Bernie Sanders, the Democrat Party’s potential presidential nominee, visited with “60 Minutes” over the weekend.
The self-proclaimed “Democratic Socialist” once again took the opportunity to defend and even embrace everything that is antithetical to the United States in the country of Cuba.
“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad. When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing, even though Fidel Castro did it?”
Sophistry? Argumentum a fortiori? Bernie Sanders has probably never heard of these terms but he makes good use of the theories/principles contained therein.
“The best lie is wrapped around a core of truth.” – Michael Scott, “The Magician”
So, Fidel Castro created a massive literacy program. That’s wonderful until you discovered that you could read only those books which a man who controlled their media allowed you to read. I’ll bet none of the tomes told of the millions who have been killed under socialism. I’ll bet – to this day – they all sing the praises of Fidel Castro and socialism/communism.
President Trump has a long list of accomplishments, promises made – promises kept that have greatly improved life in these United States. They range from the economy to jobs to rising wages and reduced taxes to criminal justice reform, the destruction of ISIS, the rebuilding of our military, protections for our veterans……on and on and on.
I would flip it on Bernie Sanders and say “Just because he’s Donald Trump, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad.” I would then pose the same question to Sanders that he posed to Anderson Cooper regarding Fidel Castro: “Bernie, are these bad things. Even though Donald Trump did them?”
Bernie Sanders hatred for President Trump runs so deeply that he will never give him credit for anything. He will somehow find a way to find fault with everything that he says or does, simply because he’s Donald Trump. The same goes for the rest of the Democrats and their supporters who are buying what Sanders is selling.
Sanders continues to push his “Democratic Socialism” because he knows that if this country were to ever become like Cuba……or Venezuela……Bernie – as a multi-millionaire with three homes – would still live in the lap of luxury, just like Fidel Castro. Meanwhile, the rest of us would actually get to experience socialism, where everyone gets an equal share of misery.
Why do Bernie and the left hate President Trump so much? Some say it’s because he’s not one of them, because he’s an interloper. Some say it’s because they don’t like his behavior. Some say it’s simply because he’s a Republican.
I maintain it’s none of that. They hate Trump simply because, in three short years, he has proven that conservatism, capitalism, freedom and free markets WORK! By doing so, he has proven that liberalism, socialism and dependence on government do not. That is a direct threat to the Democrat Party, whose life blood is permanently-dependent people who forever vote Democrat in exchange for the free stuff they promise and dole out.
Bernie doesn’t call that socialism. Instead, he calls it “Democratic Socialism.” He says he uses that term because he believes that a majority of Americans will vote for it. As the saying goes, “You can vote in socialism, but you’ll have to shoot your way out.” Cubans don’t have that option since they have no guns. So, instead, they had to float their way out.
The 1950 Chevrolet truck you see above is exactly like the one my father owned, except his had wheels and tires and traveled on terra firma. Readers of my blog know that I have fond memories of that old Chevy. I’m quite certain the refugees who made the 90-mile journey over shark-infested waters from Cuba to Florida in their homemade Chevy raft never want to see that truck again. I’m also certain they’re not interested in the “raft” that Bernie Sanders is selling.