March 16, 2016

A bad night for Bernie

OK. March 15 wasn't what some expected. Also I was cautiously optimistic against the poll numbers. A while ago I came across a quote that perhaps partly explains the result.
"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." - John Steinbeck
Yep, land of opportunity. At the 80's I was a fool enough to believe it, but it's been a while. Well, whatever happens (and everything is still possible), Sanders' campaign will be remembered. People have woken up and hopefully there will be changes to the current corrupted election process and the political system. Sanders winning more states could have forced main stream media to downplay him as much as it did.

The following article by The Nation quite well explains how I'm now seeing the situation.
The Fight for Bernie’s Political Revolution Is Not Over

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