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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure. We must all do more to help stop this western corporate arrogance that puts the future generations lives in despair. @BruceKGagnon

Thursday, March 05, 2020

What's next for Biden & Bernie?

The Democrat National Committee (DNC) has pulled all the levers to ensure that the insurgent Bernies Sanders campaign comes to a screeching halt.  The ruling corporate oligarcy has heard enough about Medicare for all, free college, $15 an hour minimum wage and calls to tax the rich and cut the military budget - even if just a mild cut.

The ruling elite got 'Mayor Pete' to bow out.  He didn't look too happy in his farewell speech back home.  It appeared to be a last minute decision to 'suspend' his campaign.  I saw the video of him on his campaign airplane informing the media onboard that instead of flying to Texas as scheduled, they were changing course and heading back to South Bend, Indiana.  He was called by Barack Obama and told to do 'the right thing'.  Mayor Pete got the message.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) got the word too and she pulled out.  Her immediate job was to deliver the Super Tuesday vote in Minnesota for Biden which she did. 

The CIA/military industrial complex bosses are now pumping up the leaking Biden effort after the conservative South Carolina first bailed out his failing campaign.  But Biden does not need to win, he just needs to slow down Bernie and then limp to the convention where all will be sorted out.

I had awhile back predicted it would be Bloomberg as prez and Sen. Amy Klobuchar as Vice-prez coming out of this summer's Democrat Party convention.  But Bloomberg's roll out was a complete and utter bust and now he too has 'suspended' his campaign.

Biden likely knows where all the bodies (warm and cold alike) are buried so he has a leg up to be able to grab the nomination in the second round of voting when the 'Super delegates' kick in and take over matters at the convention.  Once they finish screwing Bernie holy hell will break out across the country as the Vermont senator's supporters react to the corporate move to drown the process.

I still think Klobuchar is a safe bet as V-P for whoever gets the nomination for the Dems. They need a woman on the ticket and she is likely the safest pick for the ruling elite plus she hails from a Midwestern state. She is a former prosecutor in Minnesota and was known for her unforgiving harshness against black people.  Klobuchar is also a Cold Warrior who joined Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham in Ukraine not long after the US orchestrated coup d'etat there in 2014.  The politicians (along with Rep. Marcy Kaptur, a supposed 'liberal') posed for a photo with the Nazi death squads that were given new clean uniforms when Washington told Kiev to create a 'National Guard'.

In the end we here in America can't count on a fair national election.  The system is under lock-down. Washington, Wall Street and Hollywood like to say that the Russians stole the last election.  Pure crap.  The last national election was a public circus and this one is heading in the same direction.

The ruling oligarchies are not unhappy with Trump.  He is giving them practically everything they want just as Biden, Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren or Hillary Clinton would also do.

Bernie's movement does represent the next alliteration of the Occupy Movement (that Obama ordered to be shut down) and understands what their candidate is up against.  But for Bernie to succeed he's got to show more guts and take stronger and more inspiring stands against the domination of our government and economy by the oligarchs.  The war mongers in the Democratic Party fear such truth. Bernie might not be the one to take this needed agenda to the next phase.  He's already pledged to support the eventual nominee of the party - just like he did in 2016 when he supported Hillary Clinton.

It's one reason we rarely see Bernie mention foreign policy issues.  While he is indeed challenging the establishment on basic social issues he traditionally stands in the mainstream thought bubble in the Senate when it comes to US global domination.  Just listen to him trash Russia and China.

We are in for a wild ride.



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