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This is kind of a pointless post, and I'm sure it will be brushed off as Bernie circlejerk by some, but I just want to emphasize some of the ways in which Bernie supporters have been proven right (since we're generally not the "I told you so" type). Bernie supporters are portrayed very negatively in the mainstream, so I thought it would be fair to balance the scales by injecting some positivity into the equation.
Money in Politics/Income and Wealth Inequality: One of Bernie's top 2 issues in my opinion. What happened when the economy collapsed due to COVID? Millions of working people went on unemployment while the wealthy elites increased their wealth by hundreds of billions. Bernie is a data-driven guy—he has seen the data showing that the top 1% has increased their wealth by over $ 20t while the bottom 50% has seen a wealth decrease by $ 800b over the last 30 years. Corporations have been investing in stock buybacks for years because they know the government will never let them fail. Our system is socialism for the rich.
Healthcare Reform: The other top 2 issue. This is a no-brainer. Countries with socialized medicine have had exponentially better responses to COVID than the US. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that those millions that lost their jobs during the economic collapse also lost their health insurance since the two are tied together in this country. Add that number to the millions that were already uninsured, and you can see why the US is being hit hard by COVID.
Police Reform: Bernie has been calling to "Demilitarize the Police" for a long time. Again, Bernie is data-driven—he sees that the data shows people of color are disproportionately impacted by law enforcement. Beyond the obvious issue of police treatment of minorities, Bernie understands that our police forces should not be decked out with the best military technology on the market. When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Today people are calling to "Defund the Police" which involves demilitarization.
Climate Change: This one is still ramping up, but we've seen previews of what is to come. The Australian wildfires for example. Bernie has called Climate Change "the greatest threat to our national security." He has seen the data, and he trusts scientists.
The 2016 Election: Hillary was a weak candidate, we all recognized this. Despite the fact that more Bernie primary supporters voted for Hillary than Hillary primary supporters voted for Obama in 2008, Hillary still lost the presidency to a reality TV star. Now here we are.
These are some of Bernie's top campaign issues that he has been running on all along. No other candidate has been this dead-on with their rhetoric.
In conclusion, I just want to say congrats to Bernie supporters for recognizing that these were big issues before they reared their ugly heads, and thanks for trying to do something about it. You have solid judgment. The establishment would like for you to question your judgment and fall in line—I hope you stay just the way you are. You have been proven right more times than the supporters of any other campaign, so who are they to advise you on what's right?