While some supporters of Bernie Sanders came to their senses last fall, we still have (mostly) Hippies who continue to count on him, not only to capture the Democratic nomination in three years time, but they also insist that he will beat Donald Trump.
The funny thing is that you look at these people and you can tell they never left the Cheech and Chong Film Festival that was held on 4/20.
Hell! Even Cheech and Chong left that joint when it ended!
How do I know that they are Woodstock surplus, you ask? Just look at most of them. The old men still have the straggly, barely-kept beards and most of the women look like Janis Joplin.
What do they want?
They want a perfect democracy in which no corporation can influence a candidate. The problem with that line of thinking is that the unions will be screwed, because the Republicans and their corporate masters will hide the money in secret offshore accounts, then it will be the Democrats who lose-as will we!
Most of those who still support Sanders never think that far out-well, at least, not in the usual political sense.
I learned very early that democracy sucks, no matter who you support, and Mick Jagger sang the reason as to why that is-you know the song, so sing it with me: “You can’t always get what you want. You can’t always get what you want. You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you might find…you get what you need.”
That’s why I stay in the game. That’s also why I don’t waste my time with Independents. I’d rather vote Democratic and get a little than vote for this election cycle’s political messiah and lose it all.
The only comforting thought that I have is that, knowing how much LSD these people dropped back in the day, it’s safe to forecast that we won’t have to put up with their kind in three years.
Why do I make that statement?
My mother graduated from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology in 1968. Now, she, being a geek, never did drugs of any kind. What wrecked my mother’s brain was having a psychologist for a daughter, a race car driver for a younger son, and a heavy metal guitarist-turned left-wing political activist for an older son.
Why would the woman need drugs?
Many Sanders supporters just never became adults, and you can always tell. They have the delusions that they did when they wanted to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.
That’s not to say that I don’t want those same things. I just know that it’s not going to happen via democracy, because Joe Average is a selfish idiot who would rather believe the worst assumptions about those he doesn’t understand instead of getting to know them.