Radio interview on my seemingly outrageous prediction that Sanders will be the next president of the United States.
[UPDATE]: Since the interview, people seem to be missing my point. I’m not saying this would be a lurch to the left at all. It is merely a way for the ruling class to maintain order in the cheapest and smartest way possible.
Hillary is baggage (and despised), and the republicans are crazy. That leaves Sanders. They can live with that—plus it gives them the bonus of pretending a) that the system works and b) they give a shit about the people. Like, um..I don’t know… electing a black guy or something…
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You heard it here first. Or second. But definitely not third. Not an endorsement, obviously, and more of an indictment of a slick and resilient propaganda matrix. And because I like fucking with people’s heads.
And because what the hell? Like the weatherman and the economist, I get paid (zero) either way. So there. Enjoy, and please share. First minute is about the GOP so you can start at : 59 if you want.
“I think I am going to go on record here and predict that Bernie Sanders is going to be the next president of the United States. I’m not the first; Western Illinois University poll said this months ago [in November].”
“But I think I understand how the game is rigged now. [The US] Empire needs a kinder, gentler way to sell its wars. [George W.] Bush was a disaster although they forced him down our throats for eight years, and Obama was a great – you know, an empty suit to be sure, but that was perfect, he did what he was told and made it sound compassionate to bomb the crap out of other countries.”
“Now the powers that be may have to take a hit, like a modest increase in minimum wage, some sort of readjusting of the social safety net for Americans in order to keep their game going, and Sanders can do that. He is the only one talking about Americans’ real pain without challenging the wars, which he doesn’t.”
“So he doesn’t scare them. So it’s perfectly plausible that he could be the one to be put in office once the money lines up. And he will put a more human face while still posing as a fake socialist while taking money from Lockheed Martin and all of these other defense contractors which has supported strongly in his home state and nationally.”
“Americans don’t care, they don’t give a damn about the bodies. It’s so sad, but it’s true. All they want is a bigger cut of the profit, from Empire and from wars. And it’s a very small price for the warmongers to pay. If they’re going to make trillions, they can spend a few hundred billion on keeping Americans from massive social unrest. And the stage is set for some sort of shift in how the pie is distributed.”
“Again, it’s sad thing to say but Americans do not care about the victims of their wars. They do care that they are working more and making less, and are tired and hungry and angry. And that’s what motivates this circus we call voting in the United States.”
Daniel Patrick Welch. Reprint permission granted with credit and link to danielpwelch.com. Political analyst, writer, linguist and activist Daniel Patrick Welch lives and writes in Salem, Massachusetts, with his wife. Together they run The Greenhouse School. Welch has also appeared in numerous television and radio interviews, and can be available for comment and analysis as his day job permits. Please contact to schedule.