By Jerry Alatalo
“The man, then, who faces and who fears the right things and from the right motive, in the right way and at the right time, and who feels confidence under the corresponding conditions, is brave.”
– ARISTOTLE (384-322 B.C.) Greek philosopher
hile a political science student at the University of Chicago, presidential contender, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and other student social justice activists carried out an experiment to illustrate racial discrimination in housing in the Windy City. The experiment consisted of sending a black couple to inquire about renting an apartment, where they were then told, “I’m sorry, but all our apartments are rented and occupied”. Next, they sent a white couple to the same location, where the same person said, “Yes, we have plenty of apartments available. Let’s go take a look at them”.
After that, Sanders chained himself to a black woman in an act of civil disobedience to protest proven discriminatory housing practices in Chicago, in hopes of bringing about legal action to correct the situation. Sanders became arrested for that action; many are becoming familiar with the photos, and the man, as the 2016 campaign moves forward.
More Americans, and people from around the Earth, have become aware of Bernie Sanders and an extraordinary, rarely witnessed historical phenomenon has emerged, building with growing intensity. By the millions, people are coming to understand that the political revolution he talks about, based on the spiritual wisdom of all the world’s religions and philosophies: “Do unto others as you would have done unto you” – is a good revolution, carried out for the noblest purposes yet known to humanity.
What is occurring in America is nothing less than the birth of a new and better world; an undeniable, magnificent, perhaps indescribable major step forward and ascendant in human evolution. The descriptive word which may come closest to adequately express the true nature of what is occurring in 2016 is awe.
And… as the 2016 presidential race moves forward, more Americans are coming to realize that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders – a man who has consistently stood and acted for justice, peace, equality and fairness his entire life – is the best choice to become the next President of the United States.
Throughout the history of life on Earth, such stupendous opportunities arise in periods that are very few and very far between. In 2016, the American people would be wise to recognize the magnitude of this – the absolute moral and spiritual rightness – of their, and by extension humanity’s, opportunity to build a truly new and better world… and wholly, joyfully, enthusiastically embrace it.
Future generations living on this Earth will look back on this moment, appreciate the profoundly wise actions taken here and now in the year 2016, and become filled with gratitude over the good, decent world their ancestors passed on to them.
(Thank you to Connor Aberle at YouTube)