Bernie Sanders is “Re-branding” Socialism
A dangerous situation is developing in the 2016 run for the White House and Americans have to be careful not to fall for it. We have reached a point in this country where employed, tax-paying Americans are outnumbered by the Americans who are living on entitlements and being subsidized by the government. I’m speaking of the unemployed, under-employed, disabled, or those living at the poverty level or below. When Mitt Romney spoke of the 47% who would never vote for him, we had not yet reached the tipping point. We now have. These are the people who are vulnerable to the promises of the far-left’s socialist agenda.
Unfortunately, the consequence of living in a country where the majority of people “live” off of, and expect the government to take care of their every need leads us down the road to socialism and communism. Enter 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, the poster boy for the “new socialism”
Senator Bernie Sanders, who describes himself as a Democratic Socialist, is hitting a nerve with the Democrat Party and has now positioned himself as the alternative to Hillary Clinton. He and his handlers, along with a media that champions his radical left ideas, are presenting him as an alternative to the “evil, greedy, capitalist Republicans” who don’t care anything about you. Sanders is drawing large crowds because he is feeding the uninformed masses what they want; fairness for all, equality for all, and a government that takes care of you from cradle to grave. He presents an appealing alternative to Hillary Clinton who demonizes the rich while living the “good life” herself.
Sanders socialist platform is being presented in an appealing way, making everyone believe that the government will turn this country into a utopia for all. He promises that if he is elected he will make sure that everyone has the “right” to single-payer health care and public college tuition will be “free”, paid for by the rich. His global warming agenda would punish industry by prohibitively taxing carbon and methane emissions and he would push through a $15 minimum wage. He believes that income inequality is the “greatest moral threat” of our time. He wants to expand all entitlement programs and make them bigger than they are regardless of the fact that they are going bankrupt, and he wants to punish the wealthy with a 90% tax in order to fight income inequality. This is only the beginning of his “fairy tale” plans, and already the Democrats are jumping onboard.
The dirty little secret lies in the truth about socialism. It is not what Bernie Sanders is selling, but unless you know your history, you will buy into the re-branding of the socialist/communist agenda. Here is the truth behind this dark agenda.
- Socialism is a political system of communal ownership where production and distribution are controlled by the people and operated according to equity and fairness, not market principles.
- The principles of socialism typically advocate an end to private property and the exploitation of workers.
- Socialism is the stage between capitalism and communism when a society is changing, pay is distributed according to work done rather than need.
- This leads to communism where we become a classless society where capitalism is overthrown by a working-class revolution that gives ownership and control of wealth and property to the state.
- We move to a one-party state where a single, totalitarian party holds power and the state controls the economy.
- We then reach the point of a classless political system where all wealth and property is owned by a classless society by all members of that society.
Do the names Stalin, Lenin, Trotsky, and Mao Zedong mean anything to you? Does the murder and oppression of over 130 million people under the socialist/communist rule of these people resonate? This is what socialism/communism really is, not a sugar-coated re-branding of the word that will be palpable to the masses.
Once we go down that road, there is no turning back. America will be the new “Amerika” where everyone except the elites are all the same, living the same, under an oppressive ruling class. There will be no more freedom to choose who and what you want to be, no freedom to strive for success and reap its rewards. All will be distributed equally and no one will have more than anyone else. (Expect the rulers).
So pay attention, America. Don’t drink the Kool-aid and go down the road that was predicted by Nikita Khrushchev during the cold war:
“You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you’ll finally wake up and find you already have communism. We won’t have to fight you. We’ll so weaken your economy until you’ll fall like overripe fruit into our hands.”
We must wake people up before it is too late.