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By Jeffrey St. Clair

Bernie Sanders promised a Revolution, a promise that used to be seized upon with a virtually non secular fervor by way of a brand new new release of political activists, a iteration raised with shrewdpermanent telephones and terror indicators, a new release confused via debt and dealing with dim financial clients. Jeffrey St. Clair, editor of the political magazine CounterPunch, referred to as Bernie’s raucous band of fans The Sandernistas, as they pitched themselves for conflict opposed to probably the most brutal political operations of the fashionable period, the Clinton desktop. Ridiculed through the media and brushed off as a nuisance by way of the political institution, the Sanders crusade stunned Clinton in a country after country, exposing the deep structural fissures within the American citizens. finally the Sanders crusade faltered, undone through the missteps of its chief and through sabotage from the elites of the Democratic occasion. by the point the Senator gave his humiliating concession speech on the conference in Philadelphia, even his so much ardent supporters jeered him in disgust and walked out, taking their protests again to the streets. This turbulent yr of mass rebel and defeat is mentioned the following, because it occurred, by way of certainly one of America’s fiercest and funniest journalists.

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