Since we know each other and are friends on Facebook, I’m surprised you wouldn’t just post some form of this response there instead of on a platform where you have no followers. Is it because you don’t want others who also know both of us to read your condescending point of view?

Don’t tell me who or what to trust or presume I don’t know where to be cautious. It’s insulting. As you WELL KNOW I was with Bernie since before he announced and I’ve been with him every step of the way since that point. I don’t believe in him any less than I did five days ago but I’m also a realist.

I’m getting a whole lot of bullshit from Bernie or Bust-ers who are telling me that we need to burn the whole system to the ground. Do I disagree? I sure as fuck do not. Will that happen before we all need to vote? It sure as fuck WON’T.

These are some of the same people who tell me they still stand by their vote for Nader. Remind me again how a vote for Nader burned the system to the ground? I mean it burned a whole lot of other things to the ground but not the system.

I am not AGAINST Bernie, as so many would like to tell me I am. I will always be for him and what he stands for. But unless someone tells me how this entrenched bullshit system is going to be completely transformed within the next 147 days I think my path is clear.

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