[Marxism] Bernie Sanders ain't seen nothing yet

John Reimann 1999wildcat at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 07:06:36 MST 2020


It may be true that the Democratic Party leadership is manipulating things
to edge Sanders out, but at the same time they as well as Sanders's rivals,
have been treating him with kid gloves. That's because they don't want to
alienate his many thousands of followers. If he wins the nomination, he
won't be treated so gently by Trump. Here is a sample of what they'll throw
at him.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/when-bernie-sanders-thought-castro-and-the-sandinistas-could-teach-america-a-lesson

"Reflecting on a Potemkin tour of revolutionary Nicaragua he took in 1985,
Sanders marveled that he was, “believe it or not, the highest ranking
American official” to attend a parade celebrating the Sandinista seizure of
power.

"It’s quite easy to believe, actually, when one wonders what elected
American official would knowingly join a group of largely unelected
officials of various “fraternal” Soviet dictatorships while, just a few
feet away, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega bellows into a microphone
that the United States is governed by a criminal band of terrorists.

"None of this bothered Sanders, though, because he largely shared Ortega’s
worldview...."

This is just a small sample. And it doesn't matter if you share "Ortega's
worldview" or not. What matters is how this will be played before voters
here. It's why I don't believe Sanders can defeat Trump as easily as some
people claim.

John Reimann
-- 
*“In politics, abstract terms conceal treachery.” *from "The Black
Jacobins" by C. L. R. James
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