Bernie Sanders: Raging Against the Dying of the Light
Bernie Sanders: Raging Against the Dying of the Light
By Justin Akers / justinakersblog.wordpress.com

Maybe all this campaign talk about a Political Revolution will fade away.

Maybe all the people buried under mountains of student loan debt, with no prospect for a rising income, and no health care, will resign themselves to their situation, live in quiet desperation, and let go of any hope they once had of effecting significant political change in their country.

Maybe all the working families living in poverty will give up their fight for higher wages. Maybe they will silently accept the social injustice that consigns them to toil away for pathetic wages while the plutocrats that exploit their labor grow more and more obscenely rich.

Maybe we Americans will go gently into that good night. Maybe we just don’t have the strength or the energy to fight any longer. Maybe the rich are meant to get richer and the powerful more powerful, and we the people have reached our peak. Perhaps stagnation and despair will be our eternal lot.

As the planet grows warmer and the rich grow richer, maybe we the people will forget our grievances, keep our mouths shut, accept our station in life, and let the billionaires have their way. After all, they’ve got all the money, they’ve got all the power, and maybe we just don’t stand a chance.

But I doubt it.

I believe we will continue to rage against the dying of the light. We won’t stop until we get our revolution. We won’t go gently into any good night.

Our demands will be met. We will keep organizing. We will keep raising our voices. Bernie will continue raising his voice for us. We won’t accept the fate that the billionaires have chosen for us. We won’t follow the media’s script any longer. The billionaires don’t own our future. We the people create our own future.

We know Bernie can win, despite what the media tells us. We know that if Bernie wins, the people win, and we know that if Bernie loses, the people lose. We know that the billionaires want Bernie to lose. And we damn well know that the billionaires want the people to keep losing. So of course the billionaires will continue to perpetuate the lie that Hillary is inevitable.

Hillary is not inevitable, and Bernie is the only candidate worth voting for if we want a political revolution. It’s nothing personal, but we aren’t in the mood for family political dynasties right now. With all due respect to the Bush family and the Clinton family, we would prefer not to have aristocratic family dynasties sitting on the throne any longer. We had a Bush-Clinton Presidential election already, 23 years ago, in 1992. We’ve had decades of Clintons and we’ve had decades of Bushes and we’re over it.

Nothing personal. We just don’t care for royalty. We fought a revolution once to overthrow dynastic family power, remember?

The billionaires are living it up now, but their days of unrestrained power over our lives are numbered. We’re not going to forget what they’ve done to us or what they’ve done to our planet. We’re not going to forget that they want to destroy our financial future and destroy our planet’s environmental future. We will never forget. We will never shut up. We will not go away.

Bernie has been raging against the dying of the light for his entire political career. And we will rage with him. And the billionaires will feel the Bern.

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Bernie Sanders: Raging Against the Dying of the Light