Bernie's Priorities - Continuing gjohnsit's excellent essay and comments
The essay and comments IMO were mostly right-on. However, there were some points missing.
Apologies to those who dislike religious references, but I never saw Bernie as the jesus. I always saw him as the "John the Baptist" = the voice calling out in the wilderness. I believe we are the jesus. The ones who will make a change.
IMO, Bernie dropped out for two reasons.
- The coronavirus took out his ability to campaign. No rallies. No door-to-door canvassing. No groups getting together to phone bank.
- But maybe more significant is that he has more important work to do now. He has to get a second stimulus package passed that will actually save the people and the economy. There is no time to do that and campaign. He has a phone town hall on that at 5 PM today (Eastern time?) Five experts will be with him.
Personally, I am glad he never went the asshole route. Don't we have enough of those already?
And, like Raggedy Ann, I hold out that we will evolve to a higher level of consciousness. It's up to us. For my part, I have taken extra tomato plants and extra eggs to friends. And I will participate in and contribute to any little right-wing church in the area taking care of folks.