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OK...by request, then, here's the story: I was doing antiwar activism in 2009, in Burlington, VT (where Sanders' office is). I was writing about my opposition to the US' financial support for Israel's military (and Bernie's votes in favor of Israeli warfare), when the local police showed up at the apartment. They informed me that I was under Federal investigation, at the request of Sanders, by the U.S. Capitol Police (who has jurisdiction over threats to the lives of Congressmen). The Feds had asked the municipal cops to do the actual investigating after they determined that, upon review of my writing and actions, there did not appear to be any crime with which I could be charged. They informed Sanders of this, and then sent the local police, when he insisted that I continue to be investigated as a "threat to national security". Slightly doubting this story, I checked with Bernie 's staff, and the Capitol police, and verified it. Bernie believed I was a dangerous anarchist who should be jailed for criticizing his pro-war voting. Apparently, he does not take disagreement well. Subsequent to this, I've been told be people with whom he founded the old Liberty Union Party, that he always had this trait....It's all so tiresome
Sanders has a better *idea* of what to do and how to work it out.
On one hand it's 'probably' the same old song n dance, on the other "well you gotta vote him in to find out!". The entire system is so rotten.
Look at what they did to Ralph Nader, and don't tell me "oh well that was 20 years ago" that's nothing.
I'd like to read more from @Bey on this topic, but that is up to them. All I know is that it doesn't surprise me what they have to say - that Sanders approved some fucked up shit that got fucked up,
So here's my question - Will there EVER be a presidential candidate who can meaningfully alter the entire system? Or even a significant portion of it? I've gotta think no, the system is the problem and hoping-hoping-hoping for the right president is just chasing the dragon.
Who said "Get people asking the wrong questions and you don't have to worry about what answers they may find"