The Revolution is coming.
The Left’s favorite “democratic socialist” recently published an op-ed for The Guardian calling for his own socialist revolution.
Since Trump’s choice words for socialism in his State of The Union address, the Left has doubled down in their push to turn the U.S. into an economic basket case.
In his op-ed, Bernie Sanders labeled Trump as “the most dangerous president in modern history”, completely ignoring the 100 years of non-stop government growth that have occurred since the advent of the Progressive Era.
Sander’s desire to create “a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial, and environmental justice”, sounds pretty but the means pursued to achieve this pipe dream are filled with destruction and despair.
Just ask countries like Venezuela what happens when you destroy property rights and rational economic thinking in the name of “justice”.
It’s true there’s a growing divide between Middle America and the coastal states. However, this is due to the Progressive style politics that the DC Swamp has pursued in the last century. For that reason, Americans voted for Donald Trump as a means of rejecting this corrupt status quo.
Trump has responded in kind by enacting an executive order to eliminate regulations at a 2:1 ratio, freeing the economy from the shackles of government bureaucracy. This is how you make people prosperous.
Sadly, demagogues like Bernie Sanders don’t get this. Ironically, Sanders thinks Trump is moving the U.S. “in an authoritarian direction”, when his top-down policies would actually move the country in such a direction.
Sanders also talks about taking “on powerful special interests that dominate our economic and political life – Wall Street, the health insurance companies, the drug companies, the fossil fuel industry, the military-industrial-complex, the private-prison industry and multinational corporations”.
But how is he going to carry that out?
Most of these interest groups are powerful because of their exploitation of state power through rent-seeking and other extractions of state privileges.
Sanders’s vision has nothing to do with freedom. The Vermont Senator channeled the gun violence epidemic language again calling for the U.S. to “expand background checks, end the gun show loophole and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons”. Never mind that expansive gun control and tyranny have historically gone hand-in-hand.
Last but not least, Sanders called for ending “Trump’s support for authoritarian leaders”. For someone who praised the Soviet Union, one of the most repressive regimes in human history, this is an absurd criticism to make.
All in all, Sanders 2020 is no different from Sanders 2016 — a retread of socialist tropes.
Unfortunately, many deluded young souls will gobble up Sanders’s socialist Siren Song.
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