Bernie Sanders’ historic 2016 presidential campaign touched a nerve with the American public. Citizens who had grown so disgusted with the deeply corrupted American political system finally saw a ray of hope in someone truly unusual – a national politician who was honest to a fault, unafraid to speak the truth and who genuinely cared for those struggling to survive in America’s increasingly cruel system that treats working people like a disposable commodity. Some would say Donald Trump represented the same on the other end of the political spectrum, but it’s become quite apparent that in his case, it was all a massive con job. While Trump stuffs his cabinet with Goldman Sachs alums, Bernie fights tooth and nail to reign in their excesses and calls out their scam without hesitation. That’s exactly why the establishment elites who pull all the strings from behind the scenes knew they had to do everything they could to keep him from winning the Democratic nomination. Bernie Sanders represents a real threat to their oligarchical power structure.
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