The Bernie Sanders Video That Went Viral

Source:  TeleSUR
February 2 2016

bernie saunders 4Corporate America is the true threat to the United States, said Bernie Sanders in a video that has over 4 million views. | Photo: Reuters

The Democratic presidential hopeful from Vermont said no president can succeed because of those who really govern the U.S.: Corporate America.

As U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders proved to the world “he can win and that Hillary Clinton is beatable” as The Guardian said in an op-ed Tuesday, a video of the progressive senator from Vermont in which he conclusively states that no president in the United States will be able to do anything for the working families because of the power of corporate America and their lack of will to protect anything other than their own interests, has gone viral.

No president alone can stand up to them

“Let me tell you something that no other candidate for president will tell you, and that is, no matter who is elected to be president, that person will not be able to address the enormous problems facing the working families of our country,” Sanders said.

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And he explained that, “They will not be able to succeed because the power of corporate America, the power of Wall Street, the power of campaign donors is so great that no president alone can stand up to them.”

The real threat to the country

Sanders told the U.S. public that they may be uncomfortable hearing this “reality,” and added that the real threat to the country is the powerful and influential corporations, who he said are “the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation.”

He exposed a shocking truth, which millions know but that many choose to ignore, which is the fact that they “virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes” and that, “They practically control both parties … control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country.”

Powerful international bankers

Sanders also exposed that “powerful international bankers” use mainstream media to place officials where they need them and to expel from office those “public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government.”

Collective-Evolution reminded that Sanders is not the first person to expose these truths.

John F. Hylan, Mayor of New York City from 1918 to 1925, said that the “invisible government” operates “under the cover of a self-created screen (and) seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.”

Presidents speaking up regarding the amount of control that corporations and banks hold

“Presidents and politicians have been speaking up regarding the amount of control that corporations and banks hold for a very long time. It’s not really a secret at this point,” CE added.

They also quoted U.S.’ 7th Vice President John C. Calhoun, who in the first half of the 19th century said, “A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many, and various, and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks.”

Saunders can win

After Monday night’s narrow vote in Iowa, The Guardian said Sanders now has a “clearly open road ahead of him” and the results “proved that he could win and, in proving it, he’s weakened Clinton by exposing her as something other than the inevitable candidate we had all but assumed her to be.”

The Democratic Party does not count paper ballots for the primary nomination, but caucuses to select the representative. In the six precincts that decided by coin toss, the caucuses remained completely divided after debating the candidates.

Clinton squeaked out a win over Sanders by the narrow margin of 49.8 percent to 49.6 percent in what is being called the closest nomination in the Democratic Party’s history.

In the remarkably tight victory, many reacted by saying a different breakdown of the coin tosses could have swung the outcome of the nomination in Sanders’ favor.

One thought on “The Bernie Sanders Video That Went Viral

  1. Although Bernie has rightfully identified how the same banks control both parties, he is not willing to divert the script already written for him. Even though his voting record is progressive relative to all the other senators who blindly obey the Zionist Israeli lobby, his voting record is still largely imperialist. He has voted for Israeli settlements to remain in Palestine; he voted to bomb Libya, Afghanistan and most recently Syria and has said on the campaign trail that our militarism there is necessary. He praised the very repressive Saudi monarchy that abuses women openly and beheaded 47 citizens at the beginning of this year and he voted to return Assata Shakur from Cuba to the United States even though a minor look at her case would prove that she was the one who was shot by New Jersey state trooper. His inability to relate to interrupting #BlackLivesMattee activists in Phoenix last year proves how out of touch he is with the younger generation of activists ready for a completely different worldview regarding U.S. militarism at home and abroad. He also told George Stephanopoulos that he would support the Democratic nominee if it wasn’t him. He is basically admitting that he would send all his supporters to Clinton’s side since, as he says in this article, they want her, and centuries of faux democracy have shown that whoever the bankers want, the bankers get, and he will ultimately at the end of the day support that Wall Street narrative even if it includes denying the rest of the world their democracy and sovereignty. -RF.

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