If you needed further evidence that the Democratic presidential primary is rigged; well, here’s your sign. On the night of June 6 (where no primary was held or votes were cast), the Associated Press declared Hillary Clinton the winner.
How did this happen in the party who calls itself “democratic” and the so-called “party of the people?” Michael Krieger explains in his post at LibertyBlitzkrieg.com:
“Last night, the American public witnessed the most egregious example of mainstream media malpractice of my lifetime. By declaring Hillary Clinton the Democratic nominee based on the pledges of superdelegates who have note voted, and will not vote until the convention on July 25th, the Associated Press performed a huge disservice to American democracy on the eve of a major primary day, in which voters from the most populous state in the union (amongst others) head to the polls. If you are a U.S. citizen and you aren’t outraged by this, there’s something seriously wrong with you.”
In the same post, Krieger quoted Glenn Greenwald, writing at The Intercept:
“This is the perfect symbolic ending to the Democratic Party primary: The nomination is consecrated by a media organization, on a day when nobody voted, based on secret discussions with anonymous establishment insiders and donors whose identities the media organization – incredibly – conceals. The decisive edifice of superdelegates is itself anti-democratic and inherently corrupt: designed to prevent actual voters from making choices that the party establishment dislikes. But for a party run by insiders and funded by corporate interests, it’s only fitting that their nomination process ends with such as ignominious, awkward and undemocratic sputter.
“That the Democratic Party nominating process is declared to be over in such an uninspiring, secretive, and elite-driven manner is perfectly symbolic of what the party, and its likely nominee, actually is. The one positive aspect, though significant, is symbolic, while the actual substance – rallying behind a Wall-Street-funded, status-quo-perpetuating, multi-millionaire militarist – is grim in the extreme. The Democratic Party got exactly the ending it deserved.”
Although Hillary Clinton may be a more vulnerable candidate than Bernie Sanders, this isn’t a good sign for the state of our nation. Political corruption and media propaganda are signs of a third-world country, not a first-world superpower. Given the levels of debt at the government, corporate and household levels, the United States may be a former first-world country sooner than we expect.
Do you think this coronation of Hillary Clinton by Democratic elites is a sign that our country is in trouble?
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