Thank you so much for this amazingly detailed and thoughtful post! It can be crazy-making trying to discuss these things with a Sanders supporter. There are plenty who are civil and did their own processing to get to where they’re at. But there are enough of them who are seriously on a messianic trip with Sanders. And I’m starting to fear he’s believing all his own hype and is willing to destroy the Dems to break and reshape the party in his own image. That truly terrifies me.
Again, this is a marvelous tonic. Kudos to you, your hard work, and your bravery!