Reality Check for Sanders Supporters

Your future under Socialism

Your future under Socialism

Two interesting stories in the news. First we read that Bernie Sanders’ wife ran a small college into the ground during her tenure as its president, and now unable to recover from the burden of the debt she carelessly took on, it is closing its doors.

“Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife made a big-ticket purchase during her tenure as head of a small, private college in Vermont — and, in the end, the institution got burned.”

“Burlington College, which Jane Sanders ran from 2004 to 2011, will close its doors on May 27 due to financial and accrediting problems, it was announced Monday.”

Total Destruction: College That Jane Sanders Ran Into The Ground Closes Its Doors

Clue: Sen. Sanders thinks his plans for massive government spending will turn out better. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.

A darker picture of Socialism is playing out before our eyes right now in Venezuela where supplies of food and medicine are perilously low.

“We know that Venezuela’s headlong plunge into the socialist experiment has turned into a total nightmare. Food shortages have led to mass looting and the eating of dogs, cats, and pigeons to abate the wave of hunger that’s set in, as supermarkets are not being regularly stocked. The Venezuelan Chamber of Food reported on April 27 that the country’s producers only have about 15 days worth of inventory left. Toilet paper is now a luxury item, and the rolling blackouts from the energy shortage is also a major problem, especially for those working in the hospitals. Right now, there’s an appalling lack of medical supplies, and babies are dying in maternity wards.”

Horror: Socialism Brings Lack Of Medical Supplies And Dying Babies To Venezuelan Hospitals

Yet despite the evidence we have hordes of hopeful Americans who “feel the Bern” so to speak. If you play with fire, you will get burned, for real.

 

 

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To Young Voters

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To young voters who think about voting for Socialist Bernie Sanders, think again. I know your public education probably did not give you either the knowledge or intellectual ammunition to properly evaluate this choice, but if you really want to understand your likely fate under a Sanders Presidency go no further than taking a hard look at what a democratically elected Socialist government has done to Venezuela today.

If you do you might find out that “free stuff” is too expensive once you find out what the real hidden costs can be, including your freedom and your future. You can’t afford “free.”

Some current stories about Venezuela:

“For Venezuelans, the blackouts add to a litany of other daily burdens. The government can’t pay for basic imports like sugar, flour and eggs. Many Venezuelans wait several hours in lines outside supermarkets, hoping shelves won’t be emptied out by the time they arrive.” 40 days of blackouts hit Venezuela amid economic crisis

Nicholás Maduro, a former bus driver, rose to prominence under the regime of the former Socialist President Hugo Chavez. Now that Venezuela is fully Socialist freedom of speech and dissent is disappearing in Venezuela:

…the Maduro regime is so terrified of public discourse that it has stopped publishing basic economic data, such as official figures for inflation (estimated to be well in excess of 100 percent), unemployment (high), and economic growth (currently about negative 7 percent, it is thought). There Is (Still) No Alternative

The New York Times tells the tale of Enzo Scarano, formerly the mayor of San Diego, a fast-growing city west of Caracas. There were protests against the Maduro regime in San Diego, and so the mayor was stripped of his office and thrown in jail for nearly a year.  There Is (Still) No Alternative

Socialism, in a nutshell, is the theory that you and everything you produce belongs to everyone else but you, and some bureaucrat decides who deserves what  based on some theory of “social justice” largely driven by the envy of those who can’t for those who can (produce something of value).

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. Winston Churchill

And if you think that Scandanavian countries are an example of successful Socialism then you also need to think again:

In the Scandinavian countries, like all other developed nations, the means of production are primarily owned by private individuals, not the community or the government, and resources are allocated to their respective uses by the market, not government or community planning.

While it is true that the Scandinavian countries provide things like a generous social safety net and universal healthcare, an extensive welfare state is not the same thing as socialism. What Sanders and his supporters confuse as socialism is actually social democracy, a system in which the government aims to promote the public welfare through heavy taxation and spending, within the framework of a capitalist economy. This is what the Scandinavians practice.

In response to Americans frequently referring to his country as socialist, the prime minister of Denmark recently remarked in a lecture at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government,

I know that some people in the US associate the Nordic model with some sort of socialism. Therefore I would like to make one thing clear. Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy.

The Myth of Scandinavian Socialism

If you understand economics and politics the real problem with America is not Capitalism – that is what has brought us a standard of living envied by much of the world (and it is Capitalism that is largely responsible for the prosperity of the aforementioned Scandinavian countries). The real problem in America is with Crony Capitalism where economic success is often more related to who you know in Washington than the inherent merits of your business.

The current President is a great example of Green Crony Capitalism, just in case you didn’t know. Unfortunately many of the leaders of the Republican Party are also Crony Capitalists and their interests more often than not are quite different than the Conservative voters who’s votes they depend on.

To young voters, you are likely to get the candidates you deserve unless you learn to raise the ante by thinking for yourselves and seeing through the various charades both major political parties routinely put up for you to choose from.

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Islam in a Nutshell

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Do you want to understand what Islam is about? Here it is in a nutshell.

It will be a capital crime to not be a Muslim.

Islam teaches that Muslims must (and will) gain complete political and ideological control of the whole world and then it will be a capital crime to not be a Muslim. However much violence and bloodshed it takes to accomplish that end is of no importance.

That is exactly what Islam teaches, fairy tales about being a “religion of peace” notwithstanding. Muslims are for peace only when they are not in power and afraid of persecution themselves.

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Bernie Sanders – Socialist

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A likely Democratic candidate for President is Bernie Sanders, a Socialist. Here are some quotes about Socialism, and what ultimately people like Sanders are about.

“Socialism provides safety in numbers. And that’s OK, if you don’t mind trading your name – your identity and individualism – for a number.”  Jarod Kintz

“Socialism values equality more than liberty.”  Dennis Prager

“In practice, socialism didn’t work. But socialism could never have worked because it is based on false premises about human psychology and society, and gross ignorance of human economy.”  David Horowitz

“It is the common error of Socialists to overlook the natural indolence of mankind; their tendency to be passive, to be the slaves of habit, to persist indefinitely in a course once chosen. Let them once attain any state of existence which they consider tolerable, and the danger to be apprehended is that they will thenceforth stagnate; will not exert themselves to improve, and by letting their faculties rust, will lose even the energy required to preserve them from deterioration. Competition may not be the best conceivable stimulus, but it is at present a necessary one, and no one can foresee the time when it will not be indispensable to progress.”   John Stuart Mill

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”   Winston Churchill

“Socialism is for those who think most people are losers. Capitalism is for those who think most people can take care of themselves.”  John Hawkins

And in case you didn’t know it, Adolph was a Socialist (NAZI means “National Socialism” in English).

“We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.”  Adolf Hitler

“By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.”  Adolf Hitler

The only virtue I can see in Bernie is that unlike Hilary he is willing to admit he is a Socialist and advocate of a totalitarian state.

 

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The Negro Project

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Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger is the patron saint of Planned Parenthood and one of Hilary Clinton’s heroines over whom Ms. Clinton has gushed praise for decades.

From Wikipedia:

From 1939 to 1942 Sanger was an honorary delegate of the Birth Control Federation of America, which included a supervisory role—alongside Mary Lasker and Clarence Gamble—in the Negro Project, an effort to deliver birth control to poor black people. Sanger wanted the Negro Project to include black ministers in leadership roles, but other supervisors did not. To emphasize the benefits of involving black community leaders, she wrote to Gamble “we do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” While New York University’s Margaret Sanger Papers Project, argues that in writing that letter, “Sanger recognized that elements within the black community might mistakenly associate the Negro Project with racist sterilization campaigns in the Jim Crow South;” Angela Davis uses the quote to support claims that Sanger intended to exterminate the black population.

An article in WorldNetDaily:

Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood in 1916 and idolized by feminists today, was a leader in the Eugenics movement, speaking and writing extensively on the urgency of “exterminating inferior races.”

Sanger focused particularly on blacks, saying, “Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated.” Sanger also wrote, “Slaves, Latin, and Hebrew immigrants are…a deadweight of human waste. Blacks, soldiers, and Jews are a menace to the (human) race.

Black Genocide org:

The aim of the program was to restrict–many believe exterminate–the black population. Under the pretense of “better health” and “family planning,” Sanger cleverly implemented her plan. What’s more shocking is Sanger’s beguilement of black America’s créme de la créme–those prominent, well educated and well-to-do–into executing her scheme. Some within the black elite saw birth control as a means to attain economic empowerment, elevate the race and garner the respect of whites.

The Negro Project has had lasting repercussions in the black community: “We have become victims of genocide by our own hands,” cried Hunter at the “Say So” march.

American Life League:

Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was an adulteress, racist and bigot, a supporter of Hitler’s Nazi party, and a believer in eugenics – the purification of a particular race of people by selective breeding. Her magazines and journals were filled with writings and articles by well-known eugenicists and members of Hitler’s Third Reich.

Some of the quotes above certainly come from sites that are not friends of the Left. But nothing can, to a rational person, whitewash the racist past of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood which she founded.

One last quote from Black Genocide:

Minority women constitute only about 13% of the female population (age 15-44) in the United States, but they underwent approximately 36% of the abortions.

According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, black women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion.

On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in the United States.

So, do you think maybe it might not be a bad idea write your Congress Critter to add your support for stopping public funding for Planned Parenthood? From some some videos that have been aired lately it sounds like they already have a profitable business in selling body parts from aborted babies.

Hillary Clinton, ” I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision,” said Hillary Rodham Clinton, “I am really in awe of her, there are a lot of lessons we can learn from her life”

” I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision, I am really in awe of her, there are a lot of lessons we can learn from her life” -Hillary Clinton 2009

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Leftist and Islamic Policymakers Outlaw the Truth

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Very good article on Islam on American Thinker today. Quoting:

“What lies at the heart of Islam is an antipathy towards non-Muslims, as well as a deeply-entrenched duty and commandment from Allah to wage Jihad and eventually subjugate non-Muslims worldwide to Islamic rule in the name of Allah.  Massive street prayer is one form of subjugation conducted only to intimidate and Islamize Western society, to remind non-Muslims who’s really in control. Similarly, forcing non-Muslims in their own countries, in the UK for example, to eat halal slaughtered meat — an utterly inhumane and barbaric Islamic practice, not to mention a multi-billion dollar industry controlled by Muslim Brotherhood organizations that fund jihad worldwide — when only a mere 5% of the UK population is Muslim, and when the Koran specifically exempts its followers from eating halal if it’s not available, is another way to subjugate non-Muslims.”

Leftist and Islamic Policymakers Outlaw the Truth,    Sonia Bailley

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Supreme Court Disasters

“When any branch of government can exercise powers not authorized by either statutes or the Constitution, “we the people” are no longer free citizens but subjects, and our “public servants” are really our public masters. And America is no longer America. The freedom for which whole generations of Americans have fought and died is gradually but increasingly being taken away from us with smooth and slippery words.”

Supreme Court Disasters,  Thomas Sowell

As usual, Dr. Sowell is right on, cutting through the bullshit to the heart of the matter.

 

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