Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

proudly part of the lunatic fringe

Orwell is saying “I told you so.” In a world of half-truths, deceit and lies, speaking the truth is an act of rebellion.

Hearing unpleasant and even ugly truths is never pleasant. But hearing the truth is the first step to correcting what’s wrong. And there’s far too much that’s wrong in our nation and our world.

I want to be a part of the revolution that stands for justice. I want to be with those standing with the poor and hungry. If that is lunacy, so be it. I think I can see Jesus in the midst of us.

massively wrong

I again find myself in agreement with Senator Sanders. Such massive economic inequality cannot be good for our nation. It rips apart any sense of community, and promotes a financial elite that hearkens back to an feudal era where obscenely rich oligarchs lived off the backs of peasants and serfs

This isn’t the American dream. This is not the nation I want.  And I doubt it’s the nation we want to leave to our children and our grandchildren.

“maybe, just maybe”

Regardless of one’s political persuasion, this has to make sense. Bernie Sanders is right on this one.

The United States definitely has a critical role to play in the Middle East, but it is past time for Saudi Arabia and other pro-democracy countries in that region to start demonstrating their leadership (and their commitment) in the war against ISIS.

a better distribution of wealth

I am not sure about democratic socialism. The sound of that is enough to cause me pause. History has taught us that socialism is a term and political system we all must fear.

But, I have no problem agreeing with both Dr. King and the Honorable Mr. Sanders. They are absolutely correct in calling for a better distribution of wealth for all of God’s children.

Income inequality in our country continues to grow, and the ever-widening chasm between the obscenely rich and the desperately poor is the most dangerous divide our nation faces. This is a clear and present danger that is actually far more frightening than the term socialism.