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Bernie Sanders Shouted Down by Radical Left

Posted by Steve Markowitz on August 10, 2015

For Baby Boomers, the late 1960s were an exciting and turbulent time.  A youth movement exerted itself for the first time in America.  We protested racism, the Vietnam War and other areas deemed ripe for social change.  We also introduced a bit of excitement into our social lives, but that’s a topic for another posting.

While good came of the 60’s movement, there were dark sides that continue to impact society today.  First, our desire to change the world through our youth movement morphed into a perverse type of narcissism.  We not only demanded societal benefits for the less fortunate, but also ourselves in ever increasing amounts.  As a result, programs like Social Security are becoming insolvent due to benefits handed out like candy on Halloween.

In addition, our demands to be heard morphed into an unwillingness to listen to others.  We shouted down the establishment, which has become the norm today for any group with a cause.  It is a tactic that stifles debate with the favorite tool being political correctness.

Bernie Sanders, the Independent Senator from Vermont, was on the receiving end of the Radical Left’s disdain for free speech.  Sanders, who is running for president in the Democratic primaries, was in Seattle this weekend on a campaign swing.  When attempting to make a speech in Seattle, WA, Sanders was not only heckled, but called a part of the “white supremacist liberals” by some involved with the Black Lives Matter movement.  After 20 minutes of heckling, Sanders was forced to leave without giving his speech.  Video clip posted below.

It is ironic that Sanders, an unapologetic Socialist, was at the rally at Seattle’s Westlake Park to commemorate the celebration of entitlement programs Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.  These programs were initiated to help those that are at economic risk.  Sanders has been a champion for income redistribution, also benefits the same groups.  For Sanders to be heckled off the stage by the Radical Left is one sign that that the movement has a fascist side.


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