Dear Sen. & Mrs. Sanders...
This has understandably been a very trying week for everyone even remotely connected to this campaign.
On Monday, a former President foretold of the utterly treasonous behavior which would occur in California, on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, a pattern which those of who have been in half, or even every state which had participated in this campaign cycle, was repeated on an epic scale..
On Wednesday, while more ballots remained uncounted, than were received by the declared winner, and SIX TIMES more than the differential between the two Democratic Candidates, the same media which had sought to bury us since even before the Iowa Caucuses were stolen from us, sounded what they thought to be the final death knell of a revolution they never understood...but so feared that they were willing to sacrifice whatever journalistic integrity they didn't have left, in order to further and finally sabotage it.
On Thursday, the President of the United States attempted to use the power of his Office to announce that the Hope & Change that he had once promised, had been traded in for new promises, this time, of book deals, speaking fees, and a lifetime key to the 1% Dining Room.
And, on Friday...while the traditional media barked even louder, old friends like Cenk Uygur and even Bill Maher ignored the quantum fraud, the uncounted ballots, and the fact that they were knifing a former friend,,. as they now stood in support of someone they had blasted for not merely this election cycle, but for nearly a decade.
Some equally amazing and very positive events took place this week. I mention just a few of these now, and will expand upon these and others further in this posting.
On Tuesday...when all of the votes are finally counted, we will have received not only millions of votes, but more than enough to have Bernie declared the winner of the California Primary.
On Wednesday, not only the thousands of daily readers of this Blog, but our friends, our families, and others BLEW UP the message machines at your DC and Burlington Campaign Offices, and then proceeded to barrage your Senate Offices with even more calls. We emailed you with so many notes of thanks and encouragement that spam filters kicked in and began sending our well wishes into spam files.
On Thursday...representatives of Occupy LA, met and organized TWO "Still With Bernie" Events for later this month that will be attended by literally hundreds of thousands of Californians. Also, on Thursday, DC to DNC reaffirmed its commitment to bring The People's Messageto Philadelphia ...and professed to have generated a cool ONE MILLION people who will be attending the convention as uninvited guests...NOT because hundred degree temperatures and 200% humidity are their thing...BUT TO SHARE A "MOVEMENT MOMENT" with the two of you. In addition to these things, also on Thursday, our readers and tens of thousands of our closest friends began blowing up the phone lines at the FBI and Department of Justice, demanding that the Clinton Crime Family's Criminal Investigation proceed expeditiously, in order that those decisions impacting the immediate and long term future of this nation, be made in time for the true will of the people to be discerned, expressed and carried out.
On Friday, not only did we the attack the White House with calls demanding that The President refrain from taking any further action in connection with the criminal investigations, which would serve to nullify the legitimacy of this or any administration to govern...and effectively bring down the government and permanently fracture the very Union which has managed to survive 240 years, and endure open Civil war. Also, on Friday, and without your knowledge, mathematicians and statisticians not only from this country, but from around the world, were collaborating and coordinating with me on prospective litigation which will conclusively prove that not only was California a race that was stolen, but that beginning with Iowa, a pattern of voter suppression and election fraud can be established, such that no court in the land would allow the Democratic Party to name a nominee, given the degree of fraud which has been witnessed.
Perhaps most importantly, Bernie and Jane... On Friday, again THOUSANDS of Tweets and Facebook Posts came into me, from ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND ALL OVER THE WORLD...like this one.
After actually receiving OVER 1000 such Tweets, Facebook Posts Message and Emails...I finally suggested that I thought the two of you would get the message, loud and clear.
Bernie & Jane... You have been adopted. not merely by a Generation, though Millennials openly call you, Mom, Dad, and in your case, Bernie...The Father OF OUR NEW COUNTRY...The Papi of The New America. But, you have been adopted, as well, by Gen X'ers, Boomers and even those in your own age grouping...who cannot and will not "be brought to heel," "get in line," or ACCEPT anything less than we now know is possible.
You answered a Call, put out to you in 2013, by my own 15 page letter, by thousands of others, and in the eyes of many, by whatever God so many of your supporters look to for comfort as well as conscience.
We can't go home again, Bernie & Jane.
We can't go back to a time when politics as usual was the only game in town. We can't retreat to a place where you didn't need a scorecard to tell who was playing, because quite literally, every candidate wore the same color jersey. YOU gave us the will and the strength to say not only no, not only Hell No...but, FUCK NO!
Two polls taken AFTER the so-called "winner" was declared, have revealed that 81% in one, and 92% of your supporters in the other WILL NOT VOTE for our opponent in November, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. And, while I am not naive enough to suggest that this won;t change a point or three between now and November 8th... The point is , Bernie & Jane...YOUR OWN PEEPS are telling you that we will follow you ANYWHERE...EXCEPT the place we have run from, and will never return to...your opponent. Because you see... Put whatever letter you want after her name...
WE KNOW HER AS WELL, OR BETTER THAN YOU DO.
While you chose to go easy on her during the course of the primary campaign...we did the research THAT SHE DEMANDED.
We saw her for who she really is, and because we are Independent at heart, regardless of what our own voter registration cards might say...YOUR movement, and OUR destiny, has NEVER been about Party. This Movement...the Revolution that IS YOUR PROGENY, is about truth, justice, openness, honesty, fair play, and equality for all. Equality, not only under the law...but morally, ethically, spiritually, and in every sense of everything that is pure, in all forms.
THIS, my Brother & Sister, is why 92% of us will not support any Clinton...Not NOW. Not EVER. Because, Bernie & Jane...WE SAW what was done to you FROM DAY 1.
Some of us watched from on the sidelines. Some threw bricks at our television sets. Some lost friends and even family as we defended both your honor, and what we know to be the REAL "American Way". And, me...I traveled to 22 states from Massachusetts to Hawaii, in support of this campaign...and witnessed first hand, the lies, the distortions, the voter suppression, the purging of voter rolls, the hacking of voting machines, the media withholding of returns when reporting them would have made it look like you were having a better night...the absentee ballot fraud...including sending canvassers into nursing homes to collect ballots, even from dementia patients...and oh, so much more. I watched in three Caucus States, caucus workers intentionally misreporting counts, discarding or attempting to discard Sanders Ballots...witnessing media distortion after media distortion, and BY THEIR ACTIONS, over and over again burning our flag, blowing up the Halls of Congress, and running the Colors of their Bloodless Coup up the White House flag pole, for ALL THE WORLD to see...and to scream to every American Citizen, "DON'T FUCK WITH US AGAIN...or we might not be so nice".
After having even witnessed this travesty...or having been there when two busloads of homeless showed up at a Nevada Caucus site, where each person exiting the bus was handed a $100 Bill and a Clinton t-shirt, before being ushered PAST the check-in table as a Clinton Precinct Captain shouted, "They're all good, I vouch for them"...
After working with Sanders campaign staff IN TWO STATES, who turned out later to be Clinton "Plants"...YOU HAVE TO KNOW, that to then be asked to change allegiance and provide what amounts to aid and comfort to the enemy, would be you asking all of us TO VALIDATE WHAT THEY DID TO YOU...and in effect validate WHAT THEY DID TO US.
"Thank you, Sir. May I have another," was a great line in the movie, "Animal House". But, in real life, that isn't going to play with ANY Berner.
And, if by some stroke of incredulity, you were again, even to ask us to "come to heel," as a collection of people who believed in nothing until there was you...we would again believe in nothing, forever more.
And, NONE OF US BELIEVE, that you would do that to us, or be able to live with yourself, if you did.
But, thankfully, Bernie & Jane...None of us have to even entertain that possibility. Because there are multiple paths to both the Democratic Nomination...OR, a victorious effort as an Independent/Green Party Candidate.
No one needs to tell you that the pending criminal investigations are almost certain to result in indictments. And, while I know that some of those closest to you doubt this, as I have stated more than once, and submitted for your approval, the mountain of evidence against Mrs. Clinton was high enough for me to declare indictment a substantial probability, as early as late February...with those odds becoming shorter and shorter with each passing month. Why else would Joe Biden ask certain big money donors to refrain from making further contributions to Clinton Super PACs, and tell two of his favorite union leaders that they might yet have "one more vote to cast for him"?
It was for this reason that we launched "Say NO to Joe," several weeks ago, after that information found its way into my possession.
Ya see, Bernie & Jane... It isn't just Hillary who can't get our vote. What was once "Bernie or Bust"...is now "Bernie Or Blow This Thing Up".
So... Indictment, being possible, is Reason #1 to NOT SUSPEND THIS CAMPAIGN... since, as we all know...it's pretty tough to return to a campaign WHICH THE CANDIDATE HAS DECLARED TO BE D.O.A.
That WOULD, IN FACT, open the door to Joe Biden...who, on the Sunday of the week Guccifer changed his plea to Guilty, booked himself on FOUR "Sunday Shows" to remind the nation that HE was the "Most Qualified" Non-Candidate in the race he once said October 2015 was too late to enter.
What if there is no indictment, or no indictment, pre-convention...and the nomination is finally and formally stolen from you?
Might I draw your attention to November 1992?
In a three-way race, where Ross Perot secured 19% of the popular vote, Don William Jefferson Clinton, Capo de Tutti Capi of The Clinton Crime Family, received 43% of the popular vote, and was sworn in as the first President to be elected by a plurality since 1968.
Note: It may NOT be a coincidence, that Nixon's plurality was 24 years in advance of Clinton's 92 plurality...which happens to be 24 years ago...this year.
And, in 1968, Party Registration Breakdowns were, Democratic 42%, Independent 28% and Republican 27%.
In 1992, Democrats totaled 33%, Independents 32%, and Republicans 28%.
Today...Independents 45%, Democrats 28%, and Republicans 27%.
No one needs to remind you that in Open Primaries, we drew over 70% of Independents, and a REPORTED 45% of Democrats, which our Math Geeks can PROVE was actually quite higher.
Which leads me to Dr. Jill Stein's continuing open offer to assume the mantel of the Green Party, with, or without her in 2nd Position.
IF, you agree, that WE WILL NOT NOW, AND NOT EVER ABANDON YOU...
That we will NOT NOW, AND NOT EVER, SUPPORT THE CURRENT OPPONENT...
That INDEPENDENTS WILL ELECT THE NEXT PRESIDENT...
That you HAVE an ABSOLUTE TRACK to EITHER the Democratic nomination, by default, OR an Independent Nomination, BY ACCLIMATION...
That we will SECURE IN ADVANCE MONTHLY PLEDGES FROM NOT LESS THAT 2,000,000 Americans for RECURRING $54 CONTRIBUTIONS...
That we will amass an army of 1,000,000 COMMITTED VOLUNTEERS...
And, assist in STAFFING THIS CAMPAIGN WITH EXPERIENCED NATIONAL CAMPAIGN OPERATIVES... WHO WILL EXECUTE A TRUE 50 STATE STRATEGY...
THEN ACCEPT OUR PLEDGE, END ANY CONSIDERATION OF SUSPENDING THIS CAMPAIGN...and BEGIN NOW...planning to execute a strategy to wait out an indictment, Dismantle any Biden effort, OR embark upon an Independent Campaign...FOR WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN DERIVED a strategy which can obviously NOT be revealed in this Open Letter.
Bernie & Jane...
From the beginning of this campaign and continuing even today, when we encouraged contributions be made NOW...
People who HAVE NOTHING...gave it to you...so that others can ultimately benefit.
My two favorite examples which struck closest to home were three individuals that I became personally acquainted with...
A homeless man and wife, in Santa Monica, CA...LIVE on revenue derived from collecting cans and bottles...and, panhandling.
SINCE AUGUST 2015...they have taken ONE DAY PER WEEK and set aside there can and bottle revenue, and contributed those monies to this campaign. On the same day, each week...THEY TELL THE PEOPLE THEY ASK FOR A QUARTER...that the money will go to Bernie Sanders. This, is how I met them...and on that day...I gave them..."You guessed it"... TWENTY-SEVEN DOLLAHS!
A friend of mine...who has lived less than paycheck to paycheck, for a decade...had $50. in his pocket to pay his cell phone bill.
Because of a problem with his phone service one month...when he went to pay the bill, he found out, that he was being given a $25 Credit from the Phone Company.
The $25 that he didn't have to use on his bill, was quite literally, the first "bonus money" I had known him to have in a long time.
When I saw him days later, and he told me about his experience with the phone bill...I said, "WOW"...you must have had a wild time, on the phone Sprint's dime.?
"Nah," he said...I gave $20 if it to Bernie".
So, you see, Bernie & Jane...
If you suspend this campaign now...or AT ANY TIME...
Not only will you be VALIDATING EVERYTHING THAT YOU AND WE DESPISE...
Not only will you be VALIDATING TREASON IN OUR EYES...
Not only will you be GUARANTEEING A TRUMP VICTORY...
But you will also be making a mockery of the faith, trust, confidence, and passion displayed by these, and so many others who COULDN'T and SHOULDN'T HAVE GIVEN ANYONE, even so much as a DIME...
But you will be telling the tens of millions of others who gave time, toil and absolute treasure, that as a matter of fact...
WE CAN'T WIN TODAY...
WE WON'T WIN TOMORROW...
AND, THAT WE NEED TO GET ON THE BUS OR GET RUN OVER BY IT.
It will almost have been a better thing, at that point, had we never formed the hope that only in this manner, could be so permanently dashed.
Let me close by again reminding you that YOU ARE LOVED IN WAYS THAT YOU CAN'T AS A CANDIDATE, ever realize or appreciate.
Yes, you got Rock Star treatment.
Yes, you played, and still play to crowds that even the average Rock Star would envy.
Yes, you never failed to take time to meet and greet...I know this because my 50 sets of volunteer event credentials allowed me to share that many events with you.
But spending an average of 9 seconds with someone you will likely never see again does not let you hear the stories of sacrifice made on your behalf, OR, be told HOW MUCH MORE, THOSE SAME PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO DO, TO HELP YOU, MAKE OUR COUNTRY AND OUR WORLD, BETTER...FOR PEOPLE THEY WILL NEVER EVEN SHARE 9 SECONDS WITH.
We are a family...because you made us one.
We are a family...because you reminded us what family can do, when it stands together.
We are a family...because after 2 minutes of a 50 minute stump speech, tens of thousands of people you could hardly see, became one body, night after night, week after week, and month after month...
You could have ended that speech with, "Now...LET'S ALL GO MOW MY LAWN, TAKE OUT MY TRASH, AND OH, YEAH...CHARGE UP SAN JUAN HILL!"
And, they would have.
Early on in this campaign...a repetitive battle cry was used on social media, usually when defending you to Hillbots, Hillaroids, or whatever terms was being used to describe David Brock's Army of Stepford Supporters...
We Are ALL..."THE BERN"...
WE WILL NOT NE SILENCED,
WE WILL NOT BE DEFEATED,
WE WILL...CHANGE THE WORLD!"
There is no quit in the Family you have spawned. We know the math, just as well as anyone. but, we know that there are options.
When you said you wouldn't run as an Independent... A condition precedent to that contract, was the allowance of a fair fight.
When you said you would support the nominee of the Party... A condition precedent to that contract, was that the Party WOULD SUPPORT YOU, if you won the nomination.
Since you couldn't win, because they wouldn't let you, under ANY circumstances...and were even plotting a PLAN B...should PLAN A get disqualified...
Any obligation you may have had is by law, ethic and moral, completely vitiated.
You are loved.
You are respected.
You are revered.
More importantly...You are NEEDED.
MORE NOW...THAN EVER!
Bernie & Jane... A poll came out TODAY, taken AFTER TUESDAY, which showed that 48% of ALL AMERICANS want you to stay in the race.,,including 55% of Independents, 47% of Democrats.
Only 36% wanted you to Suspend.
In a simple General Election calculation...these numbers translate into A HIGHER PERCENTAGE IN A THREE WAY RACE, THAN WAS RECEIVED BY BILL CLINTON IN 1992, AND RICHARD NIXON IN 1968.
We will do your heavy lifting, Bernie & Jane.
All you have to do...is say Yes...and STAND TOGETHER WITH US. Because, AS WE LEARNED FROM YOU...
IF WE STAND TOGETHER, AND LET NOTHING DIVIDE US...
THERE IS NOTHING WE CANNOT ACHIEVE.
Let's go to work!
Your excellent Friend, colleague & disciple,