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Bernie Sanders has been in Washington for 30 years. What coalitions and groups has he been able to form to be effective? The answer? The same as Barbra Boxer and Diane Feinstein: none.
One of my on-off hobbies is studying early American history and the founding of this country. Why? Because there were groups of intellectuals writing political ideas, intellectually fighting it out. As far as I know the sheer number of thinkers and doers leading up to 1776 in this country is unprecedented in founding any country before or since. That is what makes the founding of this country so fascinating to study: the sheer number of thought leaders dancing the political ballet! It is truly worth studying.
Now we are 2015 with 30 times more peoples than the 10 million in 1789. So the question is this: do we have 30 times the number political thinkers? Do we have 30 times the Franklins, Jeffersons, Madisons, Adams, Washingtons and the list goes on-and-on? In fact, how many innovative political thinkers do we have today in the public square?
Well one, of course, myself. :-) (bow), Irreni World Scale jumps the gap of no political upkeep these last two centuries and meets the political challenges of the day with today's technology and education.
And Bernie Sanders?
Why isn't Bernie embraced by all the Democrats in Washington today? Bernie has been in Washington DC for over 30 years. And? How many Democratic endorsements does he have already from the either the House or the Senate? Zero.
Bernie cannot build a coalition. If Bernie can't build a coalition or be part of a coalition having 30 years in Washington then he never will. Period. Bernie is a man out standing in his field. By himself. Bernie is just another cult of personality type no different than Donald Trump, just a different personality.
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders represent the same idea: populist release valves to keep the population from boiling over. What Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders do not represent is a group: they don't represent a anyone in Washington DC but themselves. One would think, at a minimum that Warren would be stumping with Bernie given how close their messages are. Is she? Nope.
Bernie Sanders has been on Thom Hartman's "Friday with Bernie" radio hour for years. I've listened to Bernie for years. There is nothing to him. Bernie is what I call a conservative Democrat. He wants to repeal things back to the way they were. And that's it. He has no ideas to meet climate change and other new challenges facing us today.
Bernie was there these last thirty years when it all when down, when the 1% started raping the middle class. Bernie was impotent to do anything about it and most importantly Bernie wasn't able to put his ego aside to build a coalition.
I don't believe in conspiracy theories. I do believe the 1% look at Bernie Sanders as no threat. Because he's not. Bernie Sanders only has jingoisms and aphorisms. Great for Facebook memes and "Friday's with Bernie" but nothing else.
We need new groups. Nothing is going to change in this country until we get serious political groups with serious debated political ideas like we had back in 1776. We need a plethora of intellectual thinkers and not sound bite wars.
The way I see it America has watched too many Superman'ish movies, cartoons and cop shows where a single individual is the focus of a solution. That's not what it takes to change a country. America required excellent factions of opposing views to found this country and we need them to move forward as well. Cult of personality isn't going to cut it.
Irreni World Scale builds new factions from the ground up. So when you are thinking about change in this upcoming election just ask yourself this: where are the factions and groups behind the leaders? What new political ideas are being put forth to meet the new challenges of the day?
Then answer yourself, A Ha!, Irreni World Scale!
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