On Bernie Sanders’s “political revolution”
Graphic from Socialist Workers newspaper
Being a senior citizen is a mixed blessing. On the debit side, I have to put up with ailments that tend to develop once you are past 50 (as I am well past) such as cataracts, hypertension, and the male-only benign prostatic hyperplasia. On the credit side, having been on the front lines of most of the political battles of the past 50 years, I have gained a lot of experience that allows me to be a bit more skeptical of the Sanders campaign that many younger people on the left embrace like a shiny new toy.
Of course, there are some grizzled veterans who are also fixated on the new toy, an explanation for which has a lot to do with viewing whether to vote for a Democrat as a tactical question. To give credit where credit is due, I would say that Ethan…
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