My Perspective on Bernie Sanders
It’s not much of a perspective really. I don’t like to discuss politics. I leave that to my friend James L. Burns on his facebook page, The Burns Review. In fact, there are only 3 maybe 4 people that I will engage in a discussion on politics.
And then U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders came along. My perspective has shifted. Slightly. Marginally. But it HAS shifted. I find myself now bringing Bernie up to people that I know who love politics. I have an aunt, by marriage, who is a former judge. Earlier this summer, I picked her brain about this topic just to get her perspective. (most of the time if I’m asking a person a question, that’s all I want. people that don’t or won’t give it irk me endlessly, but I digress)
The interactions between Bernie and the #BlackLivesMatters movement. The policies introduced. The memes. Sound bites. Mentions. All of these have been great. I now find myself actually excited for a political race and watching it unfold. I wasn’t this excited about Barack Obama. His race and rise gave me hope-pardon the pun-but if you know anything about White America and its hate/tolerate relationship with African Americans, then you well understand the well founded doubts that I held about that campaign. But that ain’t what this is about.
I find myself actually looking for things involving Bernie. I find myself, well, noticing the Bern. LOL. Can’t say I actually feel the bern quite yet since things sounding too good to be true and the aforementioned relating of White America. I’ve seen too many times that people that stand for the 99% are either murdered or missing. Dr. King was assassinated after he started shifting focus from the Civil Rights Movement to the Poor People’s Campaign. But this is my perspective. Care to share yours?