Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is running for president once more. recent on the heels of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s triumph as AN avowedly socialist candidate for Congress, Sanders boasts that ideas he initial projected — as well as a better earnings, universal health care and free faculty for all — are currently “part of the political thought.”
That’s arguably true — a minimum of within the sense that those ideas are front and center once paying attention to Democrats running for president. U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris of Calif., Cory booking agent of recent Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kirsten Gillibrand of recent royal family are all dutifully toeing the Socialist Party line. Sanders did mount a significant threat to Hillary Clinton’s status to the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016; several still believe he had a more robust probability of beating Donald Trump than Clinton did.
One factor which will be same regarding Bernie Sanders is that he isn’t a Johnny-come-lately to socialism, jumping on the political bandwagon as a result of it’s “cool.” Sanders has decades of expertise raising the Red customary. His support for Marxist regimes in Central American country, Cuba et al. is well-documented. maybe as a result of he’s being taken seriously as a 2020 presidential competition, videos of him from the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties are currently percolating throughout the net. One options what seems to be a shirtless Sanders on his honeymoon within the former USSR, singing “This Land Is Your Land” with a bunch of drunk Russians. maybe the foremost “popular” Sanders video on is one during which he defends folks waiting in lines for bread as “a smart factor.”
It might be simple to dismiss this as vernal exuberance. however by the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties, the failures of collectivist regimes were acknowledge. what is more, Sanders wasn’t significantly young at the time. And he hasn’t disavowed his enthusiasm for collectivism, as we have a tendency to watch yet one more socialist country — South American country — collapse before our eyes. (Bread lines so. Venezuelans would think about lines with actual bread in them a improve from their current diet of trash, rats and facility animals.)
Lots of those that didn’t take care of Hillary Clinton were cheering for Bernie Sanders because the