Yesterday was proof once again that however cynical you may be about politics, you’re not cynical enough.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont “independent” who ran for the Democratic nomination for president, endorsed Hillary Clinton. Sanders said “I know that some of you will be disappointed with that decision But I believe that, at this moment, our country, our values, and our common vision for a transformed America are best served by the defeat of Donald Trump and the election of Hillary Clinton.”
I believe this proves that everything about Sanders’ run for president was fraudulent. If Sanders really believed the communist babble he’s been spouting for the past year, he would have either run as a third-party candidate (and there has never been a better year for a third-party candidate than this year), or endorsed Green Party candidate Jill Stein. The fact he chose neither proves that Sanders is every bit as establishment as he claimed to not be.
There is no one in American electoral politics who represents the corrupt political establishment as well as Hillary Clinton, supported for decades by Wall Street and the evil banks Sanders denounced. Sanders voters should feel cheated and sold out, because their candidate cheated and sold them out.
Sanders’ cave-in is not, however, stopping this, reported by The Hill:
The unusual political strategy will have Sanders delegates consuming a lot of beans before heading to Philadelphia later this month,according to US News and World Report.
Protest organizer Cheri Honkala, national coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, has been stocking up on boxes of dry beans and canned beans.
The plan is for delegates to chow down, then let presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton smell what they think of her.
“The fart-in is to raise attention about things that really stink in our society,” said Dr. Walter Tsou, of the Philadelphia branch of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Honkala told US News and World Report that Tuesday’s endorsement will not stop the “fart-in,” — in face, she said, the number of people sending beans “will probably quadruple.”
Honkala also said beans of all sorts and varieties have already been delivered to the organization’s office in Philadelphia from as far afield as Texas and Wisconsin.
Once the Sanders supporters pass their, uh, gas, one wonders what they’re going to do. Hillary Clinton does not represent what they claimed to believe beyond the usual it’s-all-white-men’s-fault claptrap. Many claimed they had never participated in politics before this year. Will they vote for Hillary anyway? If so, that should demonstrate their actual commitment to social justice and all that.