Here’s the simple anti-leadership lesson of the Bernie Bro. If your higher purpose to change the world turns you into precisely the kind of person that’s ruining the world, you’ve already failed. Think about it with me for a moment. When the Bernie Bros (or Trump Trolls, whatever) start bullying, demeaning, mocking, taunting, and harassing people that disagree with them, what are they really doing? They are behavingly precisely, in fact indistinguishably, like those they oppose — extremist bullies on the other side. So what aren’t they doing? Leading. They aren’t inspiring, encouraging, bridge-building, coalition-forming. In fact, they are doing the opposite of leading. They’re simply turning people off, making them roll their eyes, shrug their shoulders, purse their lips, mutter “eff this”, and click “block”. Turning them off from what? Not just from Bernie (Trump, whomever). But from the very challenges they wish people to overcome.