Fact checking Bernie Sanders’ socialism BS
today at 11:39 am
Oh, right, Bernie, you’re not talking about “communism” and you accused Mike Bloomberg of a “cheap shot” when, in the Democrat presidential debate, he said the Marxist system doesn’t work.
You instead said, “Let’s talk about democratic socialism. Not communism, Mr. Bloomberg….Let’s talk about—let’s talk about what goes on in countries like Denmark …”
It’s Sanders’ familiar charade, intended to mask his long history of advocating for autocratic, centralized government. Let’s clear it up by referring to Jonah Goldberg’s fine and revealing article in The Dispatch, “Bernie Sees Only What He Wants to See. That’s a Problem.He talks a good game about ‘democratic socialism’ but has demonstrated affinity for authoritarian regimes.’
In it Goldberg notes:
- “First, while it’s true that Sanders does not advocate communism, it’s also true that when communism was still a live proposition in the Soviet Union, Sanders lavished praise on it.”
- “Sanders supported a Marxist-Leninist party that backed the Iranian Revolution and the hostage-taking of Americans. In 1985, he supported the effort by Daniel Ortega, the Soviet-backed Sandinista leader of Nicaragua, to suppress opposition newspapers. Until recently, Sanders was supportive of the dictatorship in Venezuela.”
- The Nordic countries that Sanders says are his preferred kind of democratic socialist nations, are not as successful as he would have us believe and are no longer the kind of system that Sanders advocates.
Supportive details are provided in the article.
Sanders knows all this, but he reveals himself as just another political hack who’ll bend the facts to suit his goals.
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