And Then They Came for Bernie

A poetic version of the confession of German pastor Martin Niemöller reads, “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.” A chilling reminder of the effects tacit complicity in propaganda and acquiescence to identity politics can have on both the person and the nation as a whole. The mainstream media and the political left have turned victimhood into a political asset, accusation into conviction, and identity politics into a weapon. They have created a beast devoid of reason, and that beast has now turned to devour one of their own, an icon of the modern left, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

When Anthony Kennedy stepped down from the Supreme Court, liberals in America were in absolute panic. They could not fathom living in a country with another conservative Justice. They could not abide by the natural results of the political

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