February 20, 2016

"A Chicago Tribune archival photo of a young man being arrested in 1963 at a South Side protest is Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders..."

"... his campaign has confirmed, bolstering the candidate's narrative about his civil rights activism."

49 comments:

hiawatha biscayne said...

has the shithead ever just had a regular job?

Oso Negro said...

Bernie Sanders vs. Donald Trump?
WTF, America?

Bay Area Guy said...

Bernie's got some street cred now! The young college kid took it to the Man! The oppressive nature of the racially charged Univeristy of Chicago must have tormented not just the under class, but the underclassmen.

Fight the Power, Bernie!

MadisonMan said...

From the Article:

He looked at it — he actually has his student ID from the University of Chicago in his wallet — and he said, 'Yes, that indeed is (me)

WTH? Why would anyone carry a student ID from 50 years ago in his/her wallet? That's lunacy!

David Begley said...

Thank goodness!

Next question: Did you ever smoke pot?

Next question: Have you ever been a member of the Communist party?

Beth B said...

Maybe he's following Hedley Lamar's example and using it to try to get into movies with a student discount, MadisonMan?

dreams said...

In 1963 I was an 18 year old in the US Air Force, it never occurred to me to hate my country.

Adamsunderground said...

Too bad the Secret Service didn't give him the codename "Grassy Noel."

MadisonMan said...

@BethB -- LOL!

That's such an awesome movie, and still relevant today I guess! :)

sydney said...

He was fined only $25 for resisting arrest. Today, they kill you for resisting arrest.

traditionalguy said...

Bernie is a young idealist like his lemmings. His ideal is to order the murder a third of the Americans that work in the professions and traditional institutions and steal their stuff so he can remake America into a fair place. Now kiss all freedom goodbye and get on board the Sanders Train to the Detention Camps.

The Bernie's cap says "Make America a Miserable Prison ."

Terry said...

Hillary Clinton was in Chicago in 1963. She was the snitch who ratted Sanders out as a commie.

Bob Boyd said...

I'll bet he wasn't protesting dark goo.

Adamsunderground said...

Today, they kill you for resisting arrest.

These are the good old days--.these are the good old days!

Robert Cook said...

"In 1963 I was an 18 year old in the US Air Force, it never occurred to me to hate my country."

What leads you to the misperception that Sanders--or anyone protesting what they consider to be unacceptable social or political conditions--"hates (their) country?"

Is the first amendment a trick, a subterfuge intended, by encouraging citizens to "petition the government for redress of grievances," to uncover those who hate America?

Citizens are not soldiers, and unquestioning obedience is not required (even if it is encouraged); rather, engaged citizens--necessary to a healthy polity--must be quick to point out and by various methods encourage correction of those things in their society they perceive to be social or political ills.

Tank said...

dreams said...

In 1963 I was an 18 year old in the US Air Force, it never occurred to me to hate my country.


The civil rights protests involved demanding equal rights for black people. I am guessing that you don't think that black people should have to sit in the back of the bus, drink at separate water fountains, be barred from universities, be killed for looking at white women, etc. It's possible to think that some things need to be fixed and still love your country. We've come so far into the insanity of today's search for victimhood that we've forgotten what the civil rights movement was really about.

Mike said...

At the exact same moment Hillary was wearing a Goldwater Girls shirt and marching in defense of extremism -- on the right. She is such a giant phony and has no real civil rights cred, and it Berns!

dreams said...

"I am guessing that you don't think that black people should have to sit in the back of the bus, drink at separate water fountains, be barred from universities, be killed for looking at white women"

And I don't think that people like Sanders and others in the sixties were good for our country and I don't they loved our country. I don't think Obama and the liberals love our country.

Phil 3:14 said...

"What leads you to the misperception that Sanders--or anyone protesting what they consider to be unacceptable social or political conditions--"hates (their) country?""

Agree with RC on that one. It was a protest regarding racial inequality in the Chicago school system.

Both the left and right have long traditions of protesting school problems.

I'm curious to hear how Bernie feels about the Chicago school system today.

JZ said...

I'm struck by the idea that someone at a newspaper spent time looking through old negatives. Newspapers still have archives where they store old negatives?

Tank said...

dreams said...

"I am guessing that you don't think that black people should have to sit in the back of the bus, drink at separate water fountains, be barred from universities, be killed for looking at white women"

And I don't think that people like Sanders and others in the sixties were good for our country and I don't they loved our country. I don't think Obama and the liberals love our country.


I think you just moved the goal posts there. This post is about Sanders protesting in 1963 for civil rights.

dreams said...

"I think you just moved the goal posts there. This post is about Sanders protesting in 1963 for civil rights."

Maybe, I was thinking of the whole sixties era riots by the college baby boomers.

AJ Lynch said...

I still have my freshman ID from Villanova in 1970. But I don't carry it in my wallet. [hard to frigging believe it will be 50 damn years in 2020].

Amadeus 48 said...

Bernie Sanders, fighting the Man in the Kennedy Administration.

Also note, this was the days when the Chicago Police Department had not yet embraced the elegant and morale building checkered hat bands. Those were brought in by reform police superintendent Orlando Wilson after the so-called Summerdale Police Scandal. The biggest change after the reforms (other than the hat bands)? Policemen would no longer help burglars carry stuff out of houses--they were on their own.

Amadeus 48 said...

Robert Cook said:
"What leads you to the misperception that Sanders--or anyone protesting what they consider to be unacceptable social or political conditions--"hates (their) country?""

Well, an early clue was the honeymoon in the Soviet Union.

Fritz said...

It's one thing to be naive when you're young; it's another thing entirely to be that naive when you're 74.

tim in vermont said...

I wanna vote for the guy smoking a cigarette looking on.

MadisonMan said...

I still have my freshman ID

I still have mine too -- but like you, it's not sitting in my wallet. Why carry all that extra width around!

EDH said...

JZ said...
I'm struck by the idea that someone at a newspaper spent time looking through old negatives. Newspapers still have archives where they store old negatives?


If Sanders is carrying around his old campus ID, he knew this picture existed. It was "found" after the NH primary and just before the SC primary? Please.

This is Sanders' "handshake with JFK" photo.

Jason said...

"The guy smoking a cigarette and watching Bernie Sanders get arrested is my spirit animal."

--Ashley Rae Goldenberg

Terry said...

"What leads you to the misperception that Sanders--or anyone protesting what they consider to be unacceptable social or political conditions--"hates (their) country?""
The flag burning?

Ignorance is Bliss said...

MadisonMan said...

Why would anyone carry a student ID from 50 years ago in his/her wallet?

He's a socialist. What else would he need a wallet for?

Terry said...

Many people do not kow that DFW's Brief Interviews With Hideous Men was originally titled Brief Interviews With Hillary Clinton and other Hideous Men.

Terry said...

"Why would anyone carry a student ID from 50 years ago in his/her wallet?"
A memento. I hear that Sanders still carries the icepick he stuck in Trotsky's brain, and that he had the shinbone of Tsarevich Alexei made into a flute.

Carol said...

Silent Gen was a radical bunch eh. But it was the Boomers ruined everything.

rcommal said...

I suspect the answer is simpler. What are the odds that Bernie is still carrying the same wallet and that he never had a specific need to remive the ID?

rcommal said...

I'm change chuckling because someone near and dear to me has had the same wallet for as long as I can remember and only recently swapped out some items that had been there since, well, something like forever. ; )

Dude1394 said...

I guess Hillary is going to have to create some arrest photos.

n.n said...

The modern civil rights movement has enjoyed a chaotic life. From its early beginnings in selective principles or pro-choice doctrine, to incorporation for establishment of religious/moral, economic, and social monopolies.

coupe said...

People talk a lot about draft dodgers, but as the article shows, the rules were as complicated as IRS law.

The reason the rules were made complicated, is because only the farm boys and street people would be stupid enough to actually show up to the induction center.

The one person I am looking for in a Presidential candidate, is the one that looks like they might know how to use a shovel, or a wheelbarrow.

I don't see that person yet. They need to start identifying themselves to me if they want to win the "real man" vote. I am a "real man," and I don't care if they escaped the draft, escaped their worthless wives, or escaped their fair share of taxes.

Show me the work gloves and you are fucking IN! Simple.

tim in vermont said...

OK, I just checked, and that condom I bought as a freshman in case I ever got lucky is not looking too good.

Terry said...

"People talk a lot about draft dodgers, but as the article shows, the rules were as complicated as IRS law."
I once had a reason to research draft dodgers during WW2. You know, 'greatest generation' and all that. I discovered that lots of people -- hundreds of thousands -- asked for deferments and that many (about a third) were granted.
More people were drafted during WW2 (~10 million) than enlisted (~6 million).

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Laura said...

You're talking about those peace-filled love-ins where people locked arms and had to be carried away, right? While wearing daisy chains? (Pun may be intended.)

Why not start the impeachment hearings before he even has to, gasp, swear himself in?

The Cracker Emcee said...

This helps Bern if you think Black folks consider civil rights cred yesterday more important than a government check today. They know Hillary will deliver. When all is said and done, Bernie is just a novelty act.

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dreams said...

"OK, I just checked, and that condom I bought as a freshman in case I ever got lucky is not looking too good."

Oh yeah, I'm wondering about the shelf life of Viagra too.

wildswan said...

In that photo the police are probably really hurting Sanders. The one on Sanders left is driving his fingers in between Sanders' bicep muscle and his bone inside toward the body so you can't see it - that hurts. The other one is twisting Sander's right arm while Sanders is leaned forward so he is hanging from the twisted arm. That hurts more. These are special police holds for demonstrators so the police get them under control while not seeming to be doing much. As a pro-lifer I experienced both of them. I also see that only Sanders is being arrested which suggests that he was a leader. Arresting the leaders as soon as possible is another police tactic.

Not that I like Sanders. I'm sure he'd send in the police to do it all and more to me if I demonstrated for life in the Stalinist state he love to bring to America.

mikee said...

Civil rights activism does not constitute an excuse for a belief in socialism, a system of government that led to 100,000,000 deaths by socialist governments in the last century, and which today is failing worldwide wherever implemented.