Sean Crain and his Random Moments

The Story of Sean - a continually updated log of my life

A Conversation Consisting of Beatles #1s:
1: Hey Jude, Eleanor Rigby had Something to say to you.
2: She wants us to Come Together and Get Back with each other? I Feel Fine on my own.
1: I talked to her just Yesterday. She Loves You, friend.
2: I don't know about that. I went down The Long and Winding Road with her. I had A Hard Day's Night Eight Days A Week. I guess We Can Work It Out if we try.
1. From Me To You, Eleanor is a much nicer person than Lady Madonna. That woman is an obvious Day Tripper.
2. Yeah, she's had a Ticket To Ride for quite a while now. I stay away from her. She buys me a lot of things, but she Can't Buy Me Love.
1. Hey, All You Need Is Love. So, what've you been up to?
2. Well, I haven't told many people, but Let It Be known that I am now a Paperback Writer. I bought a new office on Penny Lane. I could use some Help moving in.
1. This place could use some working up, but it has potential. It looks a bit like the inside of a Yellow Submarine, if they were yellow. Well, I'll be off.
3. Hey, guys...
2. Hello, Goodbye. Eleanor, you still like me?
3. Yes, and well, I Want To Hold Your Hand. Please, Love Me Do.
2. Okay then. I have an idea for a book title. The Ballad of John and Yoko seems like it would work well.

Maybe this will trigger a true political revolution.

The Democratic National Convention knew well that if Bernie Sanders became President, it would be the end of monetarist economics in the United States. That is a massive threat to every single major corporation. All the media networks get millions in advertising revenue from political ads as well as from industries that need to be regulated more strictly.

The center-right Hillary Clinton wing of the party massively underestimated the amount of push-back against globalization that currently exists in the United States and United Kingdom. Protectionism is growing in popularity, and rightfully so, the world economy has been getting worse for the First World working class since Ronald Reagan won in 1981 and destroyed half of the New Deal.

This is not Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Democratic Party, and Democrats have become weaker and weaker at defending their own values. The party thrived between 1933 and 1981 because it represented the working class and fully embraced Keynesian economics. Labor unions used to be massive Democratic strongholds. Now, the Democratic Party is the Republican Party without the bigotry.

The Centrist Democrats aren't going to put up any opposition to the Republicans now that they control all three branches of the federal government. They never have and they never will. The only way we will be able to fix this is by running Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, or another actual left winger for the Presidency, and having progressive and socialist Congressmen and senators taking back the Legislative Branch.

We have done this before. The dangerous populism Trump used against the Democrats could've been used for Bernie's advantage if he had won the nomination. Franklin D. Roosevelt channeled that populism into the left instead of the far-right. 

So, we will see what happens. The left did not lose this election, the establishment did.

Sean Crain
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