Saturday, March 7, 2020

not necessarily satire: Comrade Sanders v. Comrade Trump

I keep scratching my head over President Trump labeling liberal Democrats as socialists, morph to communists. I keep scratching, because I think Bernie Sanders hits the nail squarely on the head, saying America is a socialist, morph to communist country for the rich.

Compare Sanders and liberal Democrats to noted communists, such as, hmmm, Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, Vladimir Putin. 

Sanders says he is a social democrat. Compare him to noted Social Democrats, such as, hmmm, Adolph Hitler, Heinrich Himmler. 

Who talks and behaves more like Hitler: Trump, or Sanders? 

Who talks and behaves more like Putin: Sanders, or Trump?

Who supports socialism, morph to communism for the poor: Sanders, or Trump?

Who supports socialism, morph to communism for the rich: Trump, or Sanders?

What label do you figure Trump, the Republican Party and MAGAs put on a candidate for president who says, hmmm:

It is more blessed to give than to receive;

If you wish to be perfect, sell all that you own and make alms to the poor, and then follow me;

I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.

How about if that candidate also says:

Resist not one who does evil;

Turn the other cheek;

Pray for and do good to your enemies.

Will that candidate be labeled insane even by Bernie Sanders?

In my Facebook timeline yesterday.

Comrade Bernie wants full communism

Michelle Butts Sheeley Democratic machine is NOT going to let him win.
    • Tom Long Michelle Butts Sheeley I agree, poor old Bernie, gets it in the butt every time!!
    • Michelle Butts Sheeley Tom Long he’s just such a jackass his politics make no sense . He bitches about everybody else that has money I guess he forgets he’s a millionaire and that he leaves a foot print every time he charters a private little plane ride. Such a hypocrite 🤬
  • John Osmulski That's because, that is the only way, he ever got money.
  • Sloan Bashinsky Tom Long, I opened the link and read the Sanders "quote". I have never heard or read of Bernie promoting communism by name, the website that came up with the link you provided says at the very top that it is satire rated, and Snopes says that site is satire, for example.

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    the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
  • Sloan Bashinsky Here is what comes up at that site re Bernie:

    Bernie Sanders Says Money Belongs to The State, Not the Individual
    Harry Helmet Red Scare Satire for the Easily Manipulated

    There is a socialist-communist running for President of the United States of America. Bernie Sanders is that socialist and he wants your money. He’s made it clear that he plans to take it and doesn’t even try to hide it.

    We’ve already heard about his tax plan where he would take 52% of the income of every American and 47% of Social Security benefits. Now we are hearing his justification for doing so. He doesn’t think it’s your money. He said as much at a rally last night:

    “We live in a society. And in this society, we look out for one another. We have to. It’s a moral obligation that will become law.

    “Americans go to work each day and earn their paychecks. They have to stop thinking that those checks belong to them. That money is for the good of all. Others less fortunate that aren’t hard workers need it much more than any of you and it is the government that will redistribute it to where it needs to go. It is not your money! It’s mine…I mean, the state’s money! And the government will make proper use of it.

    “It is time the individual quits thinking they know better than the state. We are one country and the money shall be pooled into one money. One communist money pot that we will share evenly as Americans.”

    If this doesn’t scare you, I don’t know what will. People will believe anything they read on the internet and this is why they believe socialist communism is good. It is simply because they are not educated. Donald Trump will prevent this communist plague from spreading, so it is important that he wins, or else all is lost and communism will have won.
  • Sloan Bashinsky Now before you assume I am a Bernie Sanders supporter, I am not. I'm not sure what to make of him, exactly. He is a career politician. I have read it is his wife who has the money. I think some of his ideas are long past due being implemented, especially affordable health care for all Americans, but how to pay for that, well, that's a problem. Yet, I looked online today and read America spent $2 trillion each, so far, on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the way those wars turned out causes me to think they were dumb to begin with, unless you factor in the great gobs of money those two wars made rich white American oligarchs and their companies. I think if Sanders were truly on top of things, he would have raised hell from the get go, and kept raising hell about America sending troops into Afghanistan and Iraq. I think he would have led the charge to get the Brady bill passed, instead of voting against it 5 times.

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