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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, May 08, 2020, 12:34 (68 days ago) @ zulualpha

"Murkins" as a people, a society, an economic system have exhibited many positive attributes; learning from other countries and cultures is not one of them. Not picking up on the "progressive" idea of universal health care is a good example.

Canada, in so many ways a clone of Murkin consumerist culture, had the good sense to adopt universal health care as an idea-come-reality well over half a century ago.

Bernie Sanders would be a perfect fit today in Canada´s progressive movement (as represented by the New Democratic Party - NDP). Few of his ideas would be considered "radical" north of the 49th parallel. But take note: at the Federal level, Canada has never elected a full-fledged, NDP-progressive government.

So how can we imagine that Sanders ever had a realistic crack at Federal power in the redneck-inclined USA? It was never going to happen.

Will Bernie supporters, in a puerile pout, "stay home" and not vote for Biden next November 3rd, at the risk of repeating the 2016 "error," when they stayed home rather than vote for Hillary?

Not the point. Voting for the lesser of evils is still supporting evil. The plutocrats still win. We The People still lose. The Constitution and everything it represents remains desecrated. The Chump currently defiles the White House precisely because the DNC chose to impose an unpopular candidate who motivated no one, except perhaps to vote against her, after she and the DNC helped make The Chump the GOP's leading candidate because it's more important for the plutocrats to retain their privileges than to allow a strictly anti-corruption candidate like Bernie to pull the rug out from under their feet. People err blaming Bernie supporters for not supporting corruption. Better to ask yourself how you find yourself supporting it and correct your own error.

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