A word to my fellow Berners, and the hero himself, +Bernie Sanders
, O Captain, My Captain:
With nothing more than the truth and integrity, we have once again glimpsed the power of free women and men, and overcome herculean barriers to hear our voices heard across the globe. All the worlds eyes are fixed on our revolution, as Bernie has led it to a time and place where all the world is watching. He did all he could inside the corrupted democratic machine, and remained a humble statesman throughout, all while imbuing a generation with faith that hard work can restore a crumbling America.
True, we could not yet overcome the mainstream media collusion, the hole ridden digital voting and voter registration infrastructure, the voter suppression, the disenfranchisement, nor an actively hostile party support structure. That does not mean that we have not slain many dragons thus far, nor does it mean that we have not exposed other pits of vipers for all to see and created a generation of politically literate, progressive, brave young Americans to vanquish them.
True revolution is not a thing of guns and soldiers, it is a thing of mind and idea. Thoughts, spread wide, enlighten minds who then manifest these thoughts in the world around them in their daily lives. Attitudes, perspectives, and eventually individual actions change.
What Bernie taught us is that we should think for ourselves, some for the first time, and question the why and what of power. Our power, taken from us for use by the few for their own enrichment. Us, taking our power back. Our revolution. We are still here, still in numbers, and still actively achieving positive change in the public awareness daily. We speak, and the world listens. We act, and the world watches. We must carry on the fight at every level of government, and in our daily lives.
To that end, I propose that we focus our grassroots organizations into a viable progressive party, with the aim of forcing a plurality in the presidential election, while identifying and competing in those house races where favorable conditions and suitable candidates exist to win seats.
In the event of a plurality but no candidate receiving 270 electoral votes, the presidency is decided by the next
House of Representatives, which selects the President from among the candidates with the top three electoral vote totals. With proper coalition building in the House, largely populated by people who rather don't like either major party candidate, a progressive party candidate could be elected while only securing a minimal number of State wins and electoral votes. The effect would be to monkey wrench the system until the new house is seated, while offering the opportunity to expose more of the corruption that has plagued our nation. As well, a new progressive party apparatus will have been created, something America sorely needs.