Bernie Sanders is a demagogue

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The left, democratic outsider wins individual states. Hillary Clinton can no longer catch up with Bernie Sanders. Why doesn't he give up? Bernie has a different goal, his brother Larry Sanders told Radio SRF.

Bernie Sanders made life difficult for Hillary Clinton in the US primary campaign. Young voters in particular are enthusiastic about “The Bern”. The left outsider will no longer catch up with the democratic favorite. So why doesn't he leave the field and end his election campaign?

"He did not run for the primaries to become US President, but to make his ideas heard," said his older brother, Larry Sanders, opposite Radio SRF. He knows Bernie like no other and had brought him into contact with left-wing politics for the first time.

Struggle for social justice

With his appearances, Bernie seeks broad support for his ideas of a more equitable distribution of wealth and more social justice, says Larry Sanders. These are the issues that Sanders keeps coming back to in his campaign appearances when he speaks of a just economy for everyone, and not just for the richest.

He wants to trigger a left-wing political movement with his election campaign.
Author: Larry SandersOlder brother of Bernie Sanders

Larry Sanders witnessed this election campaign first hand. The 81-year-old lives in England, but accompanied his younger brother for a while during the election campaign. The two talk on the phone regularly. His brother Bernie doesn't just have the next election in mind. He thinks long-term and wants to trigger a left-wing political movement with his election campaign.

The civil rights movement or the women's rights movement have shown that real change is possible. In the same way, the von Sanders movement could bring about economic and political change. But that takes determination and perseverance. Larry Sanders emphasizes that his brother has both, because as a boy Bernie was a cross-country runner with a lot of stamina. In the same way he makes politics.

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  • Comment from Sebastian Frey (Sebastian Frey)
    Informative post that could explain a lot. Because I was surprised that Sanders always ruled out an independent candidacy (although there are some indications that this would even make him president). It is surprising that Sanders hardly ever addresses the (to put it mildly) partially undemocratic primary elections ... But that Sanders was able to build up such a movement of subordinates is impressive and delighted!
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  • Comment from tom rosen (tom rosen)
    Mr. Sanders is a demagogue who tries to penetrate the American lower class as often as possible with the ideas of his socialist idols. Not performance-related income but basic provision for all that is not performance-related. At the expense of those who are still ready to perform. But how long does he think the top performers will go along with it? No problem, Mr. Sanders - the IRS, NSA and FBI will be brought into line and the private sector will be nationalized. Did not we have that before?
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    1. answer from Sebastian Frey (Sebastian Frey)
      Find out about his program, his settings. Sanders would be somewhere between middle right and middle left in Europe. He represents things that are undisputed by us even among free-minded people.
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  • Comment from Urs Heim (Ursus)
    The explanation for Sander's continuation lies in his belief that Hillary Clinton's campaign should keep his social issues open for as long as possible. Hillary, a financially funded candidate, has only marginal interests in a more social society. All the more, Sanders has to force them to address not only those who have but also socially disadvantaged social classes. What it actually brings in the end remains open.
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