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How Bernie Sanders Will Destroy the Deep State if He Becomes President

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign stop late Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Eric Zuesse

Joe Lauria at Consortium News headlined on February 21st, “Apparent US Intel Meddling in US Election With ‘Report’ Russia is Aiding Sanders”, and he noted that,

If the story is true and if intelligence agencies are truly committed to protecting U.S. citizens, the Sanders campaign would have been quietly informed and shown evidence to back up the claims.

Instead the story wound up on the front page of the [Washington] Post, “according to people familiar with the matter.” Zero evidence was produced to back up the intelligence agencies’ assertion.

“It is not clear what form that Russian assistance has taken,” the Post reported. That would tell any traditional news editor that there was no story until it is known.

Instead major U.S. media are again playing the role of laundering totally unverified “information” just because it comes from an intelligence source. Reporting such assertions without proof amounts to an abdication of journalistic responsibility. It shows total trust in U.S. intelligence despite decades of deception and skullduggery from these agencies.

Despite the untrustworthiness of the intelligence agencies that had told President George W. Bush that they would be able to present to the American public a “slam-dunk” case that Saddam Hussein had WMD and was to blame for the 9/11 attacks, and despite their similar serial lying up to the present time, Senator Sanders issued a public statement that “Unlike Donald Trump, I do not consider Vladimir Putin a good friend. He is an autocratic thug who is attempting to destroy democracy and crush dissent in Russia.” Regardless of whether he actually believes that Putin is an “autocratic thug,” his saying this was necessary in the context of the ceaseless anti-Putin propaganda in America’s ‘news’-reporting and from America’s ‘intelligence’ agencies, all of which have for decades been effectively controlled by America’s billionaires, who are now terrified that Sanders might actually become President. Their agents are consequently smearing him. America’s hundreds of billionaires ARE America’s Deep State, and those hundreds of individuals are the only people who are actually represented by their media and ‘our’ Government.

This is the reason why we invaded and occupy and destroyed Iraq, all on the basis of lies.

This is the reason we invaded and destroyed Libya, all on the basis of lies.

This is the reason why we hired Al Qaeda in Syria to lead the hundreds of jihadist groups that have since been trying to overthrow and replace Syria’s secular non-sectarian President Bashar al-Assad.

None of the American billionaires’ fronts — not the CIA, nor any others — have publicized, but they instead all have hidden, all of these realities and basically all of the really important historical events during the past twenty years which shape the international world in which we all are living. Democracy in America is impossible under such circumstances as this.

Back in 2002, Sanders was able to refuse to authorize George W. Bush to invade Iraq and yet still not have his career in Congress destroyed by that ‘unpatriotic’ (actually courageously patriotic) act. But in today’s environment, any member of Congress who fails to demonize Vladimir Putin is ‘unpatriotic’ — as if the Cold War which was ended by Russia in 1991 has secretly continued by America ever since — which it HAS.

America’s billionaires are even more opposed to ending the Cold War than they are opposed to increasing taxes on the rich up to international standards for industrialized nations. They will accept high taxes — and during the 1950s the super-rich accepted even a 90% marginal rate of taxation — but they will not, under any circumstances, accept ending America’s recent quest to replace the U.N as the basis of international law and order; they DEMAND that the U.S. Government, which they control, must control the entire world, including Russia. This is essential to their all-encompassing global empire, the global dictatorship by America’s international corporations. That is the core belief of the Deep State, and no Sanders Presidency will be able to succeed unless a President Sanders will strip America’s billionaires of the control they enjoy over the American Government through the Deep State. The Deep State is the U.S. billionaires; it is the control they have over the U.S. Government. Only by ending that control will America’s Deep State be brought to an end. Sanders is the only viable U.S. Presidential candidate who authentically does threaten the billionaires’ control over ‘our’ government; and the only way that he will be able to succeed is by destroying their Deep State, their control over the Government and over their press or ‘news’ media. This is an internal U.S. war, right now, between the Deep State and not only Donald Trump on the right (who constantly caves to their demands) but also Bernie Sanders on the left (who has yet to be in a position really to challenge their control over America).

So: how can Sanders do it, if he becomes the President? Fight like hell and be willing to sacrifice even himself, if need be, so as to destroy their control over America. Be what Trump only pretends to be. This is the only way that it might be able to be done. Sincerity. Determination. Mono-focus. And great courage. Never backtracking.

Right now, America accounts for about half of the entire world’s military expenditures, and that can’t go on if America is to take care of its real problems. Those corporations, such as Lockheed Martin, are not going to yield without there being now a second American revolution, a revolution of control. It will have to be a total revolution of control — not just over Wall Street, and not just over the hedge funds, and not just over the private equity funds, and not just over the healthcare system, and not just over the universities, and not just over the private foundations and other ‘non-profits’ (which largely privatize to billionaires the decisions as to what ‘needs’ to be done for the good of the entire country). Why do billionaires get tax-breaks for funding ‘nonprofits’ which expand their own power not only over commerce but especially over national priorities and the government itself? The corruption is so deep and so pervasive.

Right now, the corruption is focused on getting the Democratic Party’s superdelegates, instead of the voters in the primaries and caucuses, to choose whom the Party’s nominee for the U.S. Presidency will be.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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Brokenspine66
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Brokenspine66

The US Deep-State, the corrupt Political Establishment from Dems+Reps alike and the rotten corrupt Elites + Oligarchs….will rather destroy the remaining pathetic rest what’s left of the little bit US-Style Democracy…instead of let someone like Bernie become President, who could change everything, it’s also obvious they despise the 99% and give a fuck what they want.

JanetC
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JanetC

Bernie Sanders couldn’t even call out the DNC for rigging the election — he’s not going to destroy the deep state. And given the level of his blatant Russophobia and gullibility for the “intelligence community,” he’ll fit right in with the neocons when he gets a little power.

Joe
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Joe

He has also said he would “consider” pre emotive strikes on Iran and N Korea. Nice knowing where his priorities lie.

oldandjaded
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JanetC, Truth.

It's psychedelically groovy, man
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It's psychedelically groovy, man

Nah, I don’t think so. He’s a stubborn ol’ 60’s era socialist. We might even see a Hippy resurgence and burning effigies of deep state actors at Woodstock. Never say never.

Anthony Enos Wicher
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How will he do it, asks this writer? “Fight like hell and be willing to sacrifice even himself, if need be, so as to destroy their control over America. Be what Trump only pretends to be. This is the only way that it might be able to be done. Sincerity. Determination. Mono-focus. And great courage. Never backtracking.” Is Trump “only pretending”? What about the Deep State’s unstinting efforts to get rid of Trump? Is it also pretending? Yes, Trump has certainly backtracked often to everyone’s disappointment, but that may be unavoidable faced by the same pro-war pressures that forced Bernie… Read more »

John Doran
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John Doran

Keep slugging, AEW: you’re making good sense. Eric Zuesse has identified the problem: too much money & power in too few hands. US has effectively become an oligarchy, with both Rep & Dem parties bought & paid for, effectively minions for the bankster globalist hegemony project, which is failing. I see, from Britland, Trump as a Rothschild tool., with Wilbur Ross his minder. Perhaps they have realised they need Trump to give them time to reorganise their failing project? Climatologist Dr. Tim Ball has openly named the bankster Rockefellers & convicted felon George Soros as chief among the many multi-billionaires… Read more »

TheDarkMan
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If Sanders were to become President, he would destroy America.

BobValdez
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BobValdez

Couldn’t happen to a nicer shit hole.

Please elaborate
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Please elaborate

Is that a vote of confidence or no-confidence?

BobValdez
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BobValdez

Just an observation, based on the last 4 years.

Please elaborate
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Please elaborate

I meant DarkMan’s comment.

BobValdez
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BobValdez

Sorry to burst the bubble, because Sanders will do nothing of the sort. He is a Jew. Nutty’s wet dream would be a jewish us “president”. They are all PART OF the deep state, nothing less. One doesn’t get a foot in the door unless you swear alliegence to Israel. The dump can’t/won’t drain the “swamp” because he IS the swamp. All this kabuki theatre is window dressing designed to fool the idiot sheeple into thinking he will maga and “drain the swamp”, whilst they pour more and more of their tax dollars into the pockets of the 0.1% (the… Read more »

Bob Villa
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Bob Villa

Sanders ‘the Jew’ refused to meet with AIPAC in 2016. That act of defiance alone earns him 3 stars in my book. The rest, well….a little socialism to trim back this predator oligopoly and runaway MIC of ours wouldn’t hurt too much I think, even if it meant his taxing the hell out of me. Health care and University costs, up by 10-15% per year every year for decades now. Somebody’s got to deflate that bubble before it bursts. Talk about existential threats. There’s your number one. Maybe I’m being overly naive. Well, certainly wouldn’t be a first for an… Read more »

Ridden by Existential Angst
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Ridden by Existential Angst

Bloomberg scares me. He’s a Russian Jew oligarch and he’ll ending up making nice with all the Russian Jew oligarchs over there and selling America to their highest bidder.

I’ve started chugging vodka by the gallon, trying to put a damper on my angst. Donnie, Bernie, now Mikey……..and Russian is such a hard language to learn. What to do. What to do?

LOL
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LOL

Somebody doesn’t like my sarcasms.

oldandjaded
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I did, but I am a notorious iconoclast, I thrive on that kinda shit! LOL!

Tony Borg
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Tony Borg

Its a nice thought but Bernie won’t make it. Even if, and its a big ‘if’ Bernie makes it all the way to the Presidency, the Machiavellian beasts that manipulate American political discourse will destroy him, they are simply to powerful.

Transparent Truths
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Transparent Truths

Yep. No less effective than the USSR’s total internal machine of control in its heyday.

penrose
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penrose

Sorry, Eric, but I wouldn’t count on Bernie Sanders being able to deal with a nest of mud wasps in my back yard, never mind the Deep State.

I suppose in our current “State of Desperate Affairs,” “Dream Government” and “La La Land” offer some respite.

Nevertheless, you write well and say important things, so keep up the good work.

oldandjaded
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Totally agree with the last line. I may not always agree with what you say, but I ALWAYS read your posts, unlike InfoBrics for instance! LOL!

anatman
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anatman

Good luck with that. The DNC will probably screw him first since it is clear the party elite will not support Bernie’s candidacy. Sooner or later it has to penetrate even the most obtuse among American voters they really have no positive control over the electoral process.

Rock and a Hard Place Blues
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Rock and a Hard Place Blues

The DNC has a serious problem. If Bernie maintains his momentum, they’ll be forced to nominate him. If they don’t, he’ll likely split off and run anyway, totally decimating the Democrat’s ticket. Even if he doesn’t split off, his base will, twice burned, absolutely decimate the party ticket anyway, by not voting. What’s the DNC gonna do, try to swing his twice-burned supporters over with the lame ‘that’s what Putin wants’ story? It was a pathetic ploy then, it’s doubly pathetic now. Its 15 minutes in the spotlight are long gone and no billing to follow. Human nature’s fickle yet… Read more »

oldandjaded
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I pick door #3. Personally, and maybe its just an emotional reaction to the horrendous disillusion I felt spawned by his actions after the 2016 convention, But I think he’s a flat-out sheepdog. Personally, I think he’s “in on the fix”.

oldandjaded
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a suggestion for Bernies 2020 campaign song…hehehe
https://youtu.be/x1_69AAX-OY

Piero Colombo
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Piero Colombo

Obviously Sanders is in on the fix, massively. Let’s hear one halfway plausible explanation for his repeated pledge, in 2020, to throw all his vote to the party anointed — after the events of 2016. “Flat-out sheepdog” as oldandjaded says. But you are deluding yourself something fierce about his “twice-burned supporters”. They aren’t twice burned: they’ve been burned as many times as there were elections. Since 1946 at least. There is always a sheepdog, Wallace, Jackson, Kucinich, you name him. Sometimes the sheepdog is also the anointed by the Owners of the Country, like Obama. And instead of turning against… Read more »

Jim
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Jim

Bernie is on the blame Russia for everything bandwagon. Also bought into green new deal scam. Nobody can or wants to break up the deep state. He can’t be trusted.

Jack_Garbo
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Jack_Garbo

Mr Zuesse seems to forget the last president who took on Deep state and its thugs: JFK. Bernie may be brave but he’s no fool. The matter is irrelevant, since he’ll never be elected. You don’t let a man into your club if he won’t follow the rules.

oldandjaded
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Alex is DEAD ON THE MONEY here, and Bernie has finally fully exposed himself. Eric, HOW can you listen to BERNIES comments here, and not realize, he isn’t going to dismantle FUCK ALL, he is the deep states BITCH.
https://theduran.com/same-lame-russia-meddling-bs-trump-bernie-react-in-completely-different-ways-video/

Piero Colombo
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Piero Colombo

Another bone to pick about Sanders: “Back in 2002, Sanders was able to refuse to authorize George W. Bush to invade Iraq and yet still not have his career in Congress destroyed by that ‘unpatriotic’ (actually courageously patriotic) act.” Sanders enthusiastically voted yea to the AUMF 2001. The only opposition in all of Congress was Barbara Lee’s. The 2002 authorization vote was not relevant for the rape of Iraq. AUMF was already in place and has since been used some 19 times for aggressions. Sanders just used it for grandstanding, while he voted all the budget appropriations for the war… Read more »

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