The death threats are, of course, ridiculous, morally wrong, counter-productive, and should stop immediately. People who don't liked the rigged nomination process, or don't like the fact that the anti-New Deal Democratic Establishment is in bed with Wall Street and financial fraudsters, should leave the Democratic Party and refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton. They should devote their energies towards making a viable and real progressive party, not towards death threats.
The mainstream media's propaganda techniques seem to be having the desired effect. I'm seeing op-eds pop-up everywhere, ridiculing Sanders' supporters and/or urging him to drop out of the race. In an op-ed on Alternet, titled "Sorry, Bernie: I Love You, but This Is Over—and Getting Embarrassing," Edwin Lyngar of Salon, writes: "Hillary won Nevada, and she won the state convention. She has won more states and votes than my guy. It’s sad, but I’m not a poor loser. Nevada Bernie supporters are furious they weren’t able to wrest more delegates from a state that Sanders lost." And in an op-ed on the Huffington Post, titled "An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders Supporters," Andy Ostroy writes:
"Enough with the 'rigged system' claims. Please. The system is not rigged. Or corrupt. Or disenfranchising any of you... there’s simply not enough of you. That’s it. No vast left wing conspiracies [this statement makes no sense, of course, since Bernie Sanders is on the left-hand side of the political spectrum, while the Democratic Establishment is center or center-right]. No back-room shenanigans. No covert mission by DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to keep your guy from winning. Bernie’s losing for one reason and one reason alone: he hasn’t convinced enough of you to vote for him. And it’s because his message hasn’t resonated as well as Hillary Clinton’s. Period."
Ostroy seems oblivious to the fact that Debbie Wasserman Schultz (a strong supporter of predatory lenders) has admitted that the Democratic Party's super-delegate system exists specifically to keep someone like Bernie Sanders from winning, explaining: "Unpledged delegates exist really to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists." What part of this statement does Ostroy, and others, not understand?
I believe that if Joseph Goebbels were alive today, he would be quite impressed with America's mainstream media, as well as the anti-New Deal Democratic Establishment. I believe he would say something like, "So, the owners of the major media outlets fund their preferred candidates, and then craft new stories to manipulate the public into disliking the opposition? And the party rigs the delegate system with so-called "Super Delegates"? Excellent! Brilliant strategies! Not lovely, not intellectually true... but very effective. Now, that is propaganda!"