The Debate Question That Really Mattered – CounterPunch.org

The last question asked during the recent Democratic debate was the one that laid reality bare. The question was basically “are you okay with the will of the voters being subverted in order for the DNC establishment to place their own selected candidate as their nominee?” The answers came without hesitation from all but candidate Bernie Sanders. They agreed to this polluted and toxic plan—that of going to a second round of voting at the convention, freeing up delegates to vote for another puppet of the oligarchy, even if that individual did not have the majority of the votes. This will undoubtedly be the beginning of the end of the DNC should this occur. This seems to be the wreckage we are hurtling toward.

In the consistency challenged world of the DNC elite, it’s only about the success or failure of your chosen enabler of the status quo. The electoral college thwarted the success of the Hillary Clinton presidential bid, but the purely identical situation with the super-delegates is an insurance policy for them to keep the powerful in their place. Hypocrisy doesn’t even seem remotely powerful enough word for this dissonance. This is something of an” I enjoy murder unless I’m getting murdered” energy.

The fact that they are telegraphing the rigging planned should not keep you away from the polls. The very audacity of their theft needs to be clear beyond measure. Huge numbers need to show up so there is no more room for plausible deniability. And after that theft, this party needs to disappear. The working class no longer needs to support this deceit. The calls to support blue no matter who can be disregarded, and a new path needs to be built. They will lose with a plugged in candidate so the forced acceptance of their “centrist”  will be a moot point anyway. Many historians consider the New Deal to have been successful in staving off a revolution. This is an important point to consider. The elite seem to be intent on a different path this time –to them even the New Deal-esque solutions Sanders is prescribing are  more than their filthy avarice will allow.  It is more important to limit the aspirations of those with little hope already.  They tell the Americans that they don’t all deserve to have healthcare—that they don’t deserve to be educated without gold coins backing them. It is nothing short of medieval, but most can’t see this being so frenzied by the carefully crafted tightrope. Who thinks about the notion of artificial constructs when one misstep causes homelessness? We are all in a survival mode and even for those of us fortunate enough not to be in quite so dire a situation (we may be 2-3 disasters from homelessness as opposed to 1 disaster)—we need to realize this is the reality for a huge portion of the population.

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