Prominent Democrats have repeatedly ascertained (see here, here, and here) that there is no difference between a Democrat and a socialist. Is there a difference between a socialist and a communist? Not if you’re Bernie Sanders:
If Sanders were vying for a Cabinet post, he’d never pass an FBI background check. There’d be too many subversive red flags popping up in his file. He was a communist collaborator during the height of the Cold War.
If they had known each other, Sanders could have been one of Obama’s communist mentors.
While attending the University of Chicago, Sanders joined the Young People’s Socialist League, the youth wing of the Socialist Party USA. He also organized for a communist front, the United Packinghouse Workers Union, which at the time was under investigation by the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
After graduating with a political science degree, Sanders moved to Vermont, where he headed the American People’s History Society, an organ for Marxist propaganda. There, he produced a glowing documentary on the life of socialist revolutionary Eugene Debs, who was jailed for espionage during the Red Scare and hailed by the Bolsheviks as “America’s greatest Marxist.” …
Sanders still hangs a portrait of Debs on the wall in his Senate office.
In the early ’70s, Sanders helped found the Liberty Union Party, which called for the nationalization of all US banks and the public takeover of all private utility companies.
He became mayor of Burlington, where he developed a reputation for hostility against free enterprise. Not subtle about his affinities, he named the city softball team the “People’s Republic of Burlington” and the local minor league baseball team the “Vermont Reds.”
Sanders took several “goodwill” trips not only to the USSR, but also to Cuba and Nicaragua, where the Soviets were trying to expand their influence in our hemisphere.
In 1985, he traveled to Managua to celebrate the rise to power of the Marxist-Leninist Sandinista government. …
He adopted Managua as a sister city and invited Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega to visit the US. He exalted Ortega as “an impressive guy,” while attacking President Reagan.
According to Sanders, the communist dictator was a more legitimate leader than our elected president, because he had “substantially more support” from The People.
Sanders also adopted a Soviet sister city outside Moscow and honeymooned with his second wife in the USSR. He put up a Soviet flag in his office, shocking even the Birkenstock-wearing local liberals. At the time, the Evil Empire was on the march around the world, and threatening the US with nuclear annihilation.
Then, in 1989, as the West was on the verge of winning the Cold War, Sanders addressed the national conference of the US Peace Council — a known front for the Communist Party USA, whose members swore an oath not only to the Soviet Union but to “the triumph of Soviet power in the US.”
Today, Sanders wants to bring what he admired in the USSR, Cuba, Nicaragua and other communist states to America.
Like any communist demagogue, Sanders offers free everything to everybody. How will he pay for it? He can’t so he won’t, as he has essentially admitted by refusing to release any information more specific than his vague intention to pay the $trillions in costs “progressively.”
Sanders will waste all our wealth, and then prevent us from creating more. Whereas we have been rich and free, we will be poor and enslaved. Then his mission will have been accomplished.
America spent $billions building up a nuclear weapons arsenal to defend us from people like Bernie Sanders. Unfortunately, it is of no use when it comes to defending us from the malevolent fools who would vote for him.
On tips from Torcer.