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A Commentary by American Patriot
Man Does Not Live by Stuff Alone
How many of you heard Bernie’s speech at the DNCC? Well, if you didn’t you should have. And then you should contrast Bernie’s speech against Ted Cruz’s speech at the RNCC. If we lose this election, it will be because of that contrast.
Bernie Sanders is a pragmatist….and a politician. He didn’t sell out, he just decided to quit while he was ahead. He truly believes that he has moved the progressive ball forward. And it won’t be until later that he knows what he actually got, or didn’t get. And it won’t be until later when all the people who supported Bernie realize what they could have had. Oh, there will be the usual disclaimers; we tried, but we just couldn’t get that passed, or we were blocked by the Republicans.
They’ll be a million designer excuses, but by the time the disappointment of betrayal begins to rear its ugly head, someone in the Bernie camp will realize that it never was anything but empty campaign promises. And the people’s struggle to right themselves will begin anew, a continuous loop tape. A monotonous languor, that will once again run its course, to arrive at that singular moment in time, that eye blink in history when the choice must be made between the ease of stuff and the hardscrabble life of liberty. A barter of relative worth, but of no value. A wager on the come line.
A portal into politics where all ye who enter here abandon hope. All that can be given can be taken away. All that has been gained can be lost. But it’s absence can only truly be felt by those who once possessed it. If you have never known liberty, then its passing goes unnoticed, until all the stuff is gone and there’s nothing to be had, save freedom.
With Bernie Sanders speech, we each and every one moved incrementally back to the point of beginning, to a place of no choice, the commodity of popular demand. Political currency of high denomination. Choice, once spent is gone. And so it is written upon the minds of men who covet with indelible ink.
Elections have consequences. And the consequences of this election will play out long after the stuff disappears. And the consent of the governed disappears, goes missing right along with the stuff. Where are the protests? Where are the marchers in the street? Is there no one who is alarmed at liberty gone missing? At choice removed?
Is it too late for rescue? Did we just pass into recovery mode? How important is it to the owners of stuff that we recover the whole body of liberty in time for cremation? Mark this day! And mark it well. And pray hard that your children’s children may have the opportunity, the earned privilege to revisit this day, when nothing but the expected actually happened, except a proforma close of a Faustian Pact.
The wonderment of this day shall be written as the miracle that this rigged system survives, in spite of itself in full frontal view of the people. After all, it’s only an election. Right?
Lest we forget!!!