Glen Ford: Polls were rigged, in that few of them were capable of reaching statistically viable numbers of the under-40 voters that strongly favored Sanders.
Glen Ford: Capital found a solution to falling profits with the promise of super-exploitation of labor in what used to be called the Third World.
Glen Ford: Bolton was a doomsday weapon with a moustache, primed to blow all of us to dust. His replacement in the Trump White House will likely not be much better, but literally no one could be worse.
Glen Ford: The U.S. will ultimately be consigned to a shrinking periphery, where its moribund, oligarch-bound, late-stage capitalist economy will fester and groan unless revived by domestic political forces that have not yet been unleashed.
Glen Ford: If the Democratic contest were really about determining which candidate was best-suited to defeat Donald Trump and send a Democratic majority to the Senate, Sanders would be the nominee by acclamation.
Glen Ford: On “building a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border,” a subject that presidential candidate Donald Trump was loudly trumpeting in 2016, Blacks were equally as generally opposed to the concept, but significantly more fervent in their opposition than even Hispanics.
Glen Ford: The reason the ruler’s have decreed “anybody but Bernie” is that Sanders’ (and to a lesser perceived degree, Warren’s) campaign proposals challenge the austerity regime that has been relentlessly erected since the 1970s precisely to set American workers and the whole capitalist world on a Race to the Bottom.
Glen Ford: The primary inspiration for Hitler and all the lesser exterminators was not a book, but a social system that grew out of the slave trade, colonial plunder and global white settler colonialism.
Glen Ford: Nothing useful to the Black struggle will result from all this reparations-like drama if it remains within the Democratic Party’s corporate domain.
Glen Ford: Unlike during the 2016 primary contest, Black people are now broadly aware that Bernie Sanders is the Democrat whose politics most closely resembles their own.