Why I support bernie Sanders as an Iraqi : I grew up in a war torn country all my life . I started being conscious to the world with the invasion of my country in 2003. I had my childhood upbringing during the 2007 civil war. And my teenage years during ISIS rising in 2014 1/
During those years there’s one constant theme, Confusion. I was a young kid who couldn’t understand anything and why all of these things happened. During ISIS war I had a deep depression because I was confused about life and my purpose in it 2/
Seeing Isis flags couple 100s of meters away from me shook me to my core. The stories of fleeing families from areas controlled by Isis and the genocide of over 2000 cadet in speicher camp. Almost losing my brother and father in 2 bombs attack on the Masjid near our home 3/
All these things got me in a state of mind of giving up as my future and life doesn’t matter because my country will forever be in torment and war. 4/
In 2015 I got into politics by seeing a video about Bernie Sanders. The man talked about inequality and creating a society that works for all people and opposing wars that makes the world unstable especially in the Middle East. I got more and more interested in him 5/
I saw old videos of him opposing the war in my country and talking about the exact scenario that happened predicting it back in 2002 talking about war creating power vacuum that leads to the rise of extremest groups and unseen consequences of going to war without a plan 6/
It made me search more about the war and how it started, who pushed for it and who lied about it to drive the international community to war in my country. I got to see who lied and voted for that war. By their names 7/
Neoliberals shrug the criticism of those who voted for the war as if it didn’t cause millions of people horror and harm not just in Iraq but in USA too should be ashamed of themselves and seeing people argue for those war criminals makes me sick! 8/
That’s why I’m super active against those who voted for the war. They’ll never be forgiven for what they did. They stole my childhood and destroyed millions of families and left scars on them that’ll never be healed 9/
Seeing the whitewashing of warcriminals like bill cristol and bush in the media just because they say “bad trump” drives me insane. No one should have those people on their side. 10/
All of that made me certain the only one fitting for the job is Bernie Sanders. The man with consistent record for 40 years with the same ideals and policies and never had to pivot or evolve because he was never a political opportunist. He was a humanist 11/
I’ll always be against those who voted for the war.I’ll forever fight tooth and nail against them in every public forum I can speak in. So for those who attack his supporters claiming they are just bernie bros or sexists or some Russian bots or that he is propped up by Russia 12/
You should all be ashamed of yourselves for ignoring all the stories and pain that people had that lead them to connect with Bernie’s message wether it’s his anti war stances or economic justice or racial and social justice record and paint them in a broad brush as irrelevant 13/
So I plead to all who see this. I know it’s a long thread but please elect this man as president. The world literally can’t handle more centrism and half measures and compromising and bipartisanship. He is the only one I trust to fight for all these issues 14/#Bernie2020 #NotMeUs
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