I think it's more about letting BERNIE talk. Who can listen to his principled positions (who has a heart, functioning mind and intact soul) and NOT feel resonance?
While the conservatives get all nervous about "who's going to pay for it all," the answer is cuts to the Military Industrial Complex, a Wall Street tax on trades, and the reduction in all of the entitlement programs that now subsidize things like Big Agriculture and Big Oil... of all obscenities!
It's not as if there hadn't been a time in our nation's recent history when wealthy people were taxed in very real ways, and the MIC didn't automatically get to consume (and burn up) half of the budgetary allotment.
My point is that "we" can talk all we want. The fact is, when people listen to Mr. Sanders, they can't help but feel moved unless they:
- Are such morally damaged goods as to NOT want to see more citizens having decent lives
- Want the nation to become an ersatz monarchy (whether it's termed oligarchy, plutocracy, or corporatocracy)
- Can't get away from the family/church's BRAND designation
It just makes things so unfair when politicians lie and are NEVER held to account for the ways in which they make campaign promises (only to deceive voters) that they have NO intention of honoring; and it's equally maddening when media pundits--deferential to today's ruling class families--don't question obvious false statements. And add to this list, the fact that many vote counts ARE tainted one way or another.
In short, it's hardly a fair fight.