I know this sounds off the current discussion but just have to get it off my chest. Hope you can bear with me.
I'm a baby boomer. Grew up in a blue collar union family. Didn't have much but got by. First college graduate. Married blue collar union guy, electrician IBEW. Because of this, I am now, 65, living on social security and union pensions from both my late husband and my own work record. I have solid health insurance. I'm doing OK.
I don't say this to gloat, I actually say this in sadness because you 20, 30, 40 year olds are not going to have this ever in the current political climate. Unions have their faults but gave me this life after 40-50 years of work. They no longer exist for most of you.
I was a Bernie supporter because I hope for everyone who works hard to have what I have. This is how it should be. But it's not. What happened?
My life experience, for what its worth, tells me that when people organize and fight for their own and others self interest, everyone benefits. It really is us against them, the 1 percent.
Every American is entitled, yes, entitled, to what I have. Except, if things keep going the way they are, they aren't going to have it. My heart breaks for my children and grandchildren. This election has blown my mind.
Fight, folks, like they did in the 1930's and 1940's. Let history be your guide. There is power in numbers.
As a political junkie, can't even get into what this all means globally. My head will explode.