I don’t know why everyone who asks me, “Were you surprised by the results of this election?” is surprised by my answer, “No, I saw it coming months ago.”
It doesn’t take a crystal ball to read the future, if you keep your ears open, your mind free from mainstream media bias, and your eyes focused on the ninety-nine percent of Americans’ plummeting standard of living. The DNC, by eliminating Bernie Sanders as a contender, made the results inevitable.
You’d think it was a no-brainer. Obviously, for the one-percenters who control the decision-making processes at the DNC, it wasn’t what they expected. Then again, when do they ever leave their “bubble” of insider Washington politics, posh cocktail parties and jet-setting junkets? By distancing themselves from the vast majority of humanity, they caused their own blindness and deafness. By refusing to acknowledge the “little people” and their needs, the little people did exactly what it would take to get these fat cats’ attention–they voted for Trump. The little people wanted to protest their living conditions and the DNC took away the one true protest vote that would have helped both the people and the two-party system: Senator Bernie Sanders.
Hindsight is 20/20 vision as they say and the 2020 election will be as important as – if not more than – the 2016 election, but it is still four years away. Ordinary Americans will have to survive that long to get another chance to make things better and many are frightened and worried they won’t survive, because of the hateful rhetoric of the Trump Tea Partiers. A young gay friend told us she marched in an anti-Trump protest because she felt she needed to make her fears known to the larger world. She wanted the world to know persecuted minorities weren’t going to “disappear” simply because a right-winger was in the White House. The LGBTQ community is going to band together, growing stronger than ever, to fight off the attacks they feel are coming.
Another friend of ours is still in shock at seeing her name in a WikiLeaks email detailing the political leanings of Bernie Sanders’ delegates to the national convention in Philadelphia. The DNC actually had dossiers on each of the Bernie delegates–mostly inaccurate ones it seems. The information the party heads gleaned from this information was that they could kick Bernie Sanders to the curb while keeping his delegates and making them actively support and campaign for Hillary.
If Clinton and company had bothered to step out of their bubble for even one minute, they would have seen the folly of such an action, but they didn’t. An online acquaintance, who was also a Bernie Sanders delegate in Philadelphia, posted on her blog this past week how glad she was to vote for Trump and witness a Clinton defeat, because of the primary rigging the DNC did in her state. Many other Bernie supporters have voiced similar sentiments.
The moral of the story for this election? Remaining inside the one-percent bubble is not only elitist, it’s just plain stupid.
Unfortunately, there is no sign that the one-percent wants their bubble to go away anytime soon. Already the mainstream media pundits (many of whom are listed in the WikiLeaks emails as having been active participants in the Clinton campaign) are circling the wagons and refusing to acknowledge their part in creating the phenomenon that is Trump by following the DNC’s programming to build up “Pied Piper candidates.” These bought-off media personalities enjoy living in the bubble with their one-percent politician buddies. They will continue to spin false narratives of Russian hacking plots to hide the fact that it was they, the mainstream media, the DNC, Hillary Clinton, and their combined sheer greed and desire for power that created Trump’s victory.
Luckily for us little people, we have the alternative media where we can find the information we need to burst the bubble, once and for all. The Internet proved a valuable tool during the Arab Spring–it will prove even more valuable during the political revolution. Bernie Sanders told us we needed one and he’s providing his leadership skills in Congress and via his Our Revolution organization. We’ll burst that bubble before too long and we won’t need a protest candidate to do it for us.
Bio: Cindy A. Matthews is a freelance writer, novelist and editor of Our Revolution Continues blog: http://bernie2016.blogspot.com