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Dust in the wind?

My friend, Rick, keeps pointing out to me how the Democratic establishment isn’t going to allow Sanders, a party outsider, to win the Democratic nomination for president. He points out that even if he does he will be powerless to implement any of his platform programs and he knows that. This makes him dishonest in his campaign. Chris Hedges thinks he’s dishonest because he won’t speak the truth about his adversary, Hillary Clinton, and in not doing so is duplicitous in the con game she and the Democratic Party is running.

The Democratic Party is a full partner in the corporate state. Yet Sanders, while critical of Hillary Clinton’s exorbitant speaking fees from firms such as Goldman Sachs, refuses to call out the party and—as Robert Scheer pointed out in a column in October—the Clintons for their role as handmaidens of Wall Street. For Sanders, it is a lie of omission, which is still a lie. And it is a lie that makes the Vermont senator complicit in the con game being played on the American electorate by the Democratic Party establishment.

Source: Chris Hedges: Bernie Sanders’ Phantom Movement – Chris Hedges – Truthdig

The idea behind the article is that Sanders isn’t fronting a revolution but just another political campaign and as soon as the election is over his movement will just be dust in the wind.

Maybe. No, probably so. But I still believe that unless Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic nomination you will have a Republican in the White House again.