It’s been a while since Bernie Sanders — the ‘ole socialist curmudgeon from Vermont — was trending in the news. I admit that I was kind of hoping he had decided to retreat back to his home world where he could never again pester the people of Earth with his psychotic speeches and communistic proposals. Unfortunately, it appears he’s gone and done precisely the opposite. Sanders delivered a speech on Wednesday in which he openly and proudly declared himself to be what he describes as a “democratic socialist.” We should pause here to note that this is really just code for “socialist-socialist.” In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on the same day, he also went so far as to defend the notion that “Americans will be delighted to pay more in taxes” when they realize they will [allegedly] receive free healthcare and education. I can almost hear Joseph Stalin, Karl Marx, Leon Trotsky, Benito Mussolini, and Vladimir Lenin applauding wildly from beyond their graves as I type this very sentence.
Now, to understand Bernie, you have to understand his perspectives on reality and society. In the past, he's tended to dodge questions about his adherence to socialistic beliefs. This time, he didn’t hold back. Sanders made it clear in his speech that — as far as he sees things — there are essentially two abhorrent evils at work within American society: 1) income inequality and 2) a tyrannical “oligarchy” of power-hungry, wealthy, old, white men who want to control, dominate and oppress everything and everyone in American culture. Apparently the irony has been lost on Bernie that he happens to be a tyrannical, power-hungry, wealthy, old, white man himself and — were he elected president — he would surely control, dominate, and oppress everything in sight. Socialism tends to do that, you know. If you need proof, just take a look at the histories of the Soviet Union, North Korea, Cuba, Nicaragua, or East Germany.
Sanders can claim his form of socialism is “different” than the strains of socialism that have devoured and destroyed countless other nations throughout history like a carnivorous flesh-eating bacteria, but the dear senator isn’t fooling anyone, perhaps other than himself. And that’s ultimately the point: He’s so terribly self-deceived and so utterly blinded by his own distorted ideological views that he’s completely lost touch with reality — including the reality that the vast majority of Americans, and many in his own party, would never vote for him in a Democratic presidential nomination.
He also isn’t hoodwinking anyone when he claims that President Trump’s policies have led us into a new Great Depression, particularly considering that women and minorities are currently experiencing record-low unemployment. Even Americans without a college degree are doing exceptionally well in the job market. You might not like Donald Trump as a person — and that’s perfectly fine — but numbers don’t lie. So this means Sanders is either an oblivious dotard, or he’s intentionally attempting to mislead the American people in order to achieve a depraved ideological and political outcome. If I was a betting man, my money would be on the latter.
This is reflective of how the political game is played, especially by a professing socialist. Emperor Sanders even argued that “economic rights are human rights,” conveniently failing to mention that granting government-approved economic rights would mean stripping Americans of their inherent liberties and natural individual rights. After all, if the government starts doling out free healthcare, housing, and jobs, then citizens will no longer have personal rights in their doctors’ offices, property ownership rights at their homes, or freedoms in their workplace. If everything is owned and run by the government, no citizen has any rights or freedoms unless otherwise granted him by the government. And therein lies one of the many problems with socialism, er, excuse me — “democratic socialism.”
Sadly, Bernie couldn’t care less about the fact that this ideology has failed in every country in which it has been implemented throughout world history for over a century. He couldn’t care less that socialism is nothing more than a hideous, monstrous, and mutated form of Big Government that wrecks the lives of ordinary citizens. And why should he care? He’s not an ordinary citizen. He’s an elite Washington-based Congressional millionaire with a comfy book deal and three houses. He’s got nothing better to do than sit around and dream up radical extremist policy ideas that would turn the United States into his idea of a utopia.
Tragically, he would only wind up creating a Marxist hellhole. And after the dust settles, and we're all standing in breadlines waiting for our daily portion of food, he'll be left wondering what went wrong all over again.
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