Anonymous, the hacktivist group that declared war on ISIS in the aftermath of the devastating Paris attacks, have announced their preferred candidate for the 2016 U.S. presidential race: Bernie Sanders.
The endorsement takes the form of a list, which gives ten reasons to vote for the self-declared democratic socialist candidate. Anonymous cite Sanders’ support for a new Glass Steagall act, which would prevent commercial banks from participating in investment banking, and Sanders’ desire to break up the big banks. On the latter issue Sanders stands in stark contrast to Republican Donald Trump, who would allow the “too big to fail” banks to retain their massive size.
I do not want to be liked by everybody. There comes a time when you have to take on the establishment and not be part of that establishment.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 23, 2015
Anonymous also praised Sanders for his opposition to the NAFTA and the TPP, which it sees as corrupt trade agreements, Sanders’ stance against overcriminalization, his support for marijuana decriminalization, his opposition to the Iraq War and the Patriot Act, his refusal to degrade minorities or accept money from the rich, and finally, the very reluctance of the media to support Sanders, which Anonymous sees as akin to evidence of Bernie’s worthiness.