sanders would be smart to consider an independent run, especially given his greater odds of defeating Donald Trump.
“Sanders leaving the door open to a Sanders-Stein ticket comes at a time when polls show unprecedented support for a candidate to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.”
In the words of Howard Zinn,
“I start from the supposition that the world is topsy-turvy, that things are all wrong, that the wrong people are in jail and the wrong people are out of jail, that the wrong people are in power and the wrong people are out of power, that the wealth is distributed in this country and the world in such a way as not simply to require small reform but to require a drastic reallocation of wealth. I start from the supposition that we don’t have to say too much about this because all we have to do is think about the state of the world today and realize that things are all upside down…..
And our topic is topsy-turvy: civil disobedience. As soon as you say the topic is civil disobedience, you are saying our problem is civil disobedience. That is not our problem…. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is the numbers of people all over the world who have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. And our problem is that scene in All Quiet on the Western Front where the schoolboys march off dutifully in a line to war. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world, in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem. We recognize this for Nazi Germany. We know that the problem there was obedience, that the people obeyed Hitler. People obeyed; that was wrong. They should have challenged, and they should have resisted; and if we were only there, we would have showed them. Even in Stalin’s Russia we can understand that; people are obedient, all these herdlike people.”
It is very clear that we must break away from this herd-like mentality if we are to create the future that we want for our children, and our children’s children, and to make this great country great, once again. To realize for this country what our founding fathers had envisioned…. to bring credibility back to the principles that this country was founded on. That “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
And in the words of Abraham Lincoln, “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” We must take this government back from the greedy grasp of corporate overlords that have stolen our Democracy and exchanged it for an Oligarchy. Capitalism without Socialism quickly degenerates to Fascim. And it is clear that this country soon shall perish if it’s current destructive path remains unchanged.