Just a short post today, with a short video and a short message: honesty is more than not lying, especially in politics. It's a rare sight nowadays to see a politician who's not budged on their principles and ideals on their way to the top.
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Bernie Sanders is such a rare sight. I can't get over how lucky American people are to have him run as a candidate for the presidency in 2020. For all 40 years he has been in politics, he has always fought for the exact same policies: raising the minimum wage to a living wage, fighting against climate change, raising taxes on the rich and corporations, medicare for all, fighting against America's imperialist wars all over the world, and, maybe most important of all, getting the influence of money out of politics. And it doesn't matter if you agree with these policies or not; even his strongest opponents will admit that he means every word he says, that he's completely honest.
Now, I could go on and list all the bills he introduced and supported to show how consistent he has been these past 40 years, but I'll just say this one thing: he is the ONLY politician who has not a single billionaire donor. Not one. He understands how important it is to stay principled and honest on today's most important issues in a time when regular people are on the brink of losing all faith in politics in general. This loss of faith and trust has led, not just in America, but all over the western hemisphere, to the rise of extreme right wing populists who offer their constituents the easy solution of isolation and blaming marginalized groups, mainly the immigrants and foreigners. I believe that Bernie's popularity, and the fact that he can label himself a democratic socialist without paying a heavy price in polls, is a reaction to that initial reaction; maybe there is light at the end of this tunnel.
The video below is just to illustrate how steadfast this man really is in his convictions, and how you can be sure that he will fight with everything he's got for the working class, the middle class and poor people, the ones who got screwed over by their economical and political leaders over these past 4 to 5 decades. This feat of intellectual and political honesty has cost him some 470 dollar, but gained him so much more in respect and hope from everyone who's not part of the oligarchy. I really enjoyed this one:
A Billionaire Tried to Donate to Bernie Sanders—He RETURNED the Check!
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