“It’s funny sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is because people are lining up for food. That’s a good thing! In other countries people don’t line up for food. The rich get the food and the poor starve to death!” — Bernie Sanders on Bread Lines.
As so-called Democratic-Socialist “Bernie” Bernard Sanders continues to win new converts to the disgusting ideology that is socialism, the mass of the main stream media continues to give him a free pass, choosing not to vet him as a serious candidate, but to instead treat him with kid gloves as he spouts his destructive political ideology. We should be thankful, then, that over at Fox Business, there are still journalists willing to dig into the candidates ideas, rhetoric, and plans.
For example, on one recent segment of John Stossel’s show Stossel the host sat down to talk about Bernie Sanders with Daily Beast columnist Michael Moynihan. The two men dug up old video of Bernie Sanders praising the evil regimes in Cuba and Nicaragua and championing the reality of breadlines as a good thing.
At the Daily Beast, Moynihan gathered a collection of some of Bernie’s “Greatest Hits”:
— Do you think that American foreign policy gives people cancer?
— Do you think a state of war—be it against the Vietnamese communists, Nicaraguan anti-communists, or al Qaeda’s Islamists—justifies the curtailment of press freedoms?
— Do you stand by your qualified-but-fulsome praise of the totalitarian regime in Cuba? Do you stand by your unqualified-and-fulsome praise of the totalitarian Sandinista regime in Nicaragua?
— Do you believe that bread lines are a sign of economic health?
— Do you think the Reagan administration was engaged in the funding and commissioning of terrorism?
A weird palette of questions, sure, but when Sanders was mayor of Burlington, he answered “yes” to all of them. Hidden on spools of microfilm, buried in muffled and grainy videos of press conferences and public appearances, Mayor Sanders enumerated detailed—and radical—foreign-policy positions and explained his brand of socialism. (If you find foreign-policy debates tedious, feel free to ask Sanders if he still believes that “the basic truth of politics is primarily class struggle”; that “democracy means public ownership of the major means of production”; or that “both the Democratic and Republican parties represent the ruling class.”)
This is the man who some 40% of Democrats say best represents their ideas and philosophies on government? If you want to understand why our nation is on the verge of political and economic collapse, look no further than this sickening mass of humanity that agrees with Bernie that socialism is (or forcing some people to pay for the goods and services received by other people) a “good thing.”
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