Friday, June 17, 2016

Sanders in Burlington

Sanders in Burlington

by Stephen Lendman

Clinton is the presumptive Democrat party nominee. She’ll face Trump in November.

On Thursday night from his Burlington, VT home base, Sanders addressed supporters via livestream, maintaining the myth of his “political revolution,” pretending his campaign continues.

His address was warmed-over stump mumbo jumbo previously delivered numerous times before - empty rhetoric, belying his business as usual voting record, the true measure of the man, the only thing that counts.

All politicians lie. Ignore what they say. Follow only what they do. Sanders’ political history isn’t pretty. It speaks for itself.

Due diligence checking exposes him as just another dirty politician, a self-serving opportunist like all the rest with rare exceptions - none since Jack Kennedy becoming presidential material.

Sanders is no JFK, no anti-war activist, no peace, equity and justice champion, no social democrat as he claims - for sure no transformational revolutionary advocate.

Saying “the political revolution must continue” ignored its nonexistence. Dirty business as usual continues unchanged no matter who succeeds Obama.

Sanders saying he’s “very optimistic about the future of our country” belies its deplorable state - a neocon infested rogue state at war with humanity, risking WW III.

Throughout his campaign, he never once explained its danger, imperial madness, the risk of US-initiated nuclear war, targeting Russia and/or China, wrongfully blaming them for America’s high crimes against peace.

He lied, saying his “campaign has never been about any single candidate…always about transforming America.” 

He did nothing to achieve it throughout 30 years in public office, failing to follow through when his vote mattered most, virtually always yielding to powerful entrenched interests - suppressing his deplorable record in addressing followers on the stump, again on Thursday night.

He ignored US imperial wars, not a word said about them, naked aggression against nonbelligerent countries, raping one after another, responsible for millions of deaths, chaos and human misery on an unimaginable scale.

He “look(s) forward to working with secretary Clinton,” he said, his endorsement certain, an unindicted war criminal/racketeer belonging in prison, not high office.

Claiming his intention “to transform the Democratic (sic) party” ignored its hardwired ruthlessness too debauched to fix - exclusively serving wealth, power and privilege.

Republicans operate the same way, both parties in lockstep on major issues mattering most, notably supporting endless imperial wars, corporate empowerment and harsh crackdowns on nonbelievers.

Sanders is part of the problem, not the solution. He’ll never admit it. I just did!

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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