As a longtime Democratic activist supporting Bernie Sanders, I think it is important that fellow Democrats who support Hillary Clinton understand how deeply and widely “Bernie or Bust” is felt. Every time you dismiss, criticize, insult or condescend, you are pouring gas on a fire you will not be able to stop.
Our political system is broken and corrupted by money and corporate influence. We are going to have a political revolution, either now or in the near future. It can be a relatively peaceful one with progressive core values and Bernie influences, or something out of an authoritarian hell led by the likes of Trump.
Think about your choices and their consequences when you engage those of us supporting Bernie. We are a golden opportunity, not a problem. The problem is a broken and corrupt political system, not the millions who want to fix it.