Sanders Family: Sex and the Brain

By J. Eller @SDzzz  SandersGuide 2016 YouTube

Apparently, Bernie has a hobby being a sexual freedom authority that began in college, at least that’s his first public foray into morality issues.

berniesexThe story is told in a Mother Jones article, Read 21-Year-Old Bernie Sanders’ Manifesto on Sexual Freedom :

“It began with a 2,000-word, ALL-CAPS-laced manifesto in the Maroon, the daily student newspaper, outlining the intellectual case for sexual freedom. Titled “Sex and the Single Girl—Part Two” (a nod to Helen Gurley Brown’s feminist treatise), Sanders attacked the university’s strict student housing guidelines—which prohibited women from living off-campus and restricted visiting access for persons of the opposite sex—with the kind of fire he’d later reserve for capitalists and war hawks.”

“By the time he unleashed his broadside against dorm visiting hours, Sanders already had a reputation as a rabble-rouser. A political science major, he was, by his own admission, “not a good student.” Instead of studying for his classes, he preferred to spend long hours pursuing his own interests—Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, John Stuart Mill, Wilhelm Reich—in the library basement, and generally raising hell.”

“The manifesto was polarizing. Over the next few days, the paper’s “Gadfly” section was filled with responses praising and condemning the piece. “I wish that the administration would allow Mr. Sanders to practice sex more freely,” one student wrote, because “he might end up a parent and learn a little responsibility.” An alum—a former psychology professor who penned a syndicated column on parenting—wrote in to critique Sanders’ “illogical, or uninformed” argument, and sent the newspaper a handwritten pamphlet called, “Telling your teenagers about sex.” She asked that it be delivered to the future senator. (It was.)”

Sanders would become a father in 1969 to an out-of-wedlock son, but that didn’t slow his activism down at all. One failed revolution to his credit, he would move on to other sexual activism.

In a 1972 essay called “Man & Woman”, Sanders acts out a rape fantasy that would later become a campaign issue in Vermont. His 2016 supporters believe it’s satire and Sanders’ role in inventing a new “feminism” by challenging gender roles.

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Do Mothers Cause Their Teen Daughters to Have Cancer?

Once again, Sanders lectures America on sex and public schools, this time making a case that the lack of teen sex may cause cancer and it’s all the parents fault.


“You Might Very Well Be the Cause of Cancer”: Read Bernie Sanders’ 1970s-Era Essays Mother Jones

“If she is 16, 3 years beyond puberty and the time which nature set forth for child-bearing…” is an interesting statement and one that eventually somehow evolves to Sanders’ “knowledge” of natural childbirth. Pointing out a female’s role as child-bearer isn’t a great way of promoting casual sex, considering child-bearing age is the reason, aside from STDs, that parents don’t want their teen daughters to “share their love” with their boyfriend.

Consequences matter, especially for a girl, since it could alter the course of her life in so many ways from potentially raising an unexpected child (maybe one she or her parents can’t afford to raise) unless adoption or abortion is acceptable, something it wasn’t in 1972, nor were out-of-wedlock babies popular as Sanders’ knew, since his son Levi was reported as having socially acceptable parents with titles of “Mr. and Mrs.”, when in fact, they were not married. This is a loaded gender issue, that dispels any notion that Sanders was enlightened on feminism, or gender-equality.


From here, Bernie becomes a proponent of natural childbirth:

“In 1972, writing for a lefty newspaper he founded called Movement, Sanders published a lengthy interview with a friend who lived on a commune, on the subject of natural childbirth. The birth of the woman’s second child culminated in the sounding of a “hunting horn,” and the ritual eating of the placenta. (“Don’t all mammals eat the afterbirth?” Sanders asked.)”

Both issues are covered in “You Might Very Well Be the Cause of Cancer”: Read Bernie Sanders’ 1970s-Era Essays Mother Jones

Voting Against Amber Alert

In his career at the federal level of politics, Sanders has put action behind his beliefs. He voted against the Amber Alert bill because it contained two provisions he opposed:

  • Life sentences for repeat convicted sex offenders.
  • A ban on virtual child porn.

Virtual child porn is a digital form of adult sex with children designed to simulate a wide range of sexual fantasies. The Department of Justice believed this could lead to an increase in real world attacks on children similar to statistics of random violence taking place after a prize fight or violent event. In 1996, the Supreme Court repealed the ban on virtual child porn, except for pictures of actual children being used in productions, striking that provision in the Amber Alert bill. Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Virtual Child Pornography

Sanders supporters joyfully leap to, “See? He was right!” Did Amber Alert succeed in spite of Sanders? Yes. Was Sanders correct to oppose a bill that saved real children’s lives in choosing  free speech for child pornographers? I believe he was morally wrong, but technically correct, and even that had no impact on the core legislation, but when it comes to protecting our most vulnerable, he should have chosen the moral high ground.

Sanders defended his actions by putting himself in the role of  Supreme Court rather than his job as legislator and has been harshly criticized ever since. The issue became newsworthy during one of his political campaigns:

Sanders would go on to vote for privacy protections for accused or convicted rapists, denying victims the right to know if their attackers had HIV.

Sanders Surrogates

The Sanders campaign calls his articles, essays and advocacy, youthful indiscretions, but does it go it deeper than that? Conservatives exploded when Sanders 2016 campaign aligned itself with Judith Levine by posting her short article, Two Ways to Fix Income Inequality. It wasn’t that article that bothered them. It was what she previously authored:


Steven Crowder describes it in Bernie Sanders Campaign Allows a Child-Sex Advocate to Publish on Their Website:

“But Levine is best-known for the book she wrote 13 years ago, titled Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex. Available in its entirety online, the book takes a host of positions on sexual matters that are at best well outside the American mainstream.

Levine describes society’s fear of pedophiles as overblown in the book, and argues child pornography is rarely produced, usually not very pornographic, and not worthy of heavy police pursuit. She also suggests lowering the age of consent and complained American society is too quick to condemn relationships between young teenagers and adults.”

DOWNTREND is outraged over a quote from Sanders’ article advocating more freedom for toddlers as his idea of diminishing the pornography industry: Bernie Sanders Has An Unnatural Obsession With Underage Sex:

In Vermont, at a state beach, a mother is reprimanded by Authority for allowing her 6 month old daughter to go about without her diapers on. Now, if children go around naked, they are liable to see each others sexual organs, and maybe even touch them. Terrible thing! If we [raise] children up like this it will probably ruin the whole pornography business, not to mention the large segment of the general economy which makes its money by playing on peoples sexual frustrations.

Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes and a Uterus

Brendan O’Connor for Gawker cites email interviews with Jane Elliott after another Sanders surrogate, Killer Mike quoted her as saying, “A uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president of the United States.” in About That Killer Mike Uterus Comment. It seems Elliott also believes Abraham Lincoln was the first black president because she once read it in a book whose title she’s forgotten.

Jane Elliott developed the Blue Eyes-Brown Eyes experiment many have described as child-abuse since it began as experiments on third-graders. Her own form of “empathy-training” is actually an expedient, cut-to-the-chase version of the propaganda-driven political campaign of Adolf Hitler. He offered a reward, “Freedom and Bread” and convinced the public that the source of their misery was an oppressive group of “Jewish bankers”.

“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”― Adolf Hitler

Hitler didn’t actually win the election but he created a revolution with his 11 million votes to the Chancellor’s 18 million votes that earned him an appointment to office in a tragically misguided attempt to bring unity to German politics.

National Legal and Policy Center The Authoritarian Roots of Corporate Diversity Training Jane Elliott’s Captive Eyes And Minds Dr. Carl F. Horowitz  condemns Elliott’s methods:

“Diversity training, even when imposed with a smiling face, tends to resemble a sadistic elementary-school group exercise. There’s a good reason for this: That’s exactly how it began nearly 40 years ago…”

“Jane Elliott herself, ironically, knows her training methods carry an ugly power. She once told an interviewer, “It was just horrifying how quickly they became what I told them they were.””

At least on the subject of child sexual abuse, Elliott seems to put her empathy skills to work.


Tucked somewhere between this creepy mind control vibe is Jane O’Meara Sanders who, when asked what her cause would be if she became FLOTUS, “how the brain processes information.”

We’ve seen another Sanders surrogate, actress Susan Sarandon become abusive at the 2016 Nevada Caucus, twice targeting and harassing 85 year old Medal of Freedom activist, Dolores Huerta, and caught in this video collection (6 videos):


When viewed as a progression and not isolated random essays and activism, simple ‘Bernie baggage’ looks more like a truck load of crazy.