Boston for #Bernie

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).

2016-02-27 FAMILY MARCH FOR BERNIE [36 seconds]:

 

 

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:

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Gavin atop the crowd

 

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.

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To top it off, this lovely text from the good Senator that evening:

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#SANDERS2016!!!

 

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