There’s something Bernie Sanders needs to be very careful of, and I don’t think people realize how possible it is.
Let me paint a scene:
- It’s June of 2016 and Sanders continues building more and more support with the middle class
- The anti-rich sentiment is growing, and it’s starting to get an actual class warfare feel
- Things continue to erupt with regard to minority and police relations, with more visibility than ever on stops, arrests, and shootings
- An aggressive group of anti-establishment types start coming to Sanders rallies with a mixture of ideologies, e.g., the rich are taking from us, the police are oppressing us, we’re poor because the rich keep us down
And from there it gets ugly.
I’m thinking potential rioting. Looting. And general mischief that can and will undermine Sanders’ message.
It’s basically French Revolution meets Black Lives Matter meets Marxism meets Occupy Wall Street.
There are a lot of forces that could counterbalance this, and keep it from getting out of hand, but the potential is definitely there.