Bernie Sanders doesn’t want you to be scared of Socialism.
Bernie likes to pretend he is a Democratic Socialist similar to Sweden. It’s not true.
Bernie likes to tout Scandinavia but Scandinavian businesses are mostly free from regulation, nationalization and protectionism. Denmark, for example, ranks higher than the US in business freedom, monetary freedom, investment freedom, financial freedom, property freedom and freedom from corruption.
Sweden isn’t doing as well as the United States when it comes to prospering. If they were a state, they’d be the seventh poorest.
Scandinavia isn’t a terrible place to live but it’s no utopia and they are in a world of hurt.
Bernie won’t stop at Scandinavian social democracy. This man is an admirer of communism and always has been. He talks about 90% tax rates and more and more taxes and regulations to pay for $18 trillion dollars worth of freebies.
Bernie wants a quasi-nationalization of much that is now private enterprise by controlling it through regulations. He supports heavy regulations, hopes to take over the banks, and tax the upper end of income earners as high as 90%. Bernie’s socialism is of a Peronist type.
Argentina is currently socialist and has gone from a thriving nation to one of abject poverty. Over a third of Argentine’s population live in poverty conditions says one food and nutrition report called the Healthy Food Basket. At least 17.8% of the Argentine population live in indigent conditions.
Argentina was swimming in wealth prior to Peron. Argentina was arguably the second-richest nation on the planet, and possibly the first. It had no war debt after World WarII.
Peron went from helping the poor to wasting money like a drunken sailor. He spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a crazy scheme called Cold Fusion. He caused an international panic in 1951 when he announced Argentina had produced a fusion reaction. It was untrue and he looked to be as crazy as he was, American Thinker reported.
Argentina has gone from crony-conservatives who worked solely for the benefit of the rich to socialist governments who overspent Argentina’s incredible wealth and transformed it into enormous debt. Politicians catered to violent mobs. They now have President Cristina Kirchner who is orchestrating a currency collapse. She is a Peronist and Argentinians refer to her and her husband as Clintonistas.
It wasn’t easy to destroy Argentina but crony capitalists and socialists pulled it off.
Venezuela is following the same Socialist path.
You can read about Venezuela on this link. The people can’t buy beer, toiletries, and especially food, much less medicines needed for survival.
“The key to understanding Bernie Sanders is that he’s different from other socialist candidates,” said Garrison Nelson, a political science professor at the University of Vermont. “Most socialist candidates do not want to win. They want to lose and blame the system for their defeat. They revel in their defeats. Bernie believes that to be absurd.” Nelson calls him “the most successful socialist candidate in the history of the U.S.”
Sanders pictured above a month after his re-election in 1983 telling students at the University of Connecticut’s West Hartford campus that his tenure as a socialist mayor was evidence that people are willing to support radical change.
A Politico piece on Bernie Sanders focused on his bizarre personal life with his baby momma. He couldn’t get a job and had to live off some oddly-obtained unemployment checks because he was perpetually unemployed. He spent all his time writing and working on far-left politics like Karl Marx.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that in 1971 he promoted “the doing away with all time limitations for unemployment benefits.”
His time was spent on his political endeavors as an active member of the Liberty Union Party [radical Socialist] instead of working and functioning as a member of society.
“He read Marx, Lenin and Trotsky,” who were of course communists. Socialism after all is the path to communism.
He threw himself into winning elections. Political office doesn’t require the same skill level as private enterprise.
He bought property in Vermont with his wife Deborah for $2500 which he said came from unemployment but he couldn’t “remember what the job was that qualified him for the benefits.”
“The electricity was turned off a lot,” one friend said. “I remember him running an extension cord down to the basement. He couldn’t pay his bills.”
He worked some as a carpenter but, according to a Politico article, “he was a shitty carpenter,” one acquaintance told the reporter. “His carpentry,” another said, “was not going to support him, and didn’t.”….
Bernie couldn’t work but knew how to apply for unemployment.
His far-left speeches are the same speeches he gave in the 1970s. He’s an old commie hippie singing the same song. It’s the rich’s fault. Bernie himself is a government sponge.
Bernie calls himself a Democratic Socialist but he’s clearly much further left than that and there is nothing about America that he currently likes except radicalism, taxes, and regulations. Orwellian language, of which the left are masters, is used both by Sanders and those describing him. It’s fraud really.
Sanders once said that cervical cancer was caused by women not experiencing enough orgasms. Economic growth is economic inequality according to him.
Sanders wants a “revolution” to reverse the “massive transfer of wealth” just like the Perons. Bernie thinks the economy is a toy that can operate as subservient to the government.
There is nothing democratic about what Bernie is recommending and he’s presenting himself as something he is not.
Bernie wants government to spend more and he calls taxes “investment.” It worked so well in Argentina, why not here?
Business doesn’t create jobs, government does, he believes. We’ve seen how well that has worked under Obama and Bernie wants far more of it.
The great economist Milton Friedman explained that the government obtains the money it spends by taxation, borrowing, or creating new money. Taxing and borrowing subtract from the economy by canceling out the stimulative effects of the spending. Creating new money might boost economic activity for a while but it feeds inflation, and if done on a large scale, leads to disastrous hyper-inflation. Eventually, growing the size of government ultimately leads to ruin, like in Argentina.
Bernie wants – taxation, borrowing and creating more money. It’s the only way he is going to spend “much, much more.”
Bernie wants a classless society derived from a revolution against the market-based economy. Some would call that communism, not socialism. Capitalism must be overthrown in Bernie’s world and in the communist’s world.
This is an explanation of the Marxist collective by a priest from a U.S. Air Force film in 1956. This came via Right Planet who has a good article on the issue. This must have sounded like science fiction in 1956 but it is a good summary of Socialism and Communism.
Here is another excellent video from the same website, Right Planet, and the article is well worth reading if you want an excellent summary of the ideologies.
A former communist who trained in Moscow discusses his experience in the Communist party and how the Communist Party inflitrated the Civil Rights Movement. Leonard Patterson was on the Speaker’s Bureau of The John Birch Society.