Before this weekend's out results of another group of primaries/caucuses will be known:
(Hat-tip HERE for list. Click on it for clearer view)
On we go, all the while with mainstream media journalists, pundits and commentary trying to dampen the enthusiasm of Bernie Sanders' supporters by declaring already that, for us the "game" is already lost, Hillary Clinton will be the nominee for US Democrats. In fact, nothing is over, but it will be difficult for Bernie to completely overtake Hillary. The "race" could end in a virtual tie, with Hillary Clinton failing to obtain the necessary number of delegates for an all-out win, meaning that negotiations will have to take place. Delegates, delegates!
Bernie's campaign was always going to be difficult, running as he is against the Clinton's combined juggernaut: combination of Hillary, Bill, the partisan DNC, the bought and paid for corporate media. Anything that's worth a damn is always difficult.
Main-streamers, owned by corporations, have their list of instructions. Subtle manipulation of minds comes high on that list. No matter who a person supports in this election, or in respect of any matter at all, it's helpful to keep this in mind when reading, watching, listening to anything online, in newspapers, on TV or radio.
If a majority of people in the USA turn out to be not yet ready, for whatever reason, for a serious attempt at common sense reform of the rigged systems - electoral, financial and otherwise - then that's their choice. They will be ready sometime later, but perhaps too late to effect meaningful change.
An uplifting piece by Gaius Publius this morning at The Smirking Chimp:
On a lighter note, but still relating to the primaries:
The character Donald Trump keeps bringing to my mind is one created by the brilliantly funny Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
Zaphod Beeblebrox, once President of the Galaxy. Though minus one head, The Donald is a dead ringer for The Zaphod! ~
"One of the major difficulties Trillian experienced in her relationship with Zaphod was learning to distinguish between him pretending to be stupid just to get people off their guard, pretending to be stupid because he couldn't be bothered to think and wanted someone else to do it for him, pretending to be outrageously stupid to hide the fact that he actually didn’t understand what was going on, and really being genuinely stupid. He was renowned for being amazingly clever and quite clearly was so—but not all the time, which obviously worried him, hence, the act. He preferred people to be puzzled rather than contemptuous."