Saturday, January 23, 2016

Why I fear for Bernie Sanders' Life

Some people think that I am against Bernie Sanders. In a sense they are right. Bernie Sanders says he's about restoring faith in "the system. " I believe that the system is played out.

Bernie Sanders doesn't oppose American Exceptionalism - the doctrine that holds the United States to be near perfect, an example for all others and possessing the right - nay, the responsibility - to correct other nations. Its modern day corollary is the Wolfowitz Doctrine, also called "Full Spectrum Dominance " the operating philosophy that justifies our country having a military force surpassing the power of the next eight military powers combined. The doctrine justifies United States overt and covert operations against virtually every other nation state. You remember that the NA spies on virtually every smartphone,  tablet and Internet connected computer on earth leading a spy partnership called "Five I's" or "Five Eyes" consisting of US, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealander spy agencies (plus another affiliated eye, Israel.)

No one who would oppose this concensus outright could be elected County Dog Catcher, let alone United States Senator.  So, without claiming to know Sanders and his heart of hearts, I appreciate some things he's said and done:

1- When asked to name the number one "security threat" to the United States he named "climate change " and not Iran, Russia,  China,  ISIS, or Venezuela.  I call that "pushing the consensus envelope."

2- He opposed the imposition of a "No Fly Zone" in Syria.

3- He was the first Senator to announce that he would boycott Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress that called for war against Iran and was a racism tinged insult against the first non-white President of the United States.

And then there is this:

I see a very threatening New York Post front page. A message from Rupert Murdock,  owner of Fox News.

Consider the following,  the cases of Paul Wellstone, Mel Carnahan,  John Heinz,  Jerry Litton, Hale Boggs, Mickey Leland and even Omar Torrijos.

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