Michael Pissos of Fairview Park, Ohio, center, wears a shirt with portraits of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as she speaks at a rally at a warehouse for the company "Team Wendy" which produces helmets for military, law enforcement, and rescue teams, in Cleveland, Monday, June 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Chris Hedges – Fooled Again

The naive hopes of Bernie Sanders’ supporters—to build a grass-roots political movement, change the Democratic Party from within and push Hillary Clinton to the left—have failed. Clinton, aware that the liberal class and the left are not going to mount genuine resistance, is running as Mitt Romney in drag. The corporate elites across the political spectrum, Republican and Democrat, have gleefully united to anoint her president. All that remains of Sanders’ “revolution” is a 501(c)(4) designed to raise money, including from wealthy, anonymous donors, to ensure that he will be a senator for life. Great historical events happen twice, as Karl Marx quipped, first as tragedy and then as farce.

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