Dear #FeelTheBern Victims,
The Democrat Party unpleasantly accosted you in ways one could only describe as “screwing.” Despite the momentum being with you and your Bernie, a man who lacks the acumen but possesses the hair of mad-scientist, the party opted instead for a different archetypical villain: Hillary “The Crypt-Keeper” Clinton. In addition to the party forcing you to bend over and take it, they coronated the Wicked Witch’s uglier sister.
You Berners find yourselves at a crossroads. The party with whom you’d placed so much trust ram-rodded you. The candidate you’d come to know as “Bernie” sacrificed himself at the altar of the corrupt system he’d railed against. He exchanged what you probably deemed “integrity” to support Hillary Clinton. A woman who possesses as much honor as Lena Dunham possesses class.
Betrayal never felt so bitter.
If you’re feeling dumbfounded, abandoned, lost, confused, or angry, then we’ve stumbled upon a larger problem: You placed all of your trust in one mortal man. Bernie Sanders became your whispy-haired, gesticulating knight in tinfoil armor. Oh how Bernie would solve your problems! He would make life fairer! Give you free college! End corruption in business! He was YOUR HERO!
So when your hero fell and bowed down to Whitewater’s Wicked She-Demon, you soiled yourselves. Rightfully so. It’s the appropriate reaction to the Wicked She-Demon’s cackle.
Except your problems didn’t start with the Cackling Crypt-Keeper. Your problems began as soon as you placed your hopes in one man rather than on your own selves. The minute you surrendered your personal sovereignty to a political leader you ceased to be an individual and entered the collective. You became nothing more than a cog in a voting block.
The above paragraph? It doesn’t just apply to Bernie Sanders’ voters. Political hero-worship can be found on both sides. But in this case, it was Bernie Sanders’ supporters who had an entire system rigged against them, as proven in the WikiLeaks email bust. But make no mistake, there are some Republicans who project all of their trust and their hopes onto a political leader.
Back in March I wrote Dear ‘Men’ Who Vote Bernie Sanders: You’re not Men at All… a column which earned many a hate letter from “men” who wanted to prove to me, a total stranger, how they were super-duper masculine, and how dare I say they weren’t (with plenty of less-than-flattering sexist terms best left unwritten, leveled against me). These letters were typically filled with a list of all their accomplishments, with slipped-in references of how the system screwed them, or screwed others. One guy even said while he was a personal success, others couldn’t be. Because he had “white privilege.” Thanks for proving my point. All of you who wrote in.
Here’s the sad thing, and I’m not using “sad” satirically: even some men who penned angry hate mail proved they didn’t need Bernie. The Bernie Sanders supporters I know personally are also proving, on the daily, they are better at taking care of themselves than any government entity ever could.
So where’s the disconnect? Likely there’s not a simple answer here. Some of you have been raised on the government teet since early childhood, believing your families needed government assistance to survive. Others believe in institutional racism (despite plenty of successful people of all races); the blanketed immorality of “the rich” and any other puffed up windmill Bernie Sanders and his socialist lackeys erected to vilify pick your group.
Furthermore, and here’s what kicks me, you’re looking to government and its leaders (like Bernie) to solve problems largely created by government. That has to be some kind of disorder. The reason it’s hard to get a job? Government regulations (see also the minimum wage). The reason it’s difficult to start a small business? Government regulations. The reason companies move business oversees? Government regulations. High interest on school loans? Guess who holds the school loans.
Sensing a pattern here?
Before you tweet me with all the reasons you can’t do whatever it is you think you can’t do, please stop for a second. Before you lambaste the rich, don’t. Before you complain about how college is too expensive, take a long hard look at who’s running those colleges. Then ask yourself, how could some people rise above those obstacles (again, placed there largely by government), while you can’t? No, it’s not racism. No, it’s not sexism. No, it’s not “white privilege.”
When you start to recognize the power you have to overcome your own obstacles, real or SJW-invented, the less you’ll feel butt-hurt when Bernie Sanders gets screwed, and screws you for good measure.
You don’t need that bird brain Bernie. You have your own self. As a conservative, my most honest hope is for everyone to be successful and happy on their own. It’s why I want government to get out of everyone’s way, so there are are fewer obstacles to personal success. So you can keep more of the money you earn, to apply it wherever you deem fit. Not to wherever someone like Bernie Sanders and his bureaucrats deem fit.
Now put some lotion on that burn. Then man up and get stuff done. Most of you already freaking have.