Why I Want Bernie To Win
My voice matters. Not because I have a blog, but because millionaires and billionaires fund the crap out of Super PACs in an effort to influence my vote.
I really want Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic nomination. Can’t I, Liping Huang Zheng, just whisper of a dream?
A dream of single payer health care and free tuition at public universities. A dream where I know things will be better for my sisters, my future mixed-race children and my further mixed-race grandchildren.
I truly believe, in the deepest core of my over-sized body that Sanders will actually make America great again. It's a future you want to believe in and I do. He's like Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation because she just wants Pawnee to be awesome but everybody else sucks.
I’ve already voted for Sanders at our primary via mail-in ballots. I want to vote for him in the general too, because he can defeat the evil orange monster reminiscent of a Maplestory boss.
His campaign has been fueled with the power of the people; unlike Trump’s white power or Clinton’s oil/coal Super PACs.
My young millennial brethren have thrusted their political trust into Bernie Sanders. They’ve been energized to be the next generation of the Democratic base. So a loss for Sanders is equated with the loss of the people’s power.
Sometimes I feel like a zealous missionary spreading the good word of Bernie Sanders. But when you believe in something bigger than yourself it's hard to shut the fuck up. So friends, family and readers of this blog, if you want me to shut up: vote for Bernie Sanders.
I haven't really delved into the reality of what happens IF Sanders loses the nomination. I think I'm going to vote for the presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton. But whenever that thought comes about I feel like I'm betraying my conviction.
A loss will possibly signify that we’re not enough. Our voices, our numbers… They’re not enough to beat the establishment. Whether that will cause disillusion within my generation or create more apathy… Like a college freshman taking finals after a frat party, I do not know.