Sanders began by revealing likely his own masturbation fantasy in the opening two sentences of his work, "A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees, a woman tied, a woman abused." After all, how would Sanders know what the majority of American male masturbators think about when they flog themselves?
Not to be outdone by himself, in only the third sentence of the work, Sanders wrote, "A woman enjoys intercourse with her man – as she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously." No where in the work does Sanders cite any scientific studies that detail what women fantasize about during sex with their husbands or boyfriends.
Apologists for Sanders want all to believe Sanders was enslaved to a hippy, stream-of-consciousness writing episode, a sort of writing epilepsy. A guy named Michael Briggs, a spokesman for Sanders claims Sanders was stupid and thus produced a "dumb attempt at dark satire."
Clearly, the work isn't satire. The word satire entered into English in the late 1300s from the Middle French word satire meaning work intended to ridicule vice or folly.
There isn't anything in Sander's stream-of-consciousness fantasies that could be construed as satire. What vice did Sander's ridicule? Is masturbation a vice? Is having sexual fantasy a vice?
If not vice, whose folly did Sanders ridicule? Is it folly to have sexual fantasies?
And why does a senator of the United States Congress need a spokesman? Shouldn't senators be like Cicero, the famous Roman senator orator?
Briggs claims that, "When Bernie got into this race he understood there would be
attempts to distract voters from the real issues." Bernie himself has distracted voters with his masturbatory fantasies.
Update:On Sunday, Bernie himself said, "This is a piece of fiction that I wrote in 1972...you know, something like Fifty Shades of Grey." Bernie Sanders confessed to be a writer of erotic literature, a work filled with sadomasochistic imagery derived from his mind — masturbating to thoughts of bound and tortured submissive females and his hoping females want to be raped and not merely raped but gang raped for who knows how long, except Bernie himself.
From what source did Bernie draw to write, but from his own mind and his own thoughts? Did Bernie not first imagine thoughts of masturbating, binding and torturing kneeling women, before writing those thoughts to paper?
And even if Bernie were into BDSM, as long as he were involved with consenting adults, no one else should care. However, rape means a crime precisely because the victim has not consented to sex. It's quite twisted to believe that women want to be forced to have sex against their wills because women prefer being raped. It's even creepier to write about it in erotic literature hoping to bring others to arousal.
In spite of the claims by some apologists for Bernie, women don't have rape fantasies.
According to a peer-reviewed scientific-method study conducted by academicians at the University of Montreal (Quebec, Canada), women have fantasies about being dominated sexually (64.6%), having sex with an unknown person (48.9%), and being tied up for sexual pleasure (52.1%).
Yet, only 30.9% fantasize about sex with two men. Only 36.3% fantasize about being spanked or whipped for sexual pleasure. And only 28.9% fantasize about being forced to have sex.
In no fantasy about being dominated or being forced to have sex do women ever state they want to be raped by three guys. Having consensual sex with a stranger is a far cry from being brutally raped by three men at the same time. That is Bernie's fantasy!
All should be reminded that Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, is running for president for the USA. Perhaps Sanders ought to quit the senate, quit running for president and take up what could be his true calling, writing mediocre erotic literature.
Is this Bernie's campaign theme song: