Plutocracy: A country or society governed by the wealthy few. “America, today, is much closer to a plutocracy than a democracy.” Join the revolt against the plutocrats: Vote 3rd party in 2020. PANIC! But keep reading.
On Peaceful, Political Revolution: Sanders openly called for one, proving he was the only major party candidate who grasps the peaceful but forceful revolt needed to overthrow plutocracy.
Bernie or Bust 2.0 is a pledge to vote for a progressive, third party in the general election if either: Plan A, Bernie Sanders is not the Democratic Party nominee or Plan B, Tulsi Gabbard is not the Party nominee. Why have a Plan B? In case Bernie Sanders has to drop out of the race for any reason.
Mission: While we will vote for Bernie or Tulsi in the Democratic primaries, we also plan to sign up at least 1,000,000+ American citizens pledged to vote Green Party or another 3rd party candidate in the general election of 2020 if Sanders or Gabbard are not the Party nominee.
Rationale: Bernie and Tulsi remain the underdogs, and corporate media is colluding with establishment favorites like Biden and Harris to defeat them. If Sanders or Gabbard is going to secure the Democratic nomination, leverage was going to be needed. RAP believed 1,000,000+ voters pledged to vote for a progressive, third party candidate would be a compelling argument for some Democratic primary voters, and more importantly, the super delegates. Call it arm twisting, call it “breaking eggs,” call it compellence; we call it leverage on Democratic primary voters and superdelegates. A electoral leverage strategy is an innovative idea to help any candidate secure a party’s nomination. This strategy did not work in 2016 because the Democratic National Committee had rigged the game for the establishment candidate Hillary Clinton who funded and therefore controlled the DNC at the time.
The risk: Unlike Gore vs Bush vs Nader in 2000, Democratic primary voters and superdelegates have the choice in 2020 to unite the broad, American liberal/progressive left behind Senator Sanders or Tulsi Gabbard or else THEY will risk re-electing Donald Trump. The superdelegates knew about RAP’s plans before the DNC in Philadelphia, and they chose Trump by making Clinton the nominee. The Bernie or Bust campaign put the burden of unity against the Republican Party on them, and the superdelegates blew it!
Tactic: The total number of pledged voters was conveyed to Democratic Party superdelegates, and they were discouraged from dividing the liberal-progressive, American left in the general election. We were fighting well-financed campaigns with peaceful, people power; and we reminded primary voters of what happened when the left was divided in 2000, i.e., President George Bush. This pledge campaign remains designed to unify the broad American left, help Bernie win the Democratic nomination and build the revolutionary, grassroots movement needed during and after the primary election season was over. It did not work in 2016, so in 2020 the leverage will have to be bigger.
Please join the thousands of citizens to date help Bernie Sanders by employing BOTH of these two, simple steps:
1) Take the Bernie or Bust 2.0 pledge to vote third party this year and vitally important, please…
2) Commit yourself to finding just two more angry Sanders supporters to take the pledge ASAP. Please use your email and/or social media messaging to ask people you know, friends, neighbors, relatives (but no one from work), etc. to take the Bernie or Bust 2.0 pledge until you know two people have taken it. If every pledge-signer recruits just two more citizens who recruit two more every other day, we’ll have over 4,000,000 pledge-takers in less than a month. That’s all you need to do to make this grassroots pressure effective: take the pledge and recruit two more citizens. We will send pledge-takers, who leave a legitimate email address, a reminder email if an address is provided with a suggestion for simple Facebook or Twitter messaging to make it as easy as possible along with other, occasional updates on the BUST strategy. The Internet is a powerful weapon in this fight. The RAP Movement won’t move far without pledge-takers employing the power of two. It’s in your hands.
We are not part of the Sanders or Gabbard for President campaigns. This is a grassroots, innovative effort to help Dr. Stein secure the White House. There is not plenty of time for pledge-takers to find two people to take the Jill or BUST pledge, please take a few minutes to get this off your “things to do” list today or tomorrow. That’s all you need to do to make this grassroots pressure effective: pledge and recruit two citizens to take the same pledge. 59% of Sanders’ supporters will not vote for Clinton, and we need your help finding them to take the pledge to vote Green in November. We’ll take it from there.
Why Sanders and Gabbard? Simple: they are the two best-known, genuine progressives running in the Democratic Party primaries.
Revolt Beyond Bernie: We seek political power for the sane majority, who are opposed to government of, by and for the wealthy. Sanders or Gabbard are not responsible for what we do but, we can help them fight battles like few others can.
Two Historic Candidates: Bernie Sanders would be the first Jewish American President, the first American President we’re aware of running on a platform calling for a political revolution and…oh yeah, the first self-described “democratic socialist” President. The political revolution Bernie launched against oligarchy must continue. We believe the Green New Deal is the policy the United States requires to help ward off climate collapse and human extinction. Tulsi Gabbard is running as a peace candidate.
Sheepdog for Secretary Clinton? The knock on Senator Sanders from some on the left early on was that his role again is to corral progressives, like a sheep dog, “to herd and be herded like sheep back into the Democratic fold….” This happened in 2016; but to us, that prospect remains unacceptable. Revolutionaries do not vote for establishment, corporate tools or violent warmongers like Joe Biden. #SheepNoMore
Many Democrats should be fearful that the left will be divided “because” of the pledge, but the superdelegates blew it when they nominated Hillary in 2016. They could have united us against Trump and helped elect Bernie Sanders for President. Instead, they demonstrated they prefer Trump to Sanders in the White House. The pledge strategy plays into the real fear of losing the Executive Branch to the Republicans. People, who take the pledge, are demanding a progressive in the White House or else we’ll end up re-electing President Trump. This will be another close general election; and Americans must come to understand why a peaceful revolution is needed more than the “small government” ideals conservatives used to embrace (before Trump’s fascistic nationalism secured the nomination) or a dangerous, Wall Street neoliberal. Fascism and neoliberalism must wait until democratic order is established because this revolution cannot wait. The American left was divided by the superdelegates. Each pledge is a stake driven into the progressive end of the broad political terrain by voters who will ultimately cast their votes in secret. This strategy is dangerous for liberals, but only if they do not vote for Bernie Sanders or Tulsi Gabbard in the primaries to be the Party nominee. The broad American left is free to vote their consciences in all 50 states. Progressives don’t need to support conservatives, fascists or libertarians. #ProgressiveOrBust
Sanders’ revolutionary supporters will seriously consider taking the pledge to vote progressive third party in 2020 if he or Gabbard are not on the Party ticket; Bernie’s fearful followers will not.
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