Sunday, 15 November 2015
Monday, 26 October 2015
Bernie’s in it to win it. Full stop. That’s the long and the short of it. I’m on the Bernie Express… what about you?
Friday, 23 October 2015
Bernie Sanders is defying all the odds. Pollsters will tell you that even though Americans today are leery of anyone running president who’s part of the “Washington establishment”, they’re uneasy about those who identify as a socialist (47 percent pro), an atheist (58 percent pro), or a Muslim (60 percent pro). Respondents viewed gays/lesbians (74 percent pro) and Evangelical Christians (73 percent pro) about the same. In theory, less than half of Americans are less likely to vote for Bernie Sanders, regardless of how one defines “socialist” or “democratic socialist”, yet, he may have proven the pollsters wrong, or so it seems so far, given his popularity. However, Sanders just opened himself up to another “strike”; possibly, he’s an atheist… or, rather, is he an atheist?
On Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday night, Sanders talked about his popularity, and about why he’s electable:
When Republicans win, voter turnout is very low. If I become the Democratic nominee, voter turnout will be way up. When Republicans win… God forbid…
This opened the door for Kimmel to ask a question:
You say you’re culturally Jewish, you don’t feel religious. Do you believe in God? Do you think that’s important to the people of the USA?
Sanders didn’t skip a beat. In fact, he didn’t even let Kimmel finish the question before jumping in:
Well, you know, I am who I am. What I believe in and what my spirituality is about is that we’re all in this together. That I think it isn’t a good thing to believe that, as human beings, we can turn our backs on the suffering of other people (the crowd applauded and cheered so loudly he had to pause). You know, this isn’t Judaism. This is what Pope Francis is talking about, that we can’t worship just billionaires and the making of more and more money. Life is more than that.
There’s massive wealth and inequality; America has the highest rate of childhood poverty of any major country on earth. We’re the only major country on earth that doesn’t guarantee healthcare to all people as a right. We’re the only country that doesn’t have paid family and medical leave. So essentially, I think we do best as human beings, we fulfil our lives, when we work together, and not say, “Hey, I want it all, and I don’t care about the hungry kid down the street”. I don’t think that’s what America should be about.
Conservative Christians should take notes.
22 October 2015
New Civil Rights Movement