Positive Revolutions Like The Bernie Sanders Movement Are, Alas, Too Often High Jacked By Demagogues Like Donald Trump

Unwittingly Bernie may have presented Donald Trump an opening to the White House. After years of the right wing media, Fox News and “conservative” talk radio, trashing government for all the wrong reasons, Bernie’s unloading on the establishment for all the right reasons may be, unfortunately, just the added destabilizing of American institutions needed to hand the White House to a guy, Donald John Trump, who wants it for all the wrong reasons.

Even if Hillary hadn’t gotten unfairly in Bernie’s way, Trump still most likely would have, in the end, prevailed in high Jacking the positive ideals Bernie has been promoting.

With so many millions of good paying jobs having gone away, Trump’s crude non-remedies would most likely have edged out Bernie’s appeal for fairness. That is to say that Trump’s technique of hateful finger pointing has too much emotional appeal to the average angry Joe, wondering about how he is going to feed his family, not to carry the day.

As it stands, with the severely wounded Hillary having to go up against the Donald, out of control forces are pushing Trump evermore so toward the White House — heaven help the United States and the world.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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