Plutocracy is defined as a country or society governed by the wealthy few, for the wealthy few. “America, today, is much closer to a plutocracy than a democracy.” Bernie or Bust 2.0 means not voting for the lesser-of-two revolting or dangerous candidates: Vote progressive in 2020 if Sanders is not the Dem. Party nominee or Gabbard is not on the Party ticket.
Revolting plutocrat #1: Donald Trump is a proto-fascist. He supports climate-warming hydrofracking of gas and oil, increased military spending and had his Justice Department arrest Julian Assange and charge him under the Espionage Act, a giant leap toward authoritarianism.
Revolting plutocrat #2: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rouke, Kamala Harris are neo-liberals ready to sell the country down the river with corporate-friendly, so-called “free-trade” agreements. That makes all of them dangerous alternatives to Donald Trump.
Those taking Revolt Against Plutocracy’s voter pledge will not vote for a fascist (Trump) or another neo-liberal. We will vote the Green Party or another, progressive third party candidate instead if Bernie Sanders (Plan A) or Tulsi Gabbard (Plan B) are not the Democratic Party nominee. That’s the #BernieOrBust 2.0 pledge. Sanders’ political revolution is “still alive,” but RAP is directing that energy and focus toward enacting the Green New Deal and a green revolution.
If anyone but Bernie or Tulsi secure the Democratic Party nomination, Bernie Sanders’ and Tulsi Gabbard’s supporters will either behave like sheep and vote for the neo-liberal Democrat, or they will be revolutionaries and vote in accordance to their consciences.
Why Bernie Or Bust 2.0? While we voted for Bernie Sanders or Tulsi Gabbard in the Democratic primaries, we also aim to sign up at least 1,000,000+ American voters pledged to vote Green or other, progressive third party in the general election of 2020 if he (Plan A) or Tulsi (Plan B) are not the Party nominee. Why? #SheepNoMore
Rationale: Bernie and Tulsi are the underdogs against neo-liberal Biden, and if either are going to secure the White House, leverage will be needed. 1,000,000+ voters pledged to vote for a third party candidate will be a compelling argument for some Democratic primary voters. Revolt Against Plutocracy’s pledge strategy is designed to undermine Joe Biden’s “destiny.” Call it arm twisting, call it “breaking eggs,” call it compellence; we call it leverage or extortion on primary election voters. Senator Sanders needs enough of his supporters to pledge to not vote for the lesser of two dangerous, revolting plutocrats. Voting for one of them is collaboration with fascism of one form (neo-liberal Biden) or another (Trump).
The #BernieOrBust 2.0 pledge is not a petition; it is a revolutionary commitment to vote your conscience on November 8th and a movement. Please join the thousands of citizens to date by employing BOTH of these two, simple steps:
2) Commit yourself to quickly finding at least just two more people to take the pledge. Time is of the essence. Please use social media and/or your email to ask people you know, Facebook friends, neighbors, Twitter followers, relatives (but no one from work), etc. to take the Bernie or Bust pledge before or while asking people in social media and follow up until you know two people have taken the pledge. If every pledge-signer recruits just two more citizens who recruit two more every day, we’ll have over 1,000,000 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 a reminder email with suggestions for Facebook or Twitter messaging to make it easy as possible.)
There is not “plenty of time” for pledge-takers to find two people to take the Bernie or Bust 2.0 pledge who also find two more people, etc. etc, please take a few minutes to get this off your “things to do” list today, tomorrow,as soon as possible. That’s all you need to do to make this grassroots pressure effective: pledge and recruit two citizens. The pledge numbers need to get over a million in three months. This amount of leverage requires use of this simple “power of two” depicted here:==>>
Revolt Beyond Bernie: We seek political power for the sane majority, who are opposed to government of, by and for the wealthy. Neither Bernie Sanders or Tulsi Gabbard are responsible for what we do but, we can help then fight battles like few others can. For more, see the GREEN REVOLUTION tab above.
Your generous donation will enable us to pay for campaign ads on television. If RAP cannot afford to pay for our ads, we cannot tell people they will either follow real progressive’s light or we’ll end up running from Trump’s fire. #SheepNoMore