Natalie Higley, age 23, is a northern California, wine country, millennial, mother and Bernie Sanders delegate to the 2016 Democrat National Convention. She has an important story to tell, which we heard on a local radio show. She is in a group of 1,000 delegates who had a shocking experience at the convention and there has very been little national exposure!
Natalie’s story is compelling and it boiled over during the Hillary Clinton acceptance speech when she and 1,000 Bernie Sanders delegates got up and walked out! Not one TV network showed it! Of course they had only pool camera feeds that the Democrat National Committee, DNC, controlled. Why the networks put up with such censorship is a mystery. Who, how many and how much the DNC paying for this?
Before this event the Sanders delegates were forewarned as their “Bernie” signs were taken from them and they had to get new admitting credentials every morning. The DNC could shut them off and keep them out any time they wished. Given what we have read of the Wikileaks emails the DNC was very unhappy with the Bernie Sanders candidacy and not afraid to show it at the convention.
61% of the Democrat voters in Lake County California voted for Bernie Sanders. Natalie represents a large percentage of our voters and she is a serious, well-spoken delegate. To say she is disappointed with the DNC is to understate the case. This young lady is furious. Especially is she upset about the fact that the DNC anticipated the Sanders delegate revolt and had 700 hired actors to replace them waiting for them to walk. They had clearly been spying on their own people, the Bernie Sanders delegates!
The DNC ran an ad in a theatrical trade paper for 700 actors to replace the Bernie Sanders delegates on anticipation they would leave the hall in a demonstration of disgust for the party having rigged the primaries for Hillary to win. They had scripts, prepared signs and instructions for the hired actors.
That this was the state of the DNC mind at this point in the campaign tells us two things: They are in a state of panic and they intend to win by any means having thrown away their aegis of “democracy.”
This also shows how thoroughly they will plan and execute. The DNC is a military operation with performance skills that would impress any Great War General trained in the Prussian War College.
Natalie is a “millennial,” having been born after 1982, achieving majority after 2000 AD. In spite of the clarity of her mind she believes what she has been taught by leftist educators. For example, this is on her Facebook page:
This is encouraging as she believes you have to get involved to make change, which is not to say she wants to be in KKK, but that she believes in personal action and participation, even when it produces the kind of experience she has suffered. Or, perhaps because of it. It is this resilience that tells us America is not dead in the minds and hands of this generation. They are still make of the same stuff as our pioneers, Civil War, Great War and Greatest Generation!
This generation is digging into issues and they will ultimately arrive at the truth that the Democrat Party people have been misrepresenting themselves for a long time. I learned this in the 70’s when I produced the “Let’s Vote” filmstrip set for Universal Education and Visual Arts and had full access to Republican and Democrat campaigns in Los Angeles County.
In one incident I photographed a Culver City, California politician doing a speech in his largely black neighborhood and I was near the podium at the end of the speech. As he came off the stage he looked at me and said, “That ought to hold the ni**ers.” That was the moment the chalice of my Democrat Party affiliation cracked. The more I learned about Democrat politicians, the more I saw what frauds they were and turned Republican. Where I had been teaching, and everyone was Democrat, it was the thing to be.
I am optimistic about this generation as the truth is so much more available now and easily documented. That the KKK was an auxiliary of the Democratic Party after the Civil War these young people will eventually learn. They will learn of the southern Governors “…standing in the schoolhouse door!” and the KKK memberships of prominent Democrat US Senators they now may revere as well as their writings and votes in the Senate. Discovery is a necessary part of the process. It is a much more powerful experience than being taught by a pipe-smoking, Ph.D. with leather on his jacket elbows and a Harvard lisp, no matter how much he paid a speech therapist for it.
Unfortunately, Natalie has made it clear to me in a phone call that she is now a dedicated Democrat in spite of her Philadelphia fiasco. Nonetheless, I am sure she will see the light. It took me 26 years and given her intellect and experiences, it will not take her that long. The problem now is how do we get this message and these facts to all the people that really should know them?