You don't like Sanders. We get that.
What you need to understand is that Bernie is our compromise offer -- a last-ditch olive branch.
After the way you treated Occupy Wall Street -- which came to you in peace, prepared to discuss some very necessary changes and work out solutions that everyone could live with, and which you dismissed with pepper spray and arrests and property confiscation and mass-media propaganda -- we were pretty pissed off, and you haven't exactly redeemed yourself since then. You've completely failed to police your own, or even to take any steps towards accountability.
On the contrary -- as far as we can tell, you've doubled down. Your solution to people being kicked out of their homes because of the housing bubble you engineered or the broken lending regulations you broke, or to not being able to pay their college loans because they can't get the jobs they were promised by your propaganda, is to make it harder for people to protest these things, and to increase surveillance of our day-to-day activities so you know who to arrest
Your solution to global warming is to keep pumping out propaganda to convince people it's not happening, even as you're pumping out the carbon dioxide that makes it happen, and even as you try to build yet more pipelines so you can pump out even more of it, and to make more international "trade" treaties so nobody can stop you.
What you don't seem to understand is that the more you clamp down, the more the pressure builds. It doesn't go away; you just keep it under wraps for a little longer.
The solutions Bernie Sanders offers are the solutions we need.
You may succeed in convincing people that he's promising magic ponies, and we may thereby end up with one of your lackeys in the GOP as president -- or even, saints preserve us, Donald Trump.
(You may not like Trump either, but don't try to distance yourself -- you paved the road that Trump is now cruising. You laid down the bed of alternate-reality beliefs that lead people to vote Republican -- but Trump knows how to work a crowd better than your lackeys do, and he realized that they weren't fully exploiting the rich vein of stupid you had sown and carefully nurtured these past few decades.)
People like to compare Sanders to Trump when they're trying to diss Sanders, so let me say something about that: Trump is an extremist; Sanders is not -- but they do have one thing in common: they're both agents of change, they both threaten the status quo, and that's why they're both so damn popular.
Consider this, though: add the support for Trump to the support for Sanders, and consider that as an approximation of the level of dissatisfaction there will be if one of them doesn't win.
The idea of a Trump presidency rather frightens me, for a number of reasons -- mainly because I simply don't think he's competent to govern, and also because of his disturbing fascistic tendencies. So you and I, o plutonomy, seem to be largely on the same side of this one issue.
Consider your own unease at the idea of a Trump presidency, and then consider that he is but the epicenter of a much larger tectonic shift underway in our society.
A Trump presidency or a Sanders presidency would relieve some of that tectonic pressure -- possibly with bloodshed and mass incarcerations in the former case -- but if neither of them win, the pressure will continue to build. If you think Trump and Sanders are scary, you haven't seen what will come next.
Sanders at least offers a peaceful solution that works within the system. Neither of us really knows what Trump will do, and we both know Clinton (or, saints preserve us some more, any of the non-Trump GOP candidates) will do nothing of significance; the pressure will keep building.
My point: you should be supporting Sanders. He's our last, best hope for a peaceful resolution to this crisis.
You need to stop the anti-socialism propaganda and call off your attack dogs. Universal healthcare, free college, and other planks in the Sanders platform will save your hide if you will let them. That's why they are there: they are solutions to a problem.
If you don't, we're all going to be in a lot of trouble -- including you.