George Stephanopoulos tried to trap Bernie Sanders into supporting the corporate duopoly again this week; and Bernie Sanders may have partially played into this again but if he doesn't stop the establishment from rigging the primaries for Hillary Clinton the grassroots support he has stirred up shouldn't believe that Hillary Clinton will represent them, especially when they have another option with Jill Stein.
But even if we didn't have Jill Stein to support the biggest threat to our democratic process isn't the so-called terrorists that the me4dia has been trying to warn us about for years if not decades; it is the duopoly that only covers candidates that collect enormous amounts of bribes thinly disguised as campaign contributions who routinely make one promise after another to the public to get elected then break almost every one of them once they get elected so they can serve the interests of their campaign contributors regardless of what voters want.
Less than one percent of the population controls more than ninety, if not ninety-five, or more percent of the media; and they use it to repeat their ideas over and over again without mentioning many of the most important issues, which is an extremely effective propaganda tactic. As a famous quote ironically attributed to Vladimir Lenin often says, "A lie repeated often enough becomes the truth," or at least it seems to.
The establishment keeps telling the public that the first requirement to being elected president is to collect enormous amounts of money, which essentially means that unless e4stablishment candidates accept bribes they can't get covered by the media, although they don't mention that part.
George Stephanopoulos repeated his efforts to reinforce the corporate duopoly again this week in the following excerpt; and this is typical of the way the corporate media is trying to rig the election for either Hillary Clinton or one of their other corporate puppets. Support for Bernie Sanders should be based on his support for the Grassroots; if he endorses Hillary Clinton, a corporate puppet then real grassroots voters should abandon this endorsement and either support Jill Stein or another Grassroots candidate.
This isn't the first time that George Stephanopoulos or many other media pundits have attempted to reinforce the lesser of two evils where corporations control candidates from both parties; the first time that he had Sanders on his show after announcing he asked him if he would support the Democratic candidate imp[lying that he had little or no chance of winning. They've been trying to rig the election for Hillary Clinton for years by presenting her as the inevitable nominee since the last election at least without any input from voters.
The best informed voters have made it clear that they're not happy with the media trying to rig the elections which is why Bernie Sanders is doing so well. I fell for this same scam at least to some degree with Bill Clinton and the more I know about what he did during his presidency the worse it is. He made it much easier for the media to consolidate and did an enormous amount to enable corporations to increase their influence over the education system with either advertising or Charter Schools, both of which are disasters.
He also did an enormous amount to escalate the prison industrial complex and maintain a permanent state of war, although it didn't always seem quite as extreme as the Republicans.
By the time Barack Obama came along I recognized he was using the same scams so it wasn't surprising when he abandoned one promise after another.
Bother Bernie Sande5rs and Jill Stein have done much better speaking out against corporate corruption than Hillary Clinton and not only has she demonstrated with her actions that she'll betray the public one one issue after another like her husband with her actions she's also collecting an enormous amount of money from the corporations she pretends she's going to stand up to.
Bernie Sanders has repeatedly said that no president, including himself can get anything done without support from the grassroots. This is almost certainly true but it also means that he'll have to continue supporting the grassroots to keep them on board.
Even with support from the grassroots on many issues Barack Obama sided with corporations one time after another unless under enormous pressure to give a token amount on one issue here and there.
Hillary Clinton has demonstrated that she is no better, and will fight the grassroots tooth and nail before keeping even a couple promises she is making now.
Many of the most important promises are recent flip flops clearly made only for the duration of the campaign.
If we have to choose between Bernie Sanders or Jill Stein that will be the best choice the public has had in a long time and we'll benefit from hearing from both of them. If not it should be clear that either one of them would be far better than falling for the lesser of two evils every time and watching it get worse every time regardless of which one wins!!
Also, although Bernie Sanders still appears to be the best chance for a grassroots candidate to win the office one major aspect of reform is that all candidates should be presented to the public and they should agree to fill out the closest thing to a job application available and for now that is the Project Vote Smart questionnaire which Bernie still hasn't filled out. He filled out the previous one as a Senator so that is better than many presidential candidates, or at least one covered by the media, but support for reform should include filling out this application making it easier for voters to compare and know which candidates refuse to fill it out relying on propaganda instead. Apparently Jill Stein hasn't filled out the updated one either which is unfortunate; I'll have to ask both of them to reply again.
As I've said the application process should also be controlled at the grassroots level and Project Vote Smart also needs to be held accountable but even if they're not fixing all their problems right away they're still the best application available and it shouldn't be up to the candidate to turn them down until they do improve. Both the candidates and the institutions that control the job application process need to be accountable to grassroots, if we're going to become a real democracy.