Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Establishment Outrage

Bernie Sanders tweeted: "I've got news for the Republican establishment. I've got news for the Democratic establishment. They can't stop us."

The corporate establishment media joined the chorus of outraged corporatist establishment Democrats and authoritarian, establishment, Trump loyalist Republicans.

For some reason they all resent any challenge to their establishment privilege and power.

Bernie is in good company.

Bernie is anti-establishment.
Native Americans protesting the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines are anti-establishment.
Anti racist police brutality Black Lives Matter is anti-establishment.
The civil rights movement was anti-establishment.
The anti-war movement is anti-establishment.
The pro-democracy Tiananmen Square protestors were anti-establishment.
Martin Luther King Jr was anti-establishment.
Rosa Parks was anti-establishment.
The anti-Nazi White Rose were anti-establishment.
Gandhi was anti-establishment.
Harriet Tubman was anti-establishment.
The founding fathers were anti-establishment.
Jesus was anti-establishment.
Moses was anti-establishment.

The establishment corporate media joined the chorus of outraged establishment corporatist Democrats and establishment Trump loyalist Republicans.

Bernie told Anderson Cooper that he’s “very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba,” but said it’s “unfair to simply say everything is bad.”

“When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program,” Sanders said. “Is that a bad thing, even though Fidel Castro did it?” (Never mind President Obama once praised Cuba's public health care and education as well.“The United States recognizes the progress that Cuba has made as a nation, its enormous achievements in education and in health care.”)

Cooper noted that Castro’s regime imprisoned dissidents.

“That’s right, and we condemn that,’ Sanders responded.

And the corporate establishment media joined the chorus of outraged corporatist establishment Democrats and authoritarian, establishment, Trump loyalist Republicans in condemning Bernie as a Castro supporter.

Anti-establishment is anti-monarchy, anti-fascist, anti-authoritarian, anti-corporatism and anti-oligarchy. 

Anti-establishment means pro-democracy, pro-equality, pro-justice, pro-environment, pro-public healthcare and pro-public education.

No wonder the most corrupt and powerful establishment leaders are outraged. 


U.P. Tim said...

Sure looks like the establishment and corpo-dems went nuts yesterday 3/2/20. I'm tired of hearing from them and the media that Bernie can't win. How do they really know? I think they're just trying to promote fear and anxiety among the voters. I'm really concerned about picking a Republican-lite candidate and losing. If the young people say ages 18-29 (Bernie supporters) don't vote we're screwed. I know for me that Biden doesn't generate any excitement at all. I don't even know what he stands for yet.

Dave Dubya said...

The problem is Wall Street, pharma, oil, and insurance corporations would prefer Trump over Sanders. Their corruption is deeply rooted in our political parties and governing structures.

Our public is too brainwashed by corporate and right wing media to even grasp the concept of democratic socialism. Since the center has been shifting rightward since Reagan, I can't see how any single person like Bernie could affect real change. We need a party of FDR again.

I hope I'm wrong but I think Biden would be more of Obama's "go along to get along" slow-motion disaster. I'm worried only a catastrophic event or depression would turn this country around.

The only way for Democrats to recover is to abandon their corporate sponsors and return to being the party of FDR. The Right called him a socialist too, but he "welcomed their hatred" and became a "traitor to his class".

I understand why many feel Biden has a better chance to beat Trump. He can get more of the middle and Never Trumpers.

I am far more aligned with Bernie's thinking, but will vote for Biden any day over Trump.

What bothers me are the "Never Bernie" and "Never Biden" fanatics who would facilitate Trump's second term, and allow the demise of what remains of our democratic republic. The stacking of the courts are a curse that will last decades as it is. Why risk permanently surrendering the judicial branch?

Anyone who refuses to prioritize the removal of a tyrant is asking for much worse than a corporatist system. They will be inviting fascism.

TB3 said...

Vote Blue, No matter who.

Dave Dubya said...

I've been avoiding Twitter lately due to the slashing frenzy of the "Never Bernie" and "Never Biden" people.

What happened to "Never Trump"?

It the Judean People's Front v. The People's Front of Judea all over again. Their Suicide Squads stand ready.

U.P. Tim said...

Exactly Dave, it's the "Go along to get along " thing for me too. If Joe thinks he can reach across the aisle and work with this bunch of Republicons it won't work.

TB3 said...

"What happened to "Never Trump"?"

They gave up? We got Trump. What's the point of being Never Trump when we got Trump.

Now the Never Bernie/Biden trolls are just trying to use the same rhetoric from 2016. It's so ludicrously obvious that social media is being manipulated, that I'm honestly surprised people are allowing themselves to fall for it. I guess for a lot of people online, that aren't malicious actors and trolls, they get a high playing victim or bereaved.

The toxicity online right now is pretty unbearable. As the results for Super Tuesday started rolling in, I turned to my One and Only and said "Time for the Twitter/Reddit Meltdown and lack of introspection"

"If Joe thinks he can reach across the aisle and work with this bunch of Republicons it won't work." - U.P. Time

It might not, but in a Bernie Administration, how would his agenda, plans, and programs get passed? It's incredibly doubtful that he'd have the Super Majority that Obama had in his first two years of office. As much as I like much of his progressive agenda, any of it would be DOA if bills for them got to the Republican controlled Senate. The current Senate already sits on the Democratic bills that reach it now.

But, hey, if Bernie gets the nod, I'm totally voting for him. Need a D in office to install actual judges and lawyers to judicial posts and fill the inevitable Supreme Court vacancies and nix 45's Executive Orders.

Dave Dubya said...

Good point. The Senate needs to change hands. I think this is even more important than whether it's Biden or Sanders. Without the Senate, the best either Biden or Sanders could do is a holding action against the further degradation of representative democracy.