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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 03:30 PM

3. I'm not in the group, though I lurk

But my feeling is that Bernie Sanders is changing this country in a fundamental way already. He doesn't have to be President to change everything. The thought I keep getting is that just like Sarah Palin unleashed the extremes of the right from whatever closet they were in, Bernie is bringing out the Progressives basically in the same way. Like Pandora's Box, I thing about her dismaying achievements as Palin's Box. What she turned this country into is monstrous. But that's how I see Bernie Sanders, as the right catalyst at the right time who doesn't necessarily know he's that kind of catalyst, any more than Sarah Palin did. He's just doing what he feels he needs to do. Win or lose.

We all know how, to our dismay, the tea party has moved our country to the extreme right. People like Ted Cruz are considered normal in our world now. Hatred in the form of breathtaking racism, homophobia, wanton killing of children in their classrooms and people in their churches is almost a 'normal' thing now. Bernie is here to swing that pendulum far to the left by setting a fire under Progressives who may have almost given up on seeing any real and meaningful changes for the better of humanity and the planet.

I happen to also feel that way about Pope Francis. He's a much needed catalyst that the world needs in order to save itself.

This is the only place I feel comfortable saying this. Anywhere else on DU I would be excoriated.

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Cleita Jul 2015 OP
SheilaT Jul 2015 #1
Cleita Jul 2015 #2
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lunatica Jul 2015 #3
Cleita Jul 2015 #4
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Cleita Jul 2015 #6
lunatica Jul 2015 #7
MrMickeysMom Jul 2015 #17
lunatica Jul 2015 #18
Frosty1 Jul 2015 #8
Cleita Jul 2015 #9
Tumbulu Jul 2015 #10
Cleita Jul 2015 #11
Tumbulu Jul 2015 #12
hermetic Jul 2015 #13
Cleita Jul 2015 #14
Digit Jul 2015 #16
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