[Marxism] Fwd: Chris Hedges: Bernie Sanders’ Phantom Movement - Chris Hedges - Truthdig

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Feb 15 06:13:58 MST 2016

Bernie Sanders, who has attracted numerous young, white, 
college-educated supporters in his bid for the presidency, says he is 
creating a movement and promises a political revolution. This rhetoric 
is an updated version of the “change” promised by the 2008 campaign of 
Barack Obama and by Jesse Jackson’s earlier National Rainbow Coalition. 
Such Democratic electoral campaigns, at best, raise political 
consciousness. But they do not become movements or engender revolutions. 
They exist as long as election campaigns endure and then they vanish. 
Sanders’ campaign will be no different.


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