The gatekeepers of the American plutocracy, the Republican Party, the Corporate Media, and the Corporate Wing of the Democratic party are petrified. The tools that they have used to control and indoctrinate Americans are falling apart. The Powell Manifesto, the ‘map’ written by Lewis Powell, who subsequently became a Supreme Court Justice, is starting to lose its indoctrinating capabilities.
Americans are no longer thinking, living, and voting within the ‘allowable’ parameters of the manifesto. They are allowing themselves several options. They are creating new possibilities. They are voting for new possibilities.
Bernie Sanders’ huge win in Michigan recently illustrates a very important fact. As long as every American has a vote and uses that vote, they are still sovereign from the plutocracy. Virtually the entire Democratic establishment has come out against Bernie Sanders. Liberal and Conservative media have either been dismissive of him or negative towards him.
Above and beyond those headwinds, Bernie Sanders prevailed in a state where the demographic says; if one were indoctrinated by the corporate media, that he should not win. Pollsters who chose models based on false expectations, as opposed to a reality voters have been articulating for months, were a disservice to us all. In fact, they likely depressed voter turnout on all sides.
Donald Trump should not be president. It is evident based on his utterances that he has no real core beliefs other than that of a self-aggrandizing fascist. I do not believe Donald Trump believes most of the things that he is saying. I think it is a calculated attempt to meet a large segment of the Republican voters where they are. The man is a marketer and the Republican voters and the media are his subjects, his clients, his consumers. He gives them what they want. He manipulates them.
The corporate media, the Republican Party establishment, and the Corporate Wing of the Democratic Party establishment are all wards of the American plutocracy. Both the Republican and Democratic establishments are using the media in an attempt to make both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump unelectable. They have spent millions of dollars to do so. Unfortunately, for them, it is not working.
Donald Trump has beaten the media by using their weaknesses against them. He uses their greed for profits over substance as they command eyeballs and clicks that become free advertising for Trump and increased advertising dollars for them.
Bernie Sanders has crowdsourced his campaign. He gets little love from the corporate media and his party. But he is showing that crowdsourcing media and fundraising can be just as effective and closer to the people, a grassroots movement, the catalyst for a revolution.
The fact that we have an American fascist, a Democratic Socialist, an establishment Democrat, and a Right Wing Republican viable for the presidency of the United States is astounding. It is a huge range of ideologies. It gives Americans a wide spectrum from which to choose, from good, to not so good, to outright disastrous.
The corporate media and the political establishments diminished power are a good thing. It gives real democracy a chance. But here is an important sidebar. Many Americans are indoctrinated. Inasmuch as we think we are free, we see the world through the utterances of politicians with an agenda and a corporate controlled media.
Today, the average American through social media has become their own mini news outlet. In other words, we all make, consume, and deliver the news. The internet along with a more engaged population have made this a reality. Engagement is the fertilizer for democracy.
The plutocracy sees this as well. It is imperative that the following is understood. Social media and the Internet is a danger to the status quo. It is a danger to the American Plutocracy. Going forward expect continuous attempts to clamp down the internet. More than ever, everyone must join the net neutrality fight.
No one knows the outcome of the 2016 election. The 2016 election does give us a glimpse of a possible future, a future where individuals start believing that they matter, that they can make a difference, that they no longer have to walk between the lines laid out by unelectable masters. The 2016 election could be pivotal.