Saturday, Feb 27th 2016
We had the pleasure and privilege of marching through downtown Boston in support of Bernie Sanders today, a first in political activism in our family (aside what I do every day all day through social media these days).
On the way there my son was terribly grumpy, throwing tantrums and eventually telling me the most hurtful thing he could come up with: “I wish I was OLDER so I could vote for Donald TRUMP!”
I just pushed ahead with my daughter in the stroller. Things seemed to turn around for him once Daddy gave him the best view possible from anywhere; atop your 6’9″ Dad’s shoulders:
Sure enough his heart changed right around. Imagine my delight returning home with my son chanting;
“HEY HEY! HO HO! CORPORATE GREED HAS GOT TO GO!”
And my daughter?
“WE DON’T NEED NO SUPER PAC! WE GOT BERNIE SANDERS’ BACK!”
Not bad for 7 and 4 years old. Here’s to them growing up more aware and involved than I EVER was. And moreover here’s to the possibility of them growing up in a system that is not an altogether corrupt oligarchy, dammit.
To top it off, this lovely text from the good Senator that evening: