The Revolution Really Does Continue
Sanders Statement on Trump
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 9 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Wednesday after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States:
“Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media. People are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, of seeing decent paying jobs go to China and other low-wage countries, of billionaires not paying any federal income taxes and of not being able to afford a college education for their kids - all while the very rich become much richer.
“To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him. To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him.”
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What happens now?
We believe in America. We fought for America. Still, we are people who believe we are a free people. Not one of us will knowingly accept slavery.
While our blood boils and our anger has risen to unimagined heights — just like the characters depicted in Les Misérables — we will take a different path to right the wrongs. We have a plan which will spread throughout the world because it serves the 99% everywhere. After all, Freedom is international.
It was not what we did that mattered, although that was important. It was not what we said, although that too was important. What mattered was our 'beingness'. The essence of who we were, that is what made the British choose to leave India. Mahatma Gandhi, Jan 1948.
We are All Partners in This Life. First, We Agree to Help Each Other.