Bern After Memeing.
In case you missed it, some sort of inauguration happened last week. It was a genuinely momentous event, but the real winner – besides Garth Brooks, whose agent somehow managed to fluke him on to the line-up – was a certain Senator from Vermont by the name of Bernie Sanders. Amongst all the pomp and circumstance sat a very chilly-looking Bernie dressed in a parka and mittens. Sounds fairly innocuous, but the internet ran with it. This week, I’ve seen him plopped down outside Trump Tower, on top of Everest, and, my personal favourite, submitting Conor McGregor with a perfectly executed rear-naked choke. And now Bernie’s jumped on the bandwagon himself, releasing his very own line of sweatshirts featuring the iconic image. He flogged them for $45 a pop and sold out immediately in all sizes. Hmm, doesn’t sound too much like a socialist Utopia to me. I definitely don’t recall Engels saying, “The state is nothing but an instrument of oppression of one class by another – and go cop that lit merch yo”. But quell your outrage and put down your sickle, as he’s only gone and donated all proceeds to Meals on Wheels Vermont. Hats off to him. Mittens, too.Read Original Story