James Finn
Feb 14 · 1 min read

What’s scary for me is how few ordinary people and actual voters understand the issues. And people are swallowing the narrative hook line and sinker that Sanders is dictatorial and scary. People all over are repeating completely unfounded propaganda that he is a racist and a misogynist and would lead the nation down the same road Trump has.

I was baffled at first when I began hearing things like this, until I realized that the sources were all pretty much the same, voices amplified by corporate money.

It’s tough, though, to overcome the propaganda. Even many people who seem to adore AOC and the Squad don’t care that AOC has endorsed Bernie.

They just keep repeating the same untruths and half-truths the moderate machine is spinning.

But you’re right, I think. Ideas that Bernie has been spouting for decades are now becoming mainstream, even if for some reason the messenger is being shot.

I very much doubt any future Democratic president could be as conservative as Obama was or as conservative as Hillary would have likely been. I think the progressive ideas Bernie has helped spread throughout the Democratic Party are going to win the day.

I hope so!

James Finn

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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