Bye-bye Bernie

blacksheep

Before turning his back on the revolution he helped create, and breaking bread with his institutional brethren, Bernie would have been better served had he heeded the following:

“It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out nor more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things; for the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order; this luke-warmness arising partly from the incredulity of mankind who does not truly believe in anything new until they actually experience of it.” -

Nicolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)

Bernie, you damn near did the impossible. You showed us the Promised Land – just beyond the horizon. Thank you. Seriously, thank you. But you made the same mortal mistake all REFORMERS make. You believed you could start a revolution and right a corrupt system from WITHIN the castle.

You’ll go down in history as a good, honest, and honorable man – who’s TEMERITY – to break away from the system made you in a sad, cruel and culpable way, an acolyte in perpetuating it. Your legacy will not be that of a revolutionary or movement builder, but as a Democratic Party shepherd herding the frazzled, scattered flock.

As it turns out, you underestimated us. We overestimated you.

Now, with the flock gathered and faced with a path to follow, the flock has a decision to make. Does it follow the Shepherd back to the master’s home, or do they brush aside the Shepherd’s staff and venture out on their own – to GREENER (party) pastures?

As for me, I’m a black sheep.

Thanks for the ride, Bernie. I can take it from here

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