Organizing Notes

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

Sunday, April 05, 2020

What happened to Bernie?

On one list serve I frequent there is a growing discussion about Bernie Sanders, Biden, and the likelihood that the corporate-dominated Democrat National Committee (DNC) will do a backroom deal and appoint their next presidential candidate - done under 'extraordinary circumstances'.  Here is my response to one man who was defending Bernie and mourning the deflating of his campaign.  

Bernie endorsed and campaigned for Hillary – she opposed his key priorities

In the last debate Bernie said he’d support Biden for prez – who has said, among other ramblings, that he would veto Medicare for All if elected

Bernie complained in the Senate hearings about, and then voted for, the recent 2-4-6 trillion dollar corporate bailout....

Bernie missed his chance to be a real leader for the people – people have grown tired of his continued caving's – he missed the historical moment when he was most needed

People that know, say Bernie is a go-along to get-along kind of guy.

I thank him for talking up Medicare for All and many other needed programs

But when questioned about how he’d pay for these proposals – rarely since 2016 has he laid a strong glove on the Pentagon and empire
I don’t mourn for Bernie

We need folks who will push the powerful even harder

Our lives are at stake



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