February 19, 2019

Bernie 2020 is happening!

Well, I was anyway thinking if this blog should be revived for some purpose.

To be honest, I was hoping for a rematch while having doubts if there still would some energy left. I will definitely be following the campaign as much as I can spare time for it.

Launch video:

CBS interview:

November 07, 2016

End in sight - Finally

While not commenting on the blog, I haven't stopped following the US presidential election. I've just been disappointed, appalled terrified and not able to write sensible text about this charade. To summarize what has happened since June:
  • The initial result from the California primary was unbelievable. Over time the numbers were turning closer to the poll results. But it was quite clear at this point that democratic primary was practically over. And like in many states, also in California there were many suspected cases of election fraud.
  • Bernie endorsing Hillary before the DNC convention was still a surprise to me. The convention itself was like a well written play - a coronation, with the exception ill-treated, disappointed Sanders supporters. While they tried to deliver a feeling of unity, I sensed a lot of drama going on in backstage.
  • But I must admit, well played by the two major parties. Once again they were able to dismiss the real important issues and the American people are now facing an election of which no respectable country can be proud of.
So now I just want it to be over. I wish I cared more about whether a mad man or the corrupted queen of big money wins. I don't know which one is worse, but I do know that neither of them deserves to win. When this shit circus is over, what will be the path forward to America? Or is there any?

The two major parties have let the people down. I hope masses do realize that. In that case, the two party majority will hopefully go down in history and the real change is possible.

June 07, 2016

California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota. You're up.

Looking from Finland / Europe, the right thing isn't so hard to do.

April 25, 2016

Some remarks before the April 26th primaries

New York primary probably was a disappointment for Sanders, as much as it was for many purged voters and to the ideals of democracy. It's disturbing that the DNC is running primaries between two nominees by sabotaging one campaign and promoting the other.

At this point of the race, I ended up listing a few facts I consider more or less as undeniable, regardless of which democratic candidate you support:
  • The math - It is very hard now for Bernie Sanders to overtake Hillary in pledged delegates. It is also very hard for Hillary Clinton to win 2383 pledged delegates she needs for the nomination.
  • Because the math, there is no sensible reason for Bernie Sanders to drop out of the race right now. Doing so would be a disservice for democracy and his own goals.
  • Independent voters play a crucial role in the general election.
  • Hillary Clinton is still under FBI investigation. If she were indicted at some point of the race, she surely would leave a mark in history.
  • Hillary winning will not stop the revolution. I'm not convinced that the DNC really understands this yet.
Hillary supporter will probably disagree. Time will tell the truth of it.

    April 21, 2016

    Everyone lost The Battle of New York

    After New York primary I'm glad I'm not an American. This is because:
    • I don't have to know, which party will be my choice more than six months before the election day.
    • I don't have to worry if my voting rights will be purged every time there is an election.
    • If I'm allowed to vote, I don't have to worry, if my vote is counted.
    • If my vote is counted, I don't have to decide, whether I want my country to be run by CEO or President.
    • I don't have worry that supporters of the CEO are not worried at all about the state of the democracy.
    But I must worry how widespread phenomena voter suppression will be in the future. If "the greatest country in the world" continues the slide into an oligarchy, what will it mean for the future of Europe? And I must worry about the main stream media doing a very lazy job and not paying much attention to the poorly organized or rigged election process.

    The good thing is that this is not happening behind closed doors anymore. The people now see that the cards are stacked against them. Now we have to organize and fight back.

    March 30, 2016

    Bernie Sanders at The Young Turks

    Thanks to U.S. 2016 democratic primaries I've started following The Young Turks. My timing was quite perfect as few days later that they got Bernie Sanders into the studio and did a pretty good job with interview.

    March 26th, Bernie Sanders swept three states with large margins. Perhaps a little bit of credit goes to The Young Turks as well.

    March 20, 2016

    Where are the jobs that rich people were supposed to create?

    Well, that's the problem of global economy. Rich people created the jobs alright, just not is the U.S. Maximizing profits is the primary goal of capitalism. Workers are needed for production, but the costs are optimized. I hope I don't need a degree in economics or a successful business of my own to convince you.

    This is a fundamental issue that many western countries must face, rather sooner than later. The middle class required to keep the economy running is disappearing.

    Tens of thousands of people are gathering to Bernie Sanders rallies almost daily. They are learning the fact they have been marginalized by the establishment. The problem isn't going away.