Ok. I’m stuck in the 70’s always have been. I’m sixty-one years old. I like Steely Dan, Bob James, Herbie Hancock, I am a Big Carol King fan. I like all things R&B, The Allman Brothers, Doobie Brothers, Glady’s Knight, the list goes on and on. And I am a big fan of BERNIE SANDERS. In fact I feel that Bernie Sanders will win the Democratic Nomination. Maybe I’m one of the few African Americans who feels this way, but who cares.
I’ve followed Bernie Sanders, nearly every night on MSNBC when President Obama made his first run for the White House. MSNBC would have Sanders on nearly every night and the thing that impressed me is that this guy felt like a guest in your house for dinner. He embraces political stances that I believe in. Bernie Sanders in a word is a “throw back” candidate with morals and values. He refuses to sling mud at Hillary Clinton. He refuses to purchase campaign ads. He is courteous to nearly everyone. He is just an all around good guy that cares about those less fortunate.
He is the candidate that speaks to the issues that I feel strongly about. I do not have one negative thing to say about Bernie Sanders. Why others can’t see this, I can’t tell you, however each week his poll numbers seem to go up, up and up. That seems to be a constant with Mr. Sanders. This guy is great for the discussion, great for the conversation and I believe he will be right there at the top when it counts. He will win the Democratic Nomination for POTUS.
It seems as if there is a bottleneck on how to address the issues important to the Black Lives Matter Coalition. A clear action plan by the Black Lives Matter Coalition has not been articulated by the group itself. They are demanding action, but a clear action plan has not been articulated by the Black Lives Matters Coalition itself. There is also an attempt in my opinion to stop the progress of Bernie Sanders by the Hillary Clinton campaign. Just this past weekend Bernie Sanders spent a considerable amount of time trying to address the concerns of Black Lives Matters only to be shouted down by members of the Black Lives Matters coalition.
I believe all of this was orchestrated by the Clinton Campaign to stop the progress of Bernie Sanders. Hillary Clinton did not even attend the conference this past weekend choosing instead to comment on Facebook instead. To be fair, Bernie Sanders has addressed the issues of Prison Reform and economic inequality much better than any of the candidates on the Democratic side, including Hillary Clinton. The Black Lives Matter Coalition will not achieve its goals by shouting down candidates who are trying to come to the table with possible solutions.
This issue is a lot more than intellectual nonsense that I have heard from political pundants and political comentators who know absolutely nothing about the political landscape. The issues that need to be addressed are the killing of black men and women when they are arrested, economic disparities in the black community, Improved voter registration, reform of the criminal justice system and most importantly, the Black Lives Matter Coalition needs to do a much better job of clearly articulating issues that are important to the organization.
The other issue is this, most of the concerns of the Black Lives Matters Coalition are issues that mirror those of other progressives. Everyone is concerned about the killing of black men, the incarceration rates of Africa American men and prison reform, particularly how it relates to non violent offenders. These issues are being addressed and discussed and they are very important.
The Media does not want Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic nomination and they are doing all they can to stop the Sanders train. They are trying to stop Sanders because they believe he is to old to be effective. No amount of smokescreens put forth by MSNBC are any other media outlet will stop the Sanders machine. If The Black Lives Matter Coalition wants to achieve its goals, they need to sit down and orderly discuss options with Bernie Sanders and they need to understand who Sanders is and the history of Bernie Sanders. If they do this, they will know that Sanders is already fighting for their cause. It only takes a little research and the ability to listen to the Bernie Sanders message with an open mind. We are all in the same boat, what is good for one is good for all. Most importantly research the candidates, KNOW THE HISTORY OF THE CANDIDATES.
The Lord will strengthen those who wait on Him. He acts In His own time and His own way. He is not on a timetable, however He has a plan For you that only He knows. Those that wait on Lord shall renew their strength. Never give up, never stop trusting, be patient and strong and the Lord will deliver you from your circumstances. Learn to live above your circumstances by trusting, waiting, and serving the Lord, through His Son our Savior Jesus Christ!
May the Lord answer you in a day of trouble; may the name of God of Jacob defend you; may He send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion.