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About "Bernie Sanders (NEG)"
Even some of the most loyal Bernie Sanders followers are not aware of his history of civil disobedience. In his early years in the 1960s, Sanders participated in successful protests and peaceful civil disobedience. But eventually Bernie left the realm of protest and got involved in politics.
This case makes the argument that diplomatic change — contrary to civil disobedience — brings about the steady progressivism that Bernie Sanders and his followers believe in. The most convincing negative argument is in Sanders’ recent condemnation of his own followers in their attempt to overthrow the Democratic National Committee’s nomination of Hillary Clinton. Civil disobedience was formally condemned by Bernie Sanders.
The applications put forth are reflective of Bernie Sanders’ history of civil obedience, the steady progressivism of his civil service in government. Overall, it can be argued that civil disobedience has not been a cornerstone of the modern Feel the Bern movement.
To learn more about this case, study Bernie’s early days of civil disobedience and familiarize yourself with his time in Congress. You should start to notice a pattern in Bernie’s life that is mirrored in the maturation of socialism: from the early days of violent revolution in Asia and South America to the modern version, which uses peaceful democracy to create successful socialist societies like Norway, France, and Canada.
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