While everyone is being charmed and wowed by sweet, charming, rumpled, old Bernie Sanders, what shouldn’t be lost is: Sanders is a lunatic. And a half-wit.
Someone somewhere needs to remind people of that. Over and over and over and over again.
Sanders adheres to an ideology — socialism — that has brought death, despair, poverty, enslavement, famine, pathology, psychosis … utter destruction … to billions of people.
In its mildest form — in twentieth and twenty-first century Europe — Sanders’ ideology has brought the continent to its knees financially. Europe is adrift morally and philosophically. Despite leading the world in having accomplished all the things that demonstrate real humanity, the entire continent is entirely devoid of cultural confidence.
Before Europe adopted overwhelmingly Bernie Sanders’ ideology, Europeans had utterly eliminated the scourge of slavery in all the areas where they either ruled the country, or had conquered other territories. Yet Europeans are filled with self-loathing and guilt.
Europeans granted full legal equality to women before anyone else. On no other continent (except, of course, in the thoroughly European-influenced North America) to this day do women have a legal status even close to what they have in Europe. Europeans have been obsessing over how to treat all people equally and with humanity since the late 1800’s. The only times Europeans have utterly failed is when they implemented concentrated forms of Bernie Sanders’ ideology — in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia.
After those human-crunching disasters ended either in bloody conflagrations, or in enervated exhaustion, half-wit lunatics like Bernie Sanders say, well, we need more of that … just not quite as much. Just a teentsie bit less.
Yeah. That’s it. We need just a bit less death, dismemberment, poverty, enslavement and despair.
My thought: Why don’t we try: no death, dismemberment, poverty, enslavement and despair? Like none at all. How ’bout that? What would be wrong with that?
Still, despite knowing what they know about socialism, Europeans have spent decades doing their level best, guided by Bernie Sanders’ ideology, to mollycoddle any and all conceivable grievance groups … who simply continue to demand more, ever more.(1)
Europeans have spent decades giving ever more “free stuff” to their populations, paid for, of course, by ever more beleaguered workers, who have ever less time to complain, and who find it ever more tempting to opt out of working altogether. That’s socialism. That’s what Bernie Sanders thinks we need here.
A little bit of socialism makes a country sicker and sicker, but less quickly. Lots of socialism makes a country really sick, really fast. So according to nitwits like Bernie Sanders, we need just a little bit of socialism.(2)
If you’d been getting poisoned over time, when has the doctor ever said, “Well, you just need less of that poison?” We’d call such a doctor a quack, or a crackpot, or a lunatic. Bernie Sanders is that doctor suggesting that you should be poisoned … but only a little.
(1) The reason for this is simple: Every grievance group — the gays, the non-whites, the trans-es, the muslims, the fill-in-the-blank-here’s — realized that when their tactics worked, they would always work. That there was no need to abandon them just because they had achieved all the aims they started out to achieve.
(2) Socialism is all about power. A socialist says that he knows better than you how to use the product of your efforts. Whatever those efforts may be. So, he says, he’ll take that stuff — that you might logically conclude is your stuff — and he’ll do with it as he sees fit. You’d be forgiven if you don’t see any real difference between socialism and serfdom … because there isn’t. Two different names for the very same thing.