Bernie Sanders' Hate Campaign Could Be Exactly What America Needs

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Bernie Rolls Onward

Perennial Senator Bernie Sanders continues drawing multiple people to his rallies across the United States of America. Many otherwise sentient humans believe he could win the 2016 Democratic Party nomination for President. He's arrived at this propitious moment in history by emitting outrageous statements that rile up the Democratic base and the mainstream media, often at the same time.

We might posit that this extreme campaigning touches a nerve reasonably in need of touching. Perhaps this is exactly what our country needs to eventually arrive at a moment of awakening. We all know that someone out there is against us: Bernie sharply focuses all our paranoia and self-loathing into a paroxysm of righteous hate-mongering. Deep down inside, where our innermost thoughts and fears coalesce into calcified adamant dogmatism, Bernie leads the parade like gut microbiota. He exemplifies a laser-like focus upon which our collective hate finds purchase. Perhaps we will realize that the time has come to sweep away what threatens us, what makes us jealous, and replace it with what is good for us.

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He's Mad At The World

Lately Sanders wages figurative war on The Rich, Big Government, Small Business, the US Military, Public Colleges, health insurance, and Citizens United. Perhaps his hit list will expand as the race heats up. Are we on a planned trajectory?

He can't he that stupid

According to Wikipedia, which is rarely wrong about this type of thing, Bernie Sanders holds a BS in Poly Sci from UC. Not that UC, rather the University of Chicago. Bernie's UC is a public school, so I guess it wasn't too expensive for him.

Given that he has two neurons to rub together, why doth he continue his hate-based campaign? If he seriously wants to be President of The Greatest Country In The History Of The World, what's up with his vitriol-based jealousy-fueled trundle across these fruited plains?

One might posit a strategy of mind-control is the path to the White House. Tossing enough chaff into the fray distracts voting masses. Mind-numbed otherwise reasonable humans will pull their lever for candidates emitting the most mewing sounds.

Bernie continues distributing false dichotomies
Bernie continues distributing false dichotomies

No argument here, but why?

Logic dictates that Sanders' goal must be to deflect the entire country against the rest of the entire country. No one campaigns based on hatred and jealousy without such an endgame in mind. His handlers may or may not agree with this strategy, but whoop, there it is.

For what purpose? Does Bernie expect to win the Democratic nomination and henceforth the general election through this strategy? Does he honestly think divisiveness holds the key to lots of votes?

If he does win, where will we be? Will the 99% feel empowered to turn on the 1%? Will McDonald's fry cooks demand $40 per hour and six weeks vacation? I know I would.

Bernie is not the only leftist inciting hatred.

Bernie Plays the Game

A career politician like Sanders knows what it takes to get elected. He has to fool some of the people most of the time. He knows that flying coach portrays him as Everyman even as he suckles at the federal teat of free health insurance exempt from ACA regulations. He understands his relatively unkempt hair tells voters he's an average guy who just happens to enjoy Franking privileges, a staff of sycophants, and 24-hour Secret Service protection. He's just this guy, you know?

Bernie may be giving us what we need

Left-wing extremists are generally those who favor the state over the individual, government control over personal freedom, and imposed morality over choice. Left-wing extremists demonstrate an extensive history of racism, genocide, and oppression (American Democrats in the 1960's opposing Civil Rights Legislation, and Stalin's Communist Russia would be examples.) We know these folks are out there and Bernie may be just the person to shift the national focus to just how dangerous The Left has always been.

We observe garden-variety left-wing extremism demonstrated in America through groups such as MoveOn.org, or Nancy Pelosi. There are still significant numbers of leftists, Neo-Progressives, and Daily Show adherents lurking in the figurative shrubbery. Bernie's highly visible ranting in Iowa and New Hampshire calls into account precisely what we should be discussing in the national discussion. Bernie is clear proof that we need a Town Hall Meeting to address hatred on the far left.

If you have this, Bernie is campaigning for your hate.
If you have this, Bernie is campaigning for your hate. | Source

People who support Sanders assert they are weary of politicians who favor the rich, who practice crony capitalism (like the Clintons, I guess) and who succeed on the backs of the working poor. Those opposing Sanders could eventually realize that taking a principled stand against his spread of hatred and misinformation will benefit America in the long, intermediate, and short runs.

Where do we go from here?

I don't know where we go from here. I'm not a member of the 1%. I don't own a business with employees so he can't make me pay them what he thinks is a fair wage.I guess he could send the military after my health insurance and he could censor my Internet ramblings. If he plans to shut down Citizens United, then he probably has my tiny blogging in his gun sights as well.

I'm not afraid of Bernie's bombast, but I see all too many corn-fed Iowans falling prey to his hate speech. Perhaps balanced coverage from the mainstream media would put us on the correct trajectory to political balance. Somehow we should stop hating each other based on income level, social status, and education. I know I will.

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  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
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Jodah 8 months ago from Queensland Australia

Interesting hub nicompI don't know anything about Bernie Sanders apart from what you have written here. The only candidates for the US presidency nomination that we hear anything in Australia from as far as speeches or policy goes are Donald Trump and to a lesser degree Hilary Clinton. So I don't really have an opinion. I vote for the movie "Beattrix Potter" starring Renee Zellwegger however. It's the only "Potter" movie I have seen.


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nicomp 8 months ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Jodah : We here in The Colonies don't spell Beatrice with an X, but since it's freezing and snowing where I am and it's balmy where you are, I will defer to you on that issue.

Renee Zellwegger was pretty good in Jerry Maguire.


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Jodah 8 months ago from Queensland Australia

Neither do we nicomp, but if their name is Beatrix Potter (sorry not two "t's") then we spell it that way. :)


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breakfastpop 8 months ago

Bernie has the same philosophy as the hater in chief....divide and conquer.


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nicomp 8 months ago from Ohio, USA Author

@bPop, wait just one minute -- aren't we post-racial as of Jan 20, 2009?


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Last Hand Willie 8 months ago from CAMDEN, SC

It makes no sense for much of the Nation live below Poverty level and most of the rest are Bound as Wage-Slaves who lack the economic ability to choose their life path. It makes no sense for less than 5% of the people to own 90% of the Nations Wealth. It makes no sense for every citizen to be robbed of their Dividend owed to them on their Commonshare of the Nations Commonwealth.

What does make sense is that Bernie Sanders understand that we do not have a Democracy that responds to the Rights of the People. What does make sense is that Bernie Sanders knows that we have give ultimate Power to the Oligarch of Wealth. It must change unless we are prepared to fall into place as a third world Dictatorship.


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PeterStip 8 months ago

Talking about hate. Donald Trump uses the old adagio : All is to blame on the foreigners especially Muslims. (I've heard that voice before in Europe.)

What B. Sanders. I think he's right to make a point when he says that the inequality is far to big. It does not make sense when Warren Buffett has to pay relatively less taxes then a low ranked secretary in his company.

The problem with the 1% is that they do not give a shit about America, the country that made it possible in the first place to make them rich. They take, but when it's time to share or give a bit back to the great nation then they are as egoistic as hell.

EVERYBODY has to pay there share, the rich too.


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nicomp 8 months ago from Ohio, USA Author

"It makes no sense for much of the Nation live below Poverty level and most of the rest are Bound as Wage-Slaves who lack the economic ability to choose their life path."

Liberal-speak. Anyway, please explain your alternative to 'wage-slave'. I assume you favor redistribution of wealth, which translates to 'government-slave', but please expand on your thesis..


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nicomp 8 months ago from Ohio, USA Author

"Talking about hate. Donald Trump uses the old adagio : All is to blame on the foreigners especially Muslims. (I've heard that voice before in Europe.)"

More liberal-speak. Ignore the hate speech from your guy and cast aspersions at the other guy.

"It does not make sense when Warren Buffett has to pay relatively less taxes then a low ranked secretary in his company."

Red herring. The Daily Show headlines are not a good place to get your news.

"The problem with the 1% is that they do not give a **** about America, the country that made it possible in the first place to make them rich. "

Yes, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and the Koch Family give away billions because they don't care.

"EVERYBODY has to pay there share, the rich too."

I agree. Please explain why The Rich pay 55% of the income tax liability. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/03/24/hi...


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PeterStip 8 months ago

"More liberal-speak. Ignore the hate speech from your guy and cast aspersions at the other guy."

What you call a Liberal we call a right winger in Europe. For us Obama is already center right politician. Question of definition I know.

You would call me probably an ultra left hard core Neo Stalinist with ties to the Red Army Fraction who is reading the red book of Mao Zedong all day.

It simply amazes me how election campaigns in the US are being fought. full of dirt and simplicity.

Donald Trump is seen in Europe so far wing right that it's close to fascism. (we do have our own populist parties in Europe too, I agree and they have the same scape goat tactics) but Trump goes to the max with his hate speeches against Muslims and Mexicans. This is far worse then a so called hate speech against the rich.


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breakfastpop 8 months ago

Dear nicomp,

Yes, we are post racial calm.


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Sgt Prepper 8 months ago from Elkhorn, WI

Like Al Franken, Barbara Boxer, Barney Frank & Diane Feinstein Socialist Bernie Sanders spent many years as a dual-citizen with Israel making him an illegal presidential candidate. Other illegal candidates include Cruz, Rubio, Santorum, McCain, Jindahl and of course Obama as none of them are natural-born citizens born on U.S. soil to parents who were BOTH Americans at the time. I don't believe BHO is even an American citizen. Birther Trump is our only hope to make America great again. President Trump will get that witch Hellary behind bars and put Bathhouse Barry in front of a firing squad.


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nicomp 8 months ago from Ohio, USA Author

@PeterStip Amazing , the political spectrum in Europe. Makes me appreciate what we still have in The Colonies. Thanks for checking in.


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nicomp 8 months ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Sgt Prepper What color is the sky in world?


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Last Hand Willie 8 months ago from CAMDEN, SC

No one but the Nation owns the land we live on, the wealth beneath it, and the air above. The fact that we pay property tax or lose our Land proves that to privately use it is a privilege that you must pay for. The right of "Eminent Domain" is proof that the Government can take what it needs for the "Common Good" as long as you are compensated for your improvements. the power to tax on possessions and monetary wealth is proof of the existence of the "commonwealth" and all of the people are entitled to a Dividend on their commonshare of that wealth. I am a strong believer in the Right of ever citizen [Rich or Poor] to receive their dividend on what they own in common. just as a Corporate shareholder does.


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nicomp 8 months ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Last Hand Willie : Yep and yep.


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Last Hand Willie 8 months ago from CAMDEN, SC

@nicomp That is not the response I expected. I am a supporter of a Basic Income Guarantee [a dividend for every citizens Commonshare of the Commonwealth], supported partly by a Flat tax on all income thru FICA and partly by the Federal Reserve Banks financing all National Debt with 0.0% interest.

I am opposed to Taxpayers having to pay Corporate Bankers to create money and then enrich themselves by charging the Government interest The power to create money was reserved to Congress by the Constitution. It does not belong to Bankers.

I had jumped to the conclusion that you were a Capitalist Libertarian. What I have advocated is more of a Social Libertarian position. I am not sure where you stand, given your earlier comments


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nicomp 8 months ago from Ohio, USA Author

" I am a supporter of a Basic Income Guarantee [a dividend for every citizens Commonshare of the Commonwealth], "

Sadly, you're a fan of big government. You think The State is smarter than its' citizens. You are certainly no Libertarian of any ilk.


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Last Hand Willie 8 months ago from CAMDEN, SC

@nicomp Actually I am opposed to Big Government. If every citizen was guaranteed an Income that would pay for sufficient food & clothes, adequate housing, Health Insurance that would provide effective medical care and a quality education that puts every citizen on the same starting line to achieve success, there would be no need to have a giant Government "Bureau for Begging" with means testing that denigrates the value and dignity of life. All Government programs that divides citizens by any kind of classification could be eliminated. Freedom would become a fact because every citizen would be able to choose the course of his life with out the permission of either Government or any private citizen or Corporate organization using Monetary Power to force citizens into work positions that they do not choose.


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nicomp 8 months ago from Ohio, USA Author

"@nicomp Actually I am opposed to Big Government. If every citizen was guaranteed an Income that would pay for sufficient food & clothes, adequate housing, Health Insurance that would provide effective medical care and a quality education that puts every citizen on the same starting line to achieve success, there would be no need to have a giant Government "Bureau for Begging" with means testing that denigrates the value and dignity of life. "

Your are sore confused. Massive contradictions. My head hurts.

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