Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Truest statement of the week II

If Sanders folds before Philadelphia – as early as this week, if the White House has its way – then history will treat him as a saboteur of the “movement” that he claimed to lead. But, the disintegration of the duopoly has already begun. A leftish electoral force, closely connected with mass social movements, will messily emerge from the tumult of 2016. The new party (or parties) will contend for the huge political space to the left of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, the past, present and likely future presidents spawned by the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), the corporate faction created in the 1980s to move the Party rightward. With victory complete, the DLC shut down after Obama’s election. It now IS the Democratic Party – a lesson that Sanders supporters have been learning all these months.

-- Glen Ford, "Sanders' Moment of Truth" (BLACK AGENDA REPORT).

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