Following my wordpress reader, I’ve just stumbled on an interesting post by Stanley S. Rogouski, spelling out five reasons, why white working class men in the U.S. won’t vote for Mr. Sanders.
The first four points he makes, are all very logical and comprehensible, albeit not easy to understand for an European woman with a fairly left tinge. But I was utterly surprised by the fifth argument: that corporate media won’t ever let a candidate like Bernie Sanders into the White House.
Are the media in the U.S. really that powerful? Or mercenary? Or else, was Mr. Rogouski’s point merely, that the media, your average white working class man usually refers to, is like this?
I am not closely following the election campaigns in the U.S., and what little I get, is marred by the horrible Trump news and quotations. In general, I tend to believe, a certain Mrs. Clinton might stand a good chance to win the election. America might just be ready to have a female leader. But I have to say, I like this Bernie Sanders and would much rather have him in the Oval Office than even Mrs. Clinton.
What little I’ve listened to or read of him, all makes perfect sense and is long overdue. I also do believe, that he will have a hard time, targeting Wall Street, the Bank system and “the Rich”, or speaking up for minimum wages and health insurance for everybody, much more so, than any politician in Europe would have. Over here in Europe, terms like “Democratic Socialism” and “Social Market Economy” are not considered abusive language, but regular parts of politics and in some countries, even part of governance. These countries tend not to be bad countries to live in. Even in industrial Germany, this year a minimum wage for every employee was enforced. After much fight and horrid scenarios painted on the wall by industrial leaders and business owners, in reality, economy didn’t collapse and there are more folks in emplyoment today, than this time last year. I think, consumers need to learn, that services, that were very low wage up until now, are worth something. A persons labour is worth something. I am a strong defender of this: a full time job needs to earn a living.
Honestly, I don’t see the U.S. people vote for Mr. Sanders in their majority. They better should, though. I thing, his policies would actually serve them well.