On Friday, 22 July, the WikiLeaks website released a trove of emails from top Democratic Party operatives that reveal that – *surprise*! – the fix was in against the Bernie Sanders campaign from day one so far as the Democratic National Committee’s top flunkeys were concerned. The emails, “liberated” by unknown persons from the not too secure servers of the Democratic Party have already led to the resignation of the head of the Democratic Party, Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her role in undermining the Sanders campaign.
Perusing the leaked emails today we came across what appears to be a smoking gun proving that the heads of the Democratic Party were deliberately subverting their own supposedly “democratic” primary race between fake-socialist Bernie Sanders and the preferred candidate of the US capitalist class, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The so-called “Compliance Director” of the DNC, one Alan Reed, sent an email to a group of DNC operatives in something called the “Vet Committee” seeking to prevent an elected Bernie Sanders delegate and East Tennessee field organizer for Sanders – Amanda Kruel – from attending future DNC events due to her frequent posts on Twitter criticising Hillary Clinton and her campaign’s far-from-democratic methods.
In order to encourage the members of the DNC’s “Vet Committee” to agree to rescind the right of Kruel to attend the Democrats’ Debbie Wasserman Schultz (what the DWS means in Reed’s email) event in her home state of Tennessee – which she had already bought a ticket for – Reed attached the following screenshots of Kruel’s Twitter messages he believed showed her to be a danger to the ongoing coronation process of Hillary Rodham Clinton:
Source for email all the email screenshot attachments: WikiLeaks at https://www.wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/32
These were the devastating critical comments issued by this young idealistic Bernie Sanders supporter that had the threat detector of the DNC’s “Compliance Director” on tilt!
[UPDATE: It turns out that if you go to the WikiLeaks DNC Emails site and look up “Vet Committee” you will get more on the Amanda Kruel case and many more! Example: The “Vet Committee” debated whether or not to allow Kruel to attend the Debbie Wasserman Schultz event and whether banning her might make an even bigger story: “Kruel could turn this back on us and say she was denied attendance by the big bad establishment” opined the DNC’s Brad Marshall…
Source: WikiLeaks at https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/1779
The United States – like all capitalist countries – is not a democratic country; it is a dictatorship of the bourgeoisie. The US capitalist class has bought and paid for their two chosen candidates “fair and square” and has no intention of allowing even a fake-socialist like Bernie Sanders to get anywhere near the Oval Office. As we warned our readers months ago: the Sanders candidacy was not genuine from the start; it was designed to follow the programme set down by previous pink-herring candidates like Jesse Jackson – to lure unsuspecting left-leaning idealists into the Democratic fold, thinking that they would be voting for a TRUE “lesser evil” candidate for once… only to have that hope snatched away as their candidate withdraws from the race and “magnanimously” turns all his delegates over to the “actual” candidate chosen in advance by the big-money donors to the DNC – and endorses the candidate himself. The Democrats have run this identical scam multiple times and have gotten away with it due to the lack of political savvy of the US working class – who are so confused politically that the vast majority of them don’t even realize that they ARE working class!
The entire dog-and-pony show of the US elections is a scam. Both parties choose their candidates far in advance and only those candidates pre-approved by the bourgeoisie get to run in the first place. The US working class – the vast majority of the population – is completely locked out of the process of choosing who will run for the highest office in the nation – as the case of Amanda Kruel proves beyond a doubt. There are many sinister aspects of this case, from the monitoring of activists’ online statements by the Democratic Party’s operatives to the undemocratic exclusion of Democratic Party activists for their political leanings. We expect many more revelations to follow as WikiLeaks continues to release its cache of DNC emails and other documents during the next several months.
Until the working class of the US organizes a revolutionary socialist – that is to say, Trotskyist – party of its own, wholly financed by the workers and run by the workers and in the interest of the workers – the bourgeoisie will continue to win every election, just as they have since Washington was elected. It’s time the US working class stopped chasing rainbows and started organizing its own workers party! DUMP THE DEMOCRATS and join us!