In current events, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was asked if he believes an apology is necessary to the #BlackLivesMatter movement/group. Ultimately he said “no,” meaning that an apology isn’t necessary.
Technically, he’s very much right, and here’s why.
On NBC’s Meet the Press, Bernie Sanders was asked about the apology that seemed to come from his campaign:
“Well, that was sent out by a staffer, not by me. Look, we are reaching out to all kinds of groups, absolutely… But on this issue of Black Lives Matter, let me be very clear. The issue that they are raising is a very, very important issue. And there is no candidate for president who would be stronger in fighting against institutional racism, and by the way, reforming a broken criminal justice system.” ~ Bernie Sanders, Democrat
“You said a staffer put it out, but you felt an apology was necessary?” Chuck Todd asked. “No, I don’t. I think we’re going to be working with all groups. This was sent out without my knowledge,” Sanders answered.
Many news media entities jumped on this immediately. Most headlines read something like, “Bernie Sanders: No Apology for Black Lives Matter” or “Bernie Sanders: I Don’t Owe Black Lives Matter an Apology”.
Um, I’m not a conspiracy theorist or anything, but this definitely looks like a wedge tactic to drive progressives and/or black activists AWAY from Bernie Sanders. Why would Chuck Todd attempt to ask such a question? And why is the media so interested in twisting this as if he abhors the notion of an apology or something? He simply said it isn’t necessary. Necessary, meaning “not needed” from him. And he’s right.
Even further down the rabbit hole, was Bernie Sanders (and by extension, #BlackLivesMatter) a victim of a false flag operation? One of the “protesters” who infamously interrupted him was once a diehard Tea Party Sarah Palin fan. While a person can have a change of heart as time marches on, it is also possible that the primary women who interrupted him were there explicitly to create a division between Bernie Sanders — the politician who has the greatest affinity for change we’ve been asking for — and us. Now we have the media who was dying for this chance. Let’s calm down right quick. Drink a soda or something, hear me out.
Bernie Sanders doesn’t need to apologize because he did nothing wrong. I’ll say it again: Bernie Sanders doesn’t need to apologize because he did nothing wrong. Even when the infamous protesters event (false flag possible) occurred, all Sanders did was back off and let them have the mic. Really, he didn’t even get mad. What does he have to apologize for? Even further, if you were to check his website, he’s the only politician I’ve ever seen who not only has racial injustice under his platform — he breaks it down scientifically. And it’s still there, even after this “no apology” nonsense. So no, Bernie was right; he doesn’t need to give an apology. He needs to give actions, and being that his platform is still committed, I think we need to slow down and observe this wedge the media is trying to place between the people. Divide and Conquer.
Don’t let it happen.