It was good to read this exchange on naked capitalism.com this week.
Fiery Hunt - December 5, 2016 at 3:11 pm:
I don’t care that he endorsed or campaigned for the Almost-Queen. He’s still the only politician talking about what’s really going on in America. And he’s not shy about calling it what it is. A big festering corruption cesspool. And he’ll always have my respect for that.
Reply - uncle tungsten - December 5, 2016 at 11:46 pm
All the more power to his mind and voice, I say. I perceive he plays a long game and immediate issues do not stampede him to hasty judgements/actions. There is much water and tears to flow along the stream in the next two years and I am sure Bernie Sanders and supporters will be there to move the stepping stones deftly into position where and if they can.
He has an aura of the aikido master about him and we would be wise to learn the moves and hear the strategy.
The exchange was prompted by a link at the website to a piece about Senator Sanders' recent speeches including one in San Rafael.
For people who are distressed by Trump’s election, Sanders had some disturbing news: things could get worse if campaign finance laws are weakened further.
“The reality is that this country both politically and economically is moving toward an oligarchic form of society where a small number of very wealthy and powerful people control our economy and our political life,” Sanders said.
“So what we have to do,” Sanders said, “is create a strong grassroots movement where we bring people together to fight not only for social justice, not only for environmental justice, but for economic justice as well. But here is where it becomes difficult.
"It is very easy for many Americans to say, I hate racism, I hate homophobia, I hate sexism", Sanders said, but it is a little bit harder for people in the middle or upper middle class to say, maybe we do have to deal with the greed of Wall Street.
“One of the things I’m trying to do,” Sanders said, “is to figure out a way to radically transform the Democratic Party from a party led by a liberal elite to a party led by working people and young people and people who really want to transform society.”