JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: BERNIE SANDERS CALLS FOR MAJOR OVERHAUL OF DEMOCRATIC PARTY – SHOWING HOW INEFFECTIVE A LEADER HE WOULD HAVE BEEN – NEITHER PARTY CAPABLE OF SERIOUS CHANGE – BUT PARTIES ARE ONLY TOOLS NOT CAUSES – AMERICA’S FUNDAMENTAL FLAW IS ELSEWHERE   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN RINF

 

 “Former US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has called for a “transformation” of his political party to win more support among the American public.”

Bernie is dreaming in Technicolor.

The Democratic Party is beyond becoming what he paints word pictures of.

It is a representative of the power establishment and totally dependent on that establishment.

But there is this consolation.

The Republican Party is mired in the just same place.

One man does not change a thing like the Republican Party.

Besides, the two parties are not the establishments, just useful tools.

And with each passing day it becomes clearer that Trump himself is being sucked into the same establishment.

Amazing parallels with Obama.

Trump’s press thing is an entertaining show only. It’s real, but it is surface not substance, being itself a reflection of changes underway with technological change in the news industry and aspects of Trump’s own personality.

Look at where the serious money is going.

$54 billion more dollars for America’s already immensely-bloated military?

Nothing about any kind of change in that.

The proposal could have been made by Hillary.

You create and sustain a massive military/security apparatus like America’s, and it takes on a life of its own.

And that’s where the American establishment’s real power is seen and felt, day-in, day-out.

You cannot run a huge empire and also a decent traditional society. It cannot be done. And whether the society has a superficial right or left tone makes absolutely no difference.

It’s like talking about Pepsi or Coke being best or being important in human affairs.

Posted February 28, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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