Bernie Sanders and the Liberals
Eight years ago, Obama appeared on the political scene in this country and unwittingly started a phenomenon that had more in common with a cult than anything else. An army of his supporters, defenders and apologists, who came to be known as Obomabots, discovered the Messiah in him. To them, he was smarter than them, wiser than them and more knowledgable than them. He was beyond reproach and could not do wrong. When he ordered an action or signed a legislation that would have been condemned had it been done by his predecessor, his followers would defend him adamantly and vociferously. There must have been a reason for all his actions that we mortals couldn’t see or understand because we weren’t smart enough to understand. We had to trust his infinite wisdom and not question his decisions, simply because understanding the reason for his decisions were beyond our comprehension.
I don’t know about you, but to me, that’s awfully similar to religious thinking. That’s why I call the phenomenon a cult. And if I were one of the billionaires who supported his run for presidency, I’d be a happy camper now. What could be better than being able to make the rich richer and the poor poorer, engage in several wars for empire and kill thousands of innocent people, intensify government eavesdropping and spying on citizens, sign the most draconian and regressive “free trade agreement” and let the police loose on the poor and the minorities, without engendering massive protests on the streets?
But, that was then and this is now. And once again, liberals are lining up to greet their newest Messiah. “God help us”.
Aren’t we all tired of both Democrats and Republicans and their bought out elections, yet? Do we really have to try a new Democrat/Republican for another 8 years? I understand where you’re coming from. I understand that you want change. But, isn’t that why you got excited about the previous Democratic candidate? Will Bernie be it? Will he set the country and the world on a new course?