Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Mahatma and Bernie

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
Mahatma Gandhi

Think about that as you consider this:

Bernie Sanders is consistently drawing 5,000 to almost 30,000 people per event. One evening a couple weeks ago 100,000 people gathered at the same time in various American homes to support and/or express interest in Bernie. That event has been called the biggest political event in American history.

People are flocking to Bernie Sanders because he is speaking the simple, obvious truth that we are all dying to hear. He hasn't changed his message. He's been talking about and acting on the same values for over 40 years. He lives the way he speaks. While other candidates are flying around in private jets Bernie is still flying tourist because he doesn't want to lose contact with real people. He can be seen walking to work in DC. (Obviously, at this rate he's not going to be able to keep doing these things. And it's clear that he won't be happy giving them up.)

And yet, the media are not telling you about any of this. They are telling you about buffoonery, lies, and nonsensical proclamations in campaigns and faux-campaigns that are thriving on the publicity.

The media are owned by people in power who DO NOT want you to hear the truth. Even the Democratic party is "owned" by political insiders who don't want to yield their power to an outsider like Bernie Sanders.

If Clinton, or Trump, or Walker, or any of the clowns out there drew a small fraction of the people who are flocking to witness and respond to Bernie you would be hearing about it around the clock.

They aren't going to be able to keep ignoring him. So watch for the next step in Gandhi's model. They will ramp up attempts to mock him. It's already beginning to occur.

In the face of all this, support for Bernie is growing at an amazing rate.

Notice that the title of the link below says "crowd of 20,000" while in the next line it says that he drew a record 28,000 that night in Portland, OR. This is not a typo. It is not obfuscation. 8,000 people had to be turned away because the venue wasn't big enough to hold them. This is consistently happening day after day. No one was prepared for the quick rise of interest in Bernie Sanders.

Last night he drew 10,000 in Madison, WI. If you are thinking "well, sure...Madison...left-wing college students"...this morning he drew almost that many in Rochester, MN. This was the second time he drew that many in Rochester in the last month or so. Rochester is known to be a Republican enclave.

Bernie Sanders is drawing people across party lines. They know the real deal when they find it.