You’d think that someone hauling in the young would be someone a political party would like. It does, after all, presage well for the future if you follow that Jesuit line of
propagandising moulding them good and proper while good and young.
But that Democratic Party establishment hates Bernie. Why?
The contest to find a moderate Democrat able to defeat first Bernie Sanders and then President Trump became more muddled yesterday after a split vote allowed the veteran leftwinger to become the party’s new frontrunner.
Why don’t they want Bernie?
“Our campaign is not just about beating Trump, it is about transforming this country,” Mr Sanders said. “This is about having the courage to take on Wall Street, the insurance companies, the drug companies, the fossil fuel industry, the military industrial complex.”
The thing being that the establishment of the Democratic Party makes a very good living – very good indeed – from being a parasite on that current structure of the economy. As does the similar establishment of the Republican Party of course.
The point about elections being not to kill the Golden Goose but to get a turn at the trough. Someone who’s out to murder the sinecures isn’t what is required at all. And to be far more feared than another four years before the ladles get supped from again.
Sure, this is being cynical about politics but the correct question to ask about political parties is always “Am I being cynical enough?”