Lines Written on the Occasion of Bernie Sanders’ Announcement of His Intention to Vote for Hillary Clinton

My name is Bernie Sanders, you might have heard of me:
I once led a ‘Revolution’ against the mighty powers that be.
I gathered up my legions, of the indebted and the young,
And when I blew my Magic Flute I knew that they would run
into the pen Debbie made for them in the dungeon of the DNC:
thousands and thousands of new voters for the cause of Hillary.

Jeffrey St. Clair is editor of CounterPunch. His most recent book is An Orgy of Thieves: Neoliberalism and Its Discontents (with Alexander Cockburn). He can be reached at: or on Twitter @JeffreyStClair3