Bernie Pulls a Kramer

In one of Seinfeld’s most famous episodes: Kramer hires a hard-boiled New York lawyer to rep him in a lawsuit against a major coffee company.  Unbeknownst to Kramer the Java coffee company is prepared to start out of court settlement talks at $50,000 and free coffee at any of their stores for life.

But before the coffee company can even say more than “free coffee” Kramer leaps to his feet and settles for a single cup of coffee.

Bernie Pulls a Kramer by Ken Sheetz

From the few concessions we are learning of, Bernie appears to jumped to his feet for the DNC and Hillary campaign shouting, “I’ll Take it!” and pulled a Kramer.  The Bern’s actions seem more motivated by fear of Trump than a true liking for Hillary’s corporatism. But the path of fear is never the way to the light.

Or is this shocking Hillary endorsement the master stroke of a 74-year-old political veteran who plans to fight on at the DNC as FDR did so long with a similar endorsement? One can only hope as Hillary is not a good fit with the principles of Bernie campaign backers and the path to brighter future we all are meditating for.

I really don’t know.  None of us do because of the old school back-room politics Bernie’s Hillary endorsement represents.  In any case, the sorry result is that large numbers Bernie’s supporters are feeling betrayed and abandoned like Kramer’s lawyer did to hilarious effect on Seinfeld, as you can watch below. Only in real-life abandonment is never funny.

And watch Bernie’s Kramer here from my favorite politico.

THE EVIL OF TWO LESSERS

Summing up our choices for 2016 we have the choice between to ego maniacs who both love war and who both come with baggage that would normally mean prison time.

Normally, because politicians have become pawns of corporate and the 1%’s interests, we are at least given a choice of a lesser of two evils. But the shady and shoddy way Hilary does politics and the race baiting hateful way Trump operates have left us with a choice I can best describe as The Evil of Two Lessers.

As a filmmaker with a PBS show that led into the Bush-Gore presidential 2000 debates and a hit 2008 Youtube political series, I am something of an expert on the presidential elections and the usual gamesmanship.  But the outrageous 2016 elections have left me mystified.

The Evil of Two Lessers

I base my harsh assessment of our wicked choices this November on the fact both Trump and Hilary are hawks and ultimately servants to our military industrial complex.  This will mean more war instead of focusing on our troubles here at home.

For a time the opposing good of Bernie Sanders gave people that still believe we can right the ship of state some hope. This all happened despite a mass media that laughed Bernie off.

Meditating on the sorry state of our politics I am left with an old adage: Sometimes things need to get worse before they can get better.

So either Hilary or Trump as the evil of two lessers will serve to show American politics is broken. Life is a long song and maybe 2020 stands for the 20/20 vision we must develop.

In reaching out to my spirit guide Ohom he tells me that no matter who of these two opportunists we elect he and the ETs who watch over our world have our backs.