Trump/Sanders: Drawing their energy from the thing they’re reacting against

Aatish Taseer said this about the greatest Crybully movement the world has ever seen, Islamism – ” I recognized that the throng in Rawalpindi was a microcosm of radical Islam’s relationship to our time. It drew its energy from the thing it was reacting against” Sanders and Trump supporters aren’t as radical, but they’re following a similar playbook, feeding off each other’s hate.

The pump was primed in Chicago, thanks to now near-constant demonstrations against Mayor Rahm Emanuel over the shooting of Laquan McDonald and other issues. Trump chose a venue, the University of Illinois-Chicago campus, in the heart of the city, where student organizers whipped a demonstration together. And activists tapped into existing networks of pro-Bernie Sanders and Black Lives Matter activists.

Rumors about Trump's visit started flying around the UIC campus Friday evening. Students were not happy.

On Monday night, there was a meeting. The lecture hall, meant to hold 100 students, overflowed with representatives of student groups from the Black Student Union to Fearless and Undocumented. They decided they would march outside the rally to protest.

via How Bernie Sanders Supporters Shut Down Donald Trump's Rally in Chicago – NBC News.


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