Bernie Sanders is not going to be our President. One look at him is enough to tell you that; Americans love a winner, and that is not a role Bernie can play. Then after you hear him yelling, you can doubly forget it. Regardless of all the endless dollars that have poured into his creation, regardless of his fanatical following’s ferocity, Bern is a bust just as much now as he was in 2016. Democrats will come together behind literally anybody else, but we want nothing to do with the Bern. He’s a chickenhawk, scam and aggressive panhandler all rolled into one, like a prestigious university dual major, I can’t wait for the day I stop having to even write his name. I’m sorry the day came when I had to start.
On the other hand, Senator Joseph Bissonette Biden of Delaware, father, former vice-president, and all-around good guy, has the best of all possible chances. He will get a chance to demonstrate tonight once again why he’s in a league of his own when compared to the rest.
Tonight the final Democratic debates of the pre-Iowa caucus season are here, and the only thought on my mind is to protect the primary by any necessary means. We can’t let things get too out of hand or it’ll be 2016 all over again. Bernie, who is either foolish or evil for even running again, since he knows no true Democrat will ever accept him as their Party’s leader, kicked things off in his usual bullying style with a surprisingly vicious attack on his old friend Elizabeth Warren, a fight that has been coming for some time. They are now squabbling like a pair of aged turkeys jostling for feed, the alfalfa pellets that are so reminiscent of neo-progressive voters.
Joe Biden, like Hillary Clinton, knows better than to get deeply involved. Let them have at each other, what a blast. He won’t bother engaging with Bern since nothing good can possibly end up coming out of it. Bern is Murphy’s Law weaponized and given human form. His idea of philosophy is, Anything that can go wrong will go wrong- because as soon as I get the power, it will all be smashed to bloody smithereens by Great Destroyer me! Scourge of the millionaires and billionaires.
After the zoo that has been the last four awful years, the country needs to heal. We have to somehow find a way to cope with and process all that we’ve been through. Not one but two demagogues showed up, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, and both shattered tranquility anywhere they could find it. All of us on every side have essentially been living in hell, and need nothing now so much as a little peace of mind and peace and quiet; we’ve been dancing on quicksand all this time. We need the measured, sane leadership of Joe Biden.
We can knock this one out of the park without even mentioning 2016. It has been a long three years with this guy.
How about the time he tried accepting a keynote speaker’s invitation from the foulmouthed and bestial Linda Sarsour, who wants to “take away” the vaginas of other women, to appear at the Women’s Convention of 2017? When American women found out and made their feelings known, Bern backed out so fast you’d have thought he’d seen a ghost. He did the same thing at the Women’s March later that year, with the same result, showing he has no respect for women at all.
This is why his women’s rights record reads like an excerpt from Stag Magazine- on purpose.
“Have you ever looked at the Stag, Man, Hero, Tough magazines on the shelf of your local bookstore? Do you know why the newspaper with the articles like ‘Girl of 12 raped by 14 men’ sell so well? To what in us are they appealing?”
Who are we nominating for president again? Judge Roy Moore of Alabama? It’s clear Bernie knows to what they are appealing, at any rate, and why not? He always has the answers, to everything!
It has really been a long few years.
The first election of the primary season will be the same as it is every year, the Iowa caucus. This year it will be held on February 3; just three short weeks away. It is the first step on the way out of the miniature Dark Ages that terrible 2016 became- but it is not a critical one. Iowan voters have let themselves go haywire good in the past. The Bern’s overperformance there last time empowered and encouraged his tilting at windmills campaign, as did his expected victory in New Hampshire. Hope springs eternal in the human heart, they say, especially when hundreds of millions of dollars were spent to put it there, and for one special moment, they truly believed they could win.
Then the voting down South started, and all that was gone like the mirage of an oasis, Hillary Clinton’s lead became insurmountable instantly, and every week it just got worse. So did the behavior of his followers, who soon displayed the racism and sexism their foul breed is known for, every chance they got. Considering that their master once wrote something like this rape essay here- for fun, I might add, on his leisure time no less, can we really be surprised that not very long from his defeat in July of 2016, one of them put this picture up on the door of a black church?
By Super Tuesday Bern was in dire straits, and within the next few races, it became clear to any sane observer of sense that the jig was really up. His devotees, not yet completely insane prior to April, shrieked and howled at the moon like so many hyenas and wolves, and soon they resolved to bern down anything they couldn’t conquer- which was pretty much everything. Likewise, they made common cause with the Russians and their Macedonian flunkies, like Oliver Mitov here.
Buff Bernie, for the love of all creation. You don’t know whether to go blind or-
Well, fill in the blank.
Why someone would have spent his honeymoon in Russia, hanging out with a bunch of men, I do not pretend to know. A sodden intoxication, yowling Woody Guthrie songs with Communists in the Soviet Union, shirtless and disheveled and the most slovenly sight I’ve ever seen.
Judge for yourself.
You’ve got yourself a classic there, Bern. I can’t tell you how much I’m feeling you right now. Perhaps you and Putin and Vitali Shkliarov, another skeevy Ruskie working on your “central to the Russian interference plot” campaign, will all go out a-wassailing next Christmas, or at the next Russian military parade.
You should have been on trial beside Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort, Bern, or at least testifying against him like your old campaign manager Tad Devine. You admitted blatantly to having known the Russians were involved in helping you and hurting Hillary Clinton when the whole world knows you sat idle and did not a thing to help.
You knew, Bern. The country was in danger, our electoral process was being used by foreigners as toilet paper, and the whole world was laughing at us. You are supposed to be our next commander-in-chief, which means it’s your job to protect this country, all of it. But you said nothing. Then later, in that interview, you lied on TV and said you lot had sent warning specifically; that was nothing but a joke from our perspective, the people who stayed to nail things down when your lunatic band of foreign and robotic Merry Men summoned a tornado down on us all. Just so we understand each other, you are nothing but a traitor. And your brat supporters false-reported the tweet offline.
Why have we been saddled with this moldy albatross around our necks, O Lord? Take this cup from us-please!
With thanks to Alternet for the writing and the data.
The attack on Kosovo is hardly the extent of Sanders’ hawkishness. While it’s true he voted against the Iraq war, he voted in favor of authorizing funds for that war and the one in Afghanistan. More recently, he voted in favor of a $1 billion aid package for the coup government in Ukraine and supported Israel’s assault on Gaza. At a town hall meeting he admitted that Israel may have “overreacted,” but he blamed Hamas for the entire conflict. When an audience member asked why he refused to condemn Israel’s actions, he told critics: “Excuse me! Shut up! You don’t have the microphone.”
Foreign policy is an area in which the Biden/Bernie gap becomes a chasm, a gaping abyss. The ancient Norse Vikings believed that all life on Earth arose from a massive Gap of Gaps, from which poisonous fumes rose like socialism and somehow created all we have. Go figure. Anyway, a gap that size is the one we’re talking about here. When it comes time to talk about fitness for the task of representing us well in the world, these two guys Biden and Bern are a ludicrous comparison to make. It’s like comparing apples to dog turds. They might as well be on different planets. We’ve got to stay focused on that and make sure everyone else does too.
By this point, parties on all sides are well aware the next six months promise a circus beyond anything P.T. Barnum ever dreamed of.
America doesn’t require or desire a return to what former President Warren G. Harding once called “a return to normalcy”, because what is normal in today’s world is a freakish caricature of what it meant thirty years ago when we were kids. Professional wrestling spilled out of our television sets and took over the world. Everything seems like a skit now, and Bernie is the perfect Heel to Trump’s Hero. Normal is probably out.
But we can have sane and decent again. Joe Biden is not a crazy socialist with a fifty trillion-dollar health care time bomb ready to set off in our economy. He knows what he’s doing in there. We have gone through too much in the Trump era for any more shenanigans from a demagogue, and we need someone capable enough to clean this whole mess up. We, center Democrats, have held the line; we became that rock in the river, tethered to a principle, and ready with a plan at every turn. These days Joe is the best representative we’ve got, which is the other half of the reasons to reject the candidacy of ridiculous and rusty Bernie Sanders.
In conclusion, it is not only Bernie’s incompetence and unfitness for the role that ensures he never will be President. We’ve got a better guy, one who is more popular, more polished, more professional, and just plain superior to the Bern even when he’s at his abysmal best. Joe Biden was the most recent vice-president Democrats have had, and under Barack Obama, no less, who turned out to be a genius. He has the information and skill that this will take. His unpleasant Gollum-like opponent is just plain lacking by comparison- and objectively.
While Bern was renaming post offices and little else, lounging around the Senate like the white Clarence Thomas, Biden was all over the world handling American affairs and representing her people with the utmost decorum and skill. Can he speak like John F. Kennedy? No. But that makes him all the more perfect for this time and place, in which nothing is more needed than a plainspoken, honest sort of fellow, the one your guts tell you you can trust- a No Malarkey sort if you will (check that awesome Group out on Facebook). Biden is a kind and genuine man, a finder of lost children. Bernie is the guy to lead us farther out into the wilderness. That old zombie will never, ever, EVER be the President of America, and for that, we really can be grateful.
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The truly amazing thing about the Radical Information Pipeline is how intricately all of its members link together. Through extremist ideologies, private peering networks, offshore cloud servers, world events, and my email inbox, the hackers who’ve assaulted this Democratic blog have revealed themselves as the Red Tide’s heralds and torchbearers.
More than one of them, including Guccifer 2.0 (Sergey Morgachev and Co.), are friends of Roger Stone, who was recently found guilty by Judge Amy Berman Jackson of Mississippi.
Roger Stone is guilty. God, that was fun to write. Roger Stone is going to prison; even better. May wonders never cease.
This one counts. I wrote about it when he went to jail last year. How sweet it was and how sweet this is. This guy is a poster boy for the alt-right. In every sense but the purely physical, as we’re believers in nonviolence here, he ought to be staked in the heart like the vampire he is. But I mean that in the nicest possible way.
Roger there, about to get squashed by the impartial boot of Robert Mueller, has been misery in American life for many years. The litany of his mischief and mayhem cover all the decades that have come and gone since Watergate; perhaps it is fitting he’ll start this one out by getting sent to the can. God, does he deserve it. This guy broke the camel’s back in 2000 and got George W. Bush elected. In so doing he screwed up the entire millennium.
The 2000 election was lost for Vice President Al Gore and all us Democrats due to a number of different irregularities, but as big a single factor as any were the Miami-Dade riots during the recount process in Florida, and that was organized by Roger Stone. Get Me Roger Stone, the Netflix documentary chronicling the endless crap he’s put us through, was named for that event, in which a very bored and useless Roger was called up as a local talent with network enough to bring the thing together.
See the movie “Chad” one of these days. Chad is the word for the little round paper circle that gets punched out ballot style tickets; I guess you’ve just got to watch the movie. Stone cooked that up, just as he has so much else. We’ll have to stretch them out as we go through the piece. It’s either that or spend fifty years of trouble in this one paragraph.
Stone has always been among the biggest names to look at where Donald Trump is concerned, crook that he is. He’s hoping to get Trump to give him a pardon, but he’s not going to get it. He wasn’t able to get one for Julian Assange, either, that coward who’s a tough guy from behind a computer screen. He deserves zero mercy from anyone, having been up to no good since his days as a Richard Nixon-posing anklebiter (though Nixon’s people disavowed him too, lol). Malice is his reason for existing. When he and Donald Trump’s old manager Paul Manafort ran a consulting firm together back in the 1980’s, they invited the most heartless political strategist of the time, Lee Atwater, to join in, out of admiration for his viciousness.
Lee and Roger are not very different from a couple of heavy metal fans like me, Psyco Peter and the Norway Killer, who we are about to meet. The right wing’s worldwide convergence, the rising Red Tide our Blue Wave must do away with, has seen radical right-wingers like this come together worldwide and with plenty of help from far-left figures. The Green Tea Tide is working for the red one, often unknowingly and at other times in full awareness. Check out 2016 Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein down here having a blast with Putin and Michael Flynn. #FarLeftIsAltRight. We will see this again and again.
The story I am telling stretches all across the world, like the unimaginable vastness of the World Wide Web where it largely makes its home. Guided by the hackers who came from them aiming at me with violent intent, ranges across all seven continents and tells a grisly, totalitarian sort of tale. Once upon a time, if you were an American, being someone’s countryman was a sacred bond, one no mere partisan disagreement could come between. Even slavery lost against it, in the long run. That is the sign of a healthy country with healthy people in it.
Just look around you, readers and hackers. Is this all looking healthy for you?
Things today aren’t like they were in the past, where foreign radicalism had never been allowed to take deep root in America, and you could count on your countrymen to support you in a battle against foreigners. Today U.S.-grown fascism is alive and well and growing stronger. It is very much in line with what we’re seeing elsewhere.
This is very terrifying because the only thing keeping the Red Tide from deluging all of Earth is the might of American democracy, or what’s left of it. In the Baltic states, which 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders rightfully praises for the strength of their social democracy (in America, we just call it democracy, and over there they call Democrats Social Democrats. This is not to be confused with the ill-conceived muddle Sanders likes to call “democratic” socialism, and the Nordic people hate it when it is.
Bernie Sanders was lucky to be able to get to the Soviet Union in 1988 and praise all its stunning socialist achievements before the entire system and empire collapsed under the weight of its own spectacular failures. pic.twitter.com/bENmwVKi0g
They don’t like it for a reason that’s both simple and profound- because it makes them look bad. It is my primeval contention that the leadership of the radical modern left is completely disingenuous and untrustworthy, that they’re far more destructive than creative (a critical right-wing tendency), and that they essentially exist as a corollary force of the right, a sort of ideological backfire they can suck away Democratic enthusiasm. Everything they do hurts the Democratic Party, and for this reason, I consider it most practical to calculate them right into the mix with our more conventional-and obvious- competition.
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (V.I. Lenin, first leader of the Soviet Union, said that the best way to control the opposition was to lead it ourselves. That socialist icon set the mold that the likes of Zack Exley, founder of the Justice Democrats and nearly every other organization on the far left-literally- are still trying to set themselves up by today.
In working together to set up their mutual goals, the extreme ends of our political spectrum have clotted up like deer turds and burst open at the Democratic Party and its brave members, all of whom are targets of the worst kind of people in the world, such as Sergey Alexandrovich “Guccifer 2.0” Morgachev, the ninth guy who tried to hack me. Their goals are shadowy and the Radical Information Pipeline I have caught them in the making and using of is even more so. Just the same, it’s been years worth of writing and research now, and the hackers who have plagued me like goblin or troll hordes have committed more than twelve hundred different failed login attacks against the Millennial Democrats blog. The story of tracking them down and tying their loose ends together is the purpose of this series, The Dark Side of Digital Politics. You are reading Part Two.
Enjoy the guilt of Roger Stone. He had it coming bad.
Returning to our blockchain, the thread that’s going to weave all this into a tapestry is a common radical fixation with eliminating democracy, be it slandered as “capitalism” or scoffed at as too “soft”. Those of us who are not soft are the first ones like to see go, like Carl Bildt as shown in the tweet above.
Carl Bildt is the man who gave the Bern his good ideas to spout off about Sweden and Denmark and Norway. He salvaged social democracy and made it viable by strengthening its free-market roots using hated and reviled “capitalism”. The peoples of those proud nations, friends of America all, find it offensive and have told Bernie to knock it off every way they know how, and should not be found fault with or held responsible for the closeted right-wingers who over here are vulgarly feeling the Bern.
As a species, We the People as in the human race have just finished up with the bloodiest century in history. German/Italian fascism came together in a struggle with German/Russian communism, and both were exactly alike, as many researchers and scholars on all sides of the spectrum have concluded. In fact, between the two, a hundred and twenty-five million people are given as casualties by Stephane Courtois in The Black Book of Communism, a number that is more or less consistent with the work of other reputable researchers.
Rival cults of extreme radical socialists were thus responsible for what amounts to a third of America, or two-thirds of Russia, ending up in graves for disagreeing. Four out of five were committed by the Communists and not the Nazis, the more recognizably socialistic of the two. Their insane lust for power over even the minutiae of life in the world nearly did us all in. It’s really a shame we’re even having to discuss socialism again, less than thirty years removed from the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Garry Kasparov, former but still titanic World Chess Champion, said that even “Talking about Socialism is a huge luxury, a luxury that was paid for by the successes of capitalism. Income inequality is a huge problem, absolutely. But the idea that the solution is more government, more regulation, more debt, and less risk is dangerously absurd.”
For me, that pretty well does it. I’m a chessplayer, so I can tell you for a fact. Good enough for Kasparov, good enough for me.
Kasparov is a fervent believer in democracy and has tried to warn the world for many years that in Russia it was all getting badly off track. If only we would have listened to him, especially after the murder of this man, Alexander Litvinenko, in 2006. Killed him with a radiation injection, the horrendous freak.
he ran for President of Russia and lost; he was beaten over the head with a wooden chessboard and chased out of the country he had done so much to honor by Vladimir Putin who is nothing but a thug who looks like a toad.
Here the latter fellow is with Tulsi Gabbard and the Bern, having assumed his true form. He brought Assad with him too, in this highly realistic portrayal of the lot of them I found. Later that same year he ordered a reporter shot dead as a birthday present, Anna Politkovskaya, who is missed a whole hell of a lot more than he ever will be.
Lenin and Hitler, both towering socialist figures, agreed on a lot more than you would think. Both held the so-called “bourgeois” (the smarmy term for the middle class) in utter contempt, even though both of them came from it. Both agreed that power at any cost was a thing to be admired and desired, and both agreed that their adherents should do literally anything to seize it, including working with each other. They were five times as deadly as the Spanish flu, which only killed twenty million.
What now prevents them from converging again? What can stop them from setting up this brave new “socialism”, from which what I can see on both sides means an Internationale Fascista? Moderate Democrats, that’s who. Stubborn liberals like myself who will never, ever be convinced by their planned society arguments and who will retain a moderate abhorrence for the constant excesses they propose.
The opposition knows that, and they don’t like it. And that is what led on an anathema quest the man below, Anders Behring Breivik, the Norway Killer, who tried to assassinate every moderate Democrat in his country.
The Norway Killer’s Manifesto illustrated succinctly what he was up to; planning a bloody slaughter for the left wing’s best young leaders. He killed more than a hundred people and wounded haIf a thousand, rocking all of Norway horrendously, not to mention the rest of the world. Almost everyone in their country knew someone or other who was hurt by the murders this way or that. I was not on his list back then (thankfully, I was not in the same country), but it’s pretty clear I’m the kind of guy he and his bloodthirsty clan are after.
However, like all true Democrats, I subscribe to a simple philosophy here: Be Prepared. The official slogan of the United States Boy Scouts of America is good enough for me, radicals. You’d better run along.
We left off with the Norway Killer last time, a vivid reminder of just how deadly what we’re up against can be. That is why, Democratic family, we are taking a look at all these grisly people. The threat is real, it claimed lives of ours in Charlottesville in 2017 and in El Paso, Texas earlier this year. I wrote about both incidents myself, and I still mourn for the loss of my sister, Heather Heyer, gone but not forgotten.
As the image earlier showed, right-wing extremists, have been responsible for nearly all the murders of that type in 2019. Fascism Rising, I wrote two years ago when bombs were mailed to our great Democratic leaders, like Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, and that was true. Fascist alt-right radicals are a huge part of the problem.
Them, and the far left.
Bernie Bot killers have had a wild run at it too, if a far less competent one. The same weekend as the right-wing manifesto writing El Paso killer busted loose, another shooting took place in Dayton, Ohio. El Paso was a Trump supporter, but, as Trump himself gleefully pointed out, Dayton was a Bernie supporter. Between them they got nearly fifty people last summer; they were no Anders Breivik, but they were certainly of the same beast in human skin breed.
Like Julian Assange‘s cellies are going to be, once he gets to Terre Haute or Lewisburg; there to help his spirit heal by teaching his flesh some penitence.
This was written a day or two before he got arrested, among other things for refusing to feed his cat and for smearing feces on his walls in Ecuador’s embassy. He actually sued them for the right to not feed that cat, and when he lost in court he let the cat go. I hope Julian’s new friends in jail are animal lovers, and one other thought comes to mind.
Glad I’m not that guy!
In returning to our topic after a brief talk about Mr. Assange the animal rights abuser, we can also remind ourselves that Assange is a veritable hub or far right/left-wing convergence. Both sides love this guy; Roger Stone joins both far-left mastermind Zack Exley and any number of my hackers, like, say, Nicholas Merrill of the Calyx Institute in the vaults of the WikiLeaks databases and spoken of in terms of being allies. The Stone piece makes specific mention of libertarianism, which is key because Assange is a libertarian. Bernie Sanders was the most libertarian-leaning candidate in the 2016 race, beating out in terms of his advocation of libertarian policies even the actual Libertarian Party candidate, Gary “Cutoff Your” Johnson.
That’s Psyco Peter’s roommate, guys. They’re greasing up the marmot for me.
In noting the resemblance between these two blatantly undemocratic Swedes, you can understand why I was less than thrilled to see the man below, one “Psyco” Peter Johanssen, who if anything looks crazier and more brutal even than the rabid Anders Breivik. Psyco there is almost certainly the guy who tried to hack me from that company.
Above are the words of Peter Johanssen, suggesting Trump purchase not only Greenland but his home of Dalarna as well. He’s confident Trump would like the place since they have lots of Neo-Nazi gangs around. Wow. Is this him, or a namesake? If he’d care for debate via Twitter, he knows where to find me. The Contact form’s Link is not difficult to find.
Still and all, just look at him. Sigh. Very depressing for me to have to ready myself for a scrap against my fellow Sisters of Mercy fan, but so be it.
I caught his IP address (or rather, good old Sucuri did) through the Tor nodes belonging to his own company, KeFF Networks Stockholm. Tor is short for The Onion Router and began life as a naval encryption system, symbol above; its source code these days is written by another hacker buddy of mine, one Nicholas Merrill of New York City’s second-oldest ISP, the Calyx Institute who we met last time. Look for “nickm” in connection with Tor, you’ll find it, reader- that is, if you’re a real Democrat. The rest of the world I can say little for.
These days the circuits belonging to Tor are the homes of the “deep web”, that vast depth of human consciousness that has sunk so low that even Google cannot see it) operated by a company named KeFF (this is shorthand for k-effective, a reference to nuclear theory and the type of “dog whistle” the so-called elite likes to try and talk over our heads with) Networks,
I didn’t catch the Psyco here directly. I Googled the name of his Tor node, to.keff.org, and when I did it came up with a Facebook Page to KeFF Networks-Stockholm. It had no pictures and only three Likes- but one of them was KeFF’s founder, Peter Johannsen, even though the URL of his Facebook account says his name is PsycoPeter (misspelling his and not mine), currently a network engineer with Tele2 Sverige, yet another big Telecom company whose members do not seem to like me. Twelve hundred times, they have tried to hack this blog-
Right up until the day we published The Dark Side of Digital Politics, Part One. Since then these circuits have been absolutely silent.
Now I know they’re among my readers, all these doctors and programmers, and billionaires.
There are financial. personal, and technological connections galore, between every one of the shadowy players involved in this game of blindfold chess. It’s creepy.
WikiLeaks and MoveOn.org under Eli Pariser, Exley’s first and greatest proxy and founder of the popular news site Upworthy, both asked for vast sums of money from George Soros in the beginning, and he is considered a darling of the progressive world. He just got Person of the Year for being such a vital friend of freedom, whether or not he deserves it. That links the interests of George Soros up directly to that of Putin and the Koch Brothers (the one that’s left, anyway, although we do wish his spirit well and commend his soul to God, as I hope an opponent might do for me) which is hideous to consider.
As an aside, even though they have stalked and harassed me for years, I do not consider these people my enemies, and I do not want them dead. We disagree, and that’s fine. Truth is hammered out on the anvil of debate; the tongs of policy are heated in the forge of dialectical discourse. Our struggles honor us all- so quit trying to hack my website! Debate me on Twitter at @MilDemsAmerica. Or on Instagram at millennialdemsusa. Or on Facebook at Millennial Democrats-America (if you’ll quit falsely reporting us long enough for me to get a word in edgewise off restrictions and shadowbans). Or Reddit at u/MilDemsAmerica.
Or leave me alone. There’s not that many more of you to hack my blog anyway, twelve hundred times has given me an excellent cross-selection. Of course I will be happy to use any further hacking attempts to build my case- but you already know that by now, don’t you, guys? I’m going to tweet this out to every one of you, hackers. Debate or be cowards, the choice is yours.
Moving on, no pun intended. The stage for so many of our current troubles is Eastern Europe, where dictators like Viktor Orban are dissolving democracy piecemeal, tearing it up plank for plank like the proverbial Ship of Theseus. That’s Hungary, by the way, Orban’s country. George Soros’s money got Orban installed there in charge of his homeland.
I don’t know about that guy George Soros. They say he’s our friend, but…I am just not completely sure yet, either way. But he’s not someone to rely on in a barfight, though. That is a fact.
A book I read on the Color Revolutions in post-Soviet satellite states including Ukraine claimed that Vladimir Putin would probably consider Soros his worst earthly enemy. If that is true, I would like to hear what he thinks about what Zack and Julian are doing these days. They got Trump elected, those two guys and Roger Stone and some other horrid cronies who we’ll meet. like Paul Manafort. These radicals should be as opposed to each other as the Nazis and the Communists once were, and yet they have this eerie way of meeting hand in hand-often through the personages of Zack Exley and Tulsi Gabbard.
I will say that Trump the next day gave a statement that was, in my opinion, the closest he ever came to sounding presidential. I think it’s important to be fair and to say it outright when youre opponent has done something decent. Trump stood up at that time and said that racism was evil and that those who support it have no place in America (although offshore cloud servers are another story). He sounded fairly sincere and he was far more unequivocal than he was after Charlottesville-which I consider a key moment in when America started getting a case of the Fear.
Another crazed Bern shouter named James T. Hodgkinson-who I had encountered on Facebook during the 2016 election- shot up the Congress right after Trump took office. He winged Steve Scalise but didn’t kill him, and made him a hero in the process. He also got himself- a human life and a Democratic vote- killed nice and good and dead.
Nice work, James. Sincerely. Way to support world peace and climate change, you psychotic perished personal progressive icon, you.
The GOP grew gangrenous at least fifty years ago, and by now, it really stinks. They will do or say anything to get into power. What we saw with the infiltration of Bernie Sanders’ campaign by the Russians would have fit the old GOP M.O. perfectly. They work together constantly, and until the majority of the people in the world come to learn well and thoroughly understand this, we are just going to keep getting fooled.
In chemistry, we would call this polar parallel concept chirality, a set of non-identical but mirroring entities bonded in a pair. #FarLeftIsAltRight. They are not quite one and the same, and they are not an equal threat. The far-right is vastly more vicious. The left is operating on typical Marxian principles, as we discussed earlier, and seem to view the alt-right in accordance with those sets of plays.
Peter Kreko, researcher at the Krebs Institute, concluded as much in his own work on how and why the radicals are lighting the world on fire. It’s a lot of Russian woo for the most part, . Donald Trump and Roger Stone have been the chiefest allies of Vladimir Putin all along.
Director of the Political Capital Institute Peter Kreko has been recently involved in research regarding Russian destability tactics aimed at undermining the United States. He concluded two facts about the intentions of Putin. First, that he is becoming the frontman of a worldwide anti-human rights movement, and second, that he is investing in, stirring up, and inciting radicals on both ends of the spectrum to “sabotage democracy in Europe”.
In America, we are experiencing many problems with who are still insisting, in the face of the overwhelming evidence that keeps piling up, that “the Russia thing” is simply a distraction from the main issue, that in their view being how the DNC cheated Bernie Sanders. These people are doing the entire human race a grand disservice.
By turning a blind eye to the machinations of the most nakedly aggressive power to arise in the world since Hitler’s Third Reich, they are in fact helping to make possible the same specific chaotic social conditions that in the past allowed far-right populist movements like Germany’s National Socialism to thrive in the first place. -@MilDemsAmerica, two years ago.
They’re still out there, folks, a horrible pack to be certain but an interesting one too The hackers and politicians and political dirty tricksters we have met along the way while running this blog are the best in the world at the crummy things they do, and are good at some good things as well. Like other humans, they are neither wholly good nor wholly evil. We will get back to them.
In the meantime, word has come through (well, a day or two ago, lol, but this was a big project:) that Roger Stone has been found guilty on all seven counts of crimes that he was charged on. That’s worth a small and related detour.
They’re guilty, all of them. And even if we can only get one, and the least of them at that, we can still take a deep sigh of relief to know we’re rid of Roger Stone, at least for the next few years.
Ties to white supremacists, radicals and shady foreign hackers are a big part of Roger Stone’s M.O. His trial’s inevitable end couldn’t have come at a better time, placing him and computer crime and my dear Morgachev’s Guccifer 2.0 back on the front pages.
It may be just what we need to kick some coals up-especially since Part One of this series came out and silenced the hackers. I guess they got scared, but it’s too late now anyway. You lot have handed me enough digital evidence to fill a whole Digital Ocean (that’s the name of one of their companies, the would-be big shots) thank my dear security plugin Sucuri.
The Dark Side of Digital Politics seems to have lost my hackers’ interest-by scaring the hell out of them. They’ve been reeeeeallly quiet since Part One came out; I don’t think they expected us to put all this together, lol, but they should have known better. No radical is half as strong as a moderate Democrat, who is forced into his strength by an instinctual need to keep the extremists from jumping off the cliff at both ends, red and green, like a dual horde of Christmas colored lemmings. Too late. Write me a letter of apology before Part Three comes out, you know who you are. I’ll publish that instead of something heartbreaking.
Or debate me on Twitter- that’s @MilDemsAmerica, not to be confused with Kaivan Shroff’s excellent Millennial_Dems, although we are on friendly terms (because we’re Democratic family) and we follow each other on Twitter. He beat me to the name by like two weeks, but it worked out all right. By adding America, I had the idea to take MDA fifty states plus, and with zero money and almost no experience (at least at the start), we have beaten the Justice Democrats at every turn, anytime they get near us. Go check out our State Pages and JD’s; you’ll see what I mean. Only difference is that they’ve got millions of dollars and a super-slick outfit, whereas all we are is a band of volunteer titans.
All together or one at a time;, come as you will. You can choose the course of my meals, but you can’t escape becoming them. Contrary to popular opinion I do not work for David Brock or George Soros or anyone. I serve the country itself, and that animating principle sustains me. I will never lose o to the likes of you- and every one of you already knows it in your hearts. That’s why you tried so silently to come in the night with your
I wonder how many of you will have the balls to try. Especially you, Exley, best of their personnel. I will demonstrate without fail how helpless a tactician is against the strategist. Think I’m full of it, do you? Then come hither and accept my challenge.
Without a philosophy that is sincere and aiming at good instead of sheisty and aiming at goblinhood, even the best would-be strategist will inevitably miss his mark and land in the tactician’s realm again. Any chessmaster will tell you, tactics are not enough. To contend with the truly strong, one must understand the deep stuff, the positional play that brings you to the place from which true tactics flow, as a corollary artery to the long-term strategist that is inside every dedicated Democrat and no one else-least of all some slick tactician.For example, in the Democratic debates last night, the beating left-wing and Russian favorite Democratic (what a joke) presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard took was not going to be possible because she was not going to be there. She should have been a dead duck months ago. Why isn’t she? We’re not alone in wondering; here’s a recent headline from the New York Times.
What, Exactly, Is Tulsi Gabbard Up To?
As she injects chaos into the 2020 Democratic primary by accusing her own party of “rigging” the election, an array of alt-right internet stars, white nationalists and Russians have praised her.
Chaos injections are a crucial part of extremist politics regardless of shirt color. Tug is no good at all. She only made the debates because the Daily Stormer helped her. That’s the Neo-Nazi newspaper we keep finding at the heart of the rot. We have met them before, and we’ll be meeting them again. Soon. At any rate, my own prediction regarding the Tuggler is that she will soon be replacing Jill Stein as head of the Green Party at Russian behest.
“She’s got a good energy, a good vibe. You feel like this is just a serious person,” Mr. Cernovich said. “She seems very Trumpian.”
Michael Cernovich is a sex offender, even though with fifty thousand dollars he beat his case. Eight year olds, Dude.
The Daily Stormer and Roger Stone were both interviewed in reference to our sister Heather Heyer’s murder at the hands of a nameless Nazi savage (Cernovich’s alt-right comrade Baked Alaska pricelessly said “Why would I want to go to the trial of a f*****g murderer? I’m out by the pool” in response to a query as to whether they would go and make a spectacle of her killer’s sentencing hearing, one of many such hearings we’ll be talking about in this series) at Charlottesville, VA back in 2017. That was the first story I ever covered; I guess it’s fair to say I’ve been fighting these people since Day One.
Tulsi Gabbard is one of the most blatant examples of the strange phenomenon of radical convergences between the alt-right and the far-left (this is going to be the theme of the whole piece ultimately, by way of introducing yours truly’s own political spectrum Zero Theory, a contribution into how human society really operates, as well as a model by which we can evaluate what radicals on both ends are doing to strengthen one another) but she certainly isn’t the only one. Bernie Sanders is the king of shady Russian connections.
He spent his honeymoon in Russia, drunkenly howling Woody Guthrie songs and dancing with the Soviets. The story of how Putin felt the Bern has been chronicled many times here at Millennial Democrats.
“Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, in a case filed last year against 13 Russians accused of interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign, said workers at a St. Petersburg facility called the Internet Research Agency were instructed to write social media posts in opposition to Clinton but “to support Bernie Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump.”
That’s Morgachev! One of Guccifer 2.0’s twelve users (the thirteenth committed some other heinous crime, but not that one).
The DNC email dumps perpetuated by left-wing icon Wikileaks, Russian disinformation icon Guccifer 2.0, and right-wing icon Roger Stone could never have been so grievously harmful to Democratic chances had it not been for the Bernie Sanders campaign. That spectacle of berserker hypocrisy, in which Peter the Hermit Bernie led an anti-wealth crusade against millionaires and billionaires, has been viewed as the ultimate left-wing manifestation of seething strength, the long-awaited tide of a change long overdue.
Jesus Christ, two solid minutes of it, and that’s still just a few samples. To think people actually wanted this guy to be president-
Well, for an American who loves his country, it’s not exactly heartening.
It’s impossible not to sigh even while writing this. God, these people drove themselves insane. Remember when Bern said that Hillary Clinton’s wealth insulated her from the people too much for her to make a good president? She mostly made her money by writing bestselling books. So did Bernie. And there is nothing wrong with that. It’s a good thing. The ability of good middle-class personnel to drag themselves by the bootstraps into the much-reviled 1% is what makes the American dream so tangibly real.
But it sure is ludicrous to see all these socialists living high on the hog thanks to this capitalism they so despise. One would think such a noble ascetic as St. Bernard here to live penniless as a monk, from the way he was talking in 2016. Billionaires Can’t Buy Bernie, wasn’t that it?
A hundred and sixty-six million dollars was spent on the Sanders campaign. And that’s not all that doesn’t fit his Spartan ethics.
Just to name a few, Zack Exley is a millionaire and a Harvard graduate. Tad Devine is a millionaire and a Harvard graduate, plus he got paid ten million dollars (!) to work on Bernie’s campaign. Jeff Weaver, millionaire. Julian Assange did not go to Harvard, but he somehow got a Harvard email address- could it have been from his hacker pal Exley, who worked on the board of Wikipedia? A Berner’s in charge there now too, of course.
Bernie Sanders? Millionaire!
We need as a nation to do something we have never done before, and say to these corporate executives who have so much power, we’re tired of your greed and we are tired of your corruption. -The Bern
$10 million, as it happens, could provide 44.5 meals for each homeless vet at $5.61 per meal for a year, Bern, but you weren’t thinking social safety net when you paid that same sum out to the already-filthy rich Tad. I guess Devine himself never self-identified as a socialist, not that that makes up for helping Paul Manafort in 2004 and Roger Stone in 2007 to get murderers elected to public office in Ukraine-that is not hyperbole, readers, by the way. Links are though their names.
Do you call yourself a snitch for testifying against your co-conspirator Paul Manafort, Tad? You really should. Completely.
What an unbelievable tangle it all is, this Radical Information Pipeline.
Later when we talk about the Chaos Computer Club and their most elite organizers, the Digitale Gesellschaft, we’re going to come across a guy named Jacob Appelbaum, who like Assange as Mendax was one of the original Cypherpunks. Their story too is one of convergence. The anecdote below comes from a truly excellent blog I stumbled onto doing the totally endless research for this project, Steemit.com. Remind me to get back to them some more.
Jacob Appelbaum was a cypherpunk and a core member of the Tor Project – he was on my list of notable cypherpunks above.
If you control many of the Tor Network Nodes (which my research suggests that people connected to Wikileaks and Cypherpunks do), syphoning the internet traffic and selling it to the highest bidder, including intelligence agencies, is a multi-billion dollar business.
Do you recall in the early 1990’s (part 2 of this series) when Mudge said that he could bring down the internet in 30 minutes? Do you remember part 2 when Assange had complete control of MILnet (the US military internet) for 2 years?
Remember, no fat-shaming, please. Morbid obesity afflicts many Americans and is nothing to laugh at. We’re working on it together, as a nation-though I’ll allow some are working harder than others.
If you go to the can, Mark, in the end, just remember it will most likely be for computer terrorism. Look at this link they’ve got you on-well, I assume you’ve read it. If I were you, I would DEFINITELY take up my offer to debate me on Twitter. If you tell me what the hell you’re up to generally, I won’t skin you too bad with the specific. You have my word.
You know, Mark Silas, other hackers, here’s the thing. I’m a Bill Clinton Democrat. A Law and Order Democrat. I don’t have to fear my own country’s intelligence services; the Five Eyes are everywhere. If you know who I am, if Russians like Sergey “Guccifer 2.0” Morgachev knew, the NSA probably read my first article. I learned a lot of what I know from reading up on them, and one thing I can tell you is this- You do not want to mess with our guys.
I can go drop them a line at any time; killing me won’t help, it will just make things far worse. Then people will take my memory and my digital evidence up and break down your abhorrent Pipeline once and for all. America would rise in wrath like nothing you have ever seen. Considering who your friends are, you’ll be going to someplace like the United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility (USP Florence ADMAX), referred to commonly as the ADX Florence. It is an American federal prison that provides a higher level of custody than normal, Mark. That’s where they’ve got the Unabomber; it’s like being in the hole for the rest of your life.
You can’t get commissary in the hole.
Tad and Bern and Exley did their part, it’s true. And so did right-wingers like Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl, who are both right up there on the scale of human value with Weev Auernheimer of the Stormer and Ralph Nader.
Exley’s utterly massive network (according to Ryan Grim at The Intercept-and he ought to know, right?- tells us that every single solitary Justice Democrat of note was handpicked personally by Exley) and MoveOn.org‘s endless cash flow did their jobs, augmented as they were by $1.25 million dollar donations both from Facebook co-founder and billionaire Dustin Moskowitz and his co-billionaire Silicon Valley wife Cari “Big” Tuna, InfluenceWatch.org links included.
Facebook pretty much paid for the fake left, is what that means.
That’s why we’re always having trouble with them.
Right from the start, we have had more trouble with the far left than with the right. That’s what set me down this whole road, to begin with. The pattern on the blockchain is by now all too clear- that is the whole point. They are doing what the CIA used to call “blackwashing”, i.e. associating a progressive idea or concept with someone or something that is blatantly unacceptable to the public.
Zack Exley-who is absolutely, positively, beyond any shadow of a doubt the ONLY person to really watch super close in the entire far extreme radical left, managed to spoil the information he released about George W. Bush’s cocaine use in 1999 by slathering it with snotty speeches and fake pictures of Bush doing drugs. Bush sneered, called him the “Garbage Man”, and everybody laughed the whole thing off.
Well, Bill Clinton smoked weed, right? That’s no different than snorting cocaine and drunk driving (by the by, this is what makes anti-cannabis propaganda so dangerous; kids figure out they’ve been lied to about one drub and promptly decide they must be full of grass-grower about all the rest as well.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) was a colossal failure because it was a misnomer. It sought to waylay and mislead rather than actually educate, to guide astray like an aikido master baiting his opponent with a dangled wrist. DARE was a huge backfire, a disingenuous right-wing continuation of a hundred-year-old excuse, as explained in this essay by yours truly, The War On Cannabis: Who Loses, Who Benefits.
As the great Father of Research Chemicals, Alexander Shulgin said of his own experiences with right-wing extremism as expressed by the War on Drugs suggested, of all that deals with law, ask ‘Cui bono’? Who benefits? Who benefits when the screaming radicals go flying down to Texas with Elizabeth Warren to disgust the good people of Texas back red again, right after the Blue Wave and Beto O’Rourke (who was targeted by the Bern as soon as his name got mentioned on a national level) had gotten done making it purple for the first time since before George W. Bush was governor there?
Who benefits, if the #FakeLeftIsAltRight, for real and for truly? Vladimir Putin, that’s who. Our dad Vlad.
Note that cannabis as well, through no fault of its wonderful own, has been co-opted by the left at every turn, and used as a propaganda mechanism by the right. Even the alt-right, like the slovenly Daily Stormer ally Charles C. Johnson of the right-wing disinformation rag GotNews, has gotten in on the deal. When the wildfires raged in Northern California two autumns ago, he tried blaming it on the Mexican Mafia. That was the first disinformation case I ever cracked, as it works out.
Good practice for this one.
It’s been a long haul, man. You know, readers, those bold and intrepid few who have made it with me this far. Don’t give up. I know it’s a lot, but you can do it. You’re either a Democrat or one of my hacker friends, the best the global elite has to offer.
To you latter, though, I would say that everything we need to know, we learned in kindergarten. We learned how to be good kids and good people after that. That’s America, the real one, the one that will resist in the end with ease all of Donald Trump’s tawdry attempts to denigrate her with his cheap shot attempts at “greatness”.
We first wrote that Facebook was suppressing Democrats right around the time Guccifer Morgachev set the standard for my hackers, the people who are lurking up and down outside my ports, back in 2017. 2.5 million, just from the best buds of Facebook. Another one of its founding personnel was mentioned in the Steenet article I found, Adam D’Angelo. Adam was the first Chief Technology Officer at Facebook, he is the co-founder of Quora, and he is worth more than $600 Million- like all good socialists these days, including the Bern, which takes us to our next stop on the blockchain.
Next time we’re going to kick things off with an extremely interesting set of characters. Winnie Wong, Exley proxy and coiner of the “Feel The Bern” slogan, ran a series of uncontrollable (Becky Bond, co-author with Zack Exley of the book Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything, actually boasted as much in a chapter called Giving Away the Passwords) volunteer Bernie Pages on Facebook that live under the headline People for Bernie. Twenty percent of it can be crapola, said Bond, or even really bad! As long as the eighty percent is decent, go for it. Think big.”
A real Democrat would never, ever, ever be able to do that in today’s world without having some Bernie Bot try and hijack it. That has been the case for fifty years and longer, long before Donald Segretti of Watergate scandal fame and Republican strategist Karl Rove’s college mentor coined the term “ratf*cking”, as in, f*cking a DemocRAT. Political filth has always been the trade of the domestic fascists on the right- but those are the easy ones to see.
Guys like Zack Exley, who wear a fool’s mask and a cloak made of living, breathing proxies, are vastly more dangerous. Had it not been for the far left in 2016, Trump would not have won, and Exley the closet libertarian, who writes whole essays dedicated to illustrating just how similar “lefty” ideas are to Identity Europa, would not have pleased his true masters.
The Bern was created-by Zack Exley, the same man who once “ordered” his “promotion” to the Senate, just as surely as the Justice Democrats and the Democratic Socialists of America. Google Bernie’s name some time and use minuses to exclude everything from the year 2015 forward. You will find, as I did, the most bored and tired old man there ever was.
See below, from the Washington Post, the headline of Bern, the scourge of the dreadful One Percent, a monument to its own magnificence in the year 2014.
Postal Service shouldn’t eliminate Saturday delivery.
“No, we should not end Saturday mail delivery.” -Bernie Sanders, 2014, Letters to the Editor.
It would be unthinkably surreal to think that such a man was the electrifier of millions one year later if it wasn’t for the M.O. of this same repetitive man, a man whose name I am completely sick of typing, Zack Exley.
Just imagine it. All these years, he’d had that loud old billy goat tucked away in his sleeve, lest he Bern a hole straight through his pocket. Just waiting for the right time, some way to make a resource useful. In the end, nothing proactive could be done with him, so Exley threw him like a wrench between the spokes of Hillary Clinton’s tires.
Cui bono? To whose benefit?
From the day of his inception into the political world, Exley has been a big help to George W. Bush and others, who he has been there for at every turn. Note that he worked on Joh Kerry’s campaign in 2004, when Kerry was known for the bloodthirstiness of his staff. Kerry was a war hero and a highly decent-and moderate- man. He lost. Exley got the job managing his digital outreach largely because of the modest fame he had acquired as the guy who ran the fake George Bush website, and he put all the crazies on it that he could. He tried to do the same thing to Hillary Clinton in 2007, and she SQUELCHED him. “Organize your idea”, she told this completely aphilosophical man, a man who has no strategy to offer and only tactics, “and the rest will fall into place, all by itself.”
That is the difference between a first-class mind and a second class one, even a second classer of the first rank, as German composer Richard Strauss painfully assessed himself to be. The former has a unifying principle to live by that comes from instinct and genius; the latter does-
It sure is interesting, how many Democratic elections MoveOn.org has thrown under the bus over the years. They do not care about the people or the Democratic Party in the slightest, except as a vehicle they can hijack and finish phasing out democracy with, all the while cheering on the death of wicked “capitalism”- meaning in practice a captive national market and a subsequent police state.
You would have made a good chessplayer, Mr. Exley. If you ever take the game up, you can come over here and take a beating anytime you like. I hope you most of all will agree to debate with me on Twitter, like a warrior should. Show the integrity of a samurai.
Black Men for Bernie cofounder Gary Frazier (the other one joined Trump a day after Bern conceded) boasted that the Philadelphia protests had been forty thousand screaming lung pairs strong, and that they’d had people rioting for them on battleships. “The Democrats didn’t even know what was coming to them”, said Frazier, undoubtedly smirking like a clever bright young lad instead of a patsy who got used to screw over his people.
WASHINGTON – A Bernie Sanders campaign organizer and longtime Democrat joined forces with a Republican lobbyist and attorney to file a federal lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee for the release of the hacked DNC server they claim will reveal key information in solving the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.While Democratic leadership is reliant on the African-American vote to maintain power, the Democrats are undermining the minority community with “bigotry,” as was showcased during the 2016 Democratic primary, Frazier said. “This DNC has openly participated in bigotry and racial divide during the Democratic National Convention. We were there, we experienced it. We brought more than 40,000 people to Philadelphia – the Democrats didn’t even know what was coming to them,” he said. “They didn’t know the back-door organizations that were organizing behind the scenes – the Occupy DNC’s, the DC to DNC’s, the Bernie or Bust movement, the Black Men for Bernie movement, The Philly FYI movement. These were people that they had no clue about that were organizing across the country. “We had folks on reservations. We had folks on battleships. We were very well organized for the Democratic National Convention, and we watched what they did to us in Philadelphia,” said Frazier.
Ordinarily, Bernie Bots are full of what makes grass grow brilliant green, Gary. But you know what? I believe you. I remember how that night was, and what you people did outside the Convention. I know you did this, and I know that you did it for the Russians and the right. One day I will have enough to stop you doing any more ratf*cking for the right-wing. And on that miserable day for them, they’ll be left with nothing more than Tulsi Gabbard, chew toy of the last Democratic debates.
Note those organizations, folks, and help me vet them. This will take us all.
Frazier was right, of course, and for the saddest and most noble of reasons- we thought we could trust everybody who was registered as a Democrat. He was a Democrat, yet he joined Republican lawyer Jack Burkman in suing the DNC for supposedly discriminating against the Sanders campaign. information regard Seth Rich’s murder and offering a $120,000 reward for information which is probably kept in Moscow. #FakeLeftIsAltRight.
Seth Rich’s death was almost certainly a Russian mob hit; their modus operandi worldwide is to make their murders look like failed robberies, and that’s what the NYPD concluded had done in Rich. It appears that many of the plans enacted by Stone post-Bush era have really been Putin’s; certainly the plot to rob Hillary Clinton was Kremlin fro beginning to end. As regards the Mueller investigation, it should be said of Trump’s survival that the choicest bits what happened there were locked deep in the crypts of the horrid old Cheka building, execution place of millions of Josef Stalin’s socialist Red Purges.
Many different lies were spread about Rich after he died, and it came out immediately, as though it had been prepared. That’s another factor that makes me so confident it was the R.O.C. (Russian Organized Crime is like Putin’s unofficial nongovernmental organization [NGO], the thug).
Rich also had one of the few phones that had the two-factor authentication power that would have let them in to the DNC servers, and that ought to be checked into more. If it hadn’t been for the screaming and shouting about Pizzagate and other disproved anti-Clinton lies and slanders, it would have been checked into more. Only convergence between Trump and Bernie’s campaigns made that possible. Rich was not really a Bernie supporter and absolutely was not cooking any known plans for a “whistleblowing” of some sort regarding an anti-Bern conspiracy. Those claims are disinformation, and Russian in origin. They sure had Seth’s story drummed up quick.
The significance of this discovery cannot be overrated. We see now clear as day how sneaky-and yet utterly transparent-they really are. A hardware forum, no less. They’re selling water boats up there.
Who’d think to look for it in such an unusual, apolitical spot, right? I sure didn’t. It popped up when I Googled Zack Exley and Alexander Hagen together, that and a Wikipediocracy database link in which we find Exley self-aggrandizing by writing his own article which is against the rules completely.
The contents of the fifty posts (!) regarding the Seth Rich conspiracy were interesting and plenty of truth was wound into the fiction; it’s the radical’s way to make truth into a lie.
But it wasn’t the big score. That honor goes to the way they’ve put to work the gives us a revealing glimpse into just how intricate and clever the Radical (Dis) Information Pipeline’s operating system, if you will, really is.
Bernie’s old manager Tad Devine, who we’ll be spending quite some time with in the next installment of the Dark Side of Digital Politics, was recalled from Ukraine, where he’d just finished causing the Orange Revolution by screwing the Ukrainian people with another Trumpian victory over somebody Putin did not like, Viktor Yushchenko (although sadly, he later sold out too), in favor of a blatant fiend and troglodyte named Viktor Yanukovych, convicted criminal and Russian mobster (like the people who almost certainly killed Seth Rich; screw you, Burkman).
Before concluding this issue, I’d like to thank the hackers whose two and a half years worth of work has saved me two and a half decades worth of the same. They’re good writers, folks; I learned a lot while doing the research for this. Their stuff included a tremendous amount of absolutely true facts which led me to no end of interesting leads; thanks, guys. I am flattered by your interest in my work and I harbor no wish to shatter you, so don’t push it. Quit being underhanded and come put all that education of yours in the ring with me, on Twitter. Hanging out at the bottom of my digital toilet’s going to get smelly.
I’m pretty sure you’re all done trying to hack the blog, but you’re not going to be done sweating bullets until you engage with me in the pit fight of a live Twitter debate. Come by anytime, there’s a Contact form on the site, don’t be shy, there’s no need for a VPN (to my regular readers, that stands for virtual protocol network, a privacy tool that hides your internet protocol (IP) address from the world; Democrats NEED these, get one! Get one!)
Going forward, Democrats, we’re going to help our hackers more fully accept what their sudden silence has told me they are starting to realize; that when someone figures out your metadata by instinct, all your tricks become transparent and serve only to reveal you. I have tracked you by them, hackers, throughout many years of your lives. For example, Mr. Alexander Hagen of Etheric Networks, alias “aligzanduh”, it seems like you’ve been feeling on the Bern good and hard, although you didn’t want to go to town publicly past a certain point, and you counted on the indolence of others to keep you safe from getting figured out and then exposed. Here’s a video you did for YouTube, though; and as with everything else, don’t bother to delete it. I made copies. It’ll just show you up even worse.
Feeling the Bern that hard is all but molestation, sir. Do please keep on hacking the site if you want, but also, do feel free to take a good whipping in debate on Twitter. That’s @MilDemsAmerica, all you hackers who are right now reading avidly. The link’s right there; follow me and I’ll follow you back, and so grows the discourse that may one day lead us to a heightened awareness as a species-or to a Red Tide toilet bowl.
Fill all the water boat forums with conspiracy theories that you want, guys. I will find them offshore or onshore, offline or online. You lot may not have goals that are easy to pin down, but the identification of your traps and zaps is now a broken code. Better start looking for some real work; a recently fired Bernie girl I know has left an opening at her local Dollar Tree. She’s probably on Tuggalo’s Facebook Friends list too.
Part Three will be focused on the introduction of a new political spectrum theory, hammered out by myself and my team over the years, with a LOT of help from my dutiful data-fetching hackers. It’s called Zero Theory, and it completes the Horseshoe Theory that described an earlier phase in America’s political transition over the last few decades.
The political spectrum, I contend, is not a mere horseshoe, but one that has turned inward into a circle. One to Ten are directly across from each other and swimming in the same darkwater pool; the completing Zero, where the Land of Alt is found, a topsy-turvy place with no values and an ever-widening gyre that is pulling to the right.
Think the principle of transferrence, wherein a hot and a cold glass of fluid are placed next to one another, a dubious battle resulting only in a watered-down, tepid negation. From this strange and undiscovered realm, chaos flows naturally, like leaking psychic energy escaping the unconscious, and everything it touches goes insane. Stay tuned for more of the zombie plague that is the right’s Red Tide.
As next year’s election season draws in ever closer and looms over Planet Earth like the Apocalypse, all the world is wondering what American voters will do next year. Will Donald Trump and his evil divisions and his foolhardy ways be thrown out on his ear, or will they be codified and set into stone in a new Dark Ages to take place until at least 2024? Only one thing is certain: 2020 will be the most critical election of our lifetimes, except for 2016.
After months of uncertainty, former vice-president Joe Biden decided to run. We soon endorsed Biden as the only sane choice, knowing in our hearts only that Trump must go and that a socialist must not replace him. Now everything depends on him. The blown gasket of Bernie Sanders gave second-place Elizabeth Warren a big boost and set the chessboard up for next year’s races. The game will be between the two of them. When it ends, and it comes time for Joe Biden to accept the nomination, it is our opinion that he should at least consider picking Warren as his running mate and making her the vice president.
The nature of politics requires shifting alliances at times, and it is in that context that I first began to think about the possible efficacy of running a Biden/Warren ticket. If executed correctly the play could end up repairing the gaplike rift that was torn in the Democratic Party by Bernie Sanders back in 2016. The long term health of the Party would be likely to improve, which is critical to America’s future.
In essence, it will depend on what Warren decides to do after she realizes that she is going to lose to Joe Biden beginning on Super Tuesday and heading into next summer. Will she link hands with Bernie as her chosen vice-president in a wrongheaded attempt to land herself in the Oval Office? Or will she do the right thing and throw her support behind Joe, the only one of us who has what it takes to beat Donald Trump, and offer to throw in as his chosen vice president?
It’s one of the biggest decisions a person could ever have to make, and we can’t say with any sort of certainty that Joe would even consider picking her. Many believe that he would not, but I’m not sure I agree. Joe Biden was the first person in politics Elizabeth Warren ever spoke to, as a friend of Dr. Phil’s, and his magnanimity in engaging her in a debate is how she became a recognized figure. If she has any decency at all, and I believe she does, she will harbor some gratitude towards him for creating her. For his part, Biden seems to like Warren and to have taken some interest in her career, and the race between the two of them has remained civil. I say it’s possible and more than possible. I say it’s a good idea. We should try putting it out there before she throws in with the other side irrevocably.
The fake leftist organization known as the Justice Democrats have been pushing Warren hard to formally align with Bern and make their two camps one, effectively dividing the Party forever and leaving us with a truly uphill struggle going into the general election against Trump, a man who is as vicious as a sewer rat and has a pack of them waiting behind.
They have dangled many a tasty bait before her eyes. But she still hasn’t fully bitten yet. She screwed up bad in Texas campaigning against Henry Cuellar for the socialist trying to primary that good Democrat out, but she does not have to cast her lot with them all the way. She is still in a good place for sucking it up and making Biden a good vice.
That is the only reason why it’s even worth it to write this article. We’re not saying it’s a sure thing, or even a likely thing, or any of that. We’re saying it’s possible, that it makes sense, and that it makes enough sense to be worth speculating on publicly. I would like to see it happen. But it absolutely has to be on the correct terms, the terms we’ve been talking about over here for three years now, the terms of America’s moderate core, and the core of the Democratic Party.
In next year’s general election, it’s all going to hinge on our ability to show the people that we are the sane and moderate ones. America desperately needs to return to normalcy after four years of living in the zoo, and we have to show the people that in the vacuum created by the Trump era we haven’t warped too much for that to be possible.
Above all, we have got to tell the people we are not for any sort of socialism. The Democratic Party’s entire future hinges on making sure we say that clearly enough. Trump’s entire reelection strategy revolves around pointing the finger at all the far-out things said and advocated for by the Squad‘s most famous and controversial member, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Having to defend her all the time really sucks, and she’s only a freshman Representative.
Warren’s plans are too close to socialism for us to get behind her entering into the White House- except, just maybe, as a vice.
The strategic requirements of the position are hard to measure in a dissolving political landscape like this one. The evaluation can only be unclear. Given that, we should preserve all our options as long as possible. Warren could still make a good vice, and it is my opinion therefore that, annoying as she is, as annoying as her Warren Weevils are, we do not attack in earnest just yet. She could still be of use.
Warren has never declared openly as our enemy, although campaigning with the “Democratic” Socialists and the Justice Democrats in Texas comes pretty close; to get rid of Trump, I would suffer it for the time being and support her as a vice-presidential candidate.
She has flirted with both sides but remained uncommitted; certainly this is the sign of a turncoat, but that’s just life sometimes. We need her to pacify and bring into the voting booths the radicals on our behalf, which is the reason we’re congratulating her cannibalizing of the Bern.
She’s the only one who could have done that.
Warren was the first choice of the fake left to hamstring Hillary Clinton back in 2016, not Bernie. The campaign was invented by a socialist and was called Run Warren Run, a reference to a scene in the movie Forrest Gump where a mentally retarded person is fleeing rock-chasing tormentors.
You don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
Warren didn’t bite that time, either, and so six months to the day after they’d started, Run Warren Run shuttered its doors and Bernie Sanders became a manufactured folk hero, someone the right-wing could trust to take a dump in every Democratic lawn. Her instincts were decent enough back then to let her know she had no chance of winning.
In her heart, she must already know that is the case again.
Poll aggregators like this one from RealClearPolitics show out completely the false media narrative of Biden having a co-frontrunner. Biden is beating Warren like a flea-bitten animal in the overwhelming majority of polls, and any poll where more than just rich white college kids are asked for their opinion, and tying with her even there. On her own, in the driver’s seat, Warren’s case is hopeless.
But she could still do some good for us. Her judgment in the history books will depend on her being selfless and sensible enough to throw her lot behind us and Joe Biden.
In closing, if Warren can bring the radical leftists to the booths (at least, those that aren’t closeted right-wingers), and Trump can send the sane Republicans in there for us once and for all, Biden can bring the moderate core of America, the one that has held this country together during thick and thin, and the Democrats can retake the White House. Of course the whole concept may be about as substantial as a Beach Boys song, but even so.
That would be Bernie Sanders except that he never was, is not now, and never will be a Democrat. We’re used to this kind of thing out of Bern; it’s what he does. It’s Elizabeth Warren. He’s drooled over the prospect of running against her and she is not helping. “TX-28, we’re gonna get this done,” she shrilly shouted on stage.
Here is a riddle to solve if you can, sing the bells of Notre Dame. Who is a traitor and who is a Dem?
What caused Warren to break with our ranks? Who knows why she would do such a thing? Perhaps it’s a tumor, or something infectious. Like a socialist brain disease. Otherwise, why else would she go crazy and start endorsing enemies who have sworn to destroy all semblance of sanity in the Party? That 2% wealth tax is going to get us killed.
I’m not happy to be writing this article. Not at all. I hadn’t planned to have to agree with the staff over at Breitbart News about anything, ever, let alone this week. I have never considered Warren an outright enemy, even though she’s got a whole grocery list of plans even nuttier than Bernie’s (if such a thing is even possible). At least unlike Bernie, she can explain theoretically why they might work. Also, we could use a good vice for Joe Biden and I thought she could help to weld the rift in the Party Bernie the non-Democrat tore.
Unless, of course, she makes a habit out of trucking with the enemy.
We’re not going to play games about this, Warren. If you cast your lot with these people, we will fight you with uncompromising persistence. You’ll remember that word, I’m sure. On another subject- Are you nuts? That brat is not worth the laundry of Henry Cuellar, who is a moderate Democrat and therefore our friend. We don’t need any more of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; she is the most annoying person in the world and like Cuellar’s opponent completely unqualified.
Warren must know this too; she’s a calculating person underneath all the wacky plans. She used to be a Republican; her best friend in those days was a woman named Katrina Harry. “Liz was a diehard conservative,” Harry told Politico in a recent interview.
It is our opinion that a leopard can never change its spots.
Utility consumer advocate Barbara Alexander was shown an old essay of Warren’s and was disgusted, making a comment which applies to pretty much everything she does.
“She simplistically makes conclusions without any analysis of actual facts, just economic theory.”
Just what we need, Liz, another crazy to give Trump the only possible plan that he might win with.
Way to go.
She’s doing this because she believes it is politically expedient- and what more proof could you ask for that she doesn’t belong in the White House? This is a complete disgrace.
The Justice Democrats grew out of the cancerous petri dish that was the remnants of Bernie Sanders’s 2016 campaign. They have given a boost to Trump at every turn. Their numbers are chosen from two groups of people; the ‘Hold your nose to the polls’ type and the Vote for Jill Stein type. They either did or did not understand how badly they were hurting Hillary Clinton’s chances back then, which means they’re either stupid or evil.
Let us make no bones about it. The more Warren enters the socialist, Justice Democrat fold, the harder we will fight her.
They have not changed their ways; these days they’ve got a different tack. They find the most radical and silly people and use them to sniper out good Democrats. Then they make Trojan Horses out of them, infecting the Party.
Then we have to spend months or years mopping up the slop.
Trump is running against AOC and Ilhan Omar. He doesn’t want to fight Nancy Pelosi or us, her people; we’re too strong by far. So he won’t tangle with us. He’ll plan an end-run right around us into the touchdown zone that is the American fence-rider’s keys to the presidency. And as of Monday, he’s got Elizabeth Warren out there running interference for him.
Aren’t economics people supposed to be smart? What about professors at Harvard? They seem to be as smart or not smart as the rest of us. I guess there’s not much else to be expected out of someone who lied about her ethnicity (she’d spent years claiming she was a Native American, as white hipsters are known to do) when applying to Harvard in the first place and then later allowed themselves to be used as a poster boy for ethnic diversity among their staff. She even went so far as to get a DNA test done- it showed evidence she might have had a Native ancestor in her family, six generations ago. Lol.
I mean, literally. They put her picture on a poster. I feel silly even thinking about it.
Now Elizabeth Warren is throwing him a helping hand. Unbelievable.
As a side note, this isn’t being written for Joe Biden. Although we do choose to endorse him (mostly because he can say no to these people), this has very little to do with him per se. This is the same fight as always, sane liberal centrists against fake left socialist crazies. We have been here before, many times. This is being written for the sanity of the human race! There’s no way to overstate the case.
We have never attacked Warren before, though; we still feel she would make a good vice president if she turns back from this horrid course right away. If she does not, then we feel it fair to inform everyone we will give her the same treatment as the Bern.
#NeverBernie (check us out on Facebook)is a stance we’ve taken for many other reasons than the unpleasant characteristics of the Bern himself. Even the fact of his campaign’s Russian infestation, worse than Trump’s, is not the biggest reason. It’s because of the socialist plague that gave us both the Nazis and the Soviets, who in the end were nothing more than rival sects of socialists. Nothing in the world, no candidate or Party or anything else, is worth letting yourself become the vector of plague.
Speaking of Bern, here is a video of him, shirtless and drunkenly howling out Woody Guthrie’s ‘This Land is Your Land’ while vacation honeymooning in the Soviet Union.
You can’t make this kind of thing up, man. Shakespeare couldn’t have done it, let alone me.
We’ve obviously endorsed Cuellar. Millennial Democrats are Democrats fire and foremost. We understand loyalty, we love the Party with all our hearts, and we will do anything for it- especially when it comes time to fill the trenches to oppose the crazy socialists. Cuellar has said the same, so there you have it. Do anything you can to help him win, folks. He’s our guy.
The Justice Democrats, on the contrary, are complete and total enemies. The people who run it are the very definition. Remember We Will Replace You? The org they started to hold our feet to the fire with so-called progressive ‘litmus tests’? Or the Brand New Congress, when they wanted to get rid of EVERY professional in either legislative branch who refused what amounted to a loyalty oath to the Bernfuhrer framed up like a questionnaire?
These rank among the stupidest ideas ever conceived of in politics or anywhere, and Elizabeth Warren’s new friends were the ones who came up with it all. The latter two are not around anymore; they’ve been absorbed into the ranks of the Justice Democrats. The Democratic Socialists of America are brought to you by the very same clan as well. They’re as enemy as it gets. This is not going to fly, Senator Warren. Not even a little.
We don’t forget that you were their first choice to hamstring us in 2016; remember Run Warren Run, folks? They didn’t even look at Bernie until they had tried for six entire months to coax her into doing it instead. She didn’t bite, knowing it would have cost her every friend she ever had. It’s clear now that today is very different.
Elizabeth Warren, mark carefully these words. You will not be forgiven for this unless you reverse your conduct at once. You could still be of great use, but that will not survive the race in Texas- which thankfully hasn’t happened yet. You still have time; therefore use it. Going forward we’ll be keeping a close eye on you.
When the news broke last week about Joe Biden being set on by far-left wolves over a hug, I’d have given my kingdom for a good strategy. Something like this is impossible to manage pleasantly. On the one hand, we’ve just seen the last of 2018, the Year of the Democratic Woman. The #MeToo movement won the Person of the Year award. On the other hand, Biden didn’t really do anything!
We have got to show the world we can perceive the difference between a legitimate sexual assault and-
Well, whatever this is.
For the record, at Millennial Democrats, we understand that it is very important that women be believed when they come forward with their stories.
For anyone who doesn’t understand the history behind that, it goes back to many decades, if not centuries, worth of female oppression. Symbolic of the situation were the countless rape trials in which the victim was put on trial far more than the man was, and that’s what we can never go back to. How many sexual partners has she had, how short was her skirt, et cetera. It was a sickening state of affairs, and no mistake.
Seeing rape culture wiped like the stain it is from human society is our goal, and we will fight for it with all we’ve got. #MeToo is significant, and it deserves our support.
That is why it has been all the more dismaying to see it weaponized, by the same callous right-wingers who built and have perpetuated American rape culture in the first place.
For make no mistake, this is just a hit job on the man most likely to be the next President of the United States of America- Joe Biden.
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has been here for us for a long time. He served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. Like us, he is a member of the Democratic Party. He represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009. He has made presidential runs before but ultimately ended up as Barack Obama’s right hand man instead, in 2008 and again in 2012.
Biden is a good man who has given his life in the service of the United States of America, and well worth supporting if he should end up being the candidate. As an aside, this article does not imply an endorsement at this time. It’s too early. But if, in the end, it is Biden, I’ll be very proud to stand behind his decades of expertise and experience.
Recently, a Bernie Sanders supporter named Lucy Flores accused Joe Biden of having given her- wait for it-
I’ll respectfully pause here so that you can finish your horrified gasp.
Flores has not actually gone so far as to label this hug a “sexual assault” this week, claiming the hug was given on the campaign trail when she was running for Vermont lieutenant governor back in 2014.
That’s good, because even as it is, the amount of anti-Biden hatred being shouted around by Bernie’s crazy supporters is a disgrace. Making this appear to be a sexual assault, and acting outraged as though it were, is an insult to the legitimate struggles of everyone who has ever been sexually assaulted for real, from the beginning of time until now.
Tezlyn Figaro, who worked with Flores at Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) organization Our Revolution, has similarly felt compelled to speak out on Flores. From what it sounds like, she didn’t leave the best impression on her. She explained on “Fox & Friends” why she filed an EEOC complaint against her and why Biden should know his accuser is a “fraud” and a “racist”.
“You know, Vice President Joe Biden, if you are listening, you should know that Lucy Flores is a fraud,” Figaro said.
@morningmika U were right when you said shouldn’t we question #LucyFlores political motives? Today I exposed the EEOC claim that I filed LAST year about Lucy’s retaliation efforts. After Lucy’s long history of schemes I am t/ONLY one that took legal action to fight back! @JoeNBC
#LucyFlores EXPOSED! This am on #FoxNews I EXPOSED the truth (backed up with the EEOC claim that I filed in August 2018) about #LucyFlores previous retaliation schemes. If everyone believes women then believe me when I say #LucyBLying#JoeShouldKnow#FraudAlert@JoeBiden@BillR
A lying Bernie Bot going for a Republican-style ratf*ck- Is this really still a shock to anyone?
We know Joe Biden! He is a good man, he has been a dedicated public servant. He has given his whole life in the service of this country. Are we really going to pretend like it’s okay to wipe that out over a hug? Never!
This is getting to the point of being a complete disgrace, just like it was when Roger Stone got Leeann Tweeden-a Fox News radio show host, no less- to try and call #MeToo on then-Minnesota senator Al Franken over an old picture taken on a comedy tour back in 2003 when the Iraq War was going on.
Franken resigned, too, and in my view, that was a big mistake. We needed him, we needed his voice, we needed his loyalty. They’ve been aiming to fell with snipers all the good Democrats they can, because they know we’re always going to be the ones in the way of their evil, wicked plans. At least we got Amy Klobuchar out of the deal, but still.
Do not buy in, America! We’ve got a guy on one hand who has treated women in a kind, gentle, and affectionate manner, and another guy who openly boasts of sexually molesting them, of using their private parts as something he can grab (to say nothing of Rape Fantasy Bernie)! Let’s make it clear to the world we can see the distinction.
We were right up on the tip of the iceberg back then.
These days we’ve come across enough to boggle the mind.
The tangled tale of Tulsi Gabbard makes the most sense if you consider the possibility she might really be a carefully cultivated mole, used to leak data to our enemies. It would be clear that she makes for a powerful pivotal point strategically. The far right has often been able to use her voice and power to manipulate the far left.
One angry supporter of Bernie Sanders wrote the following nonsense on 7/23/17, on a thread discovered on Facebook. “No REAL progressive is gonna vote for more of the Clinton style, corporate special interest, Big Bank donor loving, false progressive garbage. Yet…here are the Democrats showing us early on that they haven’t changed. Ready for a repeat of 2016? Personally…I will work to expose and destroy the hopes of any candidate that the DNC tries to ram down our throats again by using Super Delegates and closed Primaries…and any candidate who remained silent against the DNC’s attack on our Democracy by rigging the election against Bernie Sanders. #Sanders/Gabbard2020 #Gabbard/Turner2020
This same unhappy person later went on to beg and plead for unity among the former supporters of Sanders- so that they will have greater success in attacking not Republicans but Democrats. Mentioned at the spearhead of this assault on their fellows in the left, is always one name- Tulsi Gabbard.
Stirred up radicals often end up signing off on very bad ideas.
Anytime they need their opposites to go along with some plot they’re cooking up, they give the job to Tulsi.
If only this were fake news, thought I, and quietly moved on. The place is located in the Washington, D.C.-based Catholic University of America. ReadSludge’s Alex Kotch gives us the story.
“She is one of 12 advisors of a foreign policy center at The Center for the Study of Statesmanship (CSS) was founded in 2017 with a $2.65 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation, which gives tens of millions of dollars to American colleges and universities each year, usually to fund ideological, free-market academic programs.”
#FakeLeftIsAltRight, as one friend of mine likes to say. Tulsi’s ties to radical domestic fascist forces are virtually endless, and they will be the subject of many future articles. As the need for deeper vetting arises, we will be here for you- and prepared.
At any rate, perhaps we can find a clue into the peculiar politics of this enigmatic woman by examining her political career helping her father. Even upon taking the most cursory glance at him, Hawaii state Senator, ostensible former Republican, and anti-gay activist Mike Gabbard is a man who has had to do a lot of reforming.
The elder Gabbard has made a career out of evasion. With reporters, with constituents, and with pretty much everyone except his daughter and his old cronies from the days of Chris Butler’s (Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa) perversion of Hare Krishna cult, he’s been dishonest with just about everyone.
His daughter has inherited his ways. It is a daily reality of life for people in Hawaii that the Gabbards are into bad things with cults (there is over a hundred pages dedicated to the Gabbard family’s activities on the Cult Education Forum) and that they are libertarian Republicans in disguise.
Today, however, I was thinking we might talk about her ties to foreign powers, the ones who provide her with about 99% of her support. From top to bottom, the people most interested in seeing Tulsi Gabbard do well outside of the country are Russia, Iran, Syria, and literal terrorist groups like the Lebanese Hezbollah, groups that are the declared enemies of America.
Hezbollah, no less!
Memo to @TulsiGabbard: Assad turned Damascus into way station for jihadists who killed Americans in Iraq, a haven for Hezbollah which killed Americans in Beirut, and a base for Iranian (enemy) and Russian (enemy) aggression. Oh, an he uses chemical weapons against his own people. https://t.co/ftN1f6IFio
Check this out, from the good old American Committee on Foreign Affairs, dated March 20, 2013, just over six years ago. Ironically, Tulsi Gabbard was at this meeting. She has benefited from plenty of access to the highest levels of information on the Middle East and its troubled political scene.
HEZBOLLAH’S STRATEGIC SHIFT: A GLOBAL TERRORIST THREAT HEARING BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON TERRORISM, NONPROLIFERATION, AND TRADE OF THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONE HUNDRED THIRTEENTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION MARCH 20, 2013
Recent focus on Iran has centered on Tehran’s quest for nuclear weapons, but the Iranians and their proxy Hezbollah also use terrorism to threaten global stability. Hezbollah enjoys the full backing of the Iranian regime. The Supreme Leader and the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps direct Hezbollah’s global terror campaign. Years ago, Hezbollah was a limited regional threat. Today, it is an international movement conducting terrorist and criminal acts in several parts of the world.
Assad and Putin are able to call them up for anything. The leader of Russia has had that power from their organization’s birth. The current world order has been where it is for quite a while, and America was just on the verge of fixing it when they managed to tip the scales on us and helping Trump the Scam into the White House. Now look where we are.
In 2017, when Assad started gassing his own people, Trump fired off a rather puny attack on them, blowing up some asphalt on the side of one of their airstrips. We covered it at the time it happened. It seemed like a put-up job; Russian planes were being kept on the other side of the hanger. But even still, good old Tulsi was right there to cry in outrage about it as if it had been Germany crossing the Polish border.
Howard Dean, the former governor of Vermont referred to her response appropriately as bizarre. “I think it’s outrageous,” he said during an MSNBC interview. “There’s a long well-known history, both in our intelligence community, Amnesty International and Doctors Without Borders. Every single one of these agencies has said that Assad is using chemical weapons. He’s a barbarian, he’s murdered half a million of his own people.”
This is more than names and T-shirt colors. These people are monstrous criminals with even more lineage and history as terrorists with Al-Qaida has! To support Tulsi Gabbard is practically to rejoice and laugh at 9/11. We are the ones who designated Hezbollah as terrorists. She is flagrantly disloyal to America and its interests.
To think of such a person being the President of the United States of America, which as my grandfather used to say is the greatest country in the world, sickens me so thoroughly that even finding words to describe it with is hard. #NeverTulsi doesn’t quite seem strident enough, but just be assured I mean it very much.
So how did we come to this conclusion? After all, when she personally met with Syrian dictator Bashar (Trump calls him Animal, rightly for once) al-Assad, who in Trump’s words is a “Gas-killing animal who gasses his own people”, it was simply on a ‘fact-finding’ trip.
Wowie, thought I, but suspended disbelief anyway, long enough to keep reading, and look what I found! The two-man escort Gabbard used on this tourist outing were both fascists!
Her statement added she and the rest of the delegation had been accompanied by two men, Elie and Bassam Khawam, who according to the Daily Beast are both officials in the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), a political party and paramilitary organization founded in Lebanon in 1932, and currently actively engaged in the Syrian civil war on the side of the Assad regime.
They’re members of an anti-Semitic, cult-like sect that uses female suicide bombers. This cult is also known for handing vicious beatings out to journalists, both Western and Arab, and for supporting-you guessed it!-. Hezbollah!
They even got their flag from the Nazis.
Gabbard refused to say at first who financed her trip to Syria, but after the outcry got a little louder, she did eventually hold a press release. At it, Gabbard told us her delegation had been “led and sponsored by” an outfit called the Arab American Community Center for Economic and Social Services (AACCESS—Ohio). No one has ever heard of it. It did one other thing forever ago, sending the equally compromised Dennis Kucinich to Syria.
Leaving Syria’s complex and unhappy politics behind us, we head now to the equally chaotic area known as cyberspace for our next clues in the neverending goal to unravel the tangle of Tulsi.
If you want to know what’s up with somebody in this day and age, the first place to look is on social media. That’s what a private investigator will do; cut out the middleman. If you want to know who their friends are, and who is for or against them, above all you’ve got to go to where our illegitimate, childish president likes to give his warped Fireside Chats- Twitter.
The significance of the immensely popular micro-blogging platform cannot be overstated, because it’s where everyone goes to talk who is really influential in today’s world. You won’t find top professionals hanging around much on Facebook-actually, that’s how Russia figured out there was a hole where they could get at us through. They go to Twitter; look for the blue check marks to make sure you’re finding verified accounts.
Speaking of which, please consider following us at @MilDemsAmerica on Twitter! Help us to spread the word.
Tulsi Gabbard has more than twenty thousand fake accounts that follow her around and retweet her every word, and most of her supporters are not American. We can prove it, too, thanks to analysis tools provided to us by Twitter.
There’s a story behind every one of those little dots, every one of which is a Twitter account loving up on Tulsi Gabbard. Recently our attention was brought to a rabidly pro-Assad Twitter account entity named Sarah Abdallah, and the story around her/it is rather fascinating.
@sahouraxo is the handle she goes by, and even the most cursory glance at her Twitter feed will tell you, not a single day will go by in which she doesn’t send some sort of tweet like this one.
"I’m not running for president to BE president. I’m running for president to be able to bring about this sea change in our foreign policy that is so necessary for us and for the world, and I’m most qualified to do that." #ServiceBeforeSelf#Tulsi2020pic.twitter.com/wk2M7O0CgR
Our friends, the good people, and research analysts over at MidEastAnalyst did an exceedingly thorough job putting together her background and past. Among the things they turned up was the true meaning of her handle, which language studies master and compelling journalist Joumana Gebara translated to mean something very interesting.
Sarah Abdallah: “from the heart of Resistance Camp” which means “from the Hezbollah Camp”! Clever, right? Double lol.
On the subject of Gebara, who is a truly inspiring human being, she is currently blocked by Twitter from accessing her account, because of the work she did to expose Sarah Abdallah! Please write to @TwitterSupport and tell them to give us back our hero! They’re usually a lot better about this than Facebook. Let’s give them the benefit of doubt in letting them correct their mistake; they might just do it.
The tiresome @sahouraxo aside, for she is just one among many tens of thousands, Gabbard’s a beloved figure among America’s radical left. These are not progressives, because they are too stubborn and mean and foul-mouthed to make any progress; look at what one of them said in this comment on yesterday’s article!
Vladimir Putin is a libertarian to the core, and that is how this all ties together. The Koch brothers love him in a sick and sycophantic kind of way; they think they are his equals. They see his wealth and power and they want it for themselves. They feel like the only thing stopping them are all the pesky regulations in the United States, and they fantasize about the day they cast them off.
That’s what libertarianism is about. Rich guys getting out of paying taxes, dumping sludge in the rivers, and stealing from everyone that’s alive. The Koch brothers and Putin are the biggest thieves there are and thick as thieves besides. The Utopian society the little anarchist guys with clothespins through their noses run around talking about will actually be one in which the rich are freely able to prey on the poor without restraint.
If they think it’s going to be egalitarian, they had better read up on what those funny guys at the Cato Institute are really talking about, and hearing where they’re speaking from.
As a wise woman once said, Putin is the head of all of this. The rest is tentacles.
Those tentacles are as international as it gets. They control vast amounts of the economies of other nations, including this one, and that means they control many of those countries’ politicians. A particularly chilling example is that half the entire economy of the banking hub nation of Cyprus has been filled with money Putin and his oligarchs have been looting from Russia and Ukraine.
They fund politicians routinely, like Marine Le Pen of France, who blatantly asked for more since French banks wouldn’t loan to her Nazi-like National Front party. Tulsi Gabbard is a softer-looking Le Pen who is in the same situation. She will lose 99% of her support the day she tries going against them, and she knows it. She is their girl head to toe. Not ours.
One of our contributors started a Facebook Page entitled Tulsi Gabbard Must Go. Great page, check it out. It’s a young page, only a month or two old, and still has less than two hundred Likes. And yet, not a day has gone by since she started it without a fake left troll coming on there and cursing and swearing and saying all types of crazy things.
They’re justifying their paychecks, but they’re also casting the silver bullets needed to destroy them. Most of them are not American. Americans hardly know who she is. She’s popular because she’s got the backing of the Russia-Iran-Syria-Hezbollah (RIAH) network.
That is the significance. This is why Tulsi Gabbard will never do or say anything remotely critical of Bashar al-Assad, or any of the rest of Putin’s toys. She also went to specifically meet with Trump just after he was elected. If she did she would instantly lose that backing because Assad is Putin’s boy. Syria is a big part of Putin’s scheme to bring about a global Russian realignment. He will stop at nothing for this.
Merriam- Webster defines the term “political operative” as a person who does secret work for a government or political organization. And no one can deny that the resume of Ms. Gabbard would be ideal for one.
Going forward, we’re going to get into this deeper and deeper. Tulsi Gabbard is so far from what a Democratic presidential candidate needs to look like that it’s ridiculous and horrifying both. It has taken on paramount importance to properly vet and expose this absolutely dishonest person. Tulsi Gabbard really must go, and we will be here to help see her off.
Now that the Russiagate investigation seems to be winding down, and a conviction for the illegitimate president Donald Trump is not certain to appear as the light at the end of the tunnel, Republicans are gloating and he is acting vindicated, even before the report comes out. That is their prerogative, of course. But the proof is right there in the pudding.
The right-wing gloaters who say stupid things like “Their (us Democrats) narrative is breaking down” are far from correct when they do. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see him nailed to the wall, but that sure doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be. Trump both looks and is acting guilty and scared by the Russia investigation. A series of fresh disclosures on Tuesday showed that there is every reason for him to feel threatened by the shadow it has cast over his life, business and presidency. What we seek, solid information that Trump did indeed collude, probably sits in a deep crypt somewhere within the KGB building over there in Russia.
Trump’s own conduct led to the investigation and has been the chief witness against him all the while. He’s deflected, minimized, rationalized, and flat out denied his role in all this, even as he called on Russia for help during the debates and got it. Robert Mueller will soon provide the voters with the information they need to decide what really happened, and even if Trump finds a way to block it, the damage is done already. It’s been done since the day James Comey was fired. We know who he is.
Even without a smoking gun, the cat is out of the bag.
The cat is out of the bag too on Putin’s blatantly anti-American plotting. His element of surprise is gone and with it his only chance to do more than giving us a bloody nose. Realigning the world to suit Russian interests will never happen for him now. The spotlight is on and it will stay on. We know now that they never considered the Cold War to really be over, and we’re watching for their next move. They will never do this to us again.
For more than three years now, we’ve been blowing the horn of alarm as to what the Russians and other foreign actors online have been doing to our politics. From the Macedonians running the Facebook groups of Bernie Sanders to Tad Devine, Bernie’s manager, having been Paul Manafort‘s old crony and Ukrainian election fixing buddy, all of it was more real than any of us wanted to believe. Public awareness has been thoroughly raised worldwide, and that means something.
Say what you want about Putin, but he’s the single most powerful man on Earth. He’s not just some slob like Trump. He’s not going to put years into coming up with a plan just to blow it on something as basic as a written order delivered by hand- which is what it would have taken for Mueller to take down Trump directly. We never expected we’d be able to prove that.
What we can prove is bad enough, though. Three of the top strategists opposing Hillary Clinton in 2016 had been doing Putin’s bidding in this regard for over a decade, on both sides of our political spectrum. Calling that coincidence requires a suspension of belief so enormous that the average adult won’t be able to stomach it. The eyes of the world are on it now.
So what’s it all been for? If it’s not going to end with Trump in handcuffs, was it really worth it? What comes next? These are all the questions Americans are asking themselves right now, and for once and all time, we say yes. To protect the sanctity of elections is to safeguard democracy itself.
Thirty-two people found themselves behind bars for the part they played in this, with more to come. The next time some trash can of a slob decides to get in bed with America’s worst enemy, they’ll have this to refer to when considering the consequences and weighing the cost. Most will turn back, and there will be a strong precedent to smash into bits the would-be traitors who decide to cross the line.
In the last analysis, we fought this battle for the noblest of reasons- pure patriotism. We had to be sure that Putin’s puppets couldn’t run away with the White House. The last thing we needed was a fragile, easily manipulated president allied with one of the most corrupt and brutal regimes in the world. Taking that on was the true goal, and we did it.
So be proud, Democrats! You stood up when the going was hard, you fought through some of the worst conditions anyone has ever seen, and the United States of America is better for it. In order to safeguard our rights and our democracy, the most vigorous political action has been and will be necessary. The Russiagate investigation showed the world just how vigorous we can be once we’ve decided to fight.
This is coming up more and more every day. Everyone in America, it seems, is completely confused about this, including me. I had to do all types of reading, just to start to figure out what these people are even talking about. I went ahead and did it, though, and from what I could glean from it, all these many headaches later, this looks like the place to start. These are two terms that sound a lot alike but are in fact completely different.
But what is the difference precisely? Is it really such a big deal what you call it? Does it really matter? That’s another easy one. Yes, and we can put the reason why into three short words, as a matter of fact.
The free market.
Where there is no free market, there is no freedom.
When we talk about socialism, we’re talking about a system of governance that has a fully state-planned economy. That means, in regular English, that the government won’t let the people engage in free trade, because of their insistence on imposing uniform equality of misery. They jealously hoard all power to one centralized hub, and from there the inevitable tendency is toward totalitarianism.
Wherever you find a free market, you find a place that socialism has not consumed. Under socialism, incompetent state bureaucrats are the ones investing national capital, and they always run it into the ground because they don’t know what they’re doing.
As a wise man I know once said, “All experiments in Socialism have failed and reverted into fascist dictatorship.”
He’s absolutely right, of course, and the people promoting this stuff know it as well as we do. They just don’t care. They want to blend the lines of truth as much as possible until things get to the point where the American people hear the word “social” and run.
The word socialism has always been divisive in America, and that has gotten worse instead of better as the idea has taken on more and more adherents. In recent months and years, this has done much to poison the waters for any change that would bring actual progressive ideas to the forefront for a serious American attempt to integrate into our system more of the changes we want.
But what about “Democratic” socialism? What’s the difference? The answer remains vague, and no matter how much Ocasio-Cortez may wish things to be otherwise, a wish list like the Green New Deal does not a political theory make. That means, in the parlance of us laymen, “democratic” is not a qualifier. It has no precise meaning and if it’s deleted from the sentence you’ll be left with the exact same thing.
“Most democratic socialists use the terms interchangeably”, said Joseph Schwartz, vice-chair of the D.S.A. “When Bernie is asked, ‘Are you a socialist?’ he doesn’t deny it, and he immediately talks about Scandinavia. He uses them interchangeably,” Schwartz said.
Getting back on track, what makes the social democracies so great are two basic but enormous factors. They have both a good social safety net and a free market. It keeps their economies above water and restrains any would-be dictators. On the other hand, take for an example the only place in the world that calls itself Democratic Socialist,Venezuela. That experiment has been a colossal failure.
To clarify even further, Democratic Socialism is socialism. Leftist media, unfortunately including some good papers, equivocate on this, but the facts show differently. The eight types of socialism are not interchangeable, and the reasons why are worth looking at; it’s just that we don’t have eighty years in which to do it for this particular piece.
For practical purposes, we can define a socialist country as being one with a fully state-planned economy. Social democracies don’t take things to that extreme and are not trying to. Although the two terms may sound alike, they are really different animals altogether, because of the free market.
The idea behind it is to temper liberal democracy, meaning in this context a system in which capitalism is not properly restrained, of its harshness with a social safety net, to keep citizens fed and alive with proper health care among many other things. The best minds of the left came together more than a hundred years ago and began to hammer out these ideas, ideas that guarantee all of us in the Western world the basic right to get help to stay alive.
We have some highly effective models to borrow from in the Social Democratic systems of other countries, like the vaunted Baltic states such as Norway or Sweden, whom Bernie rightly extolls for their excellence. We agree with him on all of that, or rather, he agrees with us, who he pillaged it from. It’s just that he then decided to muddy the waters to the benefit of no one but the right by adding the word “Democratic” to socialism.
The prime minister of Denmark was annoyed by this claim of the Bern’s enough to weigh in specifically, saying that Bernie doesn’t understand what socialism means in the context of their system, but that did not even slow down the grumpy old socialist. He has done his best to confuse this issue more with each and every single passing day. This is bad for absolutely everyone.
Jacobin Magazine, the one serious socialist publication around, used a similar title for their piece as I’ll be using in this one, and makes the same point about the Nordic countries not being socialism.
Many others will weigh in to make this point by the time 2020 rolls around because right now Donald Trump is getting so much mileage off of slandering the latter using the former’s out-there wackiness. He used his State of the Union Address this year to transition into his new narrative as to why he deserves to keep being the president, that being to keep the country free from socialism. The socialists are ruining all our good ideas and making it very difficult to sell them to a public who is rightly-and generationally- wary.
After all this talk, one thing is true and has been true. Socialists and Democrats both agree that in order to keep our rights intact, the most vigorous political action has been and will continue to be necessary.
That will not be possible if the Democratic Party ends up getting hijacked by the radical left. We are the sole protection around for the people of America and the system that allows our fair nation to thrive.
But American socialists like Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez see the Democratic Party as being little more than a hermit crab shell they wish to occupy. They believe that America is broken and that it should be discarded. Our system is getting in the way of their brave new world, and so they want to run out in the streets and smash it up and light the night on fire with it.
They scoff at America as being outmoded and “capitalist”- as if the Nordic countries were not also capitalist. What “Capitalism” means in the context of a political system varies from one place to the next in its proportions, but one thing is always the same.
Again- The free market!
People think of capitalism as being a system of government, but all it really is is a power source. Even a purely socialist country is still going to trade. The Soviets did. Every person on Earth is engaged in the process of trade, even the few hunter-gatherers who are left around trade with each other, such as the Khoi Khoi people of Botswana.
The difference is that a communist/socialist (students of political science will be taught to use the term interchangeably by comparative political scientists) system will only allow financial business to be done through an official state apparatus. Those who run it are not well-qualified to do so. They’re utopian dreamers, not developers. This is why five million of the Soviet Union’s people died of starvation during Lenin’s first Five-Year Plan.
Ever since the Soviet Union fell, people have gradually forgotten about all the old anti-democracy qualifiers like “popular,” “guided,” “bourgeois,” and “formal” to modify “democracy”, although it’s true they’re rolling them back out. Their new trick was to come up with a way to use democracy itself as a qualifier, e.g. Power to the People plus socialism.
It’s an untrue slander.
Socialism and democracy are irreconcilably opposed because the former is not based on principles that are consistent with human nature and does not tend to satisfy the needs of citizens for happiness, a coefficient now measured by political scientists using something called the World Happiness Index- pretty cool idea! Deserving of an honorable mention.
At any rate, every time someone has tried to force socialism down the throat of a free society, they have caused a child-eating revolution followed by a dictatorship. Don’t even bother with the good old H.I. in Venezuela. Just turn on the news.
“Can we ignore the fact that none (socialist parties) has been successful in terms of its own dreams and designs, that not one has brought to realization the very purpose of its foundation?” Adam Przeworski, Capitalism and Social Democracy. (104)
Call me a skeptic, but it is very hard to believe that an organization calling themselves the “Democratic” Socialists of America can be unaware of all this. It’s much more likely they are lying on purpose and misrepresenting completely the ideas and concepts they are claiming to represent.
One thing, at least, has become very clear. These people should not be underestimated. They do not know what they’re doing, but they are rabidly serious about doing it. It has become necessary on every level to take a thorough look at these ideas and examine their doctrines fully. If we cannot show the people why the socialists are wrong, they’re going to beat us.
The first thing to understand, in my view, is that the people who codified socialism, especially the greatest of all socialists, Karl Johann Kautsky, did not believe that social democracy would ever bring about socialism, which was envisioned as a good option for people who are living in a society that has collapsed totally and utterly. Marx himself envisioned it as more, but it wasn’t Marx who created Marxism. It was Kautsky, and he was very clear on this point. Socialism is a post-disaster plan for any democracy that has collapsed. That’s all it is.
Until then, argued Kautsky, the workers will serve their own interest best by cooperating with the capitalists of their countries and fighting within their own systems for democratic reforms. His ideas for how to do this were developed into a system, and that system became what in Europe is called Social Democracy.
In America, we just call it democracy. As for fighting for the rights of the workers, and everybody else, that is what the Democratic Party does here in America. Therefore, if you really care about the people, if the so-called “masses” are really more to you than a shapeless concept to invoke for political clout, you had better stick with the Democrats and care about keeping our party healthy.
By now it should be clear that real socialists, which is to say social democrats, and we American Democrats, are mostly in agreement about what we feel is best for society, and also in the methods that we want to use to get things done. There’s no bad blood here!
This is what the nuts will not look at. They’re still mad that Bernie lost, and so they’re still mad at the Democrats who fight for them so hard. So they call themselves “Democratic” Socialists to sling feces at the whole shebang. Little do they appear to know, that in so doing, they are undermining their entire value system.
This whole disastrous confusion in terms was the work of Bernie Sanders, who did it on purpose to cloud the issue and to deliberately befoul the Democrats and their values. His Bots still repeat these same talking points, well- Robotically! That guy and his pack of shrieking brats are the most obvious example of controlled opposition there ever was.
The key thing to keep in mind here, and what the point is, is why the divide on the left the Bernie Bots all caused was manufactured. At whose behest? To whose benefit, are these foreign actors ripping up our country? The Conservative Political Action Conference was dedicated to fighting the spread of socialism this year, but actually, they’ve been encouraging them all along.
The far left and the alt-right operated hand in hand together in 2016. Three top strategists in the anti-Clinton effort, two in Trump’s team (Paul Manafort and Rick Gates) and one in Bernie’s (Tad Devine), had been doing Vladimir Putin’s bidding fixing elections for over a decade. Bernie’s bromance with Trump is still going on all the while too. It’s like a threesome. “I like Bernie,” Trump said, with a huge and genuine smile.
You bet he does.
The thought of Bernie actually being his opponent makes Trump drool, as it does the rest of the right. Likewise Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They desire nothing so much as to paint those two as the face of the Democratic Party. But why would that be the case, if they were genuinely interested in fighting socialism? Don’t they realize that if that happened, they’d be staring down the barrel of civil war?
It doesn’t make any sense until you come across the historical truth that the right has never considered communism and the far left to be the true enemy.
They consider liberals the enemy.
That is why they are supporting the socialists, and why they will continue. It’s why Bernie Sanders suspiciously benefits from so many things the Koch brothers do, such as the study they did last year suggesting we could afford his health care plan- which costs $9 trillion dollars more than the total worth of America! It is very convenient for them to have Bernie’s crazy plans for something to point at and say “See? We told you they were crazy!”
This is not new, either. This is why Wall Street financiers paid so much money to help along the Bolshevik Revolution.
Here’s another thing from this guy Przeworski I’ve been reading, my PoliSci professor recommended him. Wherever Communism (socialism) has been an option for the people, social democracy has failed.
That is to say, wherever the rich right has paid for a cliff the far left can run off of, they will usually do so, goaded to one extremity after the next by their more fanatical comrades. That is what they are setting up for.
By now, it should be clear that this line of thinking is far more serious than the scoffers or the usual conspiracy theory (a term invented by the CIA to discredit their opponents) suspects would have us believe or suggest with their personal silliness. The socialists are insane, but the right is absolutely murderous. Those people will stop at nothing to beat us and keep power safely out of our hands because they know they can beat the socialists with the greatest and most ultimate ease. After that they can set up fascism in earnest- and fascism is itself a type of socialism. It fits together almost too well.
We all know how disingenuous and ruthless Trump and the rest of the fascist right can be; just this morning, we found out Trump was attempting to use his state power to interfere with the mergers of two private companies, AT&T and Time-Warner. Why? Because that means good things for CNN, and bad things for Rupert Murdoch of Fox News.
In addition to being a good example of how flagrantly Trump is willing to misuse his power, this incident is also a good example of what working socialism looks like. Far from getting rid of rich and poor, it merely sets up a new elite, based on party loyalty (complete with punishments reserved for those who do not enthusiastically demonstrate it, like Trump is doing to the merger for Murdoch), cronyism, and bureaucratic efficiency. Here, what Trump is doing is completely unacceptable. In a place like Russia, however, it’s just the way things are, and in the days of the Soviet Union it was official and lauded as just.
This is not what we want for America.
The difference between social democracy and Democratic Socialism is far more than merely semantical. One is an example of a working, logical, and perfectly viable way to administer the affairs of a given state. The second is a catch phrase aimed at a slander. The public needs to know, and as usual, the task of raising awareness falls to us.
As American hero G.I. Joe used to say to us Millennial Democrats when we were kids, “Now you know. And knowing is half the battle.”
The name of Bernie Sanders did not appear on the ballot in a single state during the 2016 general election. But a large share of the blame for this disaster that is the current administration lies squarely on his shoulders.
The Bernie or Bust movement was a nightmare, the blatant racism and sexism shown by his campaign were a worse one. But in terms of national security, however, worst of all was the Russian support, particularly on social media, that kept his campaign alive long past the point of reason.
Using illegally acquired data from Wikileaks, emails that suggested little wrongdoing, the Russians successfully goaded Bernie, and his supporters showed his anger on the streets of Philadelphia, while inside the Democratic National Convention, Paul Simon played the first notes of “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”.
Bernie’s conduct, when questioned about this, has been defensive and rude, and this reaction has added to the number of raised questions that linger to this day about where the senator stands on the shadowy foreign figures who were once involved with his campaign.
The evidence is clear that Sanders became the Ralph Nader of 2016, peeling off just enough votes from the Democratic candidate to spoil the election. All the chaos he created on the left drained just as much support away from Hillary Clinton as it took for Donald Trump to win. By this point, the proof is huge and glaring that he, and to a less well-known and effective extent, Jill Stein, allowed themselves to be used as Putin’s other puppets.
We had hoped he would be smart enough not to split the whole left by running again, but that is not going to be the case. So now that Bernie Sanders has formally declared his candidacy, a bad but not unexpected move, we’re coming across a lot of different questions regarding what manner of man he is.
Is he a socialist? Yes. He’s been calling himself a “Democratic Socialist” since the 1960’s. The word “Democratic” is not a qualifier; it is better off deleted. He means he’s a socialist, plain and simple.
Is he less than one hundred years old? We’re not sure, but he claims to be. Birth records support this claim, technically, but not by much.
Is he an escaped Walking Dead extra? No one can say for certain, either way.
All of these are good questions, and the disturbing answers to them raise serious concerns about his viability to compete in a general election. But the big questions are these. How much damage did Bernie Sanders do in 2016, and how bad were the Russians infested in his campaign apparatus?
In the three states that put Trump in the Oval Office, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, a high number of voters who voted for Sanders in the Democratic primary in those states crossed over and voted for Trump in the general election.
One in ten, to be exact. We’re talking thousands of people here. Registered Democrats who went so far as to actually vote for Trump.
Is it true that he and his campaign were involved in the Russian plot to interfere with our 2016 presidential election? The one that Trump says was fake news, but was actually so real it’s truly awful?
The answer to that question is a resounding yes, and we’re going to make the case for it thoroughly.
Let’s start by taking a look at the Russian motive, means, and modus operandi for giving Bernie Sanders a hand against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.
Motive: Vladimir Putin wanted to cost Hillary Clinton the election, by any means necessary. The most effective, obvious, and accessible ways for him to do it was to give her opponents a hand.
One of these opponents was Donald Trump, the obvious recipient of most of Putin’s goodwill. Another, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, was physically present at the infamous December of 2015 dinner meeting with former National Security Adviser and Retired General Michael Flynn. The third, and the focus of this article was Bernie Sanders, her primary opponent.
Former U.S. officials who worked on Russia policy with Clinton have laid out the reasons for this in detail. Vladimir Putin, of course, is the multibillionaire dictator of Russia who paid for all this to take place.
Hillary Clinton strongly condemned the validity of Russia’s parliamentary elections in December of 2011. This made Putin very unhappy. He had his anger communicated directly to President Barack Obama.
“Former U.S. officials who worked on Russia policy with Clinton say that Putin was personally stung by Clinton’s December 2011 condemnation of Russia’s parliamentary elections, and had his anger communicated directly to President Barack Obama. They say Putin and his advisers are also keenly aware that, even as she executed Obama’s “reset” policy with Russia, Clinton took a harder line toward Moscow than others in the administration. And they say Putin sees Clinton as a forceful proponent of “regime change” policies that the Russian leader considers a grave threat to his own survival.”
“He was very upset [with Clinton] and continued to be for the rest of the time that I was in government,” said Michael McFaul, who served as the top Russia official in Obama’s national security council from 2009 to December 2011 and then was U.S. ambassador to Moscow until early 2014. “One could speculate that this is his moment for payback.”
He ended up getting it, but not without a lot of domestic help. It came from the far left, and it came from the alt-right, suggesting strongly what we strongly believe: The alt-right and the far left are one.
A spokesperson for the publication told Town and Country Magazine that was because they haven’t been able to figure it out. “While Forbes has been able to track money tied to Putin’s allies, we have not been able to come up with a defensible, provable estimate of his net worth.”
For a guy like this, throwing a few tens or even hundreds of millions into manipulating the elections of other countries to make them more amenable to Russian interests is nothing. It would almost be strange if he didn’t do it.
Putin has paid for “destability” campaigns worldwide. The far right is not alone among radicals in getting plenty of Russian assistance. The far left, which has shown just as strong a resurgence as its counterpart since the Great Recession happened, is also getting more than its fair share. Russia, it seems, is never short of rubles to spend on troublemaking.
Director of the Political Capital Institute Peter Kreko has been recently involved in research regarding this matter. He concluded two facts about the intentions of Putin. First, that he is becoming the frontman of a worldwide anti-human rights movement, and second, that he is investing in, stirring up, and inciting radicals on both ends of the spectrum that are trying to “sabotage democracy in Europe”.
Kreko describes Russian tactics focused on destabilizing the EU and advancing Moscow’s ideology. This includes supporting parties and candidates on the margins, such as Bernie Sanders, or Jill Stein and the Green Party.
In America, we are experiencing many problems with so-called progressives who are still insisting, in the face of the overwhelming evidence that keeps piling up, that “the Russia thing” is simply a distraction from the main issue, that in their view being how the DNC cheated Bernie Sanders (it didn’t). These people are doing the entire human race a grand disservice.
By turning a blind eye to the machinations of the most nakedly aggressive power to arise in the world since Hitler’s Third Reich, for the sake of stoking a petty grudge, they are in fact helping to make possible the same specific chaotic social conditions that in the past allowed far-right populist movements like Germany’s National Socialism to thrive.
They don’t understand that they are being duped by people who long ago grew cynical and full of boredom regarding the sorts of dreams and theories Bernie Sanders is espousing. After all, they invented most of it, and more a hundred years ago.
The left’s affiliation with the Kremlin can be explained better via the “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” principle. Marx long taught that Communists should make any such alliances as are helpful toward the ultimate goal of dissolving the State. Russia’s state-controlled economy, which promises to keep “big capital” in check, has proved attractive as a model for many anti-capitalists.
Democratic Socialists, such as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have clearly labeled themselves as anti-capitalist. This would have made them extremely valuable to Soviet propagandists working from inside the KGB. It still does.
Modus Operandi: Hiring hackers to spread dirt and lies around to influence elections is part of the Russian toolkit. The 2016 plan was not a new strategy, but rather a direct descendant of the original Cheka Disinformation Office, founded by “Iron” Felix Dzherzhinsky in 1923. Working both ends of the radical spectrum, left and right, to destabilize the interior of an enemy country. That is what they do.
Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has a researcher named Ben Buchanan working for them, also a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The focus of his research lies in examining how nations use their capabilities for attack and espionage in cyberspace against one another and examining the strategies that drive this usage. His words in their unaltered form may help to shed some light.
“There is a demonstrated pattern of Russian cyber operations stretching back several decades. One major early case, dating from the late 1990s, is commonly referred to as Moonlight Maze. In that case, Russian hackers penetrated a wide range of American networks for espionage purposes. Since then, Russian cyber operations have continued to expand greatly, hacking into key military, political, and economic institutions.”
“These operations show adeptness in several ways. Perhaps most significant is that they demonstrate how the Russians have developed new digital methods to accomplish old tasks. A series of espionage cases show the Russian aptitude for gathering information using computer hacking. The 2007 attack on Estonia and 2008 attack on Georgia are an exhibit of how Russia uses cyber operations against democratic states. Though we have somewhat less information about it, the 2015 blackout in Ukraine—the first ever publicly known case of a power outage caused by cyber-attack—shows the potency of cyber-attacks that appear to be Russian in origin. And the 2016 election interference demonstrates that the Russians have married their longstanding history of influence operations with their more recently developed capacity for hacking.” -With thanks to the Wilson Center.
The particulars of how these political digital influence campaigns worked out in practice in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary will be only too memorial to any Democratic activist who was around in 2016. We’ve included an anecdote that sums up what they were trying for precisely.
Around September 14 in 2016, for example, one “account specialist” of a Russian-controlled Facebook group called “Secured Borders” was reprimanded for having a “low number of posts dedicated to criticizing Hillary Clinton.”
The specialist was also told, “it is imperative to intensify criticizing Hillary Clinton.”
Later on, Russian operatives used accounts they controlled — including an account called “Woke Blacks” and “Blacktivist” — to urge Americans to vote for third-party candidates or not to vote at all. “Choose peace and vote for Jill Stein,” one such message read. “Trust me, it’s not a wasted vote.”
Not for Russia, anyway.
No, indeed, Donald Trump was not the only candidate the Russians tried to help during the 2016 presidential campaign. One other name was mentioned specifically. Senator Bernard Sanders, I-VT. The Mueller indictments of a year ago offer solid confirmation of what we have been saying all along. The specific mention of Trump and Sanders shows that the Russian government decided early on to oppose Clinton.
A personal anecdote, that I’ll admit to having shared before. The editor of Millennial Democrats was online alongside legions of others, out there for HRC from 2015 onward, every day, for many hours. Anyone who was there back then can tell you. It can be stated categorically that there was a tangible, palpable disinformation campaign going on against Hillary Clinton. It worked, too. The Bernie Bots truly hated us, and their viciousness knew no bounds at all.
It still doesn’t.
In my experience, this blog and its affiliate Millennial Democrats Facebook Pages and Millennial Democrats Twitter account, which is a fifty state plus nationwide apparatus, has been attacked by Trump trolls maybe one out of ten in the ratio of how often it has been attacked by Bernie trolls. This has little to do with what side of the country we are talking about. It goes right across the board.
I’ve written in a 3 to 1 ratio of pieces targeting the right rather than the far left, although it is my deeply-held conviction and the conclusion pointed to by evidence that they are the same entity. But even when the week of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation is taken into account this remains true. Any moderate Democratic activist online will tell you the same.
You would go into groups and talk to people, who were steadfast in their refusal to listen far beyond the bounds of reason or even fanaticism. These guys were professionals.
It was like they were getting paid per response. They all seemed to be equipped with the same list of hit points about Hillary Clinton. This became clear after a while because the very same slanders would be laid out every time, in sequential order. In many cases the wording was actually identical, although most took the time to switch about at least a thing or two. And they were just as prevalent on the left as on the right.
It got especially bad during the last month of the Democratic primary, which was a very horrible time filled with chaos and division.
During this time, we were savagely attacked. Anything we posted would be Reported as Spam/Abuse by political adversaries from both the alt-right and radical left. We were barraged with nasty messages and threats; as a matter of fact, we continue to get them. They just keep rolling in, day after day, month piled on top of month. It’s called gaslighting; they want to wear you down so you give up.
One particularly rabid group of Bernie Sanders supporters told one of our contributors that they hoped she was gang-raped.
The list is long, sick, and sordid. Drop by drop, it has convinced us to take an unequivocal stance of #NeverBernie– and stick to it.
During the 2016 electoral cycle itself, nobody wanted to listen. Most Bernie supporters still will not listen; many today will actually go so far as to claim that Russia is participating in the campaign against Bernie.
This is the equivalent of a mugger calling for help as he snatches an old lady’s purse.
“Looks like we finally know for sure why Bernie would not vote to sanction Russia,” I wrote at the time, still in a state of shock at just how surreal it was for Bernie to reinforce all this by being one of two senators who refused to pass the bill for new sanctions in 2017.
He just called in sick for the vote to lift sanctions on close Putin ally Oleg Deripaska’s aluminum company recently. And this from a guy who very rarely misses work. Of the new crop of presidential candidates, only Elizabeth Warren has missed fewer votes than Bernie.
Bernie’s people have never wanted him to touch “the Russia thing”, and most even to this day will make claims about how “it’s not all about Russia” and we need to “Talk about the issues”. They want to laugh it off, even while when it comes time to talk about what Trump was doing. This is hypocritical. When Trump does it, it’s a big threat. But when Bernie does it, it’s as though it is just a little fun.
This gives you a look at how it was back then. It’s a Russian Twitter account called “Missouri News” (@MissouriNewsUS), which sent out pictures of Sanders and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt with the line “Bernie Sanders is basically a New Deal Democrat, #feeltheBern.”
Our entire intelligence community unanimously agrees that they’re targeting us. We know that they’ve been able to get malware into our power grids. We know also that they’re considered a complete menace in Europe, where they have demonstrated their ability to turn off the lights on huge swathes of Ukraine and take Estonia offline completely. But Bernie will not talk about it, so they simply will not look at it.
They will physically squirm in real life conversations. They remind me of Fox News devotees.
“A guy who was on my staff … checked it out and he went to the Clinton campaign, and he said, ‘You know what? I think these guys are Russians,’” Sanders said.
A former Clinton campaign staffer told Politico it was nonsense that Sanders’ campaign had reached out to Clinton’s about potential Russian interference. “No one from the Sanders campaign ever contacted us about this” — not in September, and not in “April and May.”
They never said or did a thing of that nature. Nothing of the sort ever happened. Not once. Not even after Bernie had offered his weak, half-throated endorsement of Hillary Clinton.
Guy on your staff, eh, Bernie? And just to think. All of this is before we’ve even mentioned Tad Devine.
Devine was Bernie’s chief campaign strategist, the most senior of advisers to the 2016 Sanders campaign. He was also the good friend and colleague of decades of Paul Manafort, who at the same time was running the Trump campaign. Devine was the first witness called at Manafort’s trial. Here is a picture of Tad Devine with Paul Manafort and the man suspected to be his contact within Russian intelligence, Konstantin Kilimnik, himself wanted by Mueller’s team for questioning and likely more.
The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank did a piece at the time, titled “The Deep Cynicism of Bernie Sanders’ Chief Strategist“. It pointed out how during his run as chief strategist for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, Devine was always the first to scream and howl about the corrupting influence of money in politics. He said “our economy is rigged,” that “special interests” buy politicians, that “all of the new wealth is going to the top of America,” that there is a “corrupt system of campaign finance” of which Hillary Clinton offered an “egregious” example.
Sanders, by contrast, “supported the little guy.”
But as we know by now, Devine had worked repeatedly to secure the election of one of the world’s most corrupt political figures and then his allies, Ukraine’s Viktor Yanukovych, a crooked pro-Putin autocrat.
Thanks to Mueller’s prosecution of Paul Manafort, who earlier this weekend saw a heavily redacted- to the tune of eight hundred pages- sentencing memo presented to the court on his behalf, the former Trump campaign chairman and business associate of Devine, we now have the glimpse of Devine’s possible role in organizing Russian help for Bernie.
Though he is hardly the first to grab cash from foreign leaders, the ease Devine had in making the switch from cold-blooded profiteer strategist to social reformer firebrand strategist seems reptilian to us in the very extreme. It’s exactly that type of bold callousness that the Russians would look for in an asset.
Tad Devine is a figure of great interest in the Russiagate investigation, in our opinion. We’ve been expecting the special counsel assigned by the Justice Department to look into Russian meddling in our 2016 election cycle, Robert Mueller, to get around to him sooner or later.
Put it this way: If Manafort is the key to understanding exactly what the Russians were doing for Trump, and Kilimnik is the key to understanding what Manafort did for the Russians, then Devine, their old friend, is the key to what the Russians were doing for Bernie. He is by far the most likely connection between the Russians and the Sanders campaign. It is our view that this connection has not been explored anywhere near thoroughly enough, and we encourage our readers to write in with what they know. We would make responsible use of it.
Radio Free Europe provides some light on the situation by providing a March 31, 2014 email from Tad Devine to Rick Gates, who in 2016 was the chief aide to Manafort, and later became a star witness against him.
There we find that Devine was the one to write Yanukovych’s 2010 victory speech. That detail was found attached to his email to Gates, in the form of a draft agreement for Manafort’s firm to work on another Ukrainian’s campaign.
That all these people know each other so well cannot be a coincidence. No wonder Trump the other day said “I like Bernie”, all atwinkle in his smiling eyes.
By the time the Fourth of July rolled around in 2016, the Federal Election Commission had repeatedly contacted the Sanders campaign with warnings that hundreds of his donors exceeded the $2,700 contribution limit. They further warned him that hundreds more may have been foreign nationals illegally giving Sanders money. The Sanders campaign, however, did not take any action.
It bears repeating that it’s a very convenient coincidence, that three of the top strategists who ran against Hillary Clinton has been doing Putin’s bidding in this capacity for longer than a decade.
Last Thursday afternoon there was a meeting of the Senate Intelligence Committee on the subject of Russian meddling into our 2016 election cycle.
During it, Retired Gen. Keith Alexander, former director of the National Security Agency, said that Russian operatives targeted both liberal and conservative voters in its disinformation campaigns during the 2016 election.
Democratic committee co-chair Sen. Mark Warner (VA) asked the panel if they had any doubt that Russia had attempted to interfere in some aspects of the 2016 election. Alexander said not only did he have no doubt, he could get very specific.
“Senator, I think what they were trying to do was drive a wedge within the Democratic Party between the Clinton group and the Sanders group,” said Alexander. This seems clear at this point to everyone but the willfully uninformed and the fanatically indoctrinated (and disingenuous Republican and other conservatives/libertarians).
The supporters of Bernie Sanders were ruthlessly taken advantage of by the Russians, who used their genuine zeal and idealism as a hammer for smashing Democratic unity to bits. They were duped by false information that came from within the Kremlin itself, and thus unwittingly became Putin’s other puppets.
The man who was in the best position to act as a conduit between the headquarters of the Sanders campaign and the Kremlin was Tad Devine.
This picture provides a vivid reminder of what Democratic activists on Facebook and Twitter have been warning everyone about in the direst of terms since 2015, namely, that the Bernie Sanders campaign was just as lousy with Russian entanglements as the Trump campaign was.
Devine may well hold an important piece of the puzzle here, which undoubtedly lies within the Sanders campaign. As Robert Mueller continues his journey to this discovery, our prayers will be with him.
By now this article has grown to prodigious length, and we applaud the reader who has followed the line all the way home. In his Rise of the Roman Empire, the ancient Greek Polybius said that the most important reason to learn history is so you have a chance to make good predictions about what may happen in the future. Russian interference is heating up for 2020 like never before, Trump has given no funding to the new national cyber-coordinator job, which basically leaves us on our own again, and we’ve got to be prepared for new forms of the same old tricks. Check out our article on Defense for Democrats.
Since this electoral cycle began, Sanders supporters have been joined and even overshadowed by the Tulsi Gabbard trolls.
One allied group of our friends recently created a Facebook page, Tulsi Gabbard Must Go. It’s been around all of a month, and yet, hundreds of trolls have fallen on it since then, like wild dogs. Some of them have shown up to troll the blog, also, like this charming lady.
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This wasn’t written by a millennial. This was obviously written by a neo-liberal, 3rd Way Baby Boomer and stinks of David Brock. Reply
As for David Brock, we have good things to say about him and every other dedicated Democrat, but we don’t personally know the guy. What I will say, is that I like the smell of my hair pomade. The pleasing fragrance is half the point.
Getting back to Tulsi and Bernie and the rest of the fake left, none of this is very surprising. They’re collecting paychecks for it. Check out the amount of fake activity that accompanies everything she tweets. Keep in mind, Twitter is fighting this. Facebook is not. There are two billion people using Facebook. How incomparably worse must it be!
From this, we can see that the fake left has found a new stronghold in Bernie’s close ally.
Going forward, raising awareness on all this will become more and more important, and although the story is long and multifaceted, the narrative is clear throughout. Russia and Vladimir Putin were definitely feeling the Bern. Look for them to feel him some more as we head into the next presidential cycle.
Sometimes you run up against a situation that is very complicated, in this world of ours. There are many grey areas, many ambiguities, many matters that require clarification. By the time you get done explaining them all, you’ve practically written a book.
But there are also times when you run into something that is simple enough to explain with a single word, or perhaps two- like these words.
That could be the end of the article. It genuinely could. I strongly considered publishing then and there, so that no one misses our meaning, but at least a few words of explanation might be helpful. So let’s try this one again.
NEVER BERNIE. Not ever. No matter what, it’s too obvious a setup to plug into. Did you see how Trump’s eyes twinkled the other day? I like Bernie, he said, smiling as big and genuinely as I’ve ever seen. He looked like a man who sees a foregone conclusion looming above him. He looked like Richard Nixon, facing George McGovern.
Yesterday the Bern raised six million dollars fundraising, screamed the enthusiastic Bernie Bots, like young lambs that haven’t seen the knife yet. Isn’t that great?
Great for who?
Of course, he did, was my reply. The Kochs invested nearly nine hundred million dollars into building a political machine so big it consumed the Republican Party. This is how it’s reaping dividends. This is why they needed all their dark money. Now they can fund the opposition themselves without anyone seeing it. “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves,” said the hero of all socialists, Vladimir Lenin of Russia.
Best of all, they can come on here and demoralize us by throwing around those numbers.
Later Wednesday, Trump made his own fund-raising pitch. He sent around a text message to all of his supporters, telling them about the $6 million that “Socialist Bernie” had raised.
“Now I’m calling on you to CRUSH that number,” the message said. For the average political strategist, this may all be rather confusing, but to a pro wrestling fan like Donald Trump, it’s simple as can be. A simple game of Heel vs. Hero.
In professional wrestling, a heel is a wrestler who portrays a villain or a “bad guy” and acts as an antagonist to the heroes- the protagonists, or “good guy” characters. They get in each other’s faces, scream and point and gesticulate wildly, and make a big production out of being each other’s enemies. The adoring audience loves the show, even as their hearts tell them the truth.
It’s all fake.
Hero, heel, and audience. On television, those people look like they’re having fun. It is our opinion that Trump and Bernie supporters are loving this. It’s all about the attention they’re getting. This is all a big game, to them.
You know who it’s not a game to?
Him, and real Democrats.
While this whole zoo spins a tale that grows more ridiculous by the very hour, the professionals in the locker room of the center are stubbornly holding on to the idea of eventually restoring sanity to our country and stopping the wrestling match short of a full-on civil war, which like a World Championship, you can’t lose by way of disqualification.
You’ve got to get pinned.
My personal trouble with Bernie, from the very start, has been the sheer unrealisticness surrounding him. His supporters were a shrieking mob; they rioted in the streets when they lost. No way was the zombie apocalypse the Bernie Or Bust crew paid out in Philadelphia that night in July 2016 what the majority of America looks like. His socialist policies were a disaster; Medicare for All alone, as he conceived it, would have had the country $32 trillion dollars. Margaret Thatcher asked this question long ago about socialism- How do you pay for it?
He himself wore that blue clown suit around, like a shambling disaster, and was nearly eighty years old besides. Jesus God.
These were the things I noticed when it all first began. I had no feelings about the guy other than that in the beginning, he was just some random name, like Martin O’ Malley, the other also-ran from that year’s terrible primary. I had serious concerns about his ability to win in a general election, and I didn’t think he had a prayer against Hillary Clinton. But I had no reason to form a particular about him one way or the other until I saw how ugly his supporters were going to get in attacking our candidate, and how little he would do to put that in check.
Conservatives were overjoyed when Bernie entered the race. He gave them just what they’ve been wanting all this time- a just cause to say Democrats are socialists and cast all this as our brand. It was just like how overjoyed they were at this Green New Deal, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to allow a vote on!
He told Jeff Flake last year that he wouldn’t allow a vote on legislation being passed to protect Robert Mueller’s investigation last year on the grounds that it was a waste of time, even though it probably would have actually passed, because it wouldn’t pass the House. He knew for a fact there’s not going to be a Green New Deal getting out of a Republican Senate- and yet, the same guy who was so concerned about minutes on the clock last year allows a vote on it!
Why? Because he wants to see who might actually be dumb enough to sign on.
Whoever does has no political future, especially if Bernie does get his chance to pull a Walter Mondale. He might win Vermont. His movement resembles a bowel. People will never forget the beating he takes.
We at Millennial Democrats would like to say to all of you: Fear not, you guys. The worst that can happen to us politically short of Dachau USA already has. It happened when HRC was robbed. The worst thing now would only be for the neoprogs to get their chance to play McGovern. They’ll get whipped, Russiagate will either spare us part of Donald’s second term or it won’t, and we will go on doing the most good we can for the most people we can until the day when better times finally come.
Besides which, that will never happen anyway. Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, even Elizabeth Warren. Someone will beat him in the primary, even though we don’t know who yet. Our chance will come along, the right leader will arise, and we will have a candidate able to beat Donald Trump. The Blue Wave 2018 was only the prelude for 2020, especially in the Congress.
The most important thing in a good philosophy is the strength it gives you to hold fast to your principles regardless of the temporal situation. It’s like how clouds can’t cover stars for long. I believe we will find a way. We just have to remain determined and United. When it all goes to the dogs for them, they’ll be able to come to us, and we’ll take them back in without a single word of recrimination, save these two alone.
The process by which we look through the past records of our candidates is called vetting, and when it comes to Bernie Sanders the mainstream media has not been doing it. Please give us a hand! Write in to the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, and anyone else you can think of, and tell them you want to see Bernie Sanders vetted. They will know what you mean. Just earlier today it came out that he has picked Nina Turner to run his campaign. She went with Stein after him and urged her supporters to do either that or vote for Trump outright. Picking Turner is as clear a sign as you could ever want or ask for that he’s going to run the same old ugly race as he always has. NEVER BERNIE. No matter what.