Brown was a violent megalomaniac…
I’m just curious what your source for this is. My understanding is that he was considered perfectly sane during his lifetime-if controversial-admired by many, vilified by the powerful. His actions were in retaliation to pro slavery terrorists trying to rid Kansas of “free soil” settlers in the midst of a mini-civil war. It was only long after his death that the story about him being crazy started being told in order to marginalize his importance.
Bernie had to fill a few minutes of air time speaking about religion during the debate even though he doesn’t really care about it. I think he did an acceptable job without being a hypocrite.
I like Bernie and I hope he gets in-knowing full well he is in danger of following in the steps of Lyndon Johnson-having an ambitious vision for a better society destroyed by trying to continue an aggressive, intrusive foreign policy in regions that are no longer able to be colonized or controlled.