posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 10:34 PM
Being poor and in a ghetto (ever heard of a #ing trailer park Sanders?) has nothing to do with being poor. It's 50 degrees and raining where I live
right now, and on my way to the store, I saw a White homeless man carrying a wet pillow and raggedy blanket on the street. That man is not going to
sleep well tonight, if at all, and I got pissed off about Sanders ignorant statement all over again.
Not all Black people live in ghettos, and not all White people live in gated suburbs. My entire adolescent life, I grew up in neighborhoods that were
majority minority - by a wide margin, I'm talking in my first elementary school I was one of 6 White students in the entire school, and my brother
sister made up 2 of the other 5. I didn't have my first pair of name brand shoes until I was 16 and bought them my damn self after getting a job.
Somehow though, most of my fellow students throughout school managed to get free or reduced lunch while wearing Nikes, Jordans, Addidas, etc. While I
was wearing my older brothers hand me down shirts and worn out pants and Kmart shoes that fell apart after a week, getting picked on by Black and
20 million people in the US live in trailer parks, trailer parks that get picked up and utterly destroyed by tornadoes, floods and other disasters
every year. How this crusty old #bird can sit up there and tell the whole world those peoples suffering doesn't exist - the kids whose parents are
abusive or drug addicts, felons, people driving 25 year old pickup trucks, who's only AC is a fan in the window in oppressive heat, people who can't
get a job because there are none to be had in their rural counties, stuck in the same perpetual cycle of poverty that Sanders is claiming Black people
have a monopoly on - completely blows my mind.
I honestly believe had I been in a room with Bernie Sanders and he said that out loud, I would have beat him within an inch of his miserable, frail
existence. I've since calmed down, but of all the things him and Clinton have spouted this cycle - hell, you can even throw in Obama's ignorant ass
statements over both of his terms, this one has probably angered me the most. I am the first generation in my family (along with my sister) to have
ever attended college with a realistic chance of getting a degree (Associates, but still), my mother worked at a livestock feed store and worked for
the county in child support - my father and step father were both truck drivers, my grand father opened up a small gas station in 1950's Las Vegas,
hiring felons. I come from an extremely humble background, much more Humble than Sanders, and he thinks he can sit here and tell me I don't know what
it's like to be poor? I guess my sleeping on a #ing army cot when I was 16 because my parent's couldn't afford to buy me a bed didn't #ing happen
then? My wearing hand me down shirts, pants and shoes from my brothers in elementary and middle school must not have ever happened either? Oh, and the
African American and Hispanic students that picked on my BECAUSE I was wearing worn out shoes, ripped pants, no jacket while they were wearing shiny
new shoes and got new clothes every school year didn't happen either?
I had better stop typing at this point, it's not worth my time. Sanders is an old, rickety, hunch back, socialist dirt bag without the slightest grip
on the real freaking world due in part to his virtually entire adult life of being a politician. I have other, real things to do.