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.