Dear Senator Sanders…Or can I just call you Bernie?
You see, over the past year or more, I feel that the American people have finally gotten to know you. We have grown to love you, not only for the beautiful man that you are, but for the man you’ve always been….even when you’ve stood alone.
For decades, you have been a constant force for good, even when the world around us is becoming increasingly batshit crazy.
You have always been on the right side of history, even if you’ve been mocked and brushed off as a consequence for daring to speak out against the establishment that cares nothing about US and caters to the whims of corporate donors.
Every bad decision we've made as a nation over the past few decades, you've tried to prevent. Thank you for having the wisdom and foresight to try your best, even when you failed. No one was listening. We hear you now! We're with you. We're all still with you.
You have been our voice, long before many of us even knew who you were.
You have been a voice for peace. You had the wisdom to foresee the unintended consequences of regime change wars that exist solely for profit and political gains.
You have been a voice for our brave men and women who serve in the military. Too often, these folks who sacrifice everything come home to substandard care and little support. Too many of these folks are wounded not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally. They end up homeless…Addicted…Jobless…They deserve so much more. YOU see that, and you have fought to improve treatment of our vets and service members.
Thank you for that.
You have warned against disastrous trade bills that have taken jobs out of the US, and helped to destroy the middle class while the super rich only become richer….No one listened to you….Many of these bills passed, and you were right. They are hurting us, and need to be changed. Thank you for caring enough about the dwindling middle class and poor to fight for us, despite the enormous pressures from corporate America to do otherwise.
You have been a voice against institutional racism, private prisons, and a failed war on drugs. You see the oppression within a very flawed system, and you fight on the side of the oppressed. You don’t care what their skin color, ethnicity, religion or race may be…You see human beings being treated unjustly, and you are compassionate enough to stand up against it. This takes a strong sense of morality, integrity, and empathy. Sadly, too many don’t possess these increasingly rare traits these days. Apathy and greed have taken over our society, yet you have remained rooted in your deeply held beliefs. You care about right and wrong, and act accordingly. That takes courage, and I admire you greatly for it.
You are a voice for the environment. You are screaming loudly and clearly that we are destroying the Earth…the only planet we’re given to live on. As we, out of a desire for money, sap the Earth of her natural resources, pollute her waters and make the air unbreathable, and destroy entire species, you have been loud and clear about the peril we’re in. You have stood against special interests with money and power, and have been an advocate for the planet we’re leaving our children and future generations. You understand that once the water and air are toxic, the trees are all gone, and the world’s food supplies dwindle, money doesn’t matter. The way we act NOW, however, does. Thank you for acknowledging the very real threats of climate change. My children thank you, too.
Thank you for being an ally of the LGBTQ community. I am the proud parent of a gay teen, and I so appreciate that you have been on the side of people like my son long before it was “acceptable”. You saw these people not for their sexual orientation, but for their humanity. They are your brothers and sisters, and you have always been quick to fight for and defend them. Sometimes I feel fear…In the world we’re living in today, LGBTQ people are becoming targets for violence and other hate crimes. I fear for my child’s safety, and it breaks my heart that I cannot protect him from everything. Thank you for being an advocate of love and equality. Your voice is so important. Hearts can be changed, one voice at a time.
Thank you for being not only a true champion for the people….ALL people….But also for being the kind of person that inspires others to be better. You have inspired acts of kindness all over the world, and it’s spreading. From pizzas being sent to voters and delegates to people funding trips to Philly, and even Random Acts of Bernie, the message is spreading like wildfire. Kindness is spreading, too. Thank you for being the spark that started it all.
The Revolution is REAL, and it’s a Revolution of LOVE. Love for our fellow man, no matter what differences we may have…Love for our planet…Love for our country. You have given us so much hope….You’ve ignited a flame within the hearts and souls of many.
Never once has your passion wavered. Your message has always remained the same. It never mattered what anyone thought of you. You have a beautiful soul, integrity, and the heart of an Activist.
You were alone for a long time….You’ll never be alone again, Bernie. We’ve got your back. We ARE Bernie Sanders.
We love you, Bernie! Please don’t give up! No matter what it takes, we will FIGHT for you. You are our President, and I truly have faith that you’ll be heading to the White House.
One does not just concede a Revolution.