Why does a Finnish, over 40 year old geek care about Bernie Sanders? Sometimes things just happen. Ultimately I can blame George W. Bush, his republican friends and the Iraq war about it. At the time I wanted to find out what the hell was going on in American politics, as frankly there didn't seem to be much sense left anymore.
It was probably a lucky accident when I much later saw a news piece of Bernie Sanders running for president in 2015. Having watched MSNBC's Olbermann's earlier I knew Bernie was a rare man standing up against the large corporations in American politics. And I just couldn't believe that he was running for president against all imaginable odds.
While I support in the market economy and democracy, I'm not a big fan of current hypercapitalism. The rich are getting richer and there is very little a hope left for common American working class.
And Bernie knows that and wants to change things, as do I. There is an excellent visualization about American income inequality in YouTube. You have to see it to believe it. This is why I care.