Bernie Sanders is my hero because he is doing what I wish I was doing.
I have always looked up to, and admired most, people like Amy Goodman, Howard Zinn, Arundhati Roy, Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, Chris Hedges, and so on (and still very much do) because of their willingness to speak truth to power, their courage and fearlessness, they’re dedication to the cause of—what it all kind of boils down to—fairness and equality for EVERYONE, for fighting for the common good, which includes all people, animals, and the planet itself (although I don’t know that any of these people has done much for animals).
But, until the last couple of months, I don’t think anyone has been able to take this message to the mainstream public (despite all the attempts to stop it) to the extent that Bernie has. It’s a monumental accomplishment.
But, we don’t need to hero worship Bernie–we need to be more like him. We need millions of Bernie’s in this country for anything to change. He says the same thing all the time–just him being elected president isn’t going to change everything that’s wrong in this country. It’s going to require a movement, a huge movement, to overthrow the power structure in this country.
Check out this very inspiring video (one of many):
#Vote for the change you wish to see in the world.
Photo by Phil Roeder.