Feeling the Bust – I – II
The American political discourse won’t cease to surprise and offend us. Its rhetoric, the shamelessly showcased vanity, the blind hatred, blatant misogyny and racism, it seems all so much more exaggerated, loud and grim, more Hollywood-like grotesque than what we’d find civilised or tolerable.
I must say, it’s starting to make me sick.
Understandably the admirers of Senator Sanders won’t give in to the demand they’d commit to voting for Secretary Clinton after she becomes the democratic nominee. Not now, not just yet. I get that. What I don’t get is that loud fanatic shout for ‘Bernie or Bust’.
Jeffrey Sachs, Foreign Affairs spokesman for the Sanders administration, calling the Clintons the ‘Ultimate Schmoozers’... Susan Sarandon, appearing on The Late Show as the Virgin of Guadalupe drooling over Bernie, insisting that she is a feminist in need of a $15 dollar minimum wage. How overbearing and smug.
I must be feeling a splitting bust and I don’t like it one bit.
I was going to write something entirely different. Something kind. Toying with the concept of reconciliation (and salvation) I planned to emphasize the benefits of Senator Sanders’ effort to change the political landscape by pushing an unprecedented agenda into the Democratic discourse and by mobilizing millions of people for sociopolitical change. Like I said before, I’m convinced that Sanders addresses the right issues, matters that should be dealt with, if we’re to keep any hope for democracy and civilization.
I was going to write that I had a rising hope for Senator Sanders to change his grim tune of demonizing Hilary Clinton, keeping his supporters in check, letting the bust slowly extinguish without alienation of the busters. Without sending them back to the Trump circus.
I wanted to stress that on policy Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton just aren’t as far apart as the rhetoric suggests, and that soon everything would start to calm down and everybody would come to their senses under the wise guidance of the Senator.
Just leave it to the Sanders campaign to shatter ones dreams.