Bernie Sanders supporters in Portland, Oregon organize a Wiccan and Pagan-like ritual to awaken the spirits and bring energy to the Bernie campaign.
Yes, one of the participants is a dude wearing a wig and a dress.
After they are “smudged” with the burning sage and a feather, they recognize the 4 directions, then thank “center”, where they have candles and a ballot box set up. They stand around and talk about the things they want to see changed and accomplished, some of which include removing corporate money from politics, bringing back the fairness in media act, and outright saying they are “for redistribution of wealth”. They go on to do a spiral dance while chanting “be the Bern”, before doing another chant that goes “We are a circle, within a circle, that’s never ending, and no beginning”.