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Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:05 PM

 

Feel the Bern or Give Ďem Hill, but please, chill out

This is my first post in almost a year - I left DU due to it's toxicity and now OMG

Anyway enjoy this article from my favorite yoga teacher, journalist and the very hip Mark Morford.

How to put this delicately? With all due respect and while hoping to avoid kicking the political hornetís nest, all over again?
Oh, screw it: Chill the hell out, rabid Bernie evangelists.

Believe me, I get it. Bernie is awesome. Bernie is neat. Bernie could, bewildered Fates allowing and if New Hampshire is any indication and itís almost certainly not but life is weird and stranger things have happened Ė Bernie could go all the way. And lo, it would be amazing.

But hear this now, hardcore Sanders zealots: itís become jarringly evident that many of you are losing perspective, becoming unhinged, veering way too close, in your savage anti-Hillary screeds, pro grumpy-old-populist obsessiveness and manic refusal to acknowledge historical context, toward raging fundamentalism.

You know, like an NRA fanatic. Like a Trump rage-aholic. A Mormon homophobe. A Planned Parenthood firebomber. Beware.

You are not them. Act not like them. Chill the fĖk out. Widen your lens. See the larger play. Befriend your ďopponent.Ē Unclench your zealotry, just a little. This is the only way. The other way? Pure poison.

Let me be clear: Iím thrilled that Sanders won New Hampshire. Iím thrilled that Hillary will be the (likely) nominee. Iím thrilled that the GOP continues to eat itself alive. I have no problem with all these statements being true, simultaneously, in turns, over and over again. But maybe thatís just me.

http://blog.sfgate.com/morford/2016/02/10/feel-the-bern-or-give-em-hill-but-please-chill-out/

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Reply Feel the Bern or Give Ďem Hill, but please, chill out (Original post)
otohara Feb 2016 OP
BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #1
Rose Siding Feb 2016 #2
pandr32 Feb 2016 #3
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Response to otohara (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:14 PM

1. I like that. "Give 'em Hill". Nice credo. Very nice blogpost, too! eom

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:18 PM

2. Oh, I love Mark Morford. He used to be very popular on du

Sorry, Mark
Iím thrilled that Hillary will be the (likely) nominee.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:19 PM

3. Excellent! Thanks for posting this!

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:04 PM

4. Well said otohara!

It has become so toxic here...you speak as a voice of reason...you'll probably get flamed by Bernie supporters though.

Poison is a good word to use... I truly think Bernie would be horrified if he visited here and saw what is happening...he deserves much more from his supporters than hate. I whole heartedly support Hillary but of course will support Bernie if the nominee.

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