Dear Bernie Sanders supporters,
I hope you are paying close attention to what is happening in the British Labour Party.
If Bernie Sanders had somehow managed to win the Democratic Party nomination for President, the anti-Corbyn coup is exactly the kind of behavior you would have seen from the Democratic Party establishment.
Sabotage. During the election campaign.
The same pundits who now demand that Sanders immediately endorse Hillary Clinton in the name of party unity would walk away in disgust from a Sanders nomination, declining to get involved with a campaign so "out of touch" with the American electorate, a foregone conclusion that would be rerun incessantly in the liberal media.
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The establishment does not find losing amusing. But when they do have to lose, they would much prefer losing to a megalomaniac than to a movement. Megalomaniacs can be flattered and manipulated more predictably. Or so the professional courtiers believe. Whether this is true or not is doubtful. But then a lot of what courtiers believe is based on abject conformism, not observation and reflection.
I remember waking up in a sweat one night in late June or early July of 1972 with the realization that "they" would not let "it" happen. Exactly who they was wasn't clear -- the military? the Republicans? the Democratic Party establishment? Or what -- the nomination? an election?
And they didn't let it happen. But of course it was all the fault of McGovern and his supporters, just as the Leave vote in European Union referendum was all the fault of Jeremy Corbyn and Trump's election will be all the fault of Bernie Sanders and the Bros.
The establishment is never responsible for anything.