JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: BERNIE SANDERS AND ANN COULTER TOGETHER BIZARRELY PROVIDE PROOF OF THE UTTER MEANINGLESSNESS OF AMERICAN POLITICS – A HOLLOW GAME OF ENTERTAINING WORDS   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE ON INVESTMENTWATCH

 

‘Ann Coulter says she could vote for Sanders if he changed views on immigration, “I don’t care about the rest of the socialist stuff”’

 

Ann Coulter, I have to say, is one of the most poisonous, often hate-filled, voices in American politics, and she loves attention, which is just what a quote like that one guarantees her. Yet I feel sure that here she is being reasonably honest.

Why? Because she knows perfectly well that none of Bernie’s rhetoric around new social measures stands any chance whatsoever of ever becoming reality.

Bernie knows that, too, surely, but he ignores – whether naively or deliberately, I don’t know, neither being to his credit as a politician – the hard realities of Congress and the Washington establishment.

I regard that as a kind of dishonesty on his part, luring voters with what would be good concepts in a normal, non-imperial state, while being aware they cannot go beyond being pleasant-sounding rhetoric in the kind of state America actually is.

There’s no room for anything else while burning through a trillion dollars a year on the military and secret security services on top of having $22 trillion in accumulated debt.

There is simply no interest by most Washington Representatives and Senators, as well as by the financial interests funding most of their elections. The establishment is fixed on empire and on the reassertion of American authority in the world as the way to build careers.

It’s hard to imagine how American politics could possibly become hollower than they are. Every politician’s words, whether from the Left or the Right, on almost any topic ever discussed – from Russia-gate and national healthcare to Venezuela and China – are about as true and authentic as the Washington Post discussing Russia or Donald Trump discussing peace.

Posted April 19, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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