Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Senator Bernie Sanders (Socialist-VT) decisively won the Wisconsin Democrat Primary. To claim victory in the land of Cheeseheads, the 74 year old Senator chose to have a bunch of young people in back of him on the dais.
During Sanders speech in Laramie, Wyoming, the candidate chose to rail against young people who are too busy with their video games. At the same time, there was some vidiot around Sanders who was making faces on Snapchat or another video based social media.
In Sander's optimistic opinion, young people are idealistic thus progressives. But Sander's chide about young people too busy with their video games may also reveal how there is a youthful expectation of little effort and high return. There is also the cognitive dissonance of idealistic young 99%-ers advocating for socialism during Occupy Wall Street movement while camped out in the District of Calamity's Farragut Square or Manhattan's Zuccotti Park on their shiny new Apple i-Phones.
The question is what is the better future in which we should believe?