When one watches Bernie Sanders reiterating the same story for the past 30+ years, and no one has listened, apparently, what makes it seem like things are going to change now?
WE ARE THE ONES WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR
WE ARE BEING THE CHANGE WE WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD
There is no Bernie Sanders –Icon. There is only people harnessing power around this man.
Senator Sanders has bravely committed to act as a lightening rod for all of the projections and aspirations of a mad world. He has stood up for the oppressed, given voice to the voiceless, and strength to the weak.
But it hasn’t been him at at, properly speaking, that has done this.
Senator Sanders didn’t just pop out of the woodwork, though if you asked me two years ago who he was, I couldn’t have told you off the top of my head. His message has been consistent; anti-imperialism, pro-student, pro-justice, pro-healthcare. Pretty run of the mill issues, and certainly things that 30 years ago still were part of the mainstream Republican Party package.
But what has changed is the movement that has grown around Sanders. He has acted as a molecule around which rain can form, a mass that accretes stray matter so that a speck of dust can become a surging meteor.
What has been lacking all this time was leverage and visibility. Let there be no mistake about it: WE rather than “THEY” or “HE” are responsible for this visibility and leveraging Sanders’ message and popularity to force action and change in our paleolithic government structures.
Demanding no more corruption is a step-wise iterative process. But there’s nowhere to begin like here, and no time but now.