Conventional wisdom is that Sanders' bid for the Democratic nomination will end as a tempest in a teapot. Those on the far left argue it will harm the effort to foment a real democratic revolution by reinforcing the myth that voters must support one of the Duopoly candidates backed by corporate patrons in order to win. They pounce on positions that show willingness to compromise to make the claim that he is not serious about change anyway.
Others see in his campaign evidence of a genuine revolt against the plutocracy. While those who are objective will concede that he is not really going to lead the US directly to where it needs to go to become a democracy and a responsible player on the world stage, the very fact of his popularity will not only promote the discussion needed to make Americans realize what needs to be done, but help build the grassroots organization necessary to do it. In addition to starting a conversation about the real roots of inequality and falling standards of living in the US, he is promoting specific actions to address the corrupting influence of money in politics, which he has been working on actively as a member of the Senate.
Joining the show in this discussion is Jerry Ashton, an Occupy activist and Huffington Post blogger who was an early promoter of Sanders and is now very involved in trying to convince Americans that the Sanders campaign is viable and utterly urgent.
This show will be rebroadcast on August 29` at 2 PM PST/ 5 PM EST on the Star Com Radio Network.
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