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Bernie Sanders says that billionaires have “psychiatric issues.” He’s not entirely incorrect.

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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 06:40 PM
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Bernie Sanders comment to MSNBC a few months ago is perhaps the first time I've heard a politician suggest the ultra rich or the 1%; as its commonly referred too, have a different way of thinking as opposed to us common folk.

His remarks really aren't too out of touch with reality, or entirely incorrect. Having said that, I'm glad there is a person running for president whose discussing and make comments like this, kind of puts it into perspective; not only does he understand the growing riff of income inequality and desparity, his depth of understanding the issue is profoundly more legitimate.


"Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different."

—F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Bernie Sanders' unexpectedly popular presidential campaign features a lot of rhetoric that we don’t usually hear in mainstream politics. One striking example is the Vermont senator’s contention that the ultra-rich suffer from "psychiatric issues" that manifest in an addiction to money and a worldview divorced from reality.



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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 06:52 PM
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a reply to: Daedal
Bernie is by far the most Intellectual amongst those Campaigning to fill the shoes of the Presidency.

Got my Bernie 2016 Bumper Sticker today in the mail, it was on my truck in minutes.
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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 07:04 PM
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Of course they have psychiatric issues, they have no remorse for what they do or sympathy for those they screw over time and time again. As long as they have money, they'll want more of it and they'll do whatever it takes to make (steal) it.

It comes to a point where you get so much money that you no longer want it for financial security, it becomes a "who has the bigger penis" type of game. They want to be the richest of the rich, it's a kind of power to them. The more money they have, the stronger and more important they are in their own eyes.

They're a bunch of sociopaths that have lost their ability to empathize. As long as they get theirs, screw everybody else. The insane run the asylum around here and it's only getting worse by the day.

For the love of money is the root of all evil, and those who run the world love it so much that it has gone into the realms of lust.

As for Bernie Sanders, he's an alright guy in my book. I don't plan on voting but I hope he wins, and if he does then hopefully he was being genuine in his words and wasn't putting on an act this whole time. My gut feeling though is that he doesn't have a chance in hell, and if he does then he's probably part of the game those at the top are playing. Hopefully I'm wrong though.
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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 07:10 PM
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Yes. His intellect isn't impaired or beholden to corporate sponsorship, as many others.

Go Bernie!



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: Daedal
I call what they have, Reality Deficit Disorder. They're not alone in that, of course. Many have it. Theirs is just severe.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

So Reality Deficit Hyperactive Disorder?



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 07:28 PM
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I call what they have, Reality Deficit Disorder.


Ooooo... RDD.

It has a nice ring to it, maybe we can invent a new pharmaceutical for this disease ?



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 07:37 PM
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originally posted by: CranialSponge
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I call what they have, Reality Deficit Disorder.


Ooooo... RDD.

It has a nice ring to it, maybe we can invent a new pharmaceutical for this disease ?



There is, its called Seizing their accounts and assets, and forcing them to start over from scratch...Penniless


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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 07:38 PM
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When you have enough money you can tell an employee, "Call the senator, I want to have lunch tomorrow" .... you live in a totally different reality than 98% of the world.

And yet we elect these people, the people that have little to nothing in common with most of us ... to represent our interests.

And we wonder why things are the way they are?


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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 07:53 PM
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Until One single politician actually does what they say they are going to do I wouldn't believe one word. As to his opinion, the 1% are hardly alone in this aspect of delusions, they are not in the 1% of crazy, that percentage is far greater from the state of this planet.
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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 07:54 PM
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So if Bernie gets elected and has an uneventful term, do you suppose he will go on a lecture tour just like every other ex president? The tour that pays them 50 to 100 grand a speech. Will he turn down the money and keep his mental state?



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 07:58 PM
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"Psychiatric issues"? Shipping employment overseas, creating bubbles while people are thrown on the street... Sums that up about right.

I seen a Bernie sticker on a car today. Beats seeing the "I'm ready for Hillary" ones.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 08:00 PM
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All we have to do is look how pompous Trump acts. When the rich have so much money, they don't care who they offend.

I've seen close relatives who have struggled and than become wealthy. Their whole perspective and political outlook changes. They forget where they came from and who helped them gain their wealth.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 08:00 PM
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I totally agree with this sentiment.

Too bad he is a socialist, socialism has failed in every single place it was tried large scale, hence he also has some form of psychosis, because by Einsteins definition of insanity, he wants to keep trying the same thing and expects to magically this time get a different result.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 08:10 PM
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originally posted by: CranialSponge
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I call what they have, Reality Deficit Disorder.


Ooooo... RDD.

It has a nice ring to it, maybe we can invent a new pharmaceutical for this disease ?


I think the only treatment might be to make them work a real job, and live on the average national income for five to 7 years, no perks allowed. Of course, treatment is tenuous at best, even then.
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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 09:04 PM
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Could you explain to me what or how his position on issues equates to insanity or what he's saying has historically been proven as a failure as you've replied.


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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 09:32 PM
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originally posted by: Daedal
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Could you explain to me what or how his position on issues equates to insanity or what he's saying has historically been proven as a failure as you've replied.



He is a socialist, openly.

Socialism was tried many times, it is a utter failure.

In other words, he is obviously crazy, because he thinks this time it will be different.

When it can't ever be different, it doesn't work, no matter how many times it is tried it will fail.

Berney, is a politician, he is going to tell those like you, that believe him, what you want to hear.

Then, true to form for a politician, he will enact his own viewpoint, which in this case is socialism.

You honestly think a new openly socialist politician is not going to try to enact legislation, that follows his ideology?

If he didn't want socialist policies, why would he be a socialist?

Clear enough?

Seems quite obvious to me.

I'm a libertarian, if I were elected, guess what I would try to get passed, that is right libertarian policies.

How is this not as obvious as water being wet and things falling when you drop them?



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 09:41 PM
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originally posted by: CranialSponge
a reply to: Klassified



I call what they have, Reality Deficit Disorder.


Ooooo... RDD.

It has a nice ring to it, maybe we can invent a new pharmaceutical for this disease ?


I think the only treatment might be to make them work a real job, and live on the average national income for five to 7 years, no perks allowed. Of course, treatment is tenuous at best, even then.



I don't know...

I'm still kind of liking the whole pill-making idea.

We could crank the price to $1200 per pill to make it more appealing to the Hollywood pill popping culture.

We'd become the new one percenters in no time.

Then as we're walking down Rodeo Drive, we can point our fingers and laugh at all the Lohan and Bieber drug addicts sitting on the streetcorner begging for spare change.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 09:42 PM
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They can be out of touch with reality, and that doesn't make them good for government in my book.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 09:43 PM
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He is a socialist, openly.

Socialism was tried many times, it is a utter failure.


It seems to be working well in the northern European nations, social democracies. Bernie's a Democratic Socialist, can you list some democratic socialist nations that have failed?



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