Is Bernie Sanders Making A “Political Revolution”? by Todd Chretien

BERNIE SANDERS’ bid to unseat Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party’s heir apparent to the White House has shaken up election season and given a voice to millions of people who have had it with a political system wholly owned by the 1 Percent.It is very important for the left that Sanders has injected the question of socialism into the mainstream political discussion. His run also raises questions that the left needs to discuss and confront, including the main contradiction of his campaign: The independent senator from Vermont is running for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party, which is also owned by the 1 Percent–and he has repeatedly promised to support whoever the party’s nominee is, even Clinton, rather than an independent left-wing campaign for president.Sanders’ popularity has been one of the main political stories of the summer. More than 100,000 people have crammed into rallies from Portland, Maine, to Los Angeles to cheer him on. “The reason we’re doing so well in this campaign,” Sanders told the crowd in LA, “is we’re telling the truth.”That truth is the radical message of the 99 Percent, revived from the heyday of Occupy Wall Street. “Today,” reads Sanders’ campaign website, “we live in the richest country in the history of the world, but that reality means little because much of that wealth is controlled by a tiny handful of individuals.”

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2 responses to “Is Bernie Sanders Making A “Political Revolution”? by Todd Chretien

  1. Bernie Sanders is a Democrat, first and foremost. He is no Socialist Messiah. He is regurgitating ideas that came from Occupy, which the Dems co-opted. He says he will support Hillary if she is nominated. He is one of them, not us.

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