Did you read "1984," the novel by George Orwell? Fascinating book. The only thing he got wrong was a single party system. Well, no he was not wrong. He was right. He just didn't imagine something could be called by two different names and be the exact same thing.
We have a single party system in the US. It just goes by two names.
This week cemented that notion. Anyone who did not see that Bernie Sanders would endorse, support and beg his supporters to vote for Hillary Clinton has not been paying attention for years and has not paid attention to history.
I have great friends who pulled hard for Sanders and refused to believe he'd tow and toe the party line. They just did not pay attention. Sanders has spent his adult life as a politician. Sanders has spent his adult life being an ever-growing cog in the political machine. His side of the cog was stamped D and the other side R. He had no choice, unless he intended to betray everything he spent a lifetime supporting, building and working for.
The other side of this cog, Trump, is showing the cracks slightly more than than the D side. Make no mistake, it's the same device. Whether these cracks will continue to grow or the oligarchy can effect a repair remains to be seen.
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One of the speakers at the DNC said, "Can I just say to the Bernie supporters, you are being ridiculous."
Another speaker said, "Hand over your money, jobs and your children's future..." It was an attack on Trump, but it is also the oligarchy party line.
And the deafening silence of people falling like dominoes was the sound of change not happening.
The single party plans to:
• Increase government
• Increase spending
• Raise taxes
• Restrict rights
• Expand the wars we are in
Today, I am about as sad as I have ever been. Today's disappointment
I will give him this. He did one of the best carnival barker sales jobs on the public that has ever been seen. "Right this way friends and neighbors! Come in and see the great dual-visage
The cog grinds right along, both sides moving in unison because it has to. So many people refuse to see this reality.
At 50 years old, I should know better than to believe what I did. The hell of it is, I'm going to continue believing people will wake up and see the truth before them.
I'm looking through one side of the rose color glasses and so many are looking through the other side. All we see is each other