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Response to Populist_Prole (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 15, 2015, 10:31 AM

49. Says a white, straight, male.

 

I like Bernie as well. Bernie understands the unity of the people and the full meaning of equity, which is not and cannot be merely financial. Bernie understands the financial stresses that have been unfairly heaped on minorities in this country and he understands that social and economic equality are inseparable elements of justice.
Nothing will throw ice water on a more populist movement like rhetoric which is dismissive of vast segments of the populace. Folks who explain that their financial desires are more important than rights for other people are indistinguishable from Republicans. And of course, it's always rights for others, rights they themselves already have, which they see as fodder to be traded away to win them a few dollars more.
People who don't care about my rights and equal standing do not care about me, nor about my household economy, nor about my community. Period.

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